Discovering Peru: A land of ancient wonders and culinary delights

ByAndrea Thompson

May 14, 2024

Peru is a treasure trove of ancient history, stunning landscapes, and culinary excellence. We hope to offer a short guide of the best times to visit, the top attractions and the unique experiences that make Peru a must-visit destination.

Why Travel to Peru:

The Appeal: Peru is a country of contrasts. From the arid Pacific coast to the lush Amazon rainforest, every corner offers a different experience Peru appeals to history buffs, nature lovers, and food enthusiasts alike. It’s a place where you can witness the legacy of one of the world’s greatest civilizations and enjoy some of the finest gastronomy.

The Experience: Whether you’re navigating the bustling streets of Lima or trekking through the Andes, Peru offers an authentic and exhilarating South American adventure.

Best Time to Visit:

Peru’s diverse geography means weather patterns vary greatly. The ideal time to visit depends on the regions you plan to explore.

Coastal areas including Lima when the weather is warmer around May to June.  The Andean highlands to include Machu Picchu and Cusco are best visited from June to August.  This time of year, offers clearer skies and fewer rain showers.

What to Do:

Explore Ancient Ruins: Peru is synonymous with the Incan empire.

Machu Picchu is a bucket list destination but there are other sites just as mysterious and sacred such as Kuélap and Chavin.  Enjoy the natural wonders of the largest lake in Cordillera Blanca, Laguna Parón for breath-taking views and adventures or immerse yourself in culture and experience the vibrant culture in Lima

The Food:

Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, African, and Asian influences, making it one of the most varied and flavourful in the world.

What to Try: Indulge in ceviche, the national dish, or savour a pisco sour, Peru’s signature cocktail. Don’t miss the chance to try local specialties like lomo saltado (stir-fried beef) or aji de gallina (creamy chicken stew).

Peru is a land that captivates the senses and the soul. With its rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty, coupled with its world-renowned cuisine, Peru promises an unforgettable adventure to all.