My girlfriend and I will be spending a month in Peru from late October-late November. We are flying in to Lima (and eventually will make it to Machu Picchu) but need more areas and cities to explore. Any suggestions? We are willing to work on ecoFarms or any other situation that might help us relate better with the country and culture.
Hiya, Tambotours has an impressive list of sites to visit, however all are south of Lima. There is much to see in the north, much less travelled by tourists, such as trekking in Huaraz and many cultural and historical places of interest in and around Trujillo, Cajmarca and Chiclayo. Of course to the West of these is the amazing Amazon... enjoy!
Hi, Yo can also visit the south of Peru, Cities like Nazca, Paracas, Arequipa, Puno where you can find many historical, natural and cultural places. For example you can overflight the enigmatic Nazca Lines or being in touch with the nature visiting the National reserve of Paracas. In Arequipa you can visit the Colca Cannon and appreciate de flight of the condor or its beautiful countryside, and in Puno you can be in touch with the people visiting the Lake Titicaca and it's islands Uros, Taquile and Amantani. If you want I can give you more information about these places.
If you have more time base yourself in Arequipa and make treks from there to the Colca canyon (at least 3-4 days), or to El Misti.
Also you can discover throughly the Titicaca-lake district or even make a detour to Bolivia.
Have fun in that magnificent country!
[ Edit: Edited on Aug 9, 2008, at 8:30 AM by danube ]
Thanks for all the great leads! I've got a month in the country, so I should have time to see and do a lot of the suggestions posted here.
How efficient and reliable is ground transportation?
Would you recommend visiting Iquitos (Loreto) or Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios) to explore the rain forests of Peru?