It was absolutely some of the most breath-taking scenery I had ever experienced.
For nearly four hours, we traversed this beautiful region passing first through bustling, rural villages, then on through high altitude mountains before passing through endless rolling countryside as the setting sun intensified its already golden hue.
Peru’s Altiplano, or high plains, spreads across its southern Andes region at just over 12,000 ft, spreading into areas of Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. To its east lies the Amazon Rainforest; to its west, the Atacama desert — the driest desert on earth.
But despite the attention paid to its more famous neighbors, this dramatic landscape deserves equal accolades.
The rolling hills, jagged peaks, and lush farmland combine to create one of the most spectacular geographic sights either of us has ever seen. We had the opportunity to gaze at this stunning landscape for several hours as we made our way down from Cusco to Lake Titicaca.
These photos offer a glimpse into the staggering beauty of this unique region.
What’s the most stunning landscape you’ve ever seen?