This beautiful coastal valley is almost always sunny, and a focus for whitewater rafting and mountain biking as well as good local wines and piscos.
2 Ballestas Islands
Within a morning’s boat ride from the town of Pisco, these are guano islands covered in bird and mammalian marine life.
3 Paracas National Reserve
A beautiful peninsula with stunning desert landscapes touching the Pacific Ocean; both beaches and sea are a haven for wildlife, and there is a museum dedicated to the ancient Paracas culture.
A magical oasis surrounded by some of the most arid sand-dune desert landscapes in the Americas, Huacachina is both a leisure resort and a healing spa.
5 Nasca Lines
The world-famous Nasca Lines, including stylized geometric and animal figures, were etched, seemingly impossibly, into a massive desert pampa.
6 Puerto Inca
This small but secluded resort lies in an area of coast teeming with rare Inca remains as well as offering great access to beaches, coves, fishing and excellent diving.