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