South American Travel: Under-Visited Peru Destinations

South American Travel: Under-Visited Peru Destinations

When people think of Peru, there tend to be six things that come to mind – the three cities of Cusco, Arequipa and Lima alongside the three stunning attractions of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines. When it comes to must-see destinations these are right up there – but, there is more to the South American country. Keep reading to have a look at some of the lesser-visited places that can help you see the “real” Peru.

Tingo Maria – This is a hugely popular destinations for the residents of Lima who head here to enjoy the delightful tropical climate, but it is still yet to be a tourist hot spot.

This warm town lies in the alta selva which means that although its back is firmly pressed against the Andes Mountains, the valley has the unmistakable climate of the tropical rainforest, making it a unique spot. This is a relaxing spot for a tourist because of the fact that it is located centrally and you can easily get to the natural wonders around the area by using bicycles, bus or even on foot.

Not to miss are the waterfalls such as Santa Carmen which is in the National Park of Tingo Maria and is a great spot to swim in the falls or join locals in a Sunday picnic on the rocks.

Several caves are also popular spots such as the Owl Cave which is ironically filled with oilbirds. Another favorite spot is the Laguna el Milagro which is located to the north of town and is a peaceful lagoon in the high jungle where you can spend an afternoon rowing a canoe and swimming in the calm, blue water.

There is a hugely relaxed atmosphere created by the fact that the calm town is based next to the natural wonders, and when you consider the many rainforest foods like fish and exotic fruits you are almost ensured to enjoy your stint.

Don’t be fooled though, this lazy town springs into action at night, with some of the best nightlife I have seen in Peru. There is a popular style of music found in the jungle – cumbia – and there are night clubs filled with young people dancing away. This is somewhere that many people stay a while, so when taking a break from traveling at Tingo Maria be cautious that you might fall in love with it!

Ballestas Islas Located off the coast of the protected region of the Paracas National Park, these islands are often jokingly referred to as the “poor man’s Galapagos.

Considerably lesser known and for that less expensive, these islands still offer unparalleled opportunities to see unique wildlife just like the Galapagos Islands.

Due to natural erosion, the islands have many naturally formed caves and arches that are ripe for exploration. The species that visitors may enjoy are penguins, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, dolphins which often follow boats into the islands and black cormorants among others.

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The Whole Family Can Enjoy a Luxury Holiday to St Lucia in the Caribbean

The Whole Family Can Enjoy a Luxury Holiday to St Lucia in the Caribbean

Surrounded by water and breathtaking views, rimmed with blossoming tropical beauty, extremely beautiful lush and white beaches, high volcanic mountains and peaks, and mesmerizing rain forests. People go there to visit and enjoy the spectacular scenery of dark and golden elegant sandy resorts and beaches, luxurious hotels located on the stunning and seductive sites, glorious gardens and a number of other fun provoking places.

Can you imagine one place with all these opportunities to relax and unwind? Located between the St Vincent and Martinique, St Lucia is one of the biggest tropical islands of West Indies, which is blessed with such natural and magnificent beauty. Famous luxurious hotels of St Lucia are East Winds Inn, Cap Maison, Discovery at Marigot Bay, Cottage Bay Village, and The Body Holiday at Leesport.

The main characteristic of these hotels is to provide you with the best of physical and mental relaxation and peace. Rooms are comfortable and filled with luxurious items. Neatness and perfect cleanliness is one of the specialties of these hotels. View from the rooms is mesmerizing and thrilling.

Some of the hotels are located on the hillside; thus, providing the best live scenery of seashore, incredible beaches, and swimming pools of the hotels. Every sort of food is served in these restaurants and the menu changes daily. Large variety of food from light diet to heavy Bar B Qs and delicious seafood are the mouth-watering attractions available there.

People there are involved in different kinds of activities like windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, hiking in rainforests, and riding. As it is surrounded by water, therefore, most of the activities of people are linked with sea and water. Spas are famous there. There are proper places and houses for the body massage where tired muscles are massaged and relaxed.

People in great number are addicted to Spas there which not only provides them physical treatment and relaxation, but mental peace and comfort too. Some of the hotels also offer the Spa facility at their place to soothe their guests. There are variety of shopping experiences in St Lucia, which suits to all types of travellers and tourists.

You will find big shopping malls to small shops, which provide you with every type of clothing, commodity, or any other items according to your tastes and needs. You can get different variety of crystals, jewellery, cigars, paintings, carvings local crafts, and arts. Moreover, duty free shops are also present there in large numbers, which are compatible according the requirements. In fact, shopping in St Lucia provides you a unique shopping experience of your life.

St Lucia unlike other holiday destinations, offers a starlit night scene instead of rocking bars and clubs. Although clubs are available, so are bars but its specialty lies in the outdoor night scenes. The hotels, however, have a very lively music and dance floors, which are open for all. St Lucia, hence, provides a golden destination for a beautiful luxury family holiday in the … Read More