Overview of Peru

  • Entrance to the sacred grounds

Peru is a prime example of a country suited for budget travel. Prices are much cheaper than more developed countries like Chile, Argentina and Brazil and the attractions are endless. Complete with the Andes Mountains, The Amazon and an impressive desert, Peru is an ideal country to visit for just about anyone.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Machu Picchu– Let’s be honest, this is the main reason you are going. And it is totally worth it. If you play your cards right, this will be one of your most memorable Peruvian experiences.
  • Going Back in Time in Cusco– This town reeks of historical excellence. This Incan Empire is sure to delight you with its architecture, food and culture. It is one of my most favorite places to travel to. Don’t be surprised if you end up staying here longer than planned.
  • Exploring Lima– To outsiders it might just look like another big modern South American city, but it boasts an awesome shoreline and some important insight into the evolving Peruvian culture.
  • Eating in the Markets- Be sure to check out the large open-air markets in Cusco and other small cities. Most markets have an array of “kitchens” where you can sit down and order a fresh smoothie or a full blown meal for the best price in town! My favorite market was San Blas Mercado in Cusco.

MY RATINGS:

Activities: 10 out of 10

Food: 8 out of 10

People: 8 out of 10

Cultural Experience: 8 out of 10

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