Why should you visit Peru? Simply because it is one of the most diverse destinations in South America that offers all its visitors incredible experiences. An impressive variety of ecosystems, overflowing landscapes, beautiful cities full of history,...
Why should you visit Peru? Simply because it is one of the most diverse destinations in South America that offers all its visitors incredible experiences. An impressive variety of ecosystems, overflowing landscapes, beautiful cities full of history, culture, traditions, beaches, fauna, flora, and its delicious and famous gastronomy.
Machu Picchu alone justifies a trip to Peru. The ancient Inca citadel, declared a World Heritage Site, is considered one of the wonders of the world. Located 2,500 meters above sea level, it offers a breathtaking panorama. It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this civilization.
Cusco has many fascinating features for history and art lovers. For example, you can visit mummies in the Inka Museum, go to the only religious center of the city, the Temple of the Sun, or go to San Blas.
Peru is among the countries with the greatest diversity of natural resources in the world offering a great variety of plants: 60% of Peru's surface is occupied by the Amazon. The country preserves many Natural Reserves such as the Ballestas Islands in Ica and the Manu National Park in the Peruvian jungle.
The diversity of landscapes will give you room to choose. The country has deserts where you can practise sports activities in the sand dunes. The coast is dotted with numerous fine sandy beaches that will delight those looking to relax or practice water sports. The hiker will head for snow-capped mountains or high altitude lagoons, such as the famous Lake Titicaca. And the nature enthusiast will not hesitate to venture into the Amazon jungle.
In addition, eating in Peru is to feel scents and enjoy unique flavors. With its species, animals, fruits, vegetables, and fish native to the country, tasting a Peruvian dish is an unforgettable experience. From seafood on the coast to regional specialties such as roast pork and the famous guinea pig in the highlands.
Worried about expenses? We're here to help you stretch your budget with free accommodations. People Like Us is a trusted home exchange community. Our goal is to connect you with a like-minded person who can exchange homes with you when you travel to Peru. Who knows, you may find someone willing to offer you their home and act as your local tour guide. Start planning your dream trip to Peru with People Like Us. Sign up today!