5 Reasons Why Peru Should Be Next
Inca Trail, Llamas & more..
Peru, a country that packs a punch in its tropical to freezing weather conditions and rich history, is a travel destination you should’ve booked yesterday. A population estimated at 30 million including 105 languages, Peru offers locals and tourists great food, beverage and natural attractions.
Ceviche, in the sun!
Before making your way to the Pacific country, make sure you save a lot of stomach space to try out their delicious Peruvian cuisines. Trust me, a belt is not required and loose clothing is definitely recommended, especially if you love ceviche. Whilst travelling the streets of Lima, Javier Wong (ceviche guru), prepares the freshest cooked fish dancing in lime juice, chillis, onions and other fresh produce at his makeshift restaurant. If you're a foodie, there are plenty of restaurants permeating the streets of Lima; dare to be adventurous and your taste buds will have a party it won’t regret the night after.
Another Peru staple you must add to your schedule is the Machu Picchu. Rediscovered by Hiram in 1911, Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful ancient sites the world has to offer. Built around 1450 by the Incas, it is a landscape soaked by natural springs and agricultural terraces. Be sure to bring extra memory for your cameras as the attraction invites you to take a few steps back in time.
A sneaky afternoon Pisco-tibble
After long days of travelling, it’s time to let your hair down and take the edge off. Whenever alcoholic Peruvian beverages come in my mind, pisco is at the top of everyone's list. Distilled from grapes in the south of Lima, the pisco is a transparent drink combined with lime juice, egg whites and syrup. There are many different types of pisco, catering for people who like sour or sweet tones boogying on their palette. If you’re at Cusco, the Museo Del Pisco has a lively bar-scene environment, the perfect place to take your pisco virginity. The bar offers a varied range of infused Pisco with a more than willing waiter informing guests about the origin of the tantalizing beverage.
Perfect antidote for tired legs..
With a coast-line of 2,414 kilometers, beach going is a great way to indulge in the country's geographical diversity. Surfing, sand boarding and 4x4 riding are just a few of the options adrenaline junkies can experience in Peru. Whether you'd like a relaxed stroll with your partner, or spend time surfing with friends, there are plenty of beaches to suit your requirements for a perfect beach break.
Quaint Cusco streets, that packs a punch
The Pre-Columbian Art Museum located in Cusco is the only museum in Peru that restores the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures. A collection of 450 art pieces dated from 1250 B.C to 1532 A.D. are currently exhibited out of 45,000 historic objects. The diverse selection of pieces, allows visitors to be immersed in the artistic culture of Ancient Peru.
Overall, Peru is a country that offers diversity in culture, languages and destinations. So start planning your Peru Holidays to a country locked with rich history and diversity.