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Southern Peruvian Andes Things to See and Do

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There is plenty to see and do in the Southern Peruvian Andes, whether it be exploring ancient ruins, discovering aged churches or spending the afternoon browsing a local market. Active types will be glad to know that day and multi-day trekking and mountain biking opportunities abound. Many towns also have cooking and jewelry making classes, allowing tourists to experience a bit of local culture. If you happen to be in town for a festival, don't miss it; locals love to celebrate and will gladly welcome you!



Other Activity pages in Southern Peruvian Andes that may be of interest: Junín Activities , Near Ayacucho, Huancayo Activities, Huánuco Activities, Ayacucho Activities and Huancavelica Activities.








24 Feb 2012

 
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Semana Santa in Ayacucho

Semana Santa, or Holy Week, Latin America’s most important religious holiday, begins on Palm Sunday and culminates on Easter Sunday....

Other Activity
Ayacucho, Peru

The High Train (Lima-Huancayo Train)

All aboard one of the most famous trains on Earth.The journey from Lima to Huancayo has been called "The Highest Train in the World." It...

Other Activity
Huancayo, Peru

Ruinas Vilcashuamán and Baños Intihuatana

A four-hour (110-kilometer) bus journey south of Ayacucho brings you to Vilcashuamán (meaning Sacred Falcon), the Incan provincial capital at the...

Ruin
Ayacucho, Peru

Complejo ArqueolĂłgico Wari

Complejo ArqueolĂłgico Wari sprawls along the highway from Ayacucho to Quinua. Five signed entrances lead to the ruins of this once-great Wari...

Ruin
Ayacucho, Peru

JunĂ­n National Reserve

More than 100 species of aquatic and land birds can be found in Lago Junín, Peru’s second largest lake, making it a very popular destination...

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JunĂ­n, Peru

Temple of Kotosh

Tread foot on ancient ground at the Temple of Kotosh—the oldest evidence of human civilization in Peru, dating between 4,000 and 5,000 years old....

Ruin
Huánuco, Peru

El Tren Macho

El Tren Macho clacks alongside the RĂ­os Mantaro and Ichu toward Huancavelica. It is the only real local train left in all of Peru and is often...

Other Activity
Huancayo, Peru

Wali Wasi

Wali Wasi (House of Spirits) is the home of Pedro Marticorena Oroña Laya, a laya, or traditional Andean priest or shaman, and serves as...

Culture and Arts
Huancayo, Peru

Museo de Arte Popular JoaquĂ­n LĂłpez Antay

The Museo de Arte Popular, located on the main Plaza de Armas, showcases some of the work of honored Ayacucho citizen...

Museum
Ayacucho, Peru

Museo de las Ciencias Naturales

After spending a few hours pondering the pre-columbian marvel of the Temple of Kotosh, it is worth a stop at the Museo de Ciencias to investigate its...

Museum
Huánuco, Peru

Cerrito de la Libertad

El Cerrito de la Libertad, also known as El Mirador, is a small hill from which the entire city of Huancayo can be seen. This is the spot where...

City Walk
Huancayo, Peru

Torre Torre

A unique geological landmark, Torre Torre features several reddish sandstone pillars that have been naturally eroded over the years by wind and...

City Park
Huancayo, Peru

Museo Arqueológico Hipólito Unánue

The small Museo Arqueológico Hipólito Unánue, set in the botanical garden of the Universidad, exhibits artifacts of the Wari,...

Museum
Ayacucho, Peru
Museo Cáceres

Museo Cáceres

This museum, housed in the 16th-century Casona Vivanco mansion, is dedicated to the life of Andrés Avelino Cáceres, commander of the War of the...

Museum
Ayacucho, Peru

Huánuco Churches

The city of Huánuco, founded in 1539, was part of an important cultural movement during the colonial era. One can see this evidenced in the...

Historical Building
Huánuco, Peru
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