All The Reasons You Need To Visit Peru: The Ultimate Guide
A visit to Peru is not one you will forget anytime soon. There are so many different aspects of this wonderful country that will leave you awe-struck and yearning to come back! Mouth-watering cuisine, Peruvian hospitality and kindness, stunning beaches, just to name a few. It is world renowned for the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, nestled high up in the Andes Mountains. Millions of people come from all over the world to explore the lost city, but Peru also has so much more to offer!
Visit Ancient Ruins
You will be able to visit the famous and incredible ruins of Machu Picchu and to experience the Inca Trail trek which is the most famous trek to the lost city of Inca, and for good reason. It is an amazing experience! The Sacred Valley is also a site you should visit. You will be able to also enjoy the culture of the ancient civilizations in the north (Chan Chan) and in the south ( Lake Titicaca, Puno and Nazca Lines).
Peruvian Kindness & Hospitality
Peruvian people are well known to be really helpful, kind and generous. They will easily share helpful tips and information with you. You will also discover that most of them are really hard workers and never complain. Instead they will smile and help you the most they can. They love to offer experience in particular concerning food, festivals and celebrations.
The Peruvian cuisine is said to be the best of America and one of the finest expressions of cuisine in the world. It’s a mix of different cultures and climates which creates a different cuisine depending on the city and its location. Don’t miss trying Ají de gallina, Lomo Saltado, Ceviche Mixto, Empanadas, Tiradito, Butifarra, and Chicharrón: they are a must! In Lima you should go to the main gastronomic fair: Mistura; it’s one of the main international tourism events in the region and it happens once per year.
Easy Access From Around The World
It’s easy to find direct flights to Lima in Peru:
- North America: From New York/Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles and Toronto
- Central America: Mexico City
- Europe: Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam
- Latin America: Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Habana, La Paz, Panamá, Quito, Río de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Jose de Costa Rica, Santo Domingo
Experience All Kinds Of Climates
You can go to Peru all year round and find a wide variety of climates throughout the country. For example you can see snow and hike in the Andes Mountains, then go hiking to the bottom of one of the world’s deepest Canyons, go sand-boarding in the desert at the Huacachina Oasis, see Penguins at the Ballestas Islands and go to the Amazon Jungle with its tropical climate. You can experience this on a budget by travelling by bus between the different regions.
Go not only to sunbathe and relax on the beach, but also to learn to surf. Peru has some of the world’s most famous surf spots. Plan to visit Costa Verde, Herradura, Punta Rocas, Cabo Blanco, Mancora or Lobitos. To relax, you should go to Santa Zorritos, Vichayito, El Silencio, Punta Sal, Punta Hermosa, Pucusana, Santa María and Las Pocitas.
To bring home wonderful and traditional souvenirs the best choice would be to buy artisanal handicrafts made by indigenous families throughout the country. It will also help these families to sustain their traditions and culture. You can still see this ancestral heritage in towns based on the coast, mountains and jungle.
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