Motivations to travel in Peru

History – monuments of bygone times


Many monuments from bygone times, especially on the coast and in the Andes, bear witness to an eventful history in Peru. Not only the Incas are to be thought of here. There were many other advanced civilizations such as the Chimus, Nascas, Chachapoyas, Uros, Chavin, Caral, Tiahuanaco, Chavin, Moche, Paracas, Vicus, Huari.


Travel programs:

Rundreise Erlebnis Peru

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Experience Peru

12 days / 11 nights

Ruound trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

   
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru + Bergurwald des Manu

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Experience Peru + Cloud Forest of Manu

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Manu mountain forest, Lima.

   
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru + Tieflandurwald des Tambopata

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Experience Peru + Tambopata Rainforest

16 days / 15 nights

Round trip: Lima, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Tambopata jungle, Lima.

   
Rundreise Erlebnis Peru + Paracas und Nasca

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Experience Peru + Paracas and Nasca

15 days / 14 nights

Round trip: Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Nasca lines, Arequipa, Colca valley, Lake Titicaca, journey from Puno to Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

   
Rundreise Peru in Kürze

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Peru in a few days

7 days / 6 nights

Round trip: Lima, Pachacamac, Cusco, the «Sacred Valley» of the Urubamba, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lima.

   
Rundreise Nordperu

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Northern Peru

13 days / 12 nights

Round trip: Lima, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Karajía, Kuelap, Leymebamba, Gocta, Tarapoto, Lamas, Lago Lindo, Laguna Azul, Tarapoto, Lima.

   
Kuelap

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Adventures of Chachapoyas

5 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture (Huancas, Levanto, Kuelap).

        Salcantay

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Via Salcantay to Machu Picchu

4 days / 3 nights

An alternative route to Machu Picchu, which does not have as many archaeological remains as the Inca Trail, but offers wonderful landscapes in the transition from the snow-capped mountains to the lush mountain jungle. This route is only used by a few tourists.

Karajia

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Archaeological tour in the Utcubamba valley

5 days / 4 nights

From Cajamarca via Celendin to Leymebamba with the «Museo Centro Malqui» that houses the mummies from lake «Laguna de los Cóndores», Choctamal, the Kuelap Fortress, Chachpoyas, Karajia, Chiclayo.

   
Arequipa

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Arequipa, Citytour

Half a day

Guided tour through the city: main square, cathedral, Jesuite church, Santa Catalina Convent, Yanahuara observation point.

Arequipa, Vulkan Misti

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Arequipa, Surroundings

Half a day

Visit to the surroundings of Arequipa with the «Sabandía Mill» and the «Mansión del Fundador».

   
         Arequipa, Yanahuara, Vulkan Misti

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Arequipa, combined city and surroundings

Half a day

Guided tour of the city with the main square, cathedral, Jesuit church, Santa Catalina and visit to the surroundings of Arequipa with the «Sabandía Mill» and the «Mansión del Fundador».

Caral

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Caral

1 day

Caral, north of Lima in the Supe Valley, was the center of America's oldest civilization.

       Chachapoyas, Wasserfall Gocta

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Chachapoyas – history and nature

6 days / 5 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived, to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture and to marvel at the third largest waterfall in the world. Drive through the mountain jungle to Tarapoto.

Museum Tumbas Reales del Señor de Sipan

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Chiclayo and Surroundings

5 days / 4 nights

Huaca Rajada, Tucume, Museum Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Bosque de Pomac (Batan Grande), Museum Sicán, Chaparri, City tour in Chiclayo and witch market.

Lima, Plaza San Martin

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Citytour Lima

Half day

The colonial downtown: cathedral, main square, the churches of San Francisco and Santo Domingo. The modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.

         Machu Picchu

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Cusco, Machu Picchu, Urubamba valley

4 days / 3 nights

Citytour in Cusco; Full Day Tour Urubamba Valley with Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo; by train to Machu Picchu.

         Cajamarca, Cumbemayo

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Experience Cajamarca

5 days / 3 nights

Citytour in Cajamarca, rock tombs of Otuzco, haciendas for horseback riding and tasting of dairy products, Cumbemayo,
«Baños del Inca» thermal baths, Granja Porcón.

Laguna de los Condores

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Expedition Laguna de los Cóndores

8 days / 7 nights

219 mummies were discovered at the inaccessible lake «Laguna de los Cóndores». Strenuous tour following a secondary Inca trail to a beautiful crystal clear mountain lake. The mausoleum on a rock face high above the lake.

        Toro Muerto

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Toro Muerto and Querullpa rock carvings

1 day

With different techniques are different motives like plants, animals, anthropomorphic beings and geometric shapes incorporated into the stones.

        Kuelap

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Highlights of the Chachapoyas culture

4 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, Karajia, Choctamal, Kuelap Fortress, back to Chiclayo.

       Goldmuseum, Tumi

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Gold Museum

Half day

Private collection of gold items, jewelry, religious paraphernalia, textiles and a large number of weapons.

Laguna Porron

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Huaraz and Excursions

3 or 4 days

Drive through Callejón de Huaylas and Lake Llanganuco, Pastoruri Glacier, Monterrey Thermal Baths, Chavin de Huantar. Bus ride from Lima to Huaraz and back.

Schwimmende Insel der Uros

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Island of Uros and Taquile

1 day

Boat trip to the floating islands of the Uros and visit to the island of Taquile, characterized by the spectacular landscape and whose inhabitants still cling to the ancient traditions.

Kuntur Wasi

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Kuntur Wasi

1 day

Full day tour to Kuntur Wasi archaeological site at La Copa mountain in San Pablo Province (2300 m).

Cordillera Blanca

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Lamatrek to Chavin

3 days / 2 night

Trekking and with llamas as pack animals. Crossing the Cordillera Blanca at the Yanashallash Hapay Pass (4700 m). Combination of enchanting landscapes with the traditions of the local rural population. At the end point the ruins of Chavin de Huantar.

Moray

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Maras, Moray, Chinchero

Whole day

Maras: salt is extracted from saline spring water in a terraced system by evaporation. Moray: Inca agricultural laboratory in the form of a circular terrace that deepens towards the centre.

   
Museum Larco Herrera, Orejera

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Larco Herrera Museum

Half day

The largest private art collection (45 000 objects) with objects from Peru before the Spanish colonization.

   
Nasca-Linien

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Nasca

2 days / 1 night

Bus ride from Lima to Nasca and back, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight stay in Nasca.

   
Paracas

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Nasca and Paracas

2 days / 1 night

Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight in Nasca or Paracas.

   
Pachacamac

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Pachacamac

Half day

The formerly very important religious center, named after the creator god Pachacamac, is located just south of the city of Lima.

   
Ballestas-Inseln

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Paracas and the Ballestas Islands

2 days / 1 night

Bus ride Lima–Paracas–Lima. Boat trip to Ballestas Island with sea lions, penguins and many birds, past the «Candelabra» and the bay with the flamingos. Tour to Paracas National Reserve.

   
Nasca-Linien

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Paracas, Ica and Nasca

3 days / 2 nights

Excursion to the Paracas National Reserve, boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, city tour in Ica, flight over the Nasca Lines, overnight stays in Paracas and Nasca.

Sillustani 

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Sillustani

Half a day

The burial towers of Sillustani, on the shores of Lake Umayo, are round towers where, in pre-Inca times, the nobles of society were buried.

   
       Cusco 

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Citytour in Cusco

Half a day

Sightseeing of the city and its surroundings: Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenko, Puca Pucara.

   
Puno 

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Citytour in Puno

Half a day

Guided tour of the city: main square, cathedral, the house of Conde de Lemos, Arco Deustua, «Casa del Corregidor», Huaisapata hill.

Tipon

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Tipon, Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas

Half a day

In the valley south of Cusco there is a multitude of sites, villages and landscapes, old farms and noble mansions.

   
Trujillo, Chan Chan 

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Trujillo

4 days / 3 nights

Pyramide of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Chan Chan, Huanchaco, City tour in Trujillo, El Brujo, Museum La Señora de Cao.

   
Huanchaco 

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Trujillo and Chiclayo

8 days / 7 nights

Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Chan Chan, Huanchaco, City tour in Trujillo, El Brujo, Museum La Señora de Cao, Huaca Rajada, Tucume, Museum Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Bosque de Pomac (Batan Grande), Museum Sicán, Chaparri, City tour in Chiclayo and witch market.

   
Titicacasee 

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Uros, Amantani and Taquile

2 days / 1 night

Boat trip to the floating islands of the Uros. Continue to Amantani Island. Overnight on Amantani. Drive to the island of Taquile.

   
Ollantaytambo 

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Urubamba valley

Whole day

Visit to the market in Pisac, drive through the Urubamba Valley to Yucay, the city of Urubamba and on to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco via Chincheros.

   
Choquequirao

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Hike to Choquequirao

4, 5 or 8 days

Choquequirao (3033 m) was an important center of the Incas and the center of exchanges between the coast and the province of Convención. For more than 40 years it served as a refuge for the resistance of the Incas against the Spaniards.

   
        Wanderung nach Machu Picchu 

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Inka trail to Machu Picchu

4 days / 3 nights

Instead of taking the comfortable train to Machu Picchu, walk like the ancient Incas did, through impressive landscapes and past many archaeological witnesses of the Incas.

   
   
Zug nach Machu Picchu 

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Train ride to Machu Picchu

Whole day

First by train to the Urubamba Valley and then along the Urubamba to Machu Picchu, by bus up to the ruins, guided tour, return by train to Cusco.

 







 

Motivations for travelling

Animals

Birdwatching

Canyons

Churches

Cities

Coast

Culture

History

Hotsprings

Jungle

Mountainbike

Mountains

Museums

Ocean

Recreation

Trekking

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