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The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air.

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas


Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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Sacred City of Caral-Supe

City of Caral

The Sacred City of Caral or Caral-Supe is the capital of the Norte Chico Civilization of Supe located in the Supe Valley, 200 km (124 miles) north of Lima. The …


Arequipa is known as the “White City”or Ciudad Blanca for the white walls of many of its colonial buildings. The famous white walls are made of white ashlar or sillar, …

Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

Chan Chan wall

The Chan Chan Archaeological Zone was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Chan Chan was the capital of the Chimú Civilization located in the north coast of Peru 300 miles …

Timeline of the Inca Empire

Topa Inca Yupanqui, the 11th Inca.

Chronological development of the Inca Empire. All dates are approximate.
1200 – The Incas settle in the Cusco Valley. Inca Manco Capac founds the Inca Empire in the .
1230 – Sinchi …

Chavin Archaeological Site

Chavin de Huantar is located at 10,330 feet (3150 meters) above sea level between the eastern snowless Cordillera Negra and the western snowy Cordillera Blanca in the Andes.

Chavin de Huantar developed between 1,500 to 500BC in the highlands of the southeast of the Cordillera Blanca in the department of Ancash, 186 miles (300 km) north of. Chavin …

Peru’s UNESCO Heritage Sites

Manu National Park

The following is a list of Peru’s UNESCO Heritage Sites:
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Historic Center of Lima
City of Cuzco
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Chavin Archaeological Site
Historic Center of the City of Arequipa
Lines and Geogliphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumales
QhapaqÑan Andean Road System
Sacred City of Caral-Supe
Huascaran National Park
Manu National Park
Rio Abiseo National Park