The highlands of the country, generally visited in the north, are where the snow-covered peaks of the Cordillera Blanca form the ideal hiking destination, with treks to turquoise lagoons and dramatic scenery. The lost city of Peru, Machu Picchu is more than deserving of its fame. Sitting on a mountain top in an isolated spot clouded in mists, these mysterious ruins are truly astounding to behold and if you journey along the original trail of the Incas passing indigenous Quechuas en route, the sight will feel even more rewarding. Cuzco is the starting point but so much more, a whirlwind city of myths and spirits, with a fusion of Inca and Hispanic architecture.
Other highlights include the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, with its unique floating reed islands, the remote landscapes of the Sacred Valley and Colca Canyon, where you can even stay at the base of the canyon and spot Andean condors, the mystifying geometric lines of Nazca and the Amazon rainforest around Iquitos.Lost cities, mysterious ruins, bustling markets and mystifying lines in the ground. Peru is a land of myths and legend, as well as ancient history.