Where to go in Peru
List of regions
Dubbed the City of Kings, Lima was the capital of the Spanish Empire in South America for almost two centuries, unmatched in the Old World for wealth and elegance until a disastrous earthquake in 1746.
Peru's northern coast is a region of numerous monumental ruins built by highly skilled pre-Inca cultures, best seen around the elegant colonial city of Trujillo.
Almost 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest, an area teeming with wildlife and biodiversity. The two major areas to discover are the northern and southern jungles.
The deep sapphire-blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, straddle the southern border of Peru and landlocked Bolivia.
The Sacred Valley and the neighbouring Urubamba and Lares valleys are home to many popular Peru trekking routes.
Cusco is a colonial gem built atop an ancient Inca capital at the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
The canyon country surrounding the colonial city of Arequipa - with its Spanish churches, stately mansions and volcanic sillar-white stonework - is one of high altitude deserts, volcanoes, and terraced valleys.