1. Lima: The nation’s capital and its largest city, Lima is a Peruvian center of culture. Featuring ornate architecture, authentic restaurants, and unique shopping opportunities, this coastal metropolis is also known as “La Perla Del Pacifico,” or the Pearl of the Pacific.
2. Iquitos: Located in Peru’s northern region, Iquitos is inaccessible by road, and can only be reached by plane or boat. Founded in the Amazon Basin during the 17th century, the city is surrounded by jungle that can be explored via tours provided by local companies.
3. Machu Picchu: This ancient city remains one of archaeology’s most important sites since its discovery more than 100 years ago. A stone citadel with more than 3,000 steps that connect many levels, it is believed to have been constructed by the Incas between the 15th and 16th centuries. For fitness-minded travelers, a strenuous four-day hike on the Inca Trail will take them on a scenic journey straight to the ancient monument.