From the incredible archaeological discoveries to the world’s most biologically diverse rainforest, Peru provides travelers with an endless show of both ancient and modern ecosystems and cultures. Peru is perhaps most famous for Cusco and Machu Picchu. However, these are just two colonial and pre-Columbian gems out of 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites located in the country. New archaeological discoveries at Machu Picchu, Chachapoyas, and along the Pacific coast add a sense of excitement to your trip. The wonders of Peru await your arrival, including beautifully handwoven textiles, Amazonian pink dolphins, smiling llamas, impressive Inca ruins, and pristine colonial cities. Not to mention the delicious food.
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South America’s third largest country, Peru, is perhaps the most geographically diverse country in the region. With the Amazon to the east, the Pacific coast to the west and the Andes in the middle, Peru has an eclectic and spellbinding mix of mountains, jungles, and beaches that are ready for exploration. Peru is perhaps most well-known for the Incas, but interestingly there are even more ancient civilizations to discover. From the archaeological sites of Chan Chan and Kuelap to the tomb of Lord Sipan, there is so much to learn! Pristine colonial architecture is found in most of Peru’s towns and cities, and offers travelers a glimpse into the past. Food in Peru is a dream come true - from the mouth-watering ceviche and Lomo Saltado to Ají de Gallina and Tacacho con Cecina - all washed down with a pisco sour or fruit juice, of course The culinary experience you’ll have in Peru is like no other in the region. Whether you’re hiking to Machu Picchu or relaxing on a beach with a pisco sour, Peru offers something for everyone.