Important places in Peru
Chan-Chan is the largest complex of adobe architecture in America. Many of its walls bear designs of marine life. The huacas El Brujo, Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna, which has brightly-painted clay relief panels of Moche deities.
Grande, Huaca Rajada (Sipán) and Dos Cabezas.
The famous tomb of the Lord of Sipán is without a doubt the most important recent discovery of the Moche culture. Visit the fine museums: Royal Tombs of Sipán and the Brüning Museum in Chiclayo and the Sicán Museum in Ferreñafe.
The archaeological sanctuary of Machu Picchu, constructed in stone in the 15th century, is considered to be the maximum expression of Inca architecture and organization. Sacsayhuamán is an Inca fortress constructed with enormous blocks of worked stone up to nine meters high. The Inca Trail is one of the most famous hiking routes in the world.
The Paracas culture is celebrated for its incomparable textiles, tombs and cranial trephinations. In the Paracas National Reserve, one can visit the Ballestas and San Gallán islands, national reserves of marine fauna and flora. The Nazca Lines are believed to be the largest astronomical calendar in the world.
The second most important city in Peru and the location of the great Misti volcano. The Colca Canyon is a splendid place to observe condors, the Cotahuasi canyon and beautiful towns.
The Manu Reserve, Tambopata-Candamo, the Sanctuary of the Heath Pampas and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park are considered to be some of the best preserved territories on the planet for their diversity of natural elements.
Within the vast complex of archaeological monuments, several outstanding examples are the ruins of the Fortress of Kuélap, Levanto, Karajía, Molinopampa and the sarcophagi embedded in the cliffs around the Laguna of the Condors.
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,812 meters above sea level. It has a few islands, such as Taquile, of great ethnic and cultural value, since the people there still preserve the ancient Inca traditions.