An amazing turquoise colored glacier lake surrounded by towering glaciated peaks and valleys and offering breathtaking mountain views, even that of Salkantay Mountain, is a must-hike when in Cusco region.
Vinicunca, better known as the Rainbow Mountain or the Mountain of Seven Colours, which are created by the various minerals contained in the massive, has been gaining on popularity since its discovery in 2013 and has been listed in National Geographic’s “Top 100 Places to Visit before You Die”.
A bucket-list destination, laced with Incan archeological sites, stunning natural sceneries, great restaurants and the energy of the magnificent Andes Mountains, the city of Cusco, located in the homonymous Peruvian region, is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities.
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Many come to Peru to gain connection to the ancient Inca spirit. They either go to the Amazon jungle to live with the local tribes, or to the Andes Mountains, mostly in the areas of Cusco and Pisac.
People have this on their bucket list: hiking up the 15th-century Inca citadel, located in southern Peru, on a mountain ridge 2,430 m above sea level. A unique sight with strong energy and ancestral legacy, the place is something that will stay in your mind…
Every year around the time of June solstice, Peru celebrates one of the biggest feasts – the Inti Raymi traditional Inca ceremony honouring the god Inti (Quechua for “sun”), the most venerated deity in Inca religion.
Peru is currently greatly polarized in two opposing opinions: keeping the democracy, which to many represents accepting more of the same system of corruption, or welcoming socialism, rather communism, though many refuse to be using this word to describe so the programme of Pedro Castillo, who they view as a liberator and who they believe will bring an all-inclusive society.
Though some would insist that the best Lima district for tourists is the artsy Barraco with its colonial architecture, I would support the majority that says it´s Miraflores, an upscale suburban district located about 10 kilometres away from the city centre, which features some stunning coastal views, great restaurants, and even an option of paragliding!
The largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos is the ninth-most populous city of Peru. Located in the Great Plains of the Amazon Basin, fed by the Amazon, Nanay, and Itaya rivers, it is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road – it is accessible only by river and air.
Those who come to Peru to experience ayahuasca – which is completely legal here (just like san pedro and other strong substances), unlike cannabis – make their way to Iquitos. Of course, it’s possible to experience ayahuasca also in Pucallpa, Tarapoto etc. (actually even in the mountains in Cuzco), but Iquitos is simply the top destination for this purpose.