Central and South America

Peru

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Peru

Fortress of Kuélap Fortress of Kuélap
Fortress of Kuélap
Tingo
1:30
Santa Catalina Convent Santa Catalina Convent
Santa Catalina Convent
Arequipa
1:00
Museo Tumbas Reales of Sipán Museo Tumbas Reales of Sipán
Museo Tumbas Reales of Sipán
Lambayeque
2:00
Parque nacional del Manu Parque nacional del Manu
Parque nacional del Manu
Boca Manu
5:00
Cuzco Cathedral Cuzco Cathedral
Cuzco Cathedral
Cuzco
1:00
Plaza de Armas of Cuzco Plaza de Armas of Cuzco
Plaza de Armas of Cuzco
Cuzco
1:00

Our reports

Kuelap, the Machu Picchu of the north

High-perched at almost 3,000m/10,00ft, this fortress was erected in the 10th century by a Pre-Incan civilization, the Chachapoyas. This jewel of northern Peru, located in the Amazonas region, can now be reached by cable car.

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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.

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Peru: a hymn to nature

The osmosis between Incan culture and nature is nowhere more visible than in the Sacred Valley. Temples, agricultural sites and towns are devoted to the glory of nature, still unspoiled and still worshipped by its inhabitants.

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