WHY TRAVEL TO PERU?

TOP REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Nazca Lines (credit: 123RF)

Adventurer’s Paradise: Every corner of Peru can be defined as an adventure. Whether it is horseback riding through the Sacred Valley or trekking up the snow-capped Andean mountains, there is something for every adventure enthusiast. Other popular adventure activities include river cruising, paragliding, sandboarding, dune buggy riding, surfing, and rock climbing. Travelers can unwind at the nearby spas or take a spiritual journey with an ayahuasca ceremony or meet with spiritual healers to cleanse impurities in the body. Adventure experiences are endless!

Lunch at Amaz in Lima © Mara DelliPriscoli

Culinary Exploration: Respected by prestigious chefs and discerning palates around the world, Peruvian cuisine offers a vast and exquisite array of dishes that combine ancient traditions and foreign culinary techniques. Some of the more famous dishes include the Peruvian Ceviche, Pisco Sour drinks, and Peru’s home legacy, the potato.

Virgen del Carmen Parade in Pisac (credit: 123RF)

Diverse Cultures and Traditions: Home to approximately 3,000 festivals, Peru is dotted in year-round festivities. Some of the more famous festivities include Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter and the great Inca Festival of Inti Raymi on June 24, making it a popular time to visit Peru and Machu Picchu. In the jungle, there is the Festival of San Juan, including a day of wine and relaxation along the riverbanks followed by an epic night of dancing.

Boat-billed Flycatcher in Amazon © Mara DelliPriscoli

Extensive Biodiversity: Home to eight national parks, eight national reserves and seven national sanctuaries, nature lovers’ delight in Peru’s biodiversity. A few highlights include the Manu National Park, located in the Amazon rainforest and the largest biosphere in Peru with close to 1,000 different species of birds; the Titicaca National Park located on the highest navigable lake in the world; the Paracas National Reserve, home to the Humboldt penguins, sea lions, dolphins and turtles; and the Huascarán National Park, home to jaguars, tapirs, llamas and more.

Trekking in the Peruvian Andes (credit: 123RF)

Adventurer’s Paradise: Every corner of Peru can be defined as an adventure. Whether it is horseback riding through the Sacred Valley or trekking up the snow-capped Andean mountains, there is something for every adventure enthusiast. Other popular adventure activities include river cruising, paragliding, sandboarding, dune buggy riding, surfing, and rock climbing. Travelers can unwind at the nearby spas or take a spiritual journey with an ayahuasca ceremony or meet with spiritual healers to cleanse impurities in the body. Adventure experiences are endless!