1 Marcahuasi

This high plateau covered in unusual rock formations and reports of UFO sightings makes for out-of-this-world weekend camping.

2 Tarma

An attractive little colonial town, known as La Perla de los Andes, is famous for its fantastic Easter Sunday procession and associated flower “paintings” that carpet the roads.

3 San Pedro de Cajas

This scenic and remote village is home to many craftspeople who produce some of Peru’s superb modern weavings.

4 Huancayo–Huancavelica train

The last remaining working railroad in the region, this breathtaking high-altitude train journey is one of the finest in the world.

5 Ayacucho

One of the most traditional and architecturally fascinating cities in the Peruvian Andes – renowned for around forty impressive churches as well as boisterous religious fiestas.

6 Temple of Kotosh

Over 4000 years old, this impressive site’s massive stone constructions suggest that complicated stonework began here centuries before anywhere else in the Americas.

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