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Peru Travel Guide

Peru Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Peru? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Why Go with an Operator?

There are plenty of good reasons to entrust the details of your Peru travels to a tour company, and convenience and security are high among...

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Packing for Peru

What you pack depends on where and when you travel. If you're heading to several regions, you'll need a good variety of clothing. If you visit...

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Great Itineraries

If this will be your first trip to Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu are practically obligatory. The question is "what else?" And the answer depends...

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Customs of the Country

Peru is one of South America's most hospitable nations. Even in the overburdened metropolis of Lima people are happy to give directions, chat...

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Sun, Surf, and Seafood

During the summer months (December-April), beach lovers around Peru head west to enjoy a day of surfing the Pacific Ocean waves, sunbathing...

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Join a Celebration

Clanging bells, chanting, and wafting incense rouse you before dawn. You peer out your window: scores of people draped in bright colorful costumes...

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National Trademark

As part of its efforts to promote the country's exports and tourism industry, the government of Peru introduced a national trademark in 2012...

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Traditional and Chic

With its ancient ruins, snow-capped Andes, and vast Amazon wilderness, Peru has long captured the imagination of people in distant lands. But...

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Quintessential Peru

Peru's distinctive culture may make it seem like a whole other world. But experiencing it isn't difficult. Sample a few local pleasures and...

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Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

This "Lost City of the Incas" is the main reason why people come to Peru. The citadel of Machu Picchu was built around the 1450s, only to be...

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How Much Can I See in One Week, or Two Weeks?

The minimum amount of time to experience Peru is one week, but you really should consider setting aside two weeks, because that would allow...

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