Peru is a spectacular and popular destination in South America, a country that proves to have an ever-increasing boost of tourism each year.
This country is well known for its diverse culture that boasts the largest variety of music and arts and crafts that bursts with colour and creativity. Peruvians have created musical instruments for over 10,000 years and enjoy their music and dance as apart of their dynamic character. This is certainly a place to go to enjoy the friendly Peruvians who celebrate their culture with up to 3000 festivals per year.
Besides the people and their culture, Peru has the most breathtaking landscapes with nearly 40,000 kilometers of Inca Trails stretching from Quito, Ecuador to Santiago, Chile and into Mendoza Argentina. This is certainly a destination for those who seek the challenge of an outdoor adventure and historic Exploration to witness something spectacular.
The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is the most beautiful and famous trek in South America with the most impressive views and scenery of subtropical Peruvian jungle and rainforest, crossing the massive Andes mountain range along with ruins and old tunnels before even reaching the ultimate and mysterious Machu Picchu ‘Lost City of the Incas’.
Situated 130km North West of the city Cusco in Peru, the marvelous mystery was declared a World heritage in1983 by UNESCO, now one of the seven wonders of the world.
A popular four-day trek is an adventure worth taking. A good fitness level is required for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and is well worth the accomplishment.
With altitudes up to 13 779 feet above sea level, one should spend the day in the city of Cusco to acclimatize but no time is wasted their as you can visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and the sacred valley of the Incas to give you a little taste of what is to come.
Peru is full of hidden majestic places just waiting to be explored like the floating islands of Lake Titicaca which is easily assessable once travelled to Machu Picchu as one can jump on a bus to Puno. Its quiet an experience setting foot on an island made only of reeds, you will get more of an insight to an even older Peruvian culture as these islands are home to the Uros Tribe which date further back than the Incan Tribes.
Another must see in Peru is the Amazon Rainforest which some don’t realize how much of the Amazon is actually in Peru, covering the second largest amount of the Amazon Rainforest after Brazil.
This is a spectacular experience for those who enjoy getting in touch with nature whist being swallowed by one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
Experience drifting upstream the Amazon on a river boat and stay in a jungle lodge out in the open amidst the variety of all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures, fall asleep to the sound of chattering monkeys and incredibly different bird callings.
Peru has so much to offer, weather you decide to visit for a short vacation or if you take your time and cover more ground, this place has something for everyone.
From surfing in Mancora and exploring the beautiful white sandy beaches to sand boarding down giant dunes in Huacachina.
Maybe sightseeing gorgeous Lima or visiting the glaciers and snowy peaks of the highest mountain range of the Peruvian Andes, Cordillera Blaca is for you, no matter what you are looking for, this is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list.