Photo by Preben Nilsen of Macchu Pichu in the light fog.
Peru is typically known for one of the Seven Wonders of The World, Machu Picchu. However, outside of Machu Picchu, Peru has plenty to offer. Spanning a wide area on the western coast of South America, Peru is a country that has a little bit of everything. By the coast are some of the most stunning beaches in Peru, especially near the cities of Mancora and Tumbes. Avid hikers can take advantage of the impressive Andes that divides Peru, as cities like Huaraz and Cusco offer impressive day hikes and multi-day treks to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, parts of the Amazon Rainforest lies on the eastern part of Peru. Visitors can use cities such as Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado as a base for their Amazon exploration journey. History lovers will unquestionably find something they enjoy in Peru, as the country is filled with historic relics of the past Inca Empire as well as other indigenous groups. Last but not least, if none of the above interests you, there is one thing that unites us all: food. Peru is one of the most famous gastronomical destinations in the world. In the capital of Lima alone, there are two top 50 restaurants in the world!
Excerpt by Living Out Lau
Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Peru! So what are you waiting for?
CURRENCY: Peruvian Nuevos Soles (PEN)
PERU GUIDES, ITINERARIES & ATTRACTIONS
Peru Itinerary (Travel Addicts)
13 Things to Know Before You Go To Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru (Practical Wanderlust)
The Bucket List of Things to Do In Peru (Curated by Cammi)
Sandboarding in the Desert Oasis Town of Huacachina, Peru (The Borderless Project)
ECOFRIENDLY TOUR OPERATORS IN PERU
They run sustainable tours + customized itineraries throughout Northern Peru & beyond. I haven’t personally travelled with Up Norway, but I’ve interviewed the founder and CEO about the work they do to be eco-friendly and support the local communities. I was super impressed and hope to travel with them when I someday make it to back to Peru!
Best Hotels in Cusco Peru (Girl Who Travels The World)
5 Great Gay Friendly Hotels In Peru (The World Pursuit)
Peru Itinerary (Julia Berolzheimer)
27 Traditional Foods You Must Try in Peru (Living Out Lau)
The Secret-est Foodie Spots in Lima, Peru (Outlandish)
Learning to Make Ceviche and Pisco Sours with Lima Gourmet (Practical Wanderlust)
17 Foods You Must Try in Peru (Wherever Writer)
Before Travel To Peru Prepare for These Four Health Risks (Epicurean Traveler)