Continuing the journey through Peru!
If you have read our first entry about Peru, then you already know the country has a lot to offer. Here are a few more great attractions that will make your stay in Peru unforgettable.
When thinking about mountains one usually pictures the color grey. This is certainly not the case for the mountain Vinicunca, also known as Rainbow Mountain. The name already says it all: the mountain is striped with up to 7 bright colors, making it a worldwide unique place. Apart from that you have a spectacular view on the Andes mountains. Keep in mind that the panorama peak is 5150 m high, so the path is not an easy walk.
socialbnb tip: If you don’t want to hike all the way up to the panorama peak, you can rent a horse. This is more expensive than simply walking, but also far less exhausting.
The Nasca desert protects one of the great mysteries of humanity: the Nasca-Lines. In an area as big as 600 sq km you will find gigantic geometric lines. High up from the ground these lines have formed perfectly shaped pictures of animals, humans, and flowers. These pictures have existed for 1500 years and can be seen from panorama towers or on top of the hills that surround the area.
socialbnb tip: From a panorama tower you already have a great view on one or two pictures. If you want to see a whole variety of pictures, you might enjoy booking a plane trip. The pilots will take you to the most beautiful pictures.
Another one of Peru’s most stunning places is located in the north of the country: the waterfall Gocta. With its 771 m height, it’s the third highest waterfall in the world. To get to this magnificent place, you need to hike 5 km over pendant bridges, through mountains and rainforests, streams, and lush vegetation. Legend has it that there are mermaids living right underneath the waterfall. This magical place is the pride of locals who now keep care and watch over it. Of course, there is still so much more to experience in Peru.
We hope we could inspire you for your next trip.
Your Socialbnb team!
Written by: Sophie Fritzen
Edited by: Robert Beahr