Cities in Peru

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Peru

It is generally quite easy to book a cheap flight to Peru as many of the flights to the country are not too pricey. A Peru holiday may not be everyone's idea of the perfect way to spend some well earned rest but to those fascinated by nature, culture and history, it's a gem. Peru is filled with some of the best known examples of Inca architecture and as well as lush vegetation and the varieties of living creatures that have made the jungles their home. The country really has a lot more to offer than many people think.

Many people visiting the country will find themselves disembarking at Lima - Peru's cultural and business center. City life here is slow, enjoyable and has a very traditional feel. When you're finished shopping, you can tour the nearby archaeological sites or soak up the sun on one of the many white beaches. There is even a zoo which focuses on Peruvian wildlife so that visitors can better acquainted with it.

When the lure of Lima starts to wear off, you should head for Cuzco. This ancient Peruvian city was once quite literally the center of the Inca Empire. Because of this it is also famous for it's abundance of Inca treasures and ruins. The city itself feels quite old and is the perfect place to start your trip back in time. Modern Cuzco is an odd mixture of old and new with strong Inca and Spanish influences. It is the perfect base for much of the sight seeing in Peru and it only a short distance from the legendary Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu can only be described as spectacular. An entire city hidden from mankind for centuries at 7 000ft above sea level, it remains untouched by the Spanish who were unable to find it. In many ways Machu Picchu is the epitome of the Inca Empire - a tribute to the capabilities of an ancient peoples who were far more technologically advanced than most surrounding nations. The forest surrounding this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also worth a visit as it is home to some amazing examples of both flora and fauna.

Why not book your hotel in Peru now? The accommodation is generally modestly priced and Peru travel is quite simple as you can make use of the existing rail, air and road systems. Most people will find a visit to this country very adventurous and the memories of these great relics will last a lifetime. Book your tickets now!


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