List of described attractions by regions

Peru is divided into 25 regions and the province of Lima:

Amazonas
ArrowYumbilla FallsWaterfalls
Ancash
Apurímac
Arequipa
Ayacucho
Cajamarka
Callao
Cusco
ArrowCusco historic centreCities and towns
Huancavelica
Huánuco
Ica
Junín
La Libertad
Lambayeque
Lima
Province of Lima
Loreto
Madre de Dios
Moquegua
Pasco
Piura
Puno
ArrowAramu MuruRock cut architecture
ArrowCarancas impact craterImpact craters
San Martín
Tacna
Tumbes
Ucayali

Peru - map

Wikipedia article about Peru

Featured:

Yumbilla Falls

Yumbilla Falls, Peru
Yumbilla Falls.
Paulo Tomaz, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Some of the highest waterfalls are found on the eastern descents of Andes in Amazonas Region, Peru. The 895.5 m tall Yumbilla Falls are the fifth tallest in the world.

 

Main attractions

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu.
Pedro Szekely, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Peru is one of the most interesting and diverse countries in the world. Many landmarks here are unique, without analogues in the world.

Highlights of Peru are:

Natural landmarks

Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon.
Jake G, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Canyons and ravines

Natural arches and bridges

Waterfalls

Gocta Falls
Gocta Falls.
Elemaki, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

Other natural landmarks

Archaeological landmarks

Cave settlements

Fortification walls of Kuelap
Fortification walls of Kuelap.
Martin St-Amant, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

Settlements of Chachapoyas

Other pre-Inca settlements

Ruins of Chan Chan, Peru
Ruins of Chan Chan.
Beatrice Murch, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Inca settlements

Agricultural terraces in Moray, Peru
Agricultural terraces in Moray.
bdamon, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Petroglyphs and rock art

Geoglyphs

Nazca lines - drawing of spider, Peru
Nazca lines - drawing of spider.
Corey Spruit, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Ancient burials

Ancient shrines

Qenko, Peru
Qenko.
Madelaine Ball, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Monolithic carvings

Aramu Muru, Peru
Aramu Muru - mysterious gate to nowhere.
nyuepik, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Other archaeological monuments

Architecture monuments

Cities and towns

Cusco, Peru
Cusco, Plaza des Armas.
Ian Armstrong, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Churches and monasteries

Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, Peru
Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa.
Valentin Ramirez, Wikimedia Commons / public domain

Other monuments of architecture


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