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

From the ancient cathedrals in Cuzco to the historic ruins and strenuous hikes of Huayna and Machu Picchu, Peru has a multitude of easily recognizable landmarks for travelers from around the world. The country has also been receiving equal reco...
From the ancient cathedrals in Cuzco to the historic ruins and strenuous hikes of Huayna and Machu Picchu, Peru has a multitude of easily recognizable landmarks for travelers from around the world. The country has also been receiving equal reco...
A little over a century ago, an American archealogist named Hiram Bingham and a team explorers unearthed an ancient series of cities that we now know as Machu Piccu. We won't say "discovered" since there was an entire civilization traveling to and...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
Vertically inclined travelers in Peru’s Sacred Valley now have the option of waking up 1,300 feet up a cliff face. The Natura Vive adventure company has rigged three pods they call the Skylodge Adventure Suites on the side of mountain outside Cusc...
I have one piece of advice for anyone visiting Peru: Never ask if pisco comes from Chile. Peru and Chile have a longstanding rivalry when it comes to the clear grape brandy, which both countries claim as their own. And while I feel it unwise to...