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Explore Peru: What to do and where to go

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Explore Peru: What to do and where to go

Peru is truly a unique place in the world that has everything a traveler could wish for. You can enjoy extreme outdoor sports, hike in remote places, live adventures with delicious Peruvian cuisine, have fun in the snow or on the beach, explore the jungle or the desert, immerse yourself in cultural experiences and even indulge in luxurious experiences: Peru has it all. If you are looking for a complete and varied tourist destination, Peru is the perfect place for you.

Everyone who visits Peru inevitably passes through Cusco, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The Spaniards built their colonial churches and houses on the original Inca foundations; this amazing mix of architectural styles is still very much in evidence. Cuzco may have become famous as the ancient capital of the Inca Empire – the “navel of the world” – but today it is equally famous among travelers as the “gringo capital” of South America. There is more than enough here to keep the most discerning tourists interested for at least a week, and after a hard day’s sightseeing or souvenir shopping, there are restaurants, cafes, bars, and nightclubs galore in which to relax.

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Whether you are looking for exciting outdoor adventures, such as hiking the Inca Trail or mountaineering, or you want to immerse yourself in the biodiversity of the Amazon and explore its unique flora and fauna, Peru has everything you need. In addition, you can marvel at the ruins of Machu Picchu, the mystery of the Nazca Lines and the charming colonial cities of Cuzco and Arequipa.

In summary, depending on your interests and desires for adventure in both nature and ancient history, here is a list of the most popular things to start exploring Peru.

Nature and Wildlife

Peru is a natural paradise that offers an abundant diversity of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. In particular, the Cusco region is known for its wealth of flora and fauna. Here, you can marvel at the majesty of the Peruvian Amazon, home to an incredible variety of species, from colorful tropical birds to imposing jaguars and playful monkeys. In addition, Cusco has protected areas such as the Manu National Park and the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, where you can explore trails surrounded by lush vegetation and have the opportunity to spot emblematic species such as the spectacled bear and the Andean condor. Peru’s nature and wildlife are truly captivating, offering an unforgettable experience for lovers of biodiversity and natural beauty.

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Trekking and Adventure Sports

Exploring Peru you will encounter a wide range of trekking and adventure sports options. Cusco, in particular, is an outstanding destination for enthusiasts of these activities. You can enjoy exciting treks along ancient trails, such as the famous Inca Trail that leads to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore breathtaking mountain scenery, such as the Sacred Valley and Seven Colors Mountain. For the more daring, the region also offers extreme sports options such as paragliding, rafting and mountain biking. Whether you are looking for a challenging experience in nature or simply wish to enjoy the panoramic views, trekking and adventure sports in Peru will offer you an unforgettable experience.

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Archaeological Treasure and Ancestral Culture

Peru is a fascinating destination for lovers of archeology and ancient culture. With its impressive historical legacy, the country is home to numerous archaeological sites that tell the story of ancient civilizations. From the enigmatic ruins of Machu Picchu, considered one of the wonders of the world, to the mysterious geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines, there is so much to explore and admire. In addition, you can explore the ancient cities of Cusco, with its impressive Inca constructions, and the citadel of Chan Chan, the largest mud city in the Americas. Immerse yourself in the ancient culture by visiting museums exhibiting archaeological treasures and enjoying traditional festivities full of color and folklore. In every corner of Peru, archaeology and ancient culture will transport you to an intriguing past and allow you to appreciate the grandeur of the civilizations that once thrived in this land.

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Best Tours to Explore Peru

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Peru, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and exploring the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu tickets in advance, so you will enjoy your vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

When is the best time to travel to Peru?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2024 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

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