5 Places In Peru You Didn’t Know About


If you think that Peru is only about Macchu Picchu and the Nazca lines, think again. Expreso listed five places that are not as known as these two, but that are worth the visit if you are planning on traveling to the Inca land.

1.Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve

Located in the upper basin of the Cañete River, in the mountains of Lima and Junín, is this beautiful reserve endowed with an extensive fauna and flora native to the Andes.

You will need seven hours by car from Lima to get there, but once you are there you can do various activities, such as: admire the mythical snow and lagoons of turquoise and crystal clear waters; relax with the waterfalls at the source of the river; amaze yourself with the deep canyons of the area; and observe the birds and the rest of fauna and flora.


Santa Cruz de los Motilones de Tarapoto is a city located in the northern part of the Peruvian jungle. There you can find The City of Palm Trees, named for the large number of trees of this type that grow in the area.

You can also find here the waterfalls of Ahuashiyacu and Carpishuyacu and even taste gourmet coffee and cocoa of the Peruvian jungle.

3.San José Cove

With nothing around in 20 km around, Caleta San José is the ideal place to abstract from the world and connect with the land and the sea once and for all.

It can only be reached by sea and the Internet connection is non-existent. With a small hostel of the same name, the San José Cove, synonymous with an earthly paradise, offers authentic delicacies, freshly caught from the Pacific Ocean, such as the popular ceviche, beautiful sunsets and fine sand beaches.

4.Allpahuayo Mishana Reserva

Located in the northeast of Peru, in the department of Loreto, province of Maynas, the Allpahuayo Mishana Reserve is an enclave of great biological diversity. The rainforests are famous for their heterogeneity of characteristic habitats that host unique families of plants and animals, with almost 1,000 recorded species, including mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.


This city is the ideal place for traditional tourism. However, this city is not like any other. Arriving in Ayacucho, the City of Churches with 33 religious centers, will take you back in time.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia)

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Ermelinda is a journalist from Caracas, Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism and a technical degree in Veterinary Assistance she pursued because of her love for animals. She likes to do sports, but especially ballet, which she has practiced for almost 20 years. Her passion is to read, write, and blog about different topics, as well as travel whenever she can.