UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places considered integral to the world’s cultural or natural heritage. Peru is blessed with 11 World Heritage Sites: 7 cultural sites, 2 natural sites, and 2 sites which have elements of both. Some of these are parks or archaeological sites that you might not have heard of before, but they are all worth a visit. For your next trip to Peru, consider some of the following:
This August 15th will mark the 476th founding anniversary of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru and a popular destination for travelers wishing to the world’s two deepest canyons, which are located nearby. 20,000 people are expected to visit the city during the month’s celebrations.
A full roster of activities has been planned so that locals and tourists alike can mark the occasion all month long. Just a few days ago, there was a Chicha Fair in the city’s main square, accompanied by a marching band parade, and a few days before that the cathedral bells signaled the start of a military parade.
The larger events are still yet to come, however, and as usual we’ve got all of the details for you:
With its elegant buildings of white volcanic stone (sillar), green countryside, rolling Chili River, and imposing volcanoes, Arequipa stakes a claim as the most scenic city in Peru. For those looking for a wonderful view and some memorable photos, we’ve listed here the most beautiful spots in Arequipa.
Pirwa La Paz opened in its new location this week, and since two of the establishments in our new neighborhood happen to be among the biggest hotspots in La Paz, we thought we’d go over our favorite bars and clubs for those of you looking to see the city’s nightlife. Relax after a long trek with some creative cocktails or dance the night away in celebration of surviving biking down Death Road at these top bars and clubs.
The little town of Uyuni in Bolivia’s Potosí Department has become a destination for travelers from around the world, not for the town itself but for the salt flats of the same name, Uyuni Salar. The town acts as a gateway for visitors to the popular salt flats and the contiguous Eduardo Avaroa Reserve. While the grand majority of people travel to Uyuni from Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz, they do so by a variety of methods- there is no ‘best way’ to get to Uyuni, as this varies by type of traveler as well as by time and money restraints.