Peru was once home to the Inca Empire, conquered by Spain in the 16th century. As a result of its rich history, Peru boasts fantastic archaeological remains and colonial architecture. This and its naturally beautiful environment mean producers have a number of superb filming locations in Peru.

Below are the most popular filming locations in Peru from our point of view.

Pumo

The city is a port on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano, despite its picturesque hillside setting. Pumo has big attractions like the departure point for the famous floating islands on Titicaca. You will find mostly unfinished buildings in Pumo, but that does not take anything away from its local charm.

Filming locations Peru - Pumo

Mancora

This resort town is the trendiest beach in Peru, although it used to be just a roadside fishing port. The feeling that the area is still pristine and untouched makes Mancora one of the filming locations in Peru to keep an eye on.

Filming locations Peru - Mancora

Trujillo

A city in Northwestern Peru, Trujillo was founded in 1534. It has many antique buildings that glow with colourful and uniquely arranged lights in the night. Trujillo is one of the filming locations in Peru which easily illustrate colonial architecture and elegant buildings from the early 1900s.

Filming locations Peru - Trujillo

Lima

The capital of Peru is a metropolis with an architectural blend of colonial, pre-Hispanic and modern infrastructure. It is a city with a rich culture and vibrant nightlife.

It consists of old churches, monasteries, Spanish palaces and one of the oldest universities in South America.

Filming locations Peru - Lima

Arequipa

This city is surrounded by 3 different volcanos in the country’s southern coastal region. Arequipa has a good mix of indigenous culture and classy Spanish architecture. Many consider the fascinating monastery of Santa Catalina as a city within a city. Arequipa is certainly one of the filming locations in Peru with a lot to offer.

Filming locations Peru - Arequipa

Cusco

This south-eastern city was the historic capital of the Inca empire. Cusco consists of ancient building dating back to the Inca and Spanish colonial era. The heart of the city houses a square surrounded by cafes, churches and restaurants.

The region includes Machu Picchu and the sacred Valley of the Incas.

Filming locations Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu

 

Our production fixer in Lima can secure access to most filming locations in Peru. Drop us a line if you would like to know more about film permits or shooting spots in the country.