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Published: 10-09-2022

Peru is a land that offers a wide range of things to do and places to explore. From enjoying the rainbow mountains in the south, to swimming with turtles in the north, Peru mesmerizes you with its charm at every point of your visit. To help explorers like you in experiencing the best of Peru, we at VA Expeditions have brought you a number of Peru top rated tours that cover almost every part of the country. 

Want to create unforgettable memories in Peru? Let us help you make your trip to Peru enjoyable and fun filled. We have listed a few of the activities that you can try when in Peru! Have a look:

Exploring the Beauty of Machu Picchu

When it comes to visiting Peru, it is considered incomplete without the exploration of the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. There is no doubt that Machu Picchu is the most popular archaeological site to explore in South America. Also, it is a great example of the finest Inca architecture. As the Spanish conquerors failed to find this site, when Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham,, it was almost intact. One of the highlights of this site is its location that is perched on the side of a cloud forest mountain at 2438 meters above sea level, lying 75 km from Cusco, the Inca capital. While exploring the site you will be  astonished by the beauty and brilliance of the Inca architects and builders. 

Meet the Other Machu Picchu - Choquequirao

Choquequirao, the renowned twin-city of Machu Picchu is located 44 km southwest of its twin. The city lies in the “eyebrow of the jungle” (seja de selva) of the Cusco region, which is at more than 3033 meters above sea level. This citadel is well-preserved despite having a varied architectural style from that of Machu Picchu. Here, you will be discovering amazing Andean terraces, squares, enclosures and temples. The site is still being excavated by archaeologists and historians who hypothesize that Choquequirao could have been an administrative center, lookout point and food warehouse of the northern region of Cusco. Also there are speculations that this citadel might have been a ceremonial center for the Pachamama and other deities of the Inca. Surely this site is worth exploring?

Knowing Cusco

When you are planning to visit the Inca citadel, you will almost certainly pass through Cusco. Located in the Huatanay valley, Cusco city is more than 3450 meters above the sea level in the high Andes. Did you know that Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire known as Tawantinsuyo? The downtown hosts Spanish colonial churches that are built on ancient Inca temples located in the main square, which is one of the most beautiful places you will see in South America. Cusco is jam-packed with markets where you can buy souvenirs along with some fascinating museums to visit. Do not forget to visit the Plaza de Armas of Cusco and the surrounding historical buildings. 

Besides these amazing locations and historical sites, our Peru top rated tours include various other sites to explore. Some of our best Peru top rated tours include the 9 Day - Best of Peru, 12 Day - Amazon Luxury and Machu Picchu, the 9 Day - Peru Gastronomy: Cusco and Lima food tour and the 10 Day - Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu. To know more about our exclusive Peru top rated tours browse our website today. You can also get in touch with us to book your adventure.