Best 5 Things To Do In Peru

Machu Picchu is one of the most well known historical locations in Peru.

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Machu Picchu is one of the most well known historical locations in Peru.

South America is a beautiful country that is full of nature and beauty. Peru is a coastal country that is enclosed by Ecuador and Bolivia. The country has lots of historic sights to see and lots of things to do. Planning a trip to Peru might be a hard thing to do, but here are a few activities to do while in the region. 

 

The Peruvian part of the Amazon rainforest is a great place to visit. The Amazon is full of beautiful wildlife and unique species of animals. The Amazon spans in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Peruvian part of the Amazon is known as the busiest part of the forest. The Peruvian region is the most diverse part, so it is the healthiest one too. Since the Amazon fires have been happening more frequently, all the wildlife come to the last safe region, which causes it to be the loudest, busiest, and most diverse part of the forest known to man. Seeing the action is a beautiful sight, full of color and wonder. 

 

The city of Cusco was once the capital of the Inca’s empire, so there are plenty of historical sights and wonders to see. In Cusco, visitors should visit the Sacred Valley. The valley is a peaceful place filled with colonial towns and quiet villages. Another thing to do is to visit the Inca’s temple of the sun. Koricancha (often spelled Coricancha) is the holiest and sacred place in Incan mythology. The temple has a dark legend that is about the Spanish ordering a ransom or they will murder the kidnapped Incan emperor. The temple’s cherished gold and silver were melted to pay the Spanish. They released the emperor and then later, they murdered him. 

 

Seeing the Nazca lines from the air is an interesting thing to do. The lines are giant geoglyphs that are engraved in a Peruvian coastal plain, 250 miles south from Lima, Peru. Most of the geoglyphs were created by the Nazca people. There are more than 800 straight lines and each is 30 miles long. It is best to view these lines in the air. The Nazca also created lines that look like other figures, such as humans. Some of the geoglyphs are not discovered yet. Archaeologists are finding new lines every year.  

 

The floating islands of Lake Titicaca has lots of history to see. The lake might have a weird name but the translation is Mount Puma. The Uros islands are 70 islands made out of reeds that are floating in the lake. No people live on the islands but they are not abandoned. Tourists and visitors keep the place running. Inca legend has it that Manco Capac and Mama Occllo emerged from the sea and ordered that the sun god Inti, would build a temple in the spot where the staff sank into the land. 

 

The famous Machu Picchu is a great sight to see. The Incas’ built Machu Picchu when their empire was at the peak. Nicknamed ‘The Lost City’, Machu Picchu was built in 1450 and it was completed in 1460. It was found by Hiram Bingham III, in 1911. Now, tours are available for people to visit and see. It stands its ground 2,430 meters above sea level in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Behind it is Huayna Picchu, which is a mountain that stands at the side of the ruins. Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu is just the start of the tropical rainforest. The forest has lots of different wild animals wandering about and if you are lucky, then you might spot a llama or two somewhere in the Andes mountains, where the ruins are.

 

Peru is a lovely coastal country that has lots of things to do. Visit the beaches of the country and the highest point in Machu Picchu. Peru has lots of things to see and lots of things to learn about.