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Best Archeological Sites in Peru

Posted on : 11 August 2021

This huge country that has multiple natural destinations, you will also find different archaeological sites that are well known in America. This represents a part of our history, a history full of the wealth of our country. In Cusco City, you can find the best Works of Inca engineering such as Ollantaytambo, Pisaq, Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Sacsayhuamán, and many more, that is why Machu Picchu is leading this list of the best archaeological sites in Peru, with buildings and villages that existed in this territory for so long in different areas.

Best Archeological Sites in Peru

MACHU PICCHU

Archeological Sites Machu Picchu

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is the most important work for the Incas, and it is a destination you cannot miss if you are planning to visit Peru. Also, keep in mind for its intricate location this place remained hidden from the world for a long time, today it is possible to take a tour to Machu Picchu with maximum comfort and overlook the mountains that surround this citadel. This wonderful tourist destination located in the Cusco region is the main reason why travelers visit this amazing country.

PACHACAMAC

Archeological Sites Pachacamac

The cult of Pachacamac was the main point of every seaside religion because it is located just a few minutes from Lima. The word Pachacamac has his meaning “soul of the earth, the one who animates the world”. The ancient Peruvians believed that a single movement of his head would cause earthquakes. You could not look him directly in the eye, and even his priests entered the enclosure backward.

NAZCA LINES

Archeological Sites Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are located in the Ica region 500km south of Lima, the name “Nazca” comes from the ancient and enigmatic pre-Inca culture that inhabited this area. Maria Reiche developed the first theory about its possible purpose as an astronomical calendar, a hypothesis still debated today. The flyby to the Nazca Lines is one of the best activities you can do on a tour to Ica.

SACRED CITY OF CARAL

Archeological Sites Sacred City of Caral

The Sacred City of Caral is a 5000-year-old archaeological site, located on a desert and arid plateau that dominates the fertile valley of the Supe River. From Lima city, we can begin the tour to Caral and get to know this important city and the tourist attractions that surround it. Caral changed the history of Peru and the world by showing that in the Central Andes a civilization with an age comparable to those of the Old Continent was formed.

CHOQUEQUIRAO

Archeological Sites Choquequirao

Choquequirao is located in the area of Vilcabamba is even more beautiful and imposing than Machu Picchu itself, however, it does not have as many visitors.

Normally the adventure begins in Cusco, on traveling areas of abundant and varied vegetation and fauna from the upper Andean area to the jungle eyebrow, crossing the canyon of the Apurímac River. It takes a 4-day trek to get to this citadel and there is no other way to reach it.

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