This country is considered more developed than Ecuador. However, the landscape of Peru is not striking in diversity. The conquest of the country begins with the Amazon jungle, which stretches from the very border with Brazil.

The Peruvian mountains attract not only tourists from Europe but even local Ecuadorians. Here the mountain ranges are wilder, which provides hiking from several days to weeks.

Peruvian mountains belong to the Andes mountain range that stretches through Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. This is a massive mountain range with really high peaks and amazing hiking routes.

The highest mountain in Peru is Huascaran (the southern peak) – 6768 m. The northern one is just slightly lower – 6655 m.

Other stunning summits you can try to climb are, as follows:

  • Yerupaja 6617 m
  • Coropuna 6425 m
  • Huandoy 6395 m
  • Chopicalqui 6345 m
  • Chinchey 6309 m
  • Ampato 6288 m

These are just a few examples of Peruvian gorgeous high peaks.

In the heart of the mountains, the Inca Empire arose in the 13th century and took a large part of western South America. The roots of the Inca civilization first appeared as a small tribe in the Cusco area.

Nowadays, Cusco has the most of pyramids and ruins that remained from the ancient Inca civilization.

Machu Picchu is an old city for which everyone gathers in Peru, and many trips around the Latin American continent begin in the Cusco region. You can get to Machu Picchu by doing a 4-day hike or by taking a tourist train from Cusco.

In southern Peru, there are deserts and beautiful beaches that gradually flow into Chile. Peruvian beaches are wavy and rough but also quite nice.

However, the country is mostly famous for its mountains, history, and wilderness.

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As the legends say, Cusco was founded by Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo in the 13th century. But it was Pachacuti, the ninth Inca, who made Cusco an imperial city so he favored the construction of the historical monuments of downtown Cusco and other cities such as Ollantaytambo and Machu
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