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Peru’s Most Fascinating World Heritage Sites

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Peru will awaken your unfulfilled dreams; it will put you in tune with your inner self while exploring five thousand years of living history. As you witness its mystic archaeological sites, you’ll feel connected to ancient civilizations and a rich cultural heritage. The dazzling Incan city of Machu Picchu may be the first that comes to mind, yet there is so much more to uncover, including the colonial architecture of Lima and intriguing desert geoglyphs. Read on for more Peru discoveries.
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The Incas built the “lost city” of Machu Picchu on a mountaintop, surrounded by temples, terraces, and water channels. Explorer Hiram Bingham III found it in 1911, and Machu Picchu has since captivated the imagination of countless travelers. The...
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Cusco, Peru
The Andean city of Cusco is the gateway to exploring Machu Picchu and offers up wonders of its own. It’s one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities—once the capital of a far-reaching empire—and history lives on in its picturesque squares and...
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Madre de Dios, Peru
Meandering rivers, cloud forest, and lowland jungle make up the diverse biological wonder of Manú National Park, which spans about 4.2 million acres across southeastern Peru. Every corner teems with wildlife, including jaguars, giant otters, and...
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In the desert of the Ica region, near the Pacific Ocean and about 280 miles south of Lima, await intriguing ancient geoglyphs. The shapes preserve the form of animals, plants, or geometric patterns and are etched into a 290-square-mile area. The...
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Lima, Arequipa, Peru
Ever since its founding by the Spanish in 1535, and during the Viceroyalty of Peru, Lima has been a political and cultural center of the New World. The proof is in the historic center, where centuries-old churches, convents, and magnificent homes...