There are many options for excursions out of Lima, by far the most famous of which is the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. You can also visit colonial cities and explore the massive Colca Canyon, which is twice the size of America’s Grand Canyon. For the adventure seekers, the Cordillera Blanca Mountain Range has some of the best trekking on the continent and contains the largest peaks in Peru. Below is a guide on how to get to some of the most important sites from Lima as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Lima to Cusco and nearby Machu Picchu
Depending on how much time you have, you could either travel directly to Cusco, or you could take the scenic route and travel south along the coast to the Nazca lines, the Colca Canyon, and Lake Titicaca before heading inland to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. Once in Cuzco you have the option of taking the classic four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or take an alternative, shorter route. Continue reading Lima as a Gateway to the Highlights of Peru