Peru

Peru Travel Guide

There are countless reasons to travel to Peru. From the vibrant local culture, to the delicious cuisine, to the country’s magnificently beautiful natural landscape, Peru is a nation of wonders.

Peru is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile, which makes it easy to visit Peru and arrange day trips to surrounding South American countries.

Things Not to Miss in Peru

• Trekking the famous Inca Trail, a four-day hike that leads to Machu Picchu
 • Partaking in any number of adrenaline pumping sports, including ocean kayaking, mountain biking, zip lining, surfing, and sandboarding
 • Viewing the country’s natural wildlife, which includes jaguars, pink dolphins, otters and thousands of species of butterflies
 • Bargaining for Peruvian handcrafted goods at one of the country’s many indoor and outdoor markets

When to Go to Peru

Peru travel is best done during the country’s dry season, which lasts from June through September. Not only is hiking more enjoyable under a clear sky, but Peru’s dry season is the best time to view the country’s jungles and go see the wildlife.

Articles about Peru

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