If you are looking for authentic Peru experiences and off-the-beaten-path destinations, the Peru Central Highlands will amaze you with some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. Explore the snowcapped region of Ancash and hike along the Huayhuash Mountain Range. Home to breathtaking sceneries and traditional communities, the Nor Yauyos Cochas Reserve is the perfect place to discover the other side of Lima. Further south, Ayacucho possesses beautiful art, colorful festivities, and the stunning millenary terraces in the Sondondo Valley. Lastly, Apurimac, guardian to the stone-forest of Pampachiri and the glimmering lagoons of the Ampay National Sanctuary, offers a great alternative for nature lovers.