Named a World Heritage Site, Lima is the capital of Peru, and known as the “City of Kings”. Here one can take a city tour and be able to enjoy beautiful churches, mansions, balconies and other constructions built during the viceroyalty era. Top attractions to see in the capital include the Cathedral of Lima and catacombs, the Plaza de Armas, Santo Domingo Convent, the Government Palace and much more.
Heading outside of the capital to the district of Pueblo Libre is where you will find the 18th-century mansion that is home to the Museo Larco, that hold’s a collection og Pre-Colombian gold, silver and erotic pottery. Continuing to Miraflores tourists can visit the archaeological complex Huaca Pucllana and even dine looking right at the complex. Miraflores is also popular for its Parque Kennedy, paragliding and Parque de Amor.
After visiting Cusco and the famous Machu Picchu, most tourists opt to continue their journey towards Puno, which is where you can find the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca. On the way to Puno you can take the more scenic route where along the way you will visit places such as Andahuaylillas, the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, the great and mighty Temple of Wiracocha (Raqchi), La Raya Pass which is the road limit between Cusco and Puno where you will also have the chance to stop and see the beautiful view of the Chimboya Glacier, and lastly the Lithic Museum of Pukará.
When you finally reach the city of Puno visiting the floating islands of Uros will be your first stop on the lake, after this you can choose to continue to Amantaní island where you can spend the night with a local family and head to Taquile, a fascinating island where the male population wear very colorful traditional self-made dresses. Or you can choose to go to Taquile the same day as Uros and not stay over with a local family.
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