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7 Hidden Gems of Peru: Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations to Explore

Posted on : 04 April 2023


Hidden Gems of Peru

Discovering the Hidden Gems of Peru: Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations.

While Machu Picchu and other popular tourist destinations in Peru attract millions of visitors every year, here you have 7 hidden gems of Peru that are waiting to be explored. From picturesque colonial towns to remote natural wonders, Peru has a wealth of off-the-beaten-path destinations that are worth adding to your itinerary. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the hidden gems of Peru that you should not miss.

  1. Chachapoyas

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Located in the northern Amazon region of Peru, Chachapoyas is a charming colonial town with a rich history and stunning natural beauty. The town is surrounded by towering mountains and lush green valleys, and is home to several archaeological sites, including the Kuelap Fortress, an ancient walled city that predates Machu Picchu.

  1. Huacachina

Hidden Gems of Peru

Huacachina is a small oasis town located in the middle of the desert, just a few kilometers from the coastal city of Ica. The town is surrounded by towering sand dunes, and is a popular destination for sandboarding and dune buggy rides. The tranquil lagoon in the center of town is said to have healing powers, and is a great spot for relaxation.

  1. Kuelap

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Kuelap is an ancient walled city located in the mountains of northern Peru. The city dates back to the 6th century AD and was home to the Chachapoya people. The fortress is surrounded by a wall that is over 20 meters high, and contains more than 400 buildings, including homes, temples, and tombs.

  1. The Rainbow Mountain

Hidden Gems of Peru

Located in the Andes Mountains near Cusco, the Rainbow Mountain is a natural wonder that has only recently become a popular tourist destination. The mountain is known for its stunning colors, which are caused by the different mineral deposits in the rocks. The Rainbow Mountain is a challenging hike, but the views from the top are truly breathtaking.

Consider going to Rainbow Mountain in the later departure option we have. Unlike everyonce else we will pick you up in your hotel at 08:00 am, this will guarantee us to be in the rainbow mountain with no crowds  and enjoy the beauty of the nature.

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  1. The Gocta Waterfall

Hidden Gems of Peru

The Gocta Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in the world, with a height of 771 meters. The waterfall is located in the Amazon region of Peru, near the town of Chachapoyas, and is surrounded by lush green vegetation and diverse wildlife.

In conclusion, Peru has many hidden gems that are waiting to be explored. By venturing off the beaten path, you can discover charming colonial towns, remote natural wonders, and ancient archaeological sites that are not as crowded as the popular tourist destinations. Chachapoyas, Huacachina, Kuelap, the Rainbow Mountain, and the Gocta Waterfall are just a few examples of the hidden gems of Peru that are worth adding to your itinerary. When planning your trip to Peru, be sure to include some of these off-the-beaten-path destinations for a truly unforgettable experience.

Hidden Gems of Peru

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