Lima is the capital of Peru, and is also the country’s geographically largest city. Almost 10 million people live here. In the city you will find culinary experiences, historical museums and good shopping opportunities.
At Tourist Travel, we have been touring Peru and the rest of South America since 1991. Therefore, we have built up a solid amount of exciting knowledge about Peru and also about the beautiful capital Lima.
If your tour of Peru takes you to Lake Titicaca, then you should visit the city of Puno. Puno is a great place to find souvenirs such as clothes made from llama wool and a sea of other exciting South American items.
If you have not already planned a visit to Lake Titicaca, do so from Puno. The lake with its strange location allows for boating, trekking and not least visits to some of the local residents.
In southern Peru you will find the White City of Arequipa, where chalk-white buildings lie side by side. The masonry is of a particularly peculiar material – a kind of volcanic rock, which is special for this particular area.
With Tourist’s round trip in Peru, the trip also goes to Arequipa. Here you will find beautiful parks, architecture from the colonial era and much more. Also taste the South American cuisine and go shopping in the small streets.
On the southern coast of Peru lies the city of Nazca. In particular, the city is known for the “Nazca Lines” in the desert. They are supposedly made by the Nazca people several years ago. The Nazca lines, according to myths, show the water flow of the springs in the desert.
Let your round trip to Peru take you on an experience in the city of Nazca. Here you can stroll through the cozy market, visit the Cahuachu Pyramids or explore the cozy Cantalloc Aqueducts in the desert.
After a busy tour of Peru, it can be nice to seek away from the big cities and relax. Here, Mancora in the north is obvious. Mancora has the best sandy beaches, and then there are insanely many hours of sunshine to pick up here.
In and around Mancora you can soak up the sun, swim, surf and more. Here you can just sit back and enjoy the peace, the beautiful surroundings, the beautiful beaches and the unique atmosphere.
Aguas Calientes is a charming little town, most often visited by tourists heading towards Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes is at the foot of the forgotten Inca city. However, you do not go here in vain either.
The city exudes a South American vibe, which is why a visit here adds a good amount of cultural insight to your tour of Peru. Close to Aguas Calientes there are wonderful heat sources that are definitely worth a visit.
Types of travel in Peru
Nature trip in Peru
Make your tour of Peru a real nature trip. Due to the three different types of climate areas, you can experience everything from lush rainforest in the southeast to snow-capped mountain scenery in the north and barren desert along the coast.
Cultural trip in Peru
The ruins of Peru gossip about the impressive architecture of the Incas. A cultural trip in Peru will take you on adventures at Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and not least the ancient royal tombs and temples.
Trekking in Peru
On a tour of Peru you will experience the country on several levels. Trekking is therefore possible for everyone. Lightly experienced should follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, where the Cordilla Blanka mountain pass is for the experienced.
Travel to Argentina and Brazil
With Tourist Travel you have the opportunity to combine your round trip to Peru with a visit to beautiful Argentina and Brazil. This is definitely recommendable. A combination trip where you get to see Peru, Argentina and Brazil is a unique opportunity to experience South America’s unique culture and unique atmosphere.
When touring Peru, Argentina and Brazil, you will discover that there is a huge difference between the three countries, which is why such a trip is insanely exciting. In Argentina you can experience the famous Iguazu waterfalls, which consist of a total of 275 separate waterfalls. If you are in the right place, you will have waterfalls all around you.
In addition, you will be able to experience Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, which exudes big city life. Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro is in itself a huge experience. The city has a population corresponding to the entire population of Denmark.
If you extend your round trip in Peru with a trip to Rio de Janeiro, you can not get around the 38 meter high Christ statue. The statue is called Cristo Redentor, and serves as a landmark for Brazil. The statue is located on Mount Corcovado, which rises 718 meters into the air. From here the view is amazing.