Hotels and Resorts in Peru
Peru is a country where majesty reigns – rising out of the tropical forests of the Amazon basin and the cities of the Incan Empire to meet the snow-capped peaks of the Andes.
The culmination of all this greatness is the fabled Machu Picchu, one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” This awe-inspiring city in the clouds dramatically sits 1,000 feet above a river, straddled between two mountains, and its near-pristine remains give visitors a glimpse into the engineering genius of the Incas.
Nearby Cusco, once the capital of the Incan Empire, is now a metropolitan area that’s literally built on a strong Incan foundation. While the Spanish eventually constructed a cobblestone city in Cusco, you can still explore the remains of ancient palaces, temples and hilltop citadels.
Lima is the modern capital of Peru in every sense of the word. It has attracted immigrants from all over the world, and its flavor is distinctly international – with touches of Europe and even China. With its subtropical beaches and the Barranco district’s clubs and cafes, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Lima, but the Incas are always nearby. Pachacamac is a huge Incan archaeological site near the city, and Lima’s museums are probably the best in the country for documenting its pre-historic peoples.
Fun Fact: Lima's beaches are a true paradise for surfers, and are among their favorites in Latin America.