Peru tours are fun and fabulous with non-stop action from the moment of arrival. Get there any way you can with a tailor made tour operator or the popular economical all-inclusive value plan to experience the rich history and cultural highlights at this unique South American destination. Mix and match your Peruvian adventures with some of the top 10 things to do on a Bales Worldwide tour of Peru.

1. The Nazca Lines
Take a quick flight in a light aircraft to explore the ancient artwork from the sky. The Nazca Lines are a collection of simple outlined drawings, however the size and precision of the workmanship is astounding. The Nazca Lines are not recognizable from the ground, leaving room for thought that the ancient Peruvians had discovered flight.

Although archaeologists have not come up with any conclusive answers, this ancient artistic mystery remains Peru’s main event. 

2. Hit the Trails
ATV riding and exploration in a 4×4 vehicle are one of the best ways to see the countryside. Stop and go at your leisure on some of the most scenic trails in the region. ATV drivers must be at least 16 years old, with or without a driver’s licence issued from the home country. 

3. The Church of San Francisco 
This interesting and sacred church was built in Lima in the late 1600’s and remains a working church for the locals today. Tours are offered for a minimal fee to visit the catacombs, artefacts excavated from the region, and an impressive library of Christian materials. 

4. Machu Picchu
No journey to Peru is complete without a hike through the rugged trails at Machu Picchu.

However, the terrain is steep and the ground may be slick during or just after the rains. Those who can make it to the summit will be rewarded with a million dollar view over the valley. Machu Picchu is best tackled in the morning, so be sure to sign up with the early bird groups leaving at the crack of dawn. 

5. Miraflores
This beautiful stretch of Peruvian coastline is situated just a few minutes from city centre. Miraflores ambiance moves at a slower pace than the bustle of city and makes a great stop for local dining delicacies and unique boutique shopping. 

6. The Planetarium at Cusco
Learn about astronomy and how the ancients used the stars for mathematical and engineering purposes. The Planetarium is a small family-owned and operated business located at the Reserva Ecological de Llaullipate and they welcome tour groups large or small. 

7. Magic Water Circuit
Located at the ParcReserva in Lima, this fanciful laser light and water dance show perks up after dark. The park-like grounds are ideal for a romantic stroll or winding down after a busy day. The water and laser show is free and serves as a fabulous backdrop for your holiday photos. 

8. Coco Museo
Translated, this means the chocolate museum. More than just an exhibit of tasty treats, the Coco Museo educates its guests on the entire chocolate-making process from growing the cocoa plants to boxing up the finished product. Visitors are welcome to participate in the art of making chocolate or simply stand by as a spectator. Chocolate samples are provided at the end of the tour and guests may purchase the sweets in any quantity they wish.

9. Pacaya Samira National Reserve
This protected nature reserve is stretched over five million acres of scenic trails, swamps, and lakes. Guests may join a walking tour fully escorted by an expert guide or walk through the foliage, bird sanctuaries and wildlife refuge areas on their own. 

10. Union Street
One of the best locations for shopping, Union Street is full of class, culture and style. Behold the dramatic red and black architecture of the mall and find the best bargain deals for souvenirs. Stay all day with plenty of low cost dining options and take a break in the cinemas or lovely park benches to watch the world go by.

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