The Amazon has caught the collective imagination of people for the longest time. It has inspired explorers, discoverers, biologists, anthropologists, marine scientists, authors, artists, and countless other people. It is a diverse area, rich in biodiversity and in culture. While most people go to Brazil to explore the Amazon, Peru offers a quieter alternative route. You can experience the beautiful rainforest by foot or through the river.
If you mention the word “Peru” to a person, the first image that comes to their mind is going to be of Machu Picchu. Rightfully so: the Machu Picchu ruins are a sight to behold, and was the Holy Grail of numerous Spanish explorers trying to chart the area. It’s a destination that deserves all the hype and sensation, for sure, but those are not the only ruins Peru has to offer.
Peru has been attracting millions of visitors and tourists for years. After all, the country does have a lot to offer. It is a hiker’s dream, and the adventure of a lifetime for history buffs. However, there is one portion of the beautiful Andes that is much less explored- the Central Andes.
Aaah. Peru. Where do we even begin? The heart of the Great Inca Empire. The Land of the Incas. Home to the world famous Machu Picchu. Not interested? How about sheer natural beauty in the form of the Great Amazon, exotic jungles or breathtaking peaks. Still need inspiration? What about fascinating walking trails. A rich and varied gastronomy. Resurgent cities.
Irrespective of where your interests lie, Peru always manages to entertain you with all sorts of sights and attractions that are sure to transform you into one of the most influential travel personalities on social media. Provided you manage to come back to reality and remember to click photographs! While the options are just about endless when it comes to things to do in Peru, we have managed to shortlist a few that become a part of most traveler itineraries in the country.