Mystical ancient ruins tucked into an untamed wilderness, winding, rainforest-lined rivers, deep canyons dominated by soaring condors, high-altitude, mountain-ringed lakes—the wonders of Peru are innumerable and incomparable. The remnants of the mysterious Incan Empire are scattered across the country, neighbouring cities that vary in size and stature. A trip to Peru crosses off once-in-a-lifetime adventures from any curious traveller's bucket list.
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Exploring the best places to see in Peru? Don't miss top attractions like the Sacred Valley, archeological sites like Machu Picchu, Saqsaywaman, Qorikancha or Moray, and epic natural wonders like Colca Canyon, Huascarán National Park and the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Begin your vacation to Peru by discovering our packages, Flight & Hotel bundles or river cruises!
PERU TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATAll the ceviche, cuy (Guinea pig), papas a la huancaína (potatoes and eggs in a cheesy sauce), jí de gallina (chicken and chili stew), lomo saltado (a Chinese-inspired meat stir-fry), pollo a la brasa (roasted chicken) and unique Peruvian fruits like lucuma, aguaymanto, or camu camu (just to name a few!)
WHAT TO BRING BACKA bottle of Peruvian Pisco, traditional Andean clothing like colourful, hand-woven ponchos or chullo hats (knit hats with ear flaps), apparel made from soft alpaca wool, painted wooden Incan bowls and Peruvian chocolate or coffee.
FUN FACTOne of the country’s most popular attractions is Machu Picchu, an important archeological site that was once the heart of the Incan empire. Amazingly sprawled across a wild hilltop and spectacularly built by the Incas, who were known for their masonry, the so-called “lost city” is widely believed to have been some sort of royal estate and includes about 150 buildings, from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries.
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