South of peru
The South Circuit of Peru has become one of the routes of greater demand for travelers who wish to visit in a single trip several tourist attractions in the southern area of the Inca country. The tour includes cities as important as Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. Each of them with its own cultural, historical and scenic riches, Making a long journey to the south of Peru has great advantages; especially in terms of the connections you can make between destinations to have a very varied and complete travel itinerary. So you can connect your visit to Machu Picchu knowing places not so promoted but that allow you to get up close and personal with the beauty of this part of Peru.
Puno is a department in southeastern Peru. It is bordered by Bolivia on the east, the departments of Madre de Dios on the north, Cusco and Arequipa on the west, Moquegua on the southwest, and Tacna on the south.
Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Framed by 3 volcanoes, it’s filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. Its historic center is anchored by the Plaza de Armas, a stately main square flanked on its north by the 17th-century neoclassical Basilica Cathedral, which houses a museum displaying religious objects and artwork.
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized as important political, religious and administrative center of the Inca period.