World Tourism Day, Top 5 places to visit in Peru

On September 27th every year since 1980, the "Tourism Day" is celebrated worldwide with the purpose of encouraging people to travel and discover new places, cultures and customs.

So to give you an idea of the places you should know in your next vacation we present this short list of the 5 best places in Peru that if or if they should be within your itinerary.

Miraflores - Lima

If you travel to Peru, the city of Lima is a must because the main airport is in this city so you can take at least 1 day to get to know this city.

Miraflores is the most touristic district of Lima, located very close to the Peruvian coast and the historic center of the city, this beautiful district has several tourist attractions such as the Huaca Pucllana that is an old construction of the 4th century and that currently You can visit and tour its streets and ceremonial temples.

The center of Miraflores is Kennedy F. Park where every weekend and certain important dates are presented gastronomic fairs, crafts and music, this park is also inhabited by herds of cats that walk around the park freely.

And as for accommodation, Miraflores is also the best area to have several accommodations of different categories and for all budgets - we recommend Pirwa Lima located on Calle Coronel Inclan # 494.


Considered the ideal destination for 2018 by several pages of travelers, the city of Cusco offers a wide variety of natural, cultural, gastronomic and adventure attractions.

In fact lately visitors are looking for adventure activities in this place, among them the ATV rides that are the most requested.

The walks are also the most requested for lovers of landscapes and nature and are Rainbow Mountain Trek and Humantay lake trek, those who have received more welcome and visitors these last 2 years.

But a trip to the city of Cusco without visiting Machu Picchu would definitely not be complete, so the diversity of walks that are offered to visit this citadel built in the mountains are many going from the traditional train trip to rides that mix bike paths and walk through the jungle of Cusco.

Cusco being a mecca of tourism in South America has all the necessary services for visitors to feel at home, near the center of the city you can find accommodations, restaurants, laundries, shops, markets among others.

Ica - Nazca

Both cities are part of the Ica Region, located south of Lima offers a rich history before the Inca and interesting natural places where you can see a variety of wildlife.

A trip by car from Lima to Ica takes about 3 and a half hours and you can take advantage of the opportunity to visit the "Paracas National Reserve", an important place for the preservation of sea lions, seals and penguins that congregate on small islands within the reserve. among them the Ballestas Islands which can be visited by taking a boat ride from Paracas.

Another attraction in Ica is the Oasis of "La Huacachina" where you can also practice sandboarding, a fun sport that consists of sliding on the sand in the dunes with the help of a board.

But without a doubt what visitors should not miss is "Las Lineas de Nazca", which are figures of animals, plants, humans and geometries made by the ancient inhabitants of the Nazca culture possibly as an agricultural calendar.

Currently you can overfly in a plane to observe these figures from the air.


Located in the south of Peru, the city of Arequipa or "White City" as it is called by its constructions made with white ashlar product of ancient eruptions of the volcanoes that surround the city offers interesting places to make adventure walks.

One of the favorite destinations is the Colca Canyon, which is the deepest in the world (4160 meters). Inside this canyon are some towns such as Sangalle, which is an Oasis in the middle of the Canyon, which you can visit by taking a 2-day walk. and 1 night departing from Arequipa.

Besides the main attraction and for which this canyon is visited by thousands of tourists is the overflight of the Majestic Andean Condor, these birds nest in this place and every morning it is possible to see them flying over the canyon in search of prey or way to the Peruvian coast.


Located in the north of Peru, this charming city has the citadel of Kuelap which is built on the mountains and has walls, temples, enclosures that have nothing to envy Machu Picchu for what some call it as "The other Macchu Picchu".

Chachapoyas was inhabited by the Chachapoyas culture of which there are some remains in their archaeological centers such as Karajia where you can see huge sarcophagi located in precipices of difficult access and that according to the vision of the ancient inhabitants made it guardians of the city.

In addition Chachapoyas has a natural wealth to be part of the Peruvian jungle, the waterfalls of Gocta are an interesting destination to relax and enjoy incredible landscapes.

Inca World
06 Setiembre 2018

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