5 Interesting Cities To Visit In Peru
Every country has a unique cultural richness which makes it unique and distinct from others. Peru is no exception and is home to numerous special attractions which make it a must visit place on the itinerary of every international traveler.
Lima which also happens to be the capital of Peru is indeed an interesting city to explore, when in Peru. Not only is it the entry point to the country but is also home to some of the best museums in this country.
You can also explore various sites and places of archaeological relevance here and also be a part of lively live concerts and cultural shows. Do not forget to explore the cuisines of the region which you will get in multiple restaurants and eateries spread throughout Lima.
Trujillo which is credited to be the capital of Chimu Nation during the 12 th century is also one of the biggest cities in the world which has been made from mud. It has been declared as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO and hosts numerous cultural festivals including
International Festival of Spring. The ruin site of Chan-Chan is worth a visit in Trujillo which is the only pre-Hispanic mud brick site in the region.
This region is home to the maximum number of tourists in Peru. It used to be the biggest city and capital of Inca Empire and the people here still maintain their traditional richness in culture and costume.
You can also explore Manu National Park in Cuzco if you are a nature lover or can take pride in visiting various sites of cultural and historic significance including Machu Picchu. Visit the Cuzco handicraft market to buy some local ceramic mugs and bowls which have a reflection of culture of this region.
Also known as White City for its unique colonial homes, Arequipa has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the biggest advantages of being in Arequipa is that you will be able to visit beautiful countryside which is located in its vicinity.
Additionally, you can also visit the nearby Colca Canyon, when in Arequipa.
If you are an adventure lover and like hiking to be a part of your travel plan, include Huaraz in your wish list. This city is located in Peru’s Northern Sierra and you can trek to as high as 15,583 feet for an exquisite view of Huaraz. Rock climbing, biking and visit to numerous archaeological sites in the region can also be done, when in Huaraz.