In recent years, Peru has become one of the most visited countries in South America. Peruvians are immensely proud of their culture and heritage, and happily welcome all visitors who wish to admire the impressive features of their country.
If you want to explore a country with a variety of features, then Peru may very well be the place to visit. But before doing that you need to search for ideal Amazon and Machu Picchu tours to make the most of your vacation.
Peru is a country that has a lot to offer, but let’s talk about the 3 must-visit places.
When compared to the lower-lying portion of Amazon, the Peruvian Amazon headwaters contain a greater concentration of wildlife. If you are a wildlife lover, then Peruvian Amazon is a great choice as you will be able to spot a wide array of species. Peru also has a large portion of the remote forest which is still relatively untouched by human settlement. These remote forests are a great place to spot some of the jungle’s most unique wildlife.
Peruvian Amazon is an ideal destination if you are interested in cultural encounters with many indigenous communities that reside in this part of the Amazon. However, most of the communities prefer isolation to visitation.
Cusco is a city in the Peruvian Andes and was once the capital of the Inca Empire. This city is now home to an array of historical and archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. After exploring the main sights, you can explore Cusco’s thriving culinary scene.
Most of the travelers use this city as a launching point for Machu Picchu, which is Peru’s largest tourist attraction. Backpackers, from around the world flock to Cusco year-round, making it a welcome refuge.
When in Peru, one can’t simply miss this place. Widely regarded as one of the greatest archaeological wonders of the world, this magnificent ancient Inca settlement is a definite highlight of any Machu Picchu and Amazon tours. The well-preserved stonework, spectacular backdrop and mysterious character of the site draw visitors in numbers each year.
When you catch the first glimpse of the terraced ruins, you will be awestruck and it will be the moment you won’t ever forget. If you love adventure, then you can hike the Inca trail into the Andes, crossing lush rainforest and high-mountain passes before receiving the ultimate reward for your effort.
At 2,340m above sea level, the site encompasses both the mountainous terrains of the Andes and the tropical jungles and forest of the Amazon. Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century and is believed to have been built by the ninth ruler of the Inca, Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui.
Best time to visit
If you have decided to visit Peru, then plan your trip in the winter season (May-September). The winter is the driest season and the best time of the year to travel especially if you are planning to trek to Machu Picchu or visit Cusco. However, this is considered to be the peak season. If you want to avoid crowds, then try visiting in the summer season (December-March). Though there are high chances of rain during these months, you can try to align yourself to clear weather forecasted day. Facebook.