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From offering you over-the-top escapes to truly exciting escapades, Peru offers something extraordinary for all families that choose it as their ultimate holiday destination. Peru has long been enticing and ensnaring visitors with its diverse landscape that comes steeped with a long and deep history.
Peru is also teeming with culture, which is always great for parents that want their children to explore different international cultures. Further still, Peru boasts of unspoiled beaches and stunning islands, emerald rainforest, and astounding glaciers, all of which are components that help to make this destination more enchanting for a truly unforgettable family experience. If you are planning to travel to Peru soon, here are 6 fantastic things to do:
Go sightseeing in Lima
Lima is the capital city of Peru, which means that you probably start off your adventures here. Though you might be tempted to skip sightseeing in Peru for other adventures, do not. Consider spending at least a day or two before proceeding to the rest of the regions in Peru because it will introduce you to the culture and the way of life. Some of what’s available to enjoy include the Cathedral of Lima, the catacombs, go paragliding in Miraflores, and more.
Find out what Lake Titicaca has to offer
You may or may not know this, but Lake Titicaca is one of the most visited lakes in the world owing to its floating reed islands. The islands are where the Uros tribe originate from; the Uros tribe predates the Incan civilization so there is a lot of history to be uncovered. Although the highlight or a trip to Lake Titicaca would definitely be the floating islands, there is plenty to learn about the culture and life of Peru’s aboriginal citizenry here. Travel to Lake Titicaca by the bus from Cusco to Puno or you can arrive from Arequipa as you and your family enjoy the scenery.
Head out to Machu Pichu
There is no way that you can travel to Peru for the first time and not head out to Machu Pichu with your family. Machu Pichu used to be occupied by the Incas before the jungle took over. Situated more than 13,000 ft above sea level, Machu Pichu will leave all the members of your family breathless. Arrange a visit with a knowledgeable guide or opt to explore with a group tour as visitors cannot explore the archaeological site without a guide.
Sample the local delicacies
Ever thought about sampling Llama stew? Then there is nowhere better for you to do it than during your trip to Peru. There are plenty of local delicacies that you can sample during your stay in Peru that will truly make your holiday an unforgettable one.
Spend a night or two in the Amazon forest
If you are traveling with older kids, then you should definitely make a stopover at the Amazon Forest. Here, you will mingle with tarantulas, Caymans and all those interesting critters that call the Amazon home. If you are traveling with an adventurous bunch, consider spending a night or two deep in the Amazon jungle. There are plenty of different accommodations to choose from including luxury accommodations, basic bungalows, and low-key tents. Click here for more info.
Learn about the Nazca Lines
The Nazca Lines are situated in the Nazca Desert plains and they refer to a series of ancient lines and geoglyphs that form various shapes from geometric patterns to outlines of wildlife. These lines are mysterious because it is unclear how they were formed or who is responsible for forming them. Of course, there are several theories floating around as to how the lines were created but nothing has ever been universally accepted conclusively. the Nazca Lines are some of the weirdest attractions that you will ever encounter.