Peru has always evoked strong and dramatic imagery: the Incas and their "Lost City" of Machu Picchu; Cusco and the majestic Andes; the formidable Amazon; the mighty condor; and Lima, the "City of Kings" and former colonial capital of the Spanish "New World."
However, summarizing Peru in the above manner is just scratching the surface. Other must-see destinations include Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and home to the floating reed islands and an isolated native population; and Arequipa, known as the White City and the gateway to the Colca Canyon. For history lovers, journey pre-Inca to the arid northern coast of Peru to explore the Lambayeque pyramids and the tomb of the Lord of Sipan. For the active traveler, hike the Inca trail, horseback ride and paraglide through the Sacred Valley, and white-water raft along the Urubamba River Valley. No visit to Peru is complete without an overflight of the mysterious Nazca Lines.
These regions of Peru combine history, wildlife, spectacular scenery and essentially something of interest for everyone. The country is ideal as a stand-alone destination or as part of a more in-depth South American itinerary. Peru is truly one world in one country. Give Mollie Fitzgerald or Anne Burgard a call to experience it The Frontiers Way.
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