Are you planning on┬átaking a vacation to go to Peru? This is one of the most beautiful countries in South America. You have probably seen many different specials on the destinations that you can visit, many of which are considered to be on everyone’s bucket list. These are places that are considered to be spiritual, or at the very least, extremely unique. Here are some of the best sites to travel to in Peru if you can take a few weeks off for traveling.

Machu Picchu

This is a location that is well-known throughout the world. Whether you are spiritually oriented, or if you just want to travel to a well-known destination, Machu Picchu has so much to offer. You will have to fly into Cuzco in Peru, and then take a train. The train ride is going to last up to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Once you arrive at Aguas Calientes, you will take a shuttle to the top which is a 30 minute drive. If you stay in Aguas Calientes, hotels can range from $50 a night to a couple hundred dollars. If you decide to stay at the top, there is a hotel called the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is at a perfect location, but it is $750 a night. However, for some people, it might be well worth the ability to walk outside of your hotel to see this magnificent location.

Lake Titicaca

This is located at over 12,000 feet elevation. It is the highest lake in the world that is navigable. There are many legends associated with this place, and there are also floating islands where you can spend a few days on the lake itself. It is difficult to breathe there, but the beautiful view is also breathtaking. If you can, plan to spend at least a few days here at this beautiful destination.

These are just two of the more popular locations in Peru that you can visit. There are others that are famous. That includes the Nazca lines, Ollantaytambo and Puma Punku are all locations that you will enjoy seeing. The Aztec culture provided us with many beautiful locations, and you can see them all in this wondrous area of the world. You will also meet lots of interesting people, from the natives of the area to random meetings of other cultures. We met an American at Lake Titicaca, who owns a carpet cleaning company called Arizona Carpet Cleaner in Phoenix Arizona. You never know who you will meet. We also met a couple from Canada that were there for their honeymoon.

If you have the time, go on your next vacation in the beautiful country of Peru. Be sure to travel during the spring and summer months in South America to have the best experience.