It may not be the most famous country in South America, but it’s rich and amazing things to see and do. Welcome to blog travels and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 reasons to visit Peru. Are you a fan of our posts? Be sure to subscribe to blog travels and Ring the bell to be notified about our latest posts. For this list, we’re taking a look at various attractions, regions, cities and cultural delights that make Peru a great destination in 2022.
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Cuisine. Overlooked For Far Too Long
Peruvian cuisine is finally making waves on the international scene, with restaurants popping up and gaining attention in many major cities around the world. But there’s nothing quite like going to the source in 2018. Not one, but two restaurants located in Peru’s capital city of Lima, ranked among the top 10 restaurants in the world. While you’ll need to plan ahead to get a table at Central or Maidou, the latter of which is actually Japanese Peruvian fusion, by the way, you need not go to the country’s best restaurants to immerse yourself in their incredible cuisine. From upscale dining to little mom and pop joints, Peru has become a true foodie destination.
9 Trekking While Peru Cities
have so much to offer in terms of culture, you’ll also want to spend some quality time appreciating the country’s great outdoors. Peru is made up of some 28 distinct climates. For context, there are only 32 in the entire world, and with all that geographical variety comes excellent opportunities for trekking. For those of you currently looking down at your footwear and second guessing Peru as a destination, stop worrying. Yes, with tracks like the chill, Kick It Out, Incan ruins. Hike Peru is a great destination for the experienced backpacker in search of a challenge. But there are also plenty of single day excursions that are more appropriate for beginners, which nonetheless pack a punch in terms of inspiring natural beauty, like the coat ahoy, See Canyon Day hike and the half day hike from Chinchero, Tawiah, Bamba
It should go without saying, but Peru is a country steeped in history and in few places is that more obvious than Cusco, located in the Andes Cusco once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. And to this day is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent because of its proximity to both Machu Picchu and the Sacred valley. 2 destinations will be getting to shortly. Cusco is too often seen as a gateway or stopping point, when in reality it’s a gem in its own right. It’s been called the navel of the world. And Rome, of the Incas, and is defined by stunning historic architecture. Incredible views, culture, animals, alpacas, anyone and handcrafts.
7 Rainbow Mountain
Like we were saying earlier, there are countless memorable day hikes that one can take in Peru, and one of them ends here at this surreal sight. Vinicunca, also known as Montana DCT Coloris or simply Rainbow Mountain, is a vibrantly hued summit that is surely lives up to its name thanks to a unique combination of natural sediment proximity to the ocean and atmosphere, the Trek 2 it is a tiring one, and altitude is always a factor in terms of oxygen flow and breathing. But it’s also beautiful from start to finish. And for your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with not only a sense of accomplishment but also a site that will truly take your breath away. Not to mention it’s pure Instagram gold. Just make sure to go when the weather is good, as visibility and the vibrancy of the colors can fluctuate drastically.
6 The Amazon
Peru’s natural wonders were keeping him coming; few other places on Earth boast more varied forms of life that can be found than in the famed Amazon Rainforest, a portion of which lies within Peruvian borders. In fact, the Amazon makes up roughly 60% of the country’s total area, so Peru as a whole is not merely blessed in terms of its varying geography and climates, but also boasts a stunning level of biodiversity. There are many ways to experience the Peruvian Amazon, be it from a perch aboard a river cruise. Or by venturing with an organized tour on land. Either way, nature and wildlife lovers are sure to be blown away by the dizzying array of plant and animal life that calls the Amazon home.
5 The Nazca Lines
These ain’t exactly your usual crop circles. If you are able to witness the awe inspiring scale of these ancient works, well, you’re likely to be at a loss for words. The nazca lines are thought to have been created somewhere between 500 BC and 500 AD, but they weren’t able to be properly studied. Until the advent of aircraft travel, when archaeologists finally got high enough to see the full picture, they were understandably stunned. The Nazca lines are massive geoglyphs linear designs in the ground that form patterns and shapes like animals, insects, and representations of flowers and trees. To this day, people still debate their significance, but pretty much everyone agrees whether they see the lines from a plane or an observation tower. They are both beautiful and fascinating
4. A Sacred Valley Located In The Andes Of Peru
not far from Cusco, is the sacred valley of the Incas, lush and green. The Urubamba Valley was historically important to the Inca people for its astonishing fertility. Today it attracts numerous visitors with its serene beauty, colonial towns and rural villages, where local people sell their handcrafts. It’s honestly got a little bit of everything here. You’ll find an abundance of ruins, a great home base for trekking, many opportunities for rock climbing and rafting, and of course. A fascinating local culture with so much to see and do. You could very well spend an entire trip exploring the Sacred valley, so at the very least you should dedicate a few days to its many charms.
Beaches tend to be a major draw for most tourist destinations, but in Peru they actually don’t get that much attention. It had seemed that Peru’s beaches got overshadowed or lost amid the plethora of other activities to experience and landscapes to explore within the country. But make no mistake, the beaches in Peru are beautiful and worthy of more attention than they get since they don’t. However, they also come with the added bonus of being relatively uncrowded compared to traditional beach destinations. Whether you’re looking for something close to the conveniences of the city. A beachside party, or a more remote oceanfront town where you can get off the grid. Peru has got you covered.
2 Machu Picchu – Map of Machu Picchu
Yep, you certainly cannot talk about Peru without bringing up Machu Picchu. But while its reputation justly precedes it, we are here to tell you that this world renowned tourist destination actually lives up to the hype. The ruins are a site that everyone should aspire to see at least once. Located in the Cusco Region, this 15th century Inca citadel sits perched upon a mountain Ridge. And an inspiring feat of human ingenuity and a testament to the Inca civilization between the ruins themselves and the breathtaking views offered at the scenic point. There’s simply no way to do Machu Picchu justice and words. It needs to be lived and experienced first hand to be fully appreciated before we unveil our.