Peru is a wonderful country in South America which is home to a large section of ancient Amazon rainforest, and the famous World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. The region surrounding Machu Picchu, which includes the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and historic colonial town of Cusco, has many amazing archaeological sites to explore. On the beautiful Peru’s western coast is Cusco, the capital city, with a restored colonial center and significant ancient cultural collections. A visit to Peru can be an enjoyable, fascinating and inspiring travel experience.
A visit to Peru doesn’t have to be expensive and you can get excellent deals if you know where to look and when. The main cities are Lima and Cusco. Both offer excellent transportation links between the regions. Both cities have lots of buses and taxis running regularly to and from the main cities.
Travel to Peru is made easier by traveling on one of the numerous air services available to the country. Most of these air services fly into the Andes Mountains and then take you into the southernmost corner of the country. There are direct flights from most major cities to Cusco and other major cities. Cheap airfare to Peru can be found through websites such as Travelocity, Expedia, and Hotwire.
If you prefer to drive your own way, a good option is to rent a car in Cusco. One option for driving around the region is to travel by tour buses that visit different towns and regions. This method allows you to see Cusco without having to go through the country by foot.
As you might expect, ancient ruins are sprinkled throughout the region. One way to view these ruins is to head to the Pisac’s town of Chinchero. Here you will find a Roman Catholic Church, a mission church, and an old colonial mission. You can learn a lot about the history of this part of Cusco by visiting this museum.
Another area worth seeing is the southern region of Ollantaytambo. Here you will find remnants of the ancient Inca civilization, including a magnificent temple. Tour guides also tell you about the history of this village and its connections to Machu Picchu.
It might also interest you to know that the town of Pisac is the location of the world’s second biggest stone waterfall. Pisac also offers plenty of hiking trails and beautiful views. Some of the best views are from the top of the Peruvian mountain called “A volcano”. This gives you a spectacular view of the river where the river empties into the Caribbean Sea. There are also several interesting ruins in the area including a huge ancient citadel. This citadel was one of the larger ones that were built by the Incas.
No matter how you decide to spend your Peru South America trip, you’re sure to have a great time. As long as you have the time, you might even want to do some research on the ancient Inca civilization. You might also want to read up on the history of Peru. The more you learn about Peru and the things that it has to offer, the more excited you’ll be when you arrive.