Top 10 things to do in Peru

  • Top 10 things to do in | Peru

Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
1. Trek or take the train from Cuzco to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, a magical experience for even the most seasoned of travellers


Be sure to visit the Uros people onthe floating islands of Lake Titicaca
2. Take a boat across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, to see the remarkable floating Uros Islands


Head deep into the Amazon rainforest
3. Explore the vast Amazon rainforest and discover amazing wildlife, villages and jungle lodges located right on South America’s greatest river


Watch condors glide above Colca Canyon (it's deeper than the Grand Canyon)
4. Spend a day or two in the colonial city of Arequipa before heading to the breathtaking Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world and a great place to see condors


The Cordillera Blanca is home to Huascaran, Peru’s highest mountain
5. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery anywhere in the world in the Cordillera Blanca, home to Huascaran, Peru’s highest mountain


Take a short flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines
6. Take a short flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, ancient drawings etched into the ground, just to the south of Lima


Visit the rare and exotic sea birds and mammals that inhabit the Ballestas Islands
7. Get close up to a huge diversity of wildlife at the Ballestas Islands, including dolphins, whales, turtles, pelicans and penguins


Visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo
8. Soar high above the spectacular Andean scenery of the Sacred Valley in a hot air balloon


Wander through the colourful local plazas
9. Wander the ancient cobbled streets of Cuzco, rich in colonial and Inca architecture and a centre of Andean culture


Discover Lima's colonial architecture
10. Head to Lima for fascinating museums, great food and a buzzing nightlife