There are so many things to do in Peru that it can be overwhelming; where do you get started? Do you visit the Andes first or explore the desert? What about adventure through the Amazon rainforest or ancient ruins? No matter what you decide, you can rest assured that you will have an amazing time that is full of possibilities.
If you are a nature lover, you will love Iquitos. This city rests on the banks of the Amazon River and cannot be reached by road. Once you arrive, you will notice the exotic flora and fauna that surrounds you. If you want to explore the natural offerings of Iquitos, be sure to visit the many parks and nature reserves. Once you are done exploring the rainforest, it would also be a good idea to explore the culture of the city as well. The people of Iquitos are known for their rich traditions and hospitality.
If you have ever dreamed of visiting an ancient lost city, then you absolutely must visit Machu Picchu. Set high in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. While there are sure to be other tourists, seeing the staircases, temples, palaces and fountains are well worth dealing with the crowds. The beauty and history of Machu Picchu is sure to be a highlight of any trip to Peru.
If you are interesting in discovering the culture of Peru, be sure to pay a visit to Lima. Here you will find a busy city that still hangs on to its culture and traditions. This perfect mix of past, present and future is as vibrant as it is interesting. While in Lima, take advantage of the great shopping and sample of some o f the finest cuisine in the world!
As you can see, Peru definitely has something for everyone. No matter what you are in search for, Peru is sure to charm and amaze you with its diversity, culture and spirit.