#25 best destination in the world

Huacachina

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  • Village built around a small oasis, surrounded by sand dunes
  • Popular tourist attraction for sand boarding and dune buggy riding on the sand dunes
  • Local legends say the water and mud of the area has curative powers, leading people to often bathe in the waters or mud

 

Caral

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  • Was a large settlement founded in 2600 BC and abandoned in 2000 BC
  • The most ancient city of the Americas
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

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  • Protected area that includes the archaeological site of Machu Picchu and its surrounding environment
  • #8 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • Located in a cloud forest
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Larco Museum

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  • Privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art
  • #22 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Museum shows an overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history
  • Well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery

 

Chan Chan

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  • Largest city of the pre-Columbian era in South America, now an archaeological site
  • Founded in 850 AD by the historical empire of Chimor
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Historic Centre of Lima

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  • Noted for its high concentration of historic monuments constructed in the time of Spanish presense
  • Founded in 1535
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Arequipa

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  • City founded in 1540 during the Colonial period
  • Religious, colonial, and republican architectural styles blend European and native characteristics
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Laguna 69, Huascarán National Park

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  • Park well-known for its mountaineering and biodiversity
  • Contains the world’s highest tropical mountain range
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Historic Center of Cusco

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  • Historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th-16th century Spanish conquest
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Sacsayhuamán

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  • Citadel first built in about 1100 by the Killke culture
  • Citadel was expanded and added to by the Inca from the 13th century
  • Dry stone walls are constructed of huge stones, carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar
  • Location is 12,142 ft above sea level
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Circuito Magico del Agua

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  • Music, water, sound, and laser light show in the Parque de la Reserva

 

Miraflores District, Lima

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  • Exclusive residential and upscale shopping district in downtown Lima

 


 

Costs

all flights $2,143

food $9/day x 18 days = $162

hotel $27/day x 15 days = $405

tickets (all attractions) $179

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,889