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Visit Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
By far the most popular attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu. This Incan city set high in the Andes is one of the modern wonders of the world as well as a UNESCO Heritage Site. The pure scale of these ruins is staggering and before you even arrive there you get to enjoy the stunning Inca trail. A must-visit for anyone in South America, and definitely a bucket list item to tick off when on your cruise.
Enjoy architecture in Lima
Lima, the capital of Peru, is a boiling pot of culture and the architecture here is stunning. With towering buildings that take on a strong Latin style, as you walk through the city, you’ll see the old and new collide. The dialled main square here is a great place to visit to see a range of beautiful buildings. From the large, white Government building to the baroque style church it’s stunning.
Travel to Islas Ballestas
Islas Ballestas sits off the coast of Paracas and is often seen as a budget alternative to the Galapagos Islands. This island is home to millions of sea birds including penguins, pelicans and more as well as sea lions. Taking a boat ride here won’t set you back too much and will allow you to visit somewhere that belongs solely to nature. A must for wildlife lovers.
Get to know Cusco
Although many people only see Cusco as the gateway to Machu Picchu, there is a lot in the city to take in. The home of Incas, the city is ancient and beautiful. The Plaza de Armas sits at the centre and the square is a must-visit for anyone in the city. Surrounded by mountains, the brown-stone buildings with orange, sun-kissed roofs are a sight to behold.