A Peru tour is a great option for vacationers. The sweeps of scenic Andean mountains and Amazon rainforests in any Peru tour is more than enough reason why you should travel to this western South American country. With Peru s rich cultural anthropology and total population of 25,662,000 inhabitants, this country has been touted as the cradle of the Inca Empire.
Some High Points of Peru Tours
Peru tours will take you to fascinating destinations in Peru like Lima and Machu Picchu. Tours to these places vary from agency to agency, which is why you have to conduct thorough research before settling on one.
Lima is not only the capital of Peru but also the gateway to many travel destinations in Peru. It will be a nice experience to explore this city which is bustling with living history and movement. This city is home to many superb architectural structures such as the Casa Aliaga or Palacio de Torre Tagle mansions as well as many fine churches and convents such as San Francisco and La Merced. Aside from the sights, you can also enjoy lots of outdoor activities because Lima City is surrounded by every aspect of nature such as the sea, islands and mountains.
The Machu Picchu in Cusco is another must-see in Peru. The ancient citadel of Machu Picchu is considered the star attraction of Cusco. This citadel was discovered in 1911 and is deemed as one of the world s finest examples of landscape architecture. The Machu Picchu, which is situated on top of a mountain, is both a center of worship and astronomic observatory.
These are just some of the most visited places in Peru. There are a lot of places to add to Peru s list of attractions such as the Nazca Lines, the Kuelap Fortress, Choquequirao and Iquitos. All these, including Lima and Cusco, will sure make your tour of Peru an adventure of a lifetime.