South of Peru

Ollantaytambo - the last city in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Ollantaytambo – the last city in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

About 72 km from Cuzco is Ollantaytambo, often called Ollanta by the locals. At an altitude of about 2792 m, the city is located on Urubamba
Cusco – the “middle of the world” in the Andes

Cusco – the “middle of the world” in the Andes

In the south of the Sierra, in the middle of the fertile mountainous region of the Andes, is the city of Cuzco, which was once the heart of the Inca Empire and nowadays one of the main tourist attractions.
Aguas Calientes the gateway to Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes – the gateway to Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes, which means "hot springs" just above the town, is only accessible through a narrow gauge railway in Cusco
The Nazca Lines – the eighth wonder of the world in the Atacama Desert of Peru

The Nazca Lines – the eighth wonder of the world in the Atacama Desert of Peru

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The area around Nasca belongs to the Pampa Colorada, which limits the east of the Andes Mountain Range and forty kilometers west of the Pacific Ocean. About 50,000 years ago, the valleys of the Andes were filled with heavy gravel rains. After this
Arequipa - the "White City"

Arequipa – the “White City” in Peru

The city of Arequipa is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters in the Peruvian Andes and is also known as the "White City" for its buildings made of light volcanic rock. Other sources say the name comes from the fact that the fair-skinned colonial masters from Spain banned the locals in the center of Arequipa
Puerto Maldonado - Blick auf Rio de Madre de DiosRolf

Puerto Maldonado – Lakes, palms and butterflies

Puerto Maldonado is a small town in the southeast of Peru. It is not far from the border with Bolivia, where Tambopata and Rio Madre de Dios are located.
Tambopata National Park

Tambopata National Reserve – Peru’s green jewel

The breathtaking Tambopata National Reserve is located in southeast Peru, in the Amazon region.