Everyone knows that you can go hiking to Machu Picchu, for adventures in the Amazon jungle and on an Excursion of the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru.
But did you know that you can visit a 2,000-year-old mummy in the desert?
How about sleeping in a glass capsule trapped in a 1200-meter rock, visiting the festival of the ancient Incas, walking on a rope bridge?
In Peru, you can see much more than just Machu Picchu, llamas and famous tourist routes.
Here are seven unusual places that you should definitely visit!
Visit to the Mummy Cemetery
Mummies with dreadlocks, with long legs, severed heads and babies sacrificed to the gods. You won’t find such a disgusting sight anywhere else!
The cemetery is located 280 km south of Lima, contains the remains of ancient people scattered in the sands of the Nazca Desert. The corpses lie in almost the same positions in which they were buried more than 2000 years ago.
A year ago, almost no one knew anything about this place, but it is now one of the hottest tourist spots in Peru. The rainbow on the mountains is located three hours south of Cuzco and, perhaps, this is one of the strangest and wildest landscapes that you can ever see.
This set of multicolored sandstone mountains, hidden in the depths of the Andes, striking shades of red, orange, turquoise and blue – the result of minerals in the rock.
You can hike one of the mountains by booking a day trip.
A dream in the sky
If you’re afraid of heights, you might not want to watch, but daredevils should try. If you want to spend the night literally in a transparent capsule, squeezed by a mountain in a sacred valley near Cuzco, then this is entertainment for you.
The capsule is equipped with soft beds, and in order to spend the night in it, you need to climb the trail to a height on ropes.
Acquaintance with the salt marshes of the Incas
Built by the Incas and still in use today, the salt marshes represent fascinating and stunning tourism in Cuzco.
More than 2,000 small salt wells make up a stunning view: brown, red and white colors are spread out on a steep slope in a sacred valley. Shallow pools with salt water, at the bottom of which crystal salt is visible. It is then collected and sold in nearby shops and villages.
Join the construction of a rope bridge
If you’ve ever wanted to climb a rope bridge like Indiana Jones, make your fantasies come true.
The overpass bridge was built during the Inca Empire, stands on 118 legs and over the Apurimac River and now remains the only one of its kind. Every June, a restoration ceremony is held here, where about a thousand men and women from the surrounding communities gather to reconstruct the bridge from a special local grass.
Visit the Galapagos for the poor
If the Galapagos Islands are out of your price range, but you really want to see a delightful sea lion, there is an alternative.
Ballestas Island is an incredible place where you can see marine animals in their natural habitat. You can get to the island from the beach of the town of Paracas by booking a boat tour, which takes about two hours.
Flying over the mysterious Nazca lines
How were they made? What purpose do they serve? Were aliens involved? No one knows, but these strange wrinkles in the Nazca Desert are one of the most intriguing sights of Peru.
The mysterious Nazca lines are a series of huge, ancient geoglyphs that range from simple lines to complex figures of people and animals.