15 Best Tourist Attractions in Peru

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Peru is one of the most compelling destinations in South America. Not only is it among the safest and easiest countries in the region for travel, but it is also blessed with a diverse range of attractions to appeal to all tastes. From ancient archaeological ruins to world-class hiking opportunities and dense jungles teeming with wildlife to sophisticated city-dining, Peru truly has something for everyone.

Here are the 15 best attractions in Peru that should not be missed, in no particular order.

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1. Machu Picchu

1. Machu Picchu See more

2. The Choquequirao Ruins

2. The Choquequirao Ruins See more

3. Cordillera Blanca Treks

3. Cordillera Blanca Treks See more

4. The Nazca Lines

4. The Nazca Lines See more

5. Colca Canyon

5. Colca Canyon See more

6. Cotahuasi Canyon

6. Cotahuasi Canyon See more

7. Pisac Ruins and Market

7. Pisac Ruins and Market See more

8. Lima’s Catacombs

8. Lima’s Catacombs See more

9. Maras Salt Pans

9. Maras Salt Pans See more

10. Moray

10. Moray See more

11. Manu National Park

11. Manu National Park See more

12. Vinicunca aka the ‘Rainbow Mountains’

12. Vinicunca aka the ‘Rainbow Mountains’ See more

13. Sacsaywamán

13. Sacsaywamán See more

14. Qorikancha

14. Qorikancha See more

15. Kuélap – Chachapoyas

15. Kuélap – Chachapoyas See more
Published by Jane Andersen, updated on August 8, 2023
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