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Peru Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Peru

Peru is a destination that dreams are made of and can arouse curiosity in the traveller. As a country rich in humanity, culture, geography, food, etc., Peru is a destination that knows how to satisfy many a globe trotter.

  • 1.
    The richness of Incan culture
  • 2.
    The diversity of landscape
  • 3.
    Try the delicious local cuisine
  • 4.
    Climb Huayna Picchu
  • 5.
    The kindness of the population

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Is this the destination for you?

Lovers of mythical places; take a trip to Peru. Those allergic to heights and hoards of tourists; choose a different destination.

You should go if

  • You don't speak Spanish
  • You don't have three weeks to spare
  • You think that the Mayans had a stronger influence than the Incas
  • You would like to get off the beaten track, Peru is too touristy

You shouldn't go if

  • You dream of visiting mythical places such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca or the Nazca lines
  • You want to see for yourself whether Cusco is really the continent's most beautiful town
  • You would like to learn more about the Incan civilisation
  • You like the charm of colonial towns
  • You want to taste Peruvian cuisine, little known but delicious
  • You would like to go on a trek in the Andes
  • You want to meet the indigenous people of the Amazon jungle

Culture and Discovery

Surf, try new things, explore and more in Ica

Whilst you are in Peri, you must definitely explore the surroundings of Ica. Who would have believed that the country is home to an oasis and a desert, penguins, Pisco an...
Emilie Couillard6 March 2018
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Huarez: a jewel nestled between snow-covered peaks

Huaraz is the perfect departure point for excursions into both the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra. It's in the heights of the Sierra that you will truly disc...
Emilie Couillard2 October 2015
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In the heart of the Amazon rainforest: Iquitos and its floating shantytown

Arriving in Iquitos by air gives a foretaste of what awaits you in the dense jungle. From above, all you see is a thick forest that covers the land as far as the eye can...
Emilie Couillard28 September 2015
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Pasco and Huancavélica: a voyage combining nature and tradition

Located between the Selva and the Cordillera of the Andes, the Huancavélica and Cerro Pasco region will put you under its spell, with its incredible landscapes, the welco...
Emilie Couillard28 September 2015
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The river, the valley and the canyon: visiting Colca

At the northern end, the journey begins in the stone-built town of Sibayo, going via Chivay, then by Yanque, stopping briefly at the Condor Cross then arrivng at Cabanaco...
Emilie Couillard28 September 2015
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Titicaca: An excursion to the highest navigable lake in the world

Having only just arrived at Puno we're drawn to Lake Titicaca! Nevertheless, it's a good idea to pay a visit to this old port town before setting off to discover the floa...
Emilie Couillard28 September 2015
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