Peru inevitably evoke images of the Inca Empire, however, the country has also other attractions, including the Amazon rainforest, the lake Titicaca, cities like Lima and Cusco and even an extraordinary cuisine. Peru is a mystic country, a marvelous land of contrasts, where travelers can find an extraordinary rainforest, ancestral traditions, modern cities and a unique biodiversity. These photos will transport you to some of these beautiful places. We hope you enjoy them!
Machu Picchu is a must for anyone who travels to Peru. Located in the Central Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes, the ancient city with the inca sanctuary combines perfectly with the natural environment, resulting in a landscape of incredible beauty. Machu Picchu is not the only attraction for those who are interested in ancient ruins. In Peru there are many other incredible ruins, like Chan Chan, Marcahuamachuco, Ollantaytambao, Kuelap or Choquequirao.
One of the most interesting experiences of Peru is visiting the lake Titicaca, a large and deep lake in the Andes, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The largest lake of South America offers incredible sights. It is a paradise of water, combined with the color of the different communities that live there, in floating islands in the lake. The floating islands of Uros, in Peru, are some of these beautiful villages above the water. In Peru there are more than 20 ethnic islands of Uros. The number of families occupying an island is variable, but generally ranges from three to ten. The main islands are Tupiri, Santa Maria, Tribune, Toranipata, Chumi, Paradise, Kapi, Titino, Tinajero and Negrone.
One of the best experiences for those who like adventure and hiking is the Inca Trail. This spot, the Dead’s Woman Pass, also called Warmiwañuska, is a gift for the eyes, with the Andean mountains, and the flora and fauna. The trail requires effort, but the breathtaking landscapes are worthy.
AMAZON RIVER AND RAINFOREST
The amazing Amazon river is considered the largest of the world. This photograph was taken far in the jungle of Peru. An incredible biodiversity can be found there, creating a unique landscape, perfect for naturalists, photography lovers and birdwatchers.
PERUVIAN LANDSCAPES FROM THE CATTLEYA RIVER CRUISE
Peruvian landscapes can be enjoyed on board of the Cattleya river cruise, like we can see in this photograph. It is an extraordinary cruise, where passengers can be comfortable while they enjoy the sights and activities, along the magic waters of the Marañon river, Ucayali river and some parts of the amazing Amazon river. The Cattleya Amazon Riverboat is one of the things that need to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
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