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Peru travel guide

Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Peru in South America.


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Lima, Peru
Lima is a busy polluted city but offers a vibrant experience with plenty of history and amazing architecture.
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Cuzco, Peru
Cuzco is the travellers centre and once the home to the Inca empire. A beautiful town with plenty of things to fascinate a traveller. It is also the access point for Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail.
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Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail is a must for any traveller or backpacker wanting to learn more about the Inca past. A 4 day trek through the Andes culminates with an awe-inspiring view of Machu Picchu's ruins at sunrise from the Sun Gate. (A quicker 1 day trip can also be arranged without the Inca Trail by travelling by train).
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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca is a beautiful lake high on the Altiplano. Puno, on the Peruvian side, is home to the floating islands.
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Condor at Colca Canyon, Peru
Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon is an enornmous canyon in southern Peru which is a great place for spotting Condors. Visit Colca after a stay in Arequipa.
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Nazca Lines, Peru
Nazca Lines
The Nazca Lines are spectacular enigma, best seen from the air.
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Machu Pichu, Peru

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Tours and day trips in Peru

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