Founded in 1535, is one of the most important cities in America. Today it has more than 8 million inhabitants and welcomes immigrants from all over the world, which has become a mixed city par excellence.
Also an inexhaustible source of culture, there are many and varied museums like the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, that houses Inca and Pre-Inca priceless treasures.
Also in the middle of the city we find archeological monuments such as the Huaca Huallamarca or the Huaca Pucllana; and on the outskirts of Lima and facing the sea, is Pachacamac, the most important pre-Incan sanctuary on the coast, built in the third century AD.
Another major city attractions are its beaches, where you can practice water sports, enjoy the sun, or simply watch the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
During your stay in Lima, you can try one of the best cuisines in the world; in the wide variety of restaurants and cozy places, where you can enjoy the fusion of European, African and Asian cuisine to the Andean.
Former capital of the Inca Empire, was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1983 and is one of the most important destinations in the country. On its streets you find Incan buildings next to colonial Andean Baroque buildings; you can also visit the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, where are the workshops of the finest artisans in the department.
Along the Sacred Valley of the Incas, one hour from Cusco, extend the towns of Pisac, Maras, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo, from where you start your way to the lost city of the Incas.
Another way to reach Machu Picchu is to follow the Inca Trail, a spectacular road network that winds through snow, rivers and inviting landscapes. This is one of the best trekking routes in the world, because through it we see the archaeological sites and rich areas in unique species of flora and fauna.
Located at 2430 m.a.s.l.; Machu Picchu is the top place of Inca architecture. Surrounded by a beautiful natural environment, was discovered by Hiram Bingham, an American scientist, in 1911.
This architectural complex is divided into sectors or areas: Agricultural sector, security checkpoint, top cemetery and rock ritual, urban sector, the intihuatana or sundial, sacred rock group, temple of the three windows, entrances, fountains, mausoleum or tomb and squares.
For its impressive buildings and the wonderful natural environment that surrounds it is considered one of the wonders of the world.
To reach this complex you can follow the Inca trail in which way are impressive archaeological sites like: Patallacta, Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarca, among others.
You can also visit the architectural complex of Huayna Picchu, the pyramidal mountain that houses archaeological groups. At the peak of this mountain you feel suspended in the air and at the same time amazed by the environment surrounding these ancient buildings.
Main river port of the Amazon River and the largest city in the Peruvian jungle. This area was inhabited by groups like the Cocama, Huitoto, and Bora; then, Jesuit missionaries founded the city.
Late Nineteenth Century Iquitos experienced its peak with the rubber industry. The economic prosperity resulted in the construction of luxurious buildings like the Palace Hotel, Art Noveau style, and the Casa de Fierro, designed by famous French architect Gustave Eiffel.
In contrast with these constructions, the rustic houses in the neighborhood of Belen rest on rafts and piles to protect against high water.
In Iquitos you can navigate rivers and lakes, and enjoy its beaches. You can also visit the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the largest in the country, and is home to numerous species of animals and plants, many of them endangered like the turtle charapa, the giant river otter, the black caiman and the river dolphin.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
With more than 20,800 Km2, is the largest protected natural area in Peru. It is located 300 kilometers from Iquitos and is accessible only by river.
The abundance of flora provides this area of enormous biodiversity similar to the Manu National Park. This reserve offers an amazing potential for research studies and wildlife observation, particularly certain endangered species.
It has more than 85 lakes, exotic vegetation and is home to a hundred species of mammals as the jaguar, wild cat, wolf river, and several species of endangered monkeys, among which are the black spider, the yellow- breasted and the woolly monkeys, that share this habitat with more than 300 species of birds such as toucans and blue, yellow and red macaws.
We can also find more tan 200 species of fish, turtles, sloths, manatees, paca and amazing pink and gray dolphins.
When visiting this wonderful place, you can meet new cultures and explore the mysterious and magical beauty of the Amazonian forest. You can stay in our hostel located strategically, favoring the observation of birds to carry out expeditions and treks that allow you to contact the flora and fauna, you will also have the opportunity to fish, take pictures, admire the pink dolphins, learn about shamanism and medicinal plants or maybe just relax in a hammock watching the river and listening to the sounds of the forest.