1 Monterrey and Chancos

Relaxing in either of these two natural thermal baths is both a healthy and a hedonistic experience to remember.

2 Cordillera Blanca

Hiking or climbing in this mountainous region is as scenic an adventure as you could hope to find anywhere outside of the Himalayas.

3 Las Lagunas de Llanganuco

These calm, turquoise-coloured, glacial lakes sit 3850m above sea level, dramatically surrounded by Peru’s highest peaks.

4 Huascarán

Dividing the Amazon Basin from the Pacific watershed, this mountain is the highest peak in Peru.

5 Caraz

A quaint, attractive town known for its honey and milk products, quietly settled below the enormous Huandoy Glacier and close to the little-visited ruins of Tumshucaico.

6 Chavín de Huantar

One of the most important ancient temple sites in the Andes – associated with a cult dedicated primarily to a terrifying feline god.

7 The Sechin ruins

A unique temple site whose outer wall is clad with some of the most gruesome ancient artwork to be found anywhere in South America.

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