Peru: 4 unique experiences to discover its natural treasures and ancestral culture

A wide variety of destinations allow visitors to delight in nature and landscapes, discover archaeological monuments and ancestral culture, stroll along their boardwalks overlooking the Pacific Ocean or try varied and tasty cuisine

(Source: PROMPERÚ)

Now that the end-of-year holiday season is approaching, Peru is ready to welcome Colombian travelers and invites them to be surprised by four incredible destinations, where they will live unique experiences that they will never forget:

A stay on the majestic Lake Titicaca

Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3,810 meters above sea level), is an ideal destination for all lovers of nature and ancient cultures. Owner of unmatched beauty and splendid landscapes, it is the main tourist attraction of the Puno region. All its grandeur can be appreciated with a simple walk, riding a bicycle or sailing through its waters on a boat.

This lake has several islands that are quite an experience for the traveler. There are the floating islands of Los Uros, where you can visit the unique family homes made with reeds, a plant native to the area; Taquile Island, owner of dreamlike landscapes and whose residents are dedicated to textile art; and there is also Amantani Island, whose communities grow potatoes, corn, goose, among other products, and share their experiences and customs with the visitors who come to this incredible place.

Tourists have the possibility of staying in accommodations with all the comforts that are on the lake itself, or live a unique experience living with the communities in the area.

An ancestral journey along the Moche Route

An encounter with the extraordinary historical and cultural legacy of northern Peru. The Moche Route is an incredible tourist circuit that allows you to learn about the pre-Columbian Moche, Chimú and Sicán cultures, the most important in the regions of Lambayeque and La Libertad. The traveler will be able to visit its impressive archaeological zones and museums, as well as admire the beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian coast that surrounds them.

On this route you can visit Chan Chan, the largest pre-Hispanic mud city in America, declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, it allows you to learn about the legacy of the enigmatic Lady of Cao, who would have ruled the Mochica people 1700 years ago, and whose remains and fine ornaments are exhibited in the Cao Museum. Also part of this route are the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum and the Huaca Rajada Site Museum - Sipán, the place where the majestic tomb of the Lord of Sipán was found, an archaeological discovery that represented a transcendental milestone in world archeology compared to the discovery of the remains of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in Egypt.

In addition to the Moche Route, northern Peru has a warm climate and diverse beaches, ideal for resting or doing water sports. And you cannot miss trying its exquisite gastronomy, which keeps the culinary legacy of the Moches alive. With its fresh ingredients from the sea, ceviche and various marine dishes are prepared. Meat was incorporated into their diet with the arrival of the Europeans and the mix of cultures gave rise to delicacies such as dry goat, rice with duck, theologian soup, among others.

A dream journey through the Peruvian Andes

Touring the natural wonders of Peru aboard the first luxury sleeper train in South America is a sublime experience that every traveler should live. The Belmond Andean Explorer offers a dream trip, as it travels through the most impressive Andean landscapes of Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. A journey that can be enjoyed with all the comforts and luxuries that this train offers. It has elegantly decorated cabins, pleasant environments and first-class cuisine.

The train also offers excursions to emblematic places and exclusive activities, such as Peruvian cooking classes, wine tastings and a show on board. A trip of luxury and comfort that allows you to discover in a different way the most fascinating destinations in southern Peru.

Tour Miraflores and Barranco, iconic districts of Lima

Miraflores is the tourist district par excellence of Lima. It has an extensive boardwalk with a privileged view of the Pacific Ocean, which can be explored on foot or by bicycle. It has a wide range of hotels and restaurants, as well as beaches where you can surf.

A step away from Miraflores is the bohemian and artistic district of Barranco. The traveler is recommended to walk through its streets, where murals and old mansions are displayed, as well as art galleries and exclusive shops. One of its main attractions is The Bridge of Sighs, inaugurated in 1876. Its boardwalk invites you to watch the sunset, while its famous bars come to life at night. Visits to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lima (MAC Lima) and the Pedro de Osma Museum, where pieces of art from the viceregal era rest, are unmissable.

This district is also home to Central, the best restaurant in the world according to the prestigious The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Directed by chef Virgilio Martínez, this place offers an unparalleled gastronomic experience that invites you to discover the unique ingredients and flavors of each region of Peru.


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