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Peru Holidays are one of those that truly captures the imagination – it’s the enchanting tales of long lost settlements high in the mountains, all conquering conquistadors, romantic colonial towns and cities and a plethora of woolly llamas that do it.
Modern-day Peru was the heart of the Inca Empire that stretched from Colombia to Chile and impressive reminders of their monumental building style are evident almost all over the country. Huge stone fortresses and temples dot the landscapes around Cusco and the Sacred Valley and, of course, who could forget the incredible ‘Lost City' of Machu Picchu, surely one of the wonders of the world. Pre-Incan remains are almost as startling from the enigmatic Nazca Lines to the floating islands of Uros.
Peru’s heritage is not just confined to the Incas though. The wealth of the Americas flowed through Lima to Spain and the country boasts some incredible colonial architecture, from the grand plazas, palaces and cathedrals of Lima and Cusco to the gleaming beauty of Arequipa – the White City.
Nature is no slouch either and Peru crams an incredible diversity of landscapes within its borders. Sail on the cobalt waters of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, watch condors soar over the vast Colca canyon or take a leisurely cruise into the emerald wilderness of the Peruvian Amazon. The snow-capped mountains of the Andes form a stunning backdrop to much of your travels and the stark beauty of the Altiplano will long stay in your memory
As well as all this, Peru enjoys a rich and complex heritage that combines Latino, Incan and indigenous traditions in a colourful and fascinating tapestry that is easy to stumble on around every corner. Book a holiday to Peru with Wendy Wu Tours for the ultimate South American experience.