Arequipa Monastery Santa Catalina

Arequipa Monastery Santa Catalina

The city was founded on Aug. 15, 1540 by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal as 'Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción". It is the

Chivay

Chivay

Chivay is a town in the Colca valley in the Arequipa region. Located at about 3'600m above sea level, it lies upstream of the renowned Co

Colca

Colca

Colca Canyon is about 160kms NW of Arequipa. With a depth of 4'160 m, it is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The Colca Valley

Cruz del Condor

Cruz del Condor

The Colca canyon is home to the Andean Condor, a species that has been the focus of worldwide conservation efforts. The condors can be se

Cusco and surroundings

Cusco and surroundings

Coricancha (most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God), Tambomachay (consists of a series of aqu

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Titicaca is a lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America. It is oft

Lima

Lima

Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes. It is located in the valleys of t

Lima Museum

Lima Museum

The National Museum of the Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru is the largest and oldest museum in Peru, located on Plaza Bol

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2'430m above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, situated on a mountain ridge

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is located 60kms NW of Cusco at an altitude of 2'792m. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Empero

Pisac

Pisac

Písac is a village in the Sacred Valley. It is situated at the Willkanuta River. The village is well known for its market which attracts

Pukara LaRaya Raqchi

Pukara LaRaya Raqchi

Raqch'i is an Inca archaeological siteu located in the Cusco Region, it is 3'480 meters above sea level and 110kms from Cuzco. It also kn

Taquile

Taquile

Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island (a

Yanke

Yanke

Andean village