There are hundreds of reasons to travel to Peru, here are 10 of them.
1- The diversity of landscapes
Peru is full of varied landscapes. There are 3 main areas: the Pacific coast, the Sierra, ie the mountainous area, and the Amazon. So mountains, canyons, sand dunes, beaches, forests: there is something for everyone!
2- See a wonder of the world
Peru is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: Machu Picchu. Wonder guaranteed!
3- Sail on the highest navigable lake in the world
If you travel to Peru, you will surely have the chance to visit the highest navigable lake in the world: Lake Titicaca, located at 3812m above sea level.
4- Discover ancestral traditions that are passed down from generation to generation
Whether on Lake Titicaca, in the Sacred Valley, or in the Amazon, you will not fail to meet the local Peruvian communities, who will be proud to share their culture with you.
5- Go on a trek off the beaten track
If you are a hiking lover, Peru is for you. Choose the Huaraz region to enjoy unforgettable landscapes: lagoons and snow-capped peaks all on the same day!
6- Cusco, the navel of the Inca Empire
Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire. In the region of Cusco, you will discover the heritage of the Incas: ruins of Pisac, Moray and its agricultural terraces, and many other vestiges of this mythical period of Andean history.
7- See one of the deepest canyons in the world
The Colca Canyon is one of the most impressive canyons in the world, with a depth of over 3400m! Dizzying view guaranteed!
Over the past decade, Peru has been revealed to the world as a new gastronomic destination, accumulating prestigious awards every year. Peruvian gastronomy is one of the most varied in the world, thanks to the diversity of local products. Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, papas à la Huancaina, Pisco Sour: there is something for everyone!
9- Visit still mysterious places
Kuelap, Waqar Pukara: these fortresses built by pre-Inca civilizations in different regions of Peru are accessible to the public, however, the work of excavations and exploration is not finished: so it’s up to you to discover the unsolved mysteries!
10- Reaching heights
Peru has more than 30 peaks over 6,000m above sea level. So be ready to challenge the altitude and push your limits!