If you are planning on traveling to South America, Peru us one of those countries you simply can’t miss. This country has a brilliant culture, history, tradition, and sights that you will remember forever.
Simply put, there are so many things to do in Peru that you might lose sight of what’s important. This is why we decided to make this post and suggest what you need to do while in Peru, especially if you are short on time. So, let’s start.
1. Experience Lake Titicaca
Not only is Lake Titicaca one of the largest lakes in South America, but it is also one of the most beautiful ones. However, this is not all. Apart from being beautiful, this lake is also home to many indigenous people of Peru called Uro and they live on small floating islands on the lake made out of reeds.
2. Explore the Amazon forest
When people talk about the Amazon forest, they usually think of Brazil, but this is the largest rainforest in the world and it stretches to Peru as well. In fact, only a small portion of the Amazon is in Peru but it covers over 60% of its territory. With a professional guide, you can explore the Amazon, its nature, and wildlife.
3. Eat Peruvian food
Peruvian local food is something truly unique and it comes with many spices and different flavors. Their cuisine has a bold taste and, if you are a fan of food, you should definitively try it out. One of the most famous dishes of Peru is called “ceviche” which is actually a type of marinated raw fish that is put in lime juice for a unique taste.
4. Go to Machu Picchu and hike on the Inka trail
Don’t go on Peru tours that don’t include a visit to Machu Picchu as this is probably the most iconic location in this country. These ancient ruins are really amazing and if you are into hiking, you can combine two interesting things.
5. Climb Vinicunca
Vinicunca, or the Rainbow Mountain, is one of the most unique sights that you can see. This mountain is a part of the Andes and has a special geologic look that you can’t see anywhere else in the world. The mountain has different stripes of color and it looks like someone painted it like that on purpose.
In the end, make sure that you explore Lime or Cusco as these cities have amazing nightlife and can help you experience the Peruvian culture even more.