You could spend months in Peru without ever tiring of things to do. Peru is a classic trekking destination, with trails to ancient ruins and long-distance circuits through the Andes Mountains. The world-famous Inca Trail to the Sacred Valley is indisputably magical, while alternative options such as Ancascocha Trek wind through Quechua farming village en route to Machu Picchu.
But there is so much to see and do in Peru beyond trekking. A visit to one of Peru’s dynamic cities (such as Cusco, Lima, or Arequipa) will be full of both historic sights and modern culture and art. Lima has garnered attention as a cuisine destination that merges tradition with creativity. Head to a restaurant in one of Lima’s historic neighborhoods to try ceviche: a zesty seafood favorite that is the national dish of Peru. Markets (such as the San Pedro Market in Cusco) house fresh vegetables, meats, and cheeses, and a wide array of trinkets, textiles, and souvenirs.
The possibilities in Peru are endless: you could paddle around the Amazon jungle, partake in Spanish classes, or raft down class 5 whitewater. No matter what type of traveler you are, you’ll find excitement and beauty in every corner of the country.