Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
There are the flatlands along the coast, with beaches, remains of the continent’s first civilisations, and Peru’s largest city, Lima.
Heading up into the mighty Andes mountain range, you’ll find some of the most iconic sites in the country – like Machu Picchu – but also rarely-explored hikes and adventures through pristine wilderness.
And down the other side of the Andes, the Amazon awaits. The thick and untouched jungle offers countless opportunities to explore away from the crowds and come face-to-face with nature.
WHAT TO SEE IN PERU >> THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN PERU < <
There is so much to see in Peru and most travellers just visit the famous locations. But look a bit further and you’ll find some incredible sites that will make it an even more memorable trip. Here are my tips for the best places to visit in Peru.
INCA TRAIL ALTERNATIVE >> HOW TO AVOID THE CROWDS < <
The idea of the Inca Trail is adventurous but the reality is a well-trodden path where you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of other tourists. You might be interested in this alternative trail that focuses on the nature and local communities.
AREQUIPA’S HERITAGE >> WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT < <
Peru’s second-largest city doesn’t get nearly as much attention as the capital, Lima, but it is just as interesting to visit. In fact, Arequipa offers a wonderful insight into the colonial days of the country – as you’ll see in my story here.