The home of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, it just seems like a kaleidoscope of captivating travel experiences. From the puzzling geoglyphs to the breath-taking wilderness, nature and human miracles meet head on and bowl over tourists. The Latin cooking, engaging history, Amazon rainforest, and entertaining culture, all of it has everyone awe-inspired. The magic of this country thrives with diverse travel moments. So, take your time to assimilate the true joy of the country.
Start with Lima; the capital of Peru and the Latin glam-diva of indulgence. Visit the Museo Nacional de Antropologia y Arqueologia and the Museo Rafael Larco Herrera. But more than the historic desert city, it has modern leisure, shopping malls and the most electrifying nightlife. Then, check out Arequipa the snow-capped volcanoes, pre-Columbian mummy - Juanita and incomparable Arequipena dishes. The other must-visit is Cusco; where you must see the cathedral, Qorikancha and museums in the day and Plaza de Armas at night. You can explore the 16th century Spanish missionaries in Chiclayo.
But, the real experience of Peru is not in its cities. It has the stunning fusion of rainforests, humongous sand dunes, mountain peaks and the endearing local culture. The famed lost city of Incas, Machu Picchu, the animalistic tracks in the Amazon, the archaeological wonder of Nazca lines, the stunning lake Titicaca, the beaches of Piura and the Chan Chan World Heritage Site; all roping tourists into the unending sea of breath-taking experiences.
Peruvian cuisine is where local produce meets Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, and Japanese cuisine. Some of the most mouth-watering delicacies that you must try are Ceviche, Causa, Lomo Saltado, Cuy, Aji de Galiana, Lucuma, Rocoto Relleno, Alpaca and Anticuchos. However, the regional differences reflect in their cuisine too. But, there is one dish, which is a true Peruvian delight - Pollo a la Brasa. It is the Peruvian roasted chicken. Though you may have tasted some version in one of the international cities, the authentic version is beyond compare. A true foodie will never miss that.
Start your hike up to Inca Trail from the Urubamba Valley witness the most picturesque view around, along with thousands of local people, who trek up this rough terrain as a pilgrimage. You can also take a trek up to the Cordillera Blanca as the panoramic landscapes around are well worth it. Take a cruise along the Amazon or surf the waves in Lima or sand-board the giant dunes near Hucachina. Yet the air craft ride over the geoglyphs is the perfect way to combine sightseeing with adventure. Canon Del Colca is a truly wonderful allegedly the deepest canyon with the most breath-taking views.
This is one roller-coaster ride that my cost you more than you want to. The typhoid and yellow fever infections are lurking around the corner as are the adventure travel injuries. The local infrastructure and health challenges almost mandate it. Consult Flexicover for a quotation and the suitable yet comprehensive travel insurance recommendation. Then, you can fly to Peru with a smile on your face.
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