Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu Tours
Peru is a country with various regions that hold an incredible amount Incan and Peruvian culture. Some of the main attractions of Peru include Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. In each location you can find excitement, adventure, history, and sites to view in amazement. Any Peru Tour is worthwhile and Columbus Travel can help you choose if you find yourself having trouble deciding.
Lima: Capital City of Peru
Situated on the Pacific Coast, Lima is Peru largest city and serves as the capital as well. The city has an overwhelming amount of history. It is where the Spaniards first conquered the Incan leader, Atahualpa. The cities colonial architecture can still be seen and has gone under many restoration projects. It is a great city to enjoy the night life, beaches, surfing, and museums.
Cusco: The Incan Capital of Peru
Cusco is the door that opens to the ancient and pre-Columbian history of Peru. Thousands visit this city to see the churches, convents, monasteries, and Incan Ruins for themselves. Remnants of the pre-Columbian area can still be seen as you walk down the cobblestoned streets and alleys. It is also the main entrance into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where even more can be discovered and awed at. Plan to spend at least one day exploring, you won't be let down if you decide to stay longer either.
Machu Picchu: World Heritage Site and World Wonder
When you first lay your eyes upon Machu Picchu, the Incan Fortress located in the mountainous forest of Peru, it will take your breath away. Once a thriving city, the Inca's literally hand-carved this regal masterpiece right out of the mountainside. There are a number of ways to reach the World Heritage Site, by taking a train tour to Machu Picchu you'll see incredible landscapes and views or by hiking the Incan Trail which can take a few days. Whatever you choose, don't rush! There is a lot to see and experience and Columbus Travel will help.