1. Machu Picchu
I don't think I need to say much about this one to be honest. Who doesn't want to ride a llama? Or see a llama? Or make friends with a llama? Because frankly, I do.
3. Nazca Lines
To tell you the truth, this Peru obsession first started when I read The Power of Five Series by Anthony Horowitz; it featured the Nazca Desert and its Lines, which are a series of ancient geoglyphs. Although there are several theories that explain them, there is not one that is definitive. Overall, there are approximately 800 straight lines, 300 geometric figures and 70 animal and plant designs. I'd LOVE to fly over these one day and see them for myself. How cool do they look though?!
4. Cotahuasi Canyon
Being a Geographer, places of geographical interest will always get my attention and the Cotahuasi Canyon is no exception. The canyon was formed by the Rio Cotahuasi, which has cut it to a depth of around 3,354 metres! For reference, that's over twice the depth of the Grand Canyon! And I always thought nothing else could beat the sheer scale of that...
Finally, I would love to have a go at some traditional Peruvian handicrafts, or even just talk to some people who still practice it and buy a few goodies. Their handicrafts have some of the most beautiful, unique and colourful designs, and I'd love to own some!
Where is your number 1 place to visit?