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Peru Tourism

1 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (The largest Pre-Columbian city in South America)

2 Chavin de Huántar (Archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts originally constructed by the Chavín, a pre-Inca culture, around 900 BC )

3 City of Cusco (the historic capital of the Inca Empire)

4 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (known as "The lost city of the Incas" is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.

5 Historic Center of Arequipa (built in volcanic sillar rock, represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed through the work of colonial masters and Criollo and Indian masons).

6 Huascarán National Park is home to mountains ranging from 2000 to over 6000 m in height. Huascarán, the mountain from which the park takes its name, is the highest in Peru at 6768 m, rising above nearby peaks such as Alpamayo and Pisco. The park's 3,000 km² contain 663 glaciers, 296 lakes and 41 tributaries of three important rivers: the Santa, Pativilca and Marañón.

7 Nazca Lines The Nazca lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, and lizards. Scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BCE and 700 CE.

8 Manu National Park is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo, Cusco. Manu is home to over 1000 species of birds, more than 15,000 species of plants, and 250 varieties of trees within a single hectare.

9 Rio Abiseo National Park is located in the San Martín province of Peru.

10 The Sacred City of Caral-Supe is the oldest urban center in the Americas was inhabited between roughly 2600 BC and 2000 BC, enclosing an area of 66 hectares.

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