Thousands of tourists arrive to Peru every day, all searching for the perfect trip. Some are culture buffs, looking to take in every historical tidbit. Others want to connect with nature and camp out under the stars. Some just want to feel adrenaline coursing through their veins. No matter what your passion is, Peru has something for you. So what type of traveler are you?
Peru is chock full of culture and history. There is no other country in South America with such a rich and powerful culture to speak off. Where should the culturally minded traveler go, well Cusco and Machu Picchu are the obvious places to start. But don’t stop there, go to Lima to see the wonderful mix of European, American, African and Asian influences that make up modern Peru. You may enjoy a tour throughout the country, traveling to Puno and Lake Titicaca where you can join in on ancient customs and vibrant festivals that celebrate Quechua and Aymara roots. It’s even better if you’re a foodie as no matter where you go you’ll see (and taste) why Peru is considered to have some of the best cuisine in the world. All of these cultures came together and created something that is truly amazing.
What about for travelers looking to get their nature fix? Well, Peru is made up of 3 different regions, each with their own ever evolving sub ecosystems. First up you can travel southeast towards the jungle, maybe check out the incredible Manu Biosphere and the Tambopata National Reserve, incredible places where you can spend time in the rainforest. Going towards the coast to the south of Lima, you can check out the Paracas National Reserve where you’ll see a huge colony of sea lions and more than 100 species of seabirds. Hire a boat and guide from the shore and they’ll take you to see the colony up close and personal. Finally, if traveling towards the mountains you can go to the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary that preserves historic Inca ruins as well as rare flora and fauna. Many of the local hotel complexes actually house private reserves that protect a variety of endangered plants and animals.
Now for those looking for some action, Peru was made for travelers in pursuit of thrills. Take the Inca Trail while in the Andes, go whitewater rafting in the Colca Canyon, zip line across huge chasms in the Sacred Valley, parasailing in Lima, kitesurfing in Paracas and end it all with surfing in some of the most beautiful beaches to the North of Peru. All of these are truly awe inspiring.
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