Huaraz

Huaraz founded as San Sebastian de Huaraz, is a city in Peru. It is the capital of the Ancash Region (State of Ancash) and the seat of government of Huaraz Province. The urban agglomeration’s population is distributed over the districts of Huaraz and Independencia. The city is located in the central part of the Callejon…

Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is located on the southern Peru in the Andes mountain range exist the second deepest canyon in the world, It is more than twice as deep as the Apurimac Canyon (Peru) and the Grand Canyon in the United States, the canyon’s walls are not as vertical as those of the Grand Canyon.…

Santa Catalina Monastery

Santa Catalina Monastery is located on Santa Catalina road around two blocks from the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa. The Santa Catalina Monastery was founded in 1579 by Maria de Guzman, a young but wealthy widow who was born in Arequipa in around 1540. From its conception, the convent was an exclusive club, with only…

Salcantay

Salcantay (Nevado Salcantay) or Salkantay (Nevado Salkantay), Sallqantay in Quechua is the highest peak of the Willkapampa mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest…

Koricancha

In Quechua “Koricancha” (aka Coricancha or Qoricancha) means “courtyard of gold” — and to the utter amazement of the Spanish Conquistadors, that’s exactly what they beheld when they first laid eyes on the glimmering temple complex. The massive, gold plated walls caught the rays of the setting sun. This stupefying architectural marvel was the most…

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, commonly referred to as ‘Lost City of Incas’. When visiting Peru, your holiday vacation can never be complete without landing in Machu Picchu. However, Machu Picchu is not only crowded by a visit here can be quite expensive for the average traveler. These ruins were first discovered…

Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It is located in the present-day Peruvian region of Cusco. In colonial documents it is referred to as the “Valley of Yucay.” According…

Iquitos

Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian rainforest and the fifth-largest city of Peru. It is also the capital city of the Loreto Region and Maynas Province. Located in the Amazon Basin, the city is along the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers. Its name in Iquito language translates to the people. The city proper…