There is a reason Peru is South America's most celebrated tourist destination. It is more than llamas and Machu Picchu, although Machu Picchu is certainly as wondrous as a world wonder could be. Beyond Machu Picchu however, Peru is a country with a vibrant culture and compelling history. It is home to some of the best food in the world and has landscapes that span everything from dense jungle, snow capped mountains, and dry dusty deserts. A country that appeals to all types of travellers and budgets, Peru is the perfect backpacker, family, solo, or group tourism destination.
The history of the Incas is evident all across Peru, offering ruins and roads accessible to explore from the north to the south. There are few things more mesmerizing than a perfectly cut mortar free Incan wall. Active travellers can spend their holidays hiking through high altitude snowy peaks harbouring immense glaciers or into the deepest canyon in the world. If you prefer the beach, Peru is home to some of the best waves in the world, including Chicama, the world's longest left breaking wave. Whether you are into relaxing in the sun by the beach, wandering through the jungles of the Amazon, or enjoying cosmopolitan cities, Peru really does have something for everyone.
Indigenous culture is on display in Peru, and the proud people like to show it off with their colourful textiles, music and dancing. Be ready to learn. Peru is also home to a multitude of the world's best restaurants. Be ready to eat.
There is a reason why Peru is a popular tourist destination, and when you go, you will see exactly why!