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If you are looking for a big adventure, you’ve come to the right place.  Peru offers an incredible amount and is a fabulous South American destination with limitless possibilities.  Explore and discover: the Andes, the Amazon, the Inca Trail and the Andean Culture, it’s all just awesome!

Special sights for anyone to see: Andean condors gliding on the rising thermals in Colca Canyon.  Artificial islands made from reeds floating on Lake Titicaca and the local life of the Uros people who live on them.  The intriguing salt pans in the salt mines of Salinas.  The sheer size of Chan Chan, a huge adobe clay city built by the Chimu around 850 AD, pre-dating the Inca Empire.  The Amazon jungle and world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road, Iquitos, from here you can set off on an Amazon boat tour.  A flight over the extraordinary and mysterious Nazca Lines, created between 200 BC and 700 AD.  Cordillera Blanca part of the Andes, nicknamed “the highest tropical mountain range in the world”, a dream destination for hikers and climbers.  Beach resorts can be found at Mancora and in the capital, Lima, where Miraflores is an upscale district favoured by expats, with plenty of shops and fancy restaurants to dine out in.  This Pacific Ocean coastline is popular with surfers too.  Do something different with sand in Huacachina, a tiny oasis town surrounded by high dunes, mostly attracting international tourists wanting to sand board or take a dune buggy ride. 

There’s a whole lot of history going on in Peru, with ancient ruins and archaeological sites everywhere and more discoveries being made every day.  Kuelap, built by the Cloud People; Sacsayhuaman overlooking Cusco.  The Tomb of the Lord of Sipan, king of the Moche who ruled along the northern coastline, is one of the richest finds in recent times.  His remains together with unearthed treasures from the tomb are displayed nearby in the Bruning Museum along with an extensive collection of artefacts drawn from many of the different indigenous cultures.  The ancient temple and fortress of Ollantaytambo, the circular terraces of Moray and the Pisac Ruins can all be found in the Sacred Valley, a popular tourist destination and starting point for the Inca Trail. 

The Inca Trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in the world.  A high altitude trek through mountains, cloud forests and Inca ruins, to reach Peru’s número uno top tourist destination and one of the world’s most famous and impressive ancient sites, Machu Picchu!

Take a journey like Paddington Bear, push the boat out, stand and stare.  Unearth the explorer, try somewhere new, there’s so much to see and do in Peru!

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