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Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in Peru
Inserted: 18.11.2016
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Perú is not only a very beautiful but also a very diverse country. You will find here not only beautiful ice-covered mountains, but also volcanoes or deep canyons. Travelers are also interested in the wonderful Inca monuments or the great Lake Titicaca.

#1
Machu Picchu

The most famous monument of South America

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| Altitude: 2 458 m / 8 064 ft

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most iconic place of Peru and perhaps all of South America. Not only famous… continue reading

#2
Alpamayo

The most beautiful mountain in Peru

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| Altitude: 5 947 m / 19 511 ft

Because Alpamayo looks like an impossibly beautiful glacier pyramid, it is ranked among one of the most… continue reading

#3
Titicaca Lake

The most famous lake in South America

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| Altitude: 3 820 m / 12 533 ft

This fabulous lake is situated at an altitude of 3 820 meters above sea level. It is often stated as the… continue reading

#4
Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the world

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| Altitude: 2 169 m / 7 116 ft

Colca Canyon, with its 3,270 meters of depth is one of the deepest canyons of the world. His character… continue reading

#5
Yanayacu lagoon

Lake overlooking Nevado Chopicalqui

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| Altitude: 4 523 m / 14 839 ft

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the Punta Yanayacu Pass trek is the Yanayacu Lagoon. On its… continue reading

#6
Floating islands Uros

An interesting tribe on Lake Titicaca

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| Altitude: 3 815 m / 12 516 ft

Only a short distance from the large town of Puno, situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, you can see the… continue reading

#7
Cuzco

The most beautiful city of Peru

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| Altitude: 3 247 m / 10 653 ft

Cuzco (often also written as Cusco) has almost half a million inhabitants. It is, in fact, the largest… continue reading

#8
Oasis of Huacachina

An oasis in the Peruvian desert

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| Altitude: 401 m / 1 316 ft

Just a few kilometers west of the great city of Ica is a desert with huge dunes and picturesque oasis… continue reading

#9
Cullicocha Lagoon

Beautiful lake below Santa Cruz Massif

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| Altitude: 4 620 m / 15 157 ft

On a trek around the beautiful Alpamayo Mountain you will find a number of beautiful lakes. One of the most… continue reading

#10
Arequipa

Metropolis of southern Peru

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| Altitude: 2 350 m / 7 710 ft

Arequipa with one million inhabitans is located in the southern city of Perú. This city is the starting point… continue reading

#11
Jatuncocha Lagoon

The most beautiful lagoon in the Huaytapallana

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| Altitude: 4 580 m / 15 026 ft

During a trip to the Huaytapallana Mountains, you will find a number of very beautiful lagoons. The most… continue reading

#12
Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inca monuments in the Urubamba valley

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| Altitude: 2 938 m / 9 639 ft

The center of the famous Inca Empire was located in the so-called Sacred Valley, an area in the Urubamba… continue reading

#13
Mantaro River Canyon

Peruvian Wild West

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| Altitude: 2 186 m / 7 172 ft

Center of the Perú is little crowded by tourists. It offers beautiful canyons like in the wild west and very… continue reading

#14
Volcano El Misti

Beautiful volcano over Arequipa

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| Altitude: 5 822 m / 19 101 ft

One of the most beautiful volcanoes in Perú is undoubtedly the El Misti volcano (5,822 m above sea level)… continue reading

#15
The mysterious Nazca Lines

Gigantic ancient calendar?

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| Altitude: 430 m / 1 411 ft

One of the most mysterious places in Peru, or the entire world with its gigantic Nazca figures in the… continue reading

#16
Source of the Amazon

The source of the largest river in the world

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| Altitude: 5 141 m / 16 867 ft

In the midst of the deserted Peruvian Altiplana, at an altitude of 5,140 meters above sea level, the Amazon… continue reading

#17
Islas Ballestas

The islands bursting with bird guano

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| Altitude: 25 m / 82 ft

Besides the desert peninsula of Paracas, near the town of Pisco there is a small interesting archipelago –… continue reading

#18
Yura

Magic Valley just outside Arequipa

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| Altitude: 2 722 m / 8 930 ft

Near the city of Arequipa, west of the mighty Chachani Volcano, lies the very beautiful Yura Valley. This… continue reading

#19
Lima

Capital of Perú

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| Altitude: 161 m / 528 ft

Lima is the main and largest city in Perú. With its ten million inhabitants it is one of the largest in the… continue reading

#20
Paracas peninsula

Desolate region with yellow cliffs

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| Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

Only a short distance from the city of Pisco is located the interesting peninsula of Paracas. The interior is… continue reading

#21
Yuraccocha Lagoon

Lagoon below the massif of Santa Cruz

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| Altitude: 4 640 m / 15 223 ft

Lagoon Yuraccocha (4 640 m asl) is one of the less frequently visited lagoons because it does not lie… continue reading

#22
Ayacucho

The town of 33 churches

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| Altitude: 2 752 m / 9 029 ft

The picturesque town of Ayacucho, located practically in the middle of the country, is renowned for 33… continue reading

#23
Huanta

The city guarded by Jesus

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| Altitude: 2 952 m / 9 685 ft

Small town Huanta is located in a wide, relatively fertile valley. Is renowned for being a huge statue of… continue reading

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