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Top Things to do If You are Planning to Visit Peru (Part II)

Peru is especially famous for the architectural marvel the Machu Picchu made by the Incans.  

If you are planning to visit Peru then be prepared for an experience you will cherish forever. There are so many amazing things to do and see in Peru. Lima is the capital city of Peru, which is the third largest country in South America. Continuing from the first part of the story, here are a few more interesting things to do and see in Peru.

Hiking at Rainbow Mountain 

Rainbow Mountain as the name suggests is a mountain with various shades of colors. It’s also a popular hiking trail. 

Hiking on Rainbow Mountain is one of the most amazing activities to do in Peru. Standing at a height of 14,000 feet, Rainbow Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon. The various shades of colors are because of the rocks, which are mostly red and have looming peaks of green and startling red rock. While hiking on this route, you will pass through local villages where homes were made from stone. It’s a one-day trek and after reaching the top, the view of the glittering mountain must be one of the most beautiful natural things you will ever see.

Exploring the Town of Cusco

The town of Cusco was established by the Spanish settlers and visiting here will give you a vibe of that era because of its classic architecture. 

Cusco is a stunning colonial town, which is located at a high altitude of 3300 meters above sea level. It was made by the Spanish when they came to Peru to settle. It’s also the starting point of trekking to Machu Picchu. Cusco has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is famous for the cocoa tea you can enjoy while visiting this town. While in Cusco, do visit Plaza de Armas where you can see the beautiful cathedral of Santo Domingo and the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús. Cusco even has its own version of Christ the Redeemer and one more monument to see here is the Twelve Angled Stone.

The Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are one of the famous ancient spots you can see in Peru. It was made by the people of the Nazca Civilization.

Located in the Nazca Desert, the famous Nazca Lines are one the most sought tourist destinations in Peru. It’s believed that these lines were made during the era of the Nazca civilization around 500 BC. People still wonder how they created these lines as it is not possible to draw such big things without watching over them from above. It’s one of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s considered a mystery how primitive people made these lines without any modern technology some 2,500 years ago. These lines have existed for so many years but remained unaffected by erosion, rain winds, and time.