Our country has many types of natural spaces that every film director can use as a location for their stories. From the Amazon rainforest and the stunning Andes to the deserts and beaches. Get to know the most incredible Peruvian landscapes that you can use as a location in a movie.
1. STONE FOREST (PASCO)
With an area of 68 km2, this is one of the most impressive Peruvian landscapes. It is made up of rocks of different sizes and shapes, which are the result of wind and water erosion. The formations bear a resemblance to huge human and animal profiles, covers and arches, which make the place a perfect location for films that want to show the strangest side of nature.
2. ICA DESERT (ICA)
The desert of Ica, 5 km from the city of Ica, is, among the Peruvian landscapes, the driest. It is one of the driest areas on Earth along with the Atacama and the Sahara. However, do not be fooled by its dunes: this landscape includes the oasis of the Huacachina, which is a location that have its own merit.
3. QUISTOCOCHA TOURIST COMPLEX (LORETO)
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About 20 minutes southwest of Iquitos is one of the most beautiful Peruvian landscapes. The Quistococha lagoon complex has 369 hectares of natural forest with a white sand beach. According to a local legend, here was an island in the middle of the lagoon, inhabited by evil spirits and many brightly colored macaws. What better setting for a good mystery story?
4. LAKE TITICACA (PUNO)
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With an area of 8559 km2 and a depth of up to 283 meters, the lake has the most important Andean mythology. According to legend, from its waters emerged Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, sons of the sun god and founders of Cusco. It is populated by natural islands and the well-known floating islands of the Uros. In these Peruvian landscapes you can tell stories of great beauty and mysticism.
5. HILLS OF ASIA (LIMA)
The coast of Peru is dotted with hills that green every year. An example of these Peruvian landscapes is that of the Hills of Asia, about 100 kilometers south of Lima, which are a set of coastal hills of about 100 km2, covered by vegetation that in winter and spring are transformed into a forest full of life. Here you can film the contrasts between the aridity of the sands and the life that, despite everything, makes its way.
6. EL ÑURO BEACH (PIURA)
Another of the Peruvian landscapes that dot the coast are the fishermen's coves. El Ñuro is a small town about 7 km from Los Órganos and about 23 km from Máncora. It is currently known for the sea turtles that have made the pier of their permanent residence. A perfect setting for films set in tropical paradises.
7. AMAZON RIVER (LORETO)
With more than 500 navigable tributary rivers, an average depth of 50 meters and a width that varies between 4 km and 6 km, this is one of the Peruvian landscapes that is also a Natural Wonder of the World. This river road connects with many communities, so it is a scenario that goes with adventure stories full of action and impressive landscapes.
8. HUASCARÁN NATIONAL PARK (ÁNCASH)
Located in the White Mountains, on the heights of Callejón de Huaylas, this is one of the most extreme Peruvian landscapes. It is dominated by Huascarán Mount and among its hundreds of glaciers and lakes are the Pastoruri and the lagoons of Llanganuco. It is an imposing stage of 3400 km2, where you can put actors in a context to reflect and recharge energies.
9. PISCO AND OCUCAJE VINEYARDS (ICA)
The old farms dedicated to the elaboration of wine and Pisco still retain characteristics of the colonial way to process the vine. The vineyards of Pisco have an extension of 80 km2 and the Hacienda Ocucaje has the impressive extension of 1417 km2. Both locations, accompanied by Peruvian yore landscapes, are indicated to place characters in a scenario full of memories and past generations.
10. MISTI VOLCANO (AREQUIPA)
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The Misti volcano is located about 20 km northwest of Arequipa and is one of the most important symbols of this beautiful city. It is one of the Peruvian landscapes that make Arequipa a special place. Both the city and its impressive volcano are suitable scenarios for stories full of tradition.