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Sites classification

Tourism in Peru:

The following chart is classified by interest (a personal point of view), with the most important things to see, several recommendations and the minimum time to spend on the site or city to discover the main interests, without including transport, meals and hotels, your own rhythm.

Site Main interests Recommendations Minimum time (not including transport)
Machu Picchu The site Go from Cuzco 3 hours
Cuzco

The town, the churches, the handcraft, the vividness

See the Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman 1 day
Nazca The mystic lines

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1/2 day
Titicaca lake The... lake

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2 hours
Taquile Island The vividness, the outfits Go from Puno 1/2 day
Pisac The market

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1/2 day
Ollantaytambo The Inca site

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2 hours
Sacsayhuaman The Inca site Go early in the morning for the colors and the tranquillity 1 hour
Paracas and Ballestas Islands The fishing harbor, the coast, the natural reserve

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1 day
Lima Downtown and its colonial buildings, the museums and churches

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1 day
The Andes The height, the eternal snow (beyond 4.000 m) Don't look for them; Andes are all over the inner country -
Colca Canyon The condor's flight, the site and the view Look the surrounding villages 3 hours
Iquitos The town, the Amazon forest Make excursions in the jungle and discover "wild" tribes (if you take away the TV and the telephone...) 1 day
Arequipa The town Look the Colca Canyon 1 day
Puno The Titicaca Lake Look the Taquile Island 1 hour
La Libertad, Chan-Chan The pre-Inca site

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1/2 day
Pachacamac The pre-Inca site and the view

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2 hours
Lambayeque pre-Inca and Inca sites

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1 day
National Park of Huascarán The wild nature, the lakes and the glacier Alpamayo Inevitably to have a 4x4 truck 1 day
Señor de Sipán The site

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3 hours
Caraz The nature and walks

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1/2 day
Ayacucho The Inca site Going from Lima 2 hours
Manu The natural park, the fauna and flora

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2 days
Sechin The pre-Inca site

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2 hours
Amazonas Nature

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4 hours
Tumbes The town

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1 hour
Huaráz The town Go on a 4x4 truck 1 hour
Madre de Dios The town

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1 hour
Pisco The handcraft

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1 hour
Piura The town and the beaches

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1 hour
Ica The town

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1 hour
San Martín The area - 1 hour
Tacna The town - 1 hour
Moquegua The town

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1 hour