Discover Peru on a Magic circuit
During a tour of Peru, immerse yourself in the legends that surround the prestigious past of this South American country. Some huacas from Lima to Machu Picchu, passing by Lake Titicaca, discover the remains left by the pre-Columbian civilizations that lived there.
Visit Lima: cultural capital
First stage of the journey in the capital Peru ‘s Lima, which was built in the 16th century by the conqueror Francisco Pizarro. The Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Church of San Francisco are among the most prestigious testimonies of this time. To trace the life of pre-Columbian civilizations, the Larco museum brings together some of the most beautiful remains of the first peoples of South America.
Like the Pucllana temple, built in the 5th century in the tourist district of Miraflores, the city walls contain many ruins, or huacas. At night, stroll through the Magic Water Circuit, an old bridge transformed into a huge musical fountain.
As for the local flavors, it is impossible to ignore ceviche, fresh fish sliced and marinated in lemon juice and herbs. To do this, go to Cebicheria La Mar Astrid and Gaston or at a table ranked 14th in the ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world.
Ascent to Machu Picchu: The treasure of the Andes
You will never forget the Inca city of Machu Picchu, perched 2,430 meters in the mist of the Andes. Discovered just over a century ago, the stone walls still have many secrets to reveal to travelers.
Not far from there, he will also make a stopover in Cuzco. In addition to the baroque architecture of religious buildings, the area around the city has important historical sites, including the Inca fortress Sacsayhuamán 3 km away.
Thirty kilometers from Cuzco, cross the Sacred Valley of the Incas to stop at the archaeological site of Picas or Chincheros, and its incredible Sunday market.
Arequipa and Lake Titicaca: towards the extreme south
The second most populous city in Peru, Arequipa is famous for its elegant white center, built from tuffs from the surrounding volcanoes. Within an hour’s drive, admire the stunning scenery against the backdrop of glaciers, volcanoes, and lagoons in the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve.
About 300 km beyond, the immense Lake Titicaca stretches. At an altitude of more than 3,600 m, navigation is always done on boats made of braid. Since the 1950s, Aymara Indians have settled on the floating islands of Uros, following the disappearance of ancestral people of the same name. As you approach these homes, you will touch on the essence of traditional Peruvian culture