Peru is a country in western South America which is incredibly diverse. From the Amazonian jungle to the iconic Inca Trail leading you to the bucket list landmark of Machu Picchu to smoking volcanoes and condors riding the thermals of Colca Canyon to the ancient and mysterious Nazca Lines to the rugged Ballestas Islands teeming with seabirds and penguins to the man made islands of Lake Titicaca ... this is a fascinating country to lose yourself in....

🙂 Inca Trail and Machu Pichu! Ceviche. Pisco Sour. Volcanoes. Amazon rainforest and wildlife.

🙁 Stray dogs – everywhere in Lima! 12 million stray cats and dogs in the country. Poverty. Eating guinea pigs. Altitude sickness.

Currency: Peruvian Sol


Day 1 – 3: Lima (Cooking Class); Lima Tour. Day 4: Lima – Iquitos. Day 4-7: Delfin 1 Amazon Cruise. Day 8: Lima – Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines. Day 9: Arequipa. Day 10: Colca Canyon Condors – Puno Day 11: Lake Titicaca: Uros and Amantani. Day 12: Lake Titicaca: Taquille Day 13: Spirit of the Andes Train to Cusco. Day 14: Cusco Tour (Sacred Valley of Incas and Pisac) Day 15: Rainbow Mountain. Day 16 – 19: Inca Trail and Machu Pichu Mountain. Day 20: Cusco (Moray tour) – Lima to Home

THREE Things we did not know about Peru:

  1. Peruvians celebrate New Year’s by gifting one another yellow underpants on New Year’s Eve to bring good luck in the coming year. It is tradition to wear them inside out (underneath clothing) until midnight, then flip them around at the stroke of midnight.
  2. Three-quarters of the world’s alpaca population lives in Peru. The national animal is the vicuña, a small camelid similar to the alpaca. It comes in 22 natural colours and its wool is considered the world’s most luxurious fabric.
  3. Roasted guinea pig – Cuy – is the national dish of Peru. It is served whole – head and feet intact! Often served with potato of which over 3,000 varieties are grown in the country!

Go to: Lima

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