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AREQUIPA

Located in the southern area of Peru, Arequipa (also known as the White City) indulge visitors with its impressive architecture, warm people and great food.

Arequipa has many attractions to offer in town and out of the city where two of the deepest canyons of the world are located: The Cotahuasi canyon and Colca canyon.

 

The last one is the most popular due to the infrastructure that supports tourism is well developed.

Must visits:

  • Historic city center (Cathedral, Santa Catalina Convent).

  • Andean Sanctuary Museums (home of Juanita mummy).

  • The farms and Sabandía.

  • Colca canyon and its towns: Yanque and Chivay, including Cruz del Condor (where it is possible to observe Condors flying over the mountains).

  • Arequipa's greatest "picanterias" (clocal restaurants we the best dishes of the Peruvian Cuisine can indulge the most demanding tastes. Arequipa is also known a the Gastronomical Capital of Peru.

CHICLAYO & TRUJILLO

Chiclayo and Trujillo, are located in northem Peru. These are two historical destinations with important pre-Inca archaeological sites.

In 1986, the city of Chan-Chan (Trujillo) constructed entirely of adobe with ornaments representing the divinities of the sea.

In 1987 the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, an old Mochica emperor from the III Century was discovered in Chiclayo. This finding was comparable to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb due to the quality and quantity of ornaments found: jewelry, tunics and textiles.

In 2006 another discovery astonishes the world: the tomb of the Lady of Cao, a young woman governor in times of the Mochica culture. 

Must visits:

  • Cathedral of Trujillo

  • Royal Tombs Museum (home of Lord of Sipan), Chiclayo

  • Huaca del Cao and its museum (home of Lady of Cao), located in the Chicama Valley

  • Huaca Esmeralda and Huaca del Dragon (also knows as Huaca Arco Iris), Trujillo.

  • Chan-chan pre-hispanic citadel, Trujillo.

  • Tucume pyramids, Trujillo.

CUSCO

Incan walls, colorful costumes, sacred valleys, impressive architecture, palaces built on top of Inca temples, legendary trails, traditions, native art, are some of the attractions that Cusco hides within the city.

Also impressive archaeological remains that catch the eyes of the visitor for their architecture and perfect harmony with the scenery, like Machu Picchu, the ancient city where only the nobility was aloud, after a pilgrimage of several days to prepare the body and soul. 

The southern valley of Cusco is also a great area to visit  pre-inca sites, mestizo towns with colonial baroque churches.

Must visits:

  • Churches: Cathedral, Santo Domingo, San Blas, La Merced, etc.

  • Museums: Inca Museum, Casa Concha (houses the Machu Picchu collection recently returned by Yale University), Archbishop Palace, MAP (Pre-Columbian Art Museum)

  • Archaeological sites: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, Koricancha(temple dedicated to the sun)

  • Barrio de San Blas (Artisans’ quarter)

  • Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Pisaq (market and site), Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo y Machu Picchu

  • South Valley: Tipon, Pikillacta, Andahuaylillas.

ICA: Paracas & Nazca

Located at 280kms south of Lima, Ica is an oasis in the middle of the desert.

Ica was the scenery of the Paracas culture, famous for its finest textiles and mummification techniques. The Regional Museum of Ica is an excellent choice for all travelers, as well as to take a short flight to over view the Palpa and Nazca Lines, which enigmatic drawings that still keep a hidden message from our ancestors.

 

An hour away, in the Pacific Ocean, the Ballestas islands offer a great opportunity to observe sea lions in their natural environment, thousands of birds, impressive rock formations; this area is also home of the Humbolt penguin.

Must visits:

  • Ballestas islands and Paracas Natural Reserve

  • Nazca lines

  • Cantalloc aqueducts

  • Regional Museum of Ica

  • Chanchilla cementery

  • Huacachina lagoon and the dunes (ideal for adventure sports like: sandboard and buggie rides)