Peru: Five Must-Do Activities
If you’re looking for your next bucket-list destination, then look no further than Peru. Home to archaeological sights, the Inca trail, bustling cities and a section of the Amazon jungle, Peru is undoubtedly an adventure-traveller’s dream. Here are five things you can do in this magical country:
Ponder over how the mysterious Nazca Lines were created
These pre-Columbian geoglyphs depict plants and animals, drawn in continuous lines, and span an area of 500 square kilometres. The best way to view them is from the sky: by taking a flight across the plains or by hiking to the top of a hill.
Embark on an Amazonian journey
Have the chance to see unique wildlife, the Amazon river, Indigenous villages and more. Animal lovers will be thrilled at the chance to see Pink River Dolphins as well as poison dart frogs and sloths! Fun fact: the Peruvian Amazon covers over half of the country.
Discover Cusco, which was the capital of the Incan Empire
Cusco is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in South America. The city is a fascinating mix of Inca ruins and Spanish architecture—with many photo-worthy streets, cathedrals and temples.
Hike to one of the Seven New Wonders of the World
Machu Picchu is located in the Andes Mountains. The Incan citadel is one of Peru’s major attractions and is an impressive sight indeed. There are a number of hikes that take you to Machu Picchu, and some routes are more crowded than others. But one thing’s for sure: you won’t be disappointed with the end result!
Explore Lima, the coastal (and capital) city of Peru
The city is a haven for foodies where mouth-watering food dishes are in abundance—it’s definitely the place to try some traditional Peruvian food! Surfers will revel in the opportunity to ride large waves and history fans will enjoy the beautiful range of architecture spread throughout the city. There’s something for everyone here.
And that’s just the beginning of your Peruvian journey! Other popular areas to discover include Arequipa, the Sacred Valley, and the Colca Canyon, which you could adventure to on the fantastic itineraries highlighted here: Peru’s Best and Essential Peru.
Interested in visiting Peru? Email Rachael@lloydstravel.com for more information on these tours or call 604.872.5464 to speak to a travel agent today.