Peru Travel Guide

About Peru

Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art.


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What It’s Like to Ride a Peruvian Paso Horse

My Peruvian Paso horse galloped along the Lurin Valley coastline as hundreds of seagulls flew above searching for their next treat. The breeze from the sea transported the call of wild birds over the crashing waves. It was a whimsical day, almost dreamlike in beauty.


Why You Should Visit More Than Machu Picchu While Exploring Peru

We took a weekend trip with Peru Hop to Paracas and Huacachina. These two towns are often passed over when visiting Peru but are absolutely worth checking out!


A Night Out in Lima With a Local

Local Peruvian, Catterina, shows me around Lima. In this episode we stop for the craft cocktails at Mad Bar and have a meal at the open kitchen dining scene at Quimera Restaurante.


Cusco & Machu Picchu Suggested Itinerary

It’s the trip you’ve been dreaming about for years, but where do you start planning for the Lost City of Machu Picchu? In our guide, we’ll give you our top suggestions based on actual experience of visiting these historic cities.


Things to Know for Your Trip to Cusco & Machu Picchu

After a recent trip there, i’ve put together tips and my suggested itinerary so you don’t get lost in the Lost City of the Incas. Enjoy as you read about how you can make the most of your time at this iconic Incan archaeological site.


Spend the Night in an Incan Palace

Palacio del Inka was once part of the Inka Temple of the Sun, the most sacred site in the Inca religion. Lucky guests can spend the night in this historic palace.


South America’s Only Desert Oasis: Huacachina

Huacachina is the most interesting Peruvian town you’ve never heard of. At first glance, this village is straight out of the set of a Hollywood movie.


A Peruvian Cooking Lesson With Sky Kitchen

Learn to cook like a Peruvian, taste 35 different local fruits and visit the market in Lima.