The 41 Most Incredible Places to Visit in Peru You Can’t Miss

From dazzling churches to relics of ancient civilisations, Peru has more than its fair share of striking natural landmarks and historic monuments.

So read on for our guide to the 41 most spectacular places to visit and things to do in Peru – many of which you’ll probably never have heard of before.  


It’s also a hugely popular tourist destination for surfing and kite-surfing – the latter of which is best between April and November, months when most of the crowds disappear.




If you’re planning a trip to Peru and seeking sea, sand and – mostly importantly – surf, few destinations can compete with Lobitos.


Santuario de la Virgen del Rosario de Polloc

This tiny, colourful church definitely ranks among the most spectacular things to see in Peru – and one of the most hidden. 


Ventanillas de Otuzco and de Combayo

Located eight kilometres east of Cajamarca, the Ventanillas de Otuzco is a fascinating necropolis of 337 windows chiselled out of the overhanging volcanic rock.



This pretty village just 80 kilometres south of Chachapoyas is home to a troop of 219 mummies – buried by the Chachapoyas people some 800 years ago.

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