Top 10 tourist attractions in Peru | South America Tours

Published on July 01, 2017 by IBMT

With some of the most famed destinations in the world, the tourist attractions in Peru combine history, culture and nature into one. Peru is the land of the ancient Inca and has become one of South America’s ultimate destinations. The sights are astounding and the local cuisine delectable.

The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail actually consists of 3 trails. The longest trail (Mollepata) takes hikers into the “cloud forest” and through the “alpine tundra” before reaching Machu Picchu. Two other trails require high altitude trekking (not for everyone). The hiking is truly a life-changing experience.

Machu Picchu

Probably the most famous of all tourist attractions in Peru is Machu Picchu, the endpoint of the Inca Trail. Sometimes called the “Lost City of the Incas”, it’s the most prominent symbol of the Inca peoples. Machu Picchu is situated between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin.

Cusco City

Walking throughout the stone streets of Cusco, travellers are dazzled by the Qoriacancha Palace and the Church of Santo Domingo, amongst the many attractions. This is a “high-altitude” tourist experience with encompassing amazing textiles, cultural festivals, and wondrous archaeology.

Huaca Pucllana

One of Lima’s most notable historical ruins, Huaca Pucllana (the Pucllana Temple), is an adobe ceremonial center built during the cultural height of Lima’s unique history. The ruins have been restored, and with ongoing archaeological excavations, artifacts are always being uncovered.

Aguas Calientes

Another one of the more popular tourist attractions in Peru, Aguas Calientes is a small valley town that is the principal access to Machu Picchu. It’s also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, and although it’s a magnificent natural setting, the best approach for tourists is a day trip from Cusco.

The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley (Urubamba Valley) is north of Cusco through narrow, winding roads. Full of colonial towns and isolated villages, the region is one of the tourist attractions in Peru that has quickly gained attention. Some of the featured attractions are in Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands are a memorable tourist excursion at any time of year. Accessible only by boat, it’s a unique opportunity for an upfront experience with sea lions, pelicans, and penguins. Well worth the trip, these islands are often referred to as the “poor man’s Galapago Islands”.

Lake Titicaca

As the largest lake in South America, Lake Titicaca is also the highest navigable water body in the world. The sky is brilliantly blue – the nights are bitterly cold – and the region is full of ancient cathedrals, crop fields, and llamas. Everything lies in the shadow of the towering Andean peaks.


As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arequipa is an absolutely beautiful site – with an historical past that includes Inca culture, colonial influences, and more modern impacts. It’s considered less crowded than the highly popular Cusco, and tourists can find satisfying nightlife and dining.

Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the world, Colca Canyon remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Peru. For some, this is worth more than just a day trip because of the opportunities to trek the canyon. The village of Cabanaconde is totally isolated, although full of traditions.

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