PERU TRAVEL GUIDE

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If you are looking for a place that offers a mix between history, culture, nature and gastronomy, you must visit Peru. From the incredible Inca ruins of Machu Picchu to the enormous golden sand dunes of Huacachina, this country has everything to make your trip an unforgettable one.

Taste the country’s delicious cuisine in Lima, enjoy the charming Peruvian coast in Paracas, delve into the country’s past in Cusco, discover the incredible Inca culture in the Sacred Valley, stroll through the charming streets of Arequipa, sound some time in the jungle in Iquitos… Hundreds of adventures await you in Peru.

LANGUAGE

Spanish.

CURRENCY

Sol. 1USD equals
3.85 PEN.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

From May to October.

TRAVEL TO PERU

Basic Tips

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In this Peru travel guide you’ll find all my blog posts with information about the country. Discover the best tips before traveling to Peru that you need to know when you’re planning your trip. I also propose an itinerary to visit Peru in 15 days and I recommend the best travel insurance for Peru.

PLACES TO VISIT IN PERU

Tips for every Destination

Peru is a very diverse country. In it you will be able to discover charming cities, towns with incredible history and amazing natural wonders.

The top 3 cities that you must visit during your trip are Lima, Cusco and Arequipa. If you love mountains, I recommend visiting the Huascarán National Park and the Vilcanota mountain range, where the famous Rainbow Mountain is located.

Don’t forget to visit places like Huacachina or Paracas, where you can see a great diversity of animals. Are you looking for a unique place to visit in Peru? If so, I recommend the Natural Pools of Millpu, near Ayacucho.

It’s Impossible not to visit Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. It is not the only wonder left by the Incas in Peru. In fact, the country is full of ruins. Near Cusco, you can visit places like Ollantaytambo and Moray, both located in the Sacred Valley.

Below you’ll find my blog posts about the different places to visit in Peru.

LIMA

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Located on the central coast of Peru, Lima has been the capital of Peru since 1535. It is the most modern town in the country. However, a walk through its historic center will take you back in time. In this area of ​​the city you must visit the incredible Plaza de Armas (main square).

Barranco and Miraflores are the best neighborhoods to visit in Lima. You’ll be able to visit incredible urban art, pathways to walk on, viewpoints and many incredible restaurants. The Magical Water Circuit is also one of the best places worth visiting.

ICA

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The department of Ica, located south of Lima, has several places that I recommend visiting during your trip to Peru. The best place to visit is Huacachina and its incredible oasis. It is a true wonder. The large dunes will leave you speechless. Trust me!

I also recommend visiting Paracas, on the coast of Peru. The landscapes are out of this world. Also, if you book a trip to the Ballestas Islands, you will be able to see many animals. Do you want to live an unforgettable experience? If so, I recommend flying over the Nazca Lines.

AYACUCHO

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Ayacucho is not at the top of most people’s list who are panning a trip to Peru. However, if you want to visit one of Peru’s natural wonders, you probably have to visit Ayacucho. I’m talking about the Millpu Natural Pools! You will be mesmerized with this work of nature.

It is also worth taking a walk through the city of Ayacucho. It is not touristic, therefore you can enjoy a more local atmosphere. Do not forget to visit the main market and the main square of Ayacucho.

CUSCO

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Cusco is the grand jewel of any trip to Peru. If you visit the country in search of culture and history, this city will quickly become your favorite. The Inca ruins located throughout the city are a real treasure. You can discover them by going on long walks through its cobbled streets full of markets, shops and restaurants.

You can visit several places from Cusco. The most popular place is Machu Picchu, of course. Don’t forget to visit Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lagoon and Sacred Valley.

AREQUIPA

Known as the white city of Peru, Arequipa has a special charm. From Arequipa’s Main Square to the Santa Catalina Monastery, the city is full of little treasures. Do not forget to visit the Colca Canyon and hike Ruta del Sillar which are located in the outskirts of the city. You also have numerous volcanoes that you can climb.