6 Must-See Destinations For Luxury Travel To Peru

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  • 6 Must-See Destinations For Luxury Travel

    To Peru

    Peru is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in South America. Its home to more history than anywhere else on the continent, with ancient Incan cities and Spanish missions

    dotting the countryside. Luxury travel packages to Peru are a great way to see the country.

    Instead of just a few tourist attractions, luxury travel agents can put together an itinerary that will

    give you a real flavor of the country, its people, and its rich heritage.

    An experienced Peruvian travel agent like IncaLuxury.com will be able to recommend many

    interesting and compelling locations throughout the country. Unless you have unlimited time to

    spend in the country, however, theres no way you can possibly see everything that Peru has to offer. Heres a short list of must-see sites in Peru that can help you decide how youd like to arrange your trip to the Land of the Incas.

    The Casa de Aliaga in Lima

    Lima is the capital city of Peru, and has many famous landmarks that will reward a visitor. After

    you experience the sights and sounds of the Parque Kennedy, the Parque Salazar, and the Plaza

    de Armas, ask your luxury travel provider to include a trip to the Casa de Aliaga. The house was

    a gift to Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez from his commander, the conquistador Francisco Pizarro.

    The house is still occupied by descendants of its first occupants, making the Casa de Aliaga the

    oldest residence in the Americas still occupied by the same family.

    The house has been repaired after earthquakes, and remodeled somewhat, but its an amazing look into five centuries of history in Peru. The history of Lima began at the same time as the

    Casa de Aliaga, and its written in the stones and woodwork of the house.

    The Floating Reed Islands of Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake located anywhere in the world. Many luxury travel

    itineraries include a visit to this lake at the top of the world. Make sure to see the wonderful man-

    made floating islands of the Uros. The Uros tribe predates even the Incan civilization. They

    weave bundles of dried reeds into boats for fishing and transportation, but also use the bundled

    reeds to build the islands they live on. A boat ride past these wonderful manmade islands is a

    look into one of the oldest civilizations on Earth.

    Machu Picchu

    No trip to Peru is complete without an excursion to the ruins of the Incan city of Colca Canyon.

    Located on an isolated mountaintop overlooking verdant canyons in all directions, its one of the most memorable vistas in the world. Make sure to leave enough time to wander the ruins and get

    a hint of what ancient life must have been like in this citadel in the clouds.

  • Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

    The Colca Canyon is over two times as deep as the Grand Canyon, and a must see destination for

    luxury travel tourists to Peru. There were no passable roads into the canyon until the 1940s, and

    the whole valley has a hint of pre-history about it. One of the most breathtaking sights in all of

    Peru is Andean Condors brushing their wings along the high canyon walls in Colca.

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