Peru is as mysterious as its landmarks. It finds its way into most travel wish lists for one major reason – Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. They say that the moment you see Machu Picchu for the first time from that historic trail, you suddenly realize just how rewarding traveling can be, and tend to re-discover a long-lost part of your soul.
The Land of the Incas
You might only know about Machu Picchu, but the fabled city is just the beginning. Peru was once home to a thriving pre-Columbian civilization that had dominated the region before the Spanish. The Incas were responsible for creating some of the most beautiful archaeological wonders, combining striking architecture with jaw-dropping natural beauty, making the country feel alluring and enchanting. Another adventure awaits at the Nazca lines, ancient markings that make you think twice about the existence of aliens.
The great Andes dictates the region’s landscapes, but Peru is also home to a rainforest, the Amazon, a beautiful shoreline, vast deserts and exciting surf destinations. The train journey from Cusco to Puno is famous as one of the most spectacular train rides on the planet. You can also check out mind-blowing views of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake. And wherever you go, Peruvians and their hospitality makes you feel at home.