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Peru

We were lucky enough to spend just over a month in Peru and managed to take in quite a few places during our stay. Below you will find a list of places we visited along with a selection of photos from our time in Peru, from Chiclayo and the pre-Inca site of Sipan to the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca.

For where we stayed and our budget view our Peru route page.

Places of interest we visited:

Chiclayo, Sipan Archaeological Site & Lambayeque museum

Peru, Chiclayo - Santa Rosa de Lima church and busy main plaza

Peru, Sipan Archaeological Site - walking through the site

Peru, Sipan Archaeological Site - excavated grave

Peru, Sipan Archaeological Site - ceramic ceremonial pots

Peru, Lambayeque - Tumbes reales el Senior de Sipan museum building

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Trujillo and Chan Chan Archaeological Pre-Inca Site

Peru, Trujillo - main square

Peru, Trujillo - Chan Chan Archaeological Site room of audiences

Peru, Trujillo - Chan Chan Archaeological Site living quarters

Peru, Trujillo - Chan Chan Archaeological Site corridor

Peru, Trujillo - Chan Chan Archaeological Site corridor of fish and birds

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Pisco, Ballestas Islands & Tambo Colorado Archaeological Site

Peru, Islas Ballestas - rock formation

Peru, Islas Ballestas - Peruvian boobies resting on rocks

Peru, Islas Ballestas - penguins

Peru, Islas Ballestas - endangered South American fur seal

Peru, Paracas - Candelabra pattern similar to Nazca Lines

Peru, Paracas - flocks of pelicans

Peru, Tambo Colorado Archaeological Inca Site - baths

Peru, Tambo Colorado Archaeological Inca Site - view from the guard tower onto the site

Peru, Tambo Colorado Archaeological Inca Site - wall structure detail

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Huacachina Oasis

Peru, Huacachina Oasis - view from sand dune

Peru, Huacachina Oasis - sunset over the sand dunes

Peru, Huacachina Oasis - desert

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Flight over the Nazca lines

Peru, Nazca Lines flight - landscape views

Peru, Nazca Lines - the parrot - 200 meters

Peru, Nazca Lines - the condor - 132 meters

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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon (Andean condors at Cruz del Condor)

Peru, Arequipa - panorama with volcanos in the background

Peru, Arequipa - Plaza de Armas in the evening

Peru, Arequipa - Monasterio de Santa Catalina laundry pots

Peru, Arequipa - Monasterio de Santa Catalina blue inner streets

Peru, Arequipa - Monasterio de Santa Catalina white inner streets

Peru, Arequipa - Monasterio de Santa Catalina red inner streets

Peru, Colca Canyon Tour - sunrise on the way

Peru, Colca Canyon Tour - the Colca Valley

Peru, Colca Canyon Tour - picturesque landscape view

Peru, Colca Canyon Tour - views from Cruz del Condor

Peru, Colca Canyon Tour - andean condor spotted at Cruz del Condor viewing point

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Cuzco

Peru, Cuzco - city panorama

Peru, Cuzco - Plaza de Armas

Peru, Cuzco - colourful balconies at Plaza de Armas

Peru, Cuzco - famous Inca wall

Peru, Cuzco - city panorama at sunset

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Pisaq sunday market (Sacred Valley)

Peru, Pisac - landscape views on the way

Peru, Pisac sunday market - busy main square

Peru, Pisac sunday market - colourfull stalls

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Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, Q’enqo & Sacsayhuaman Inca Archaeological Sites

Peru, Tambo Machay Archaeological Site

Peru, Puka Pukara Archaeological Site - main entrance

Peru, Puka Pukara Archaeological Site - walking through

Peru, Q'enqo Archaeological Site - narrow paths and passages

Peru, Q'enqo Archaeological Site - the ceremonial altar

Peru, Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site - the plaza

Peru, Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site - the walls and panorama

Peru, Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site - the walls close up

Peru, Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Site - views of Cuzco

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Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site (Sacred Valley)

Peru, Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site - overview from the entrance

Peru, Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site - overview from the top

Peru, Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site - the gate

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Machu Picchu

Peru, Machu Picchu Archaeological Site - overview

Peru, Machu Picchu Archaeological Site - view of Wayna Picchu mountain

Peru, Machu Picchu Archaeological Site - birds eye view from path to Inti Pukku gate

Peru, Machu Picchu Archaeological Site - lower levels and plenty of steps down

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Chinchero Archaeological Site (Sacred Valley)

Peru, Chinchero Archaeological Site - overview

Peru, Chinchero Archaeological Site - church, bell tower and plaza

Peru, Chinchero Archaeological Site - landscape and snow-capped moutains

Peru, Chinchero Archaeological Site - terraces

Peru, Chinchero Archaeological Site - streets

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Tipon Archaeological Site (Sacred Valley)

Peru, Tipon Archaeological Site - site and landscape view

Peru, Tipon Archaeological Site - landscape views

Peru, Tipon Archaeological Site - multi-level aqueduct

Peru, Tipon Archaeological Site - the main Inca aqueduct

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Puno, Lake Titicaca and the Floating Uros Islands

Peru, Lake Titicaca Floating Uros Islands - welcome

Peru, Lake Titicaca - Floating Uros Islands

Peru, Lake Titicaca Floating Uros Island - traditional clothing, textiles and how island is build

Peru, Lake Titicaca Floating Uros Island - local reed boat traffic

Peru, Lake Titicaca - calm waters on the way to the Floating Uros Islands

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