5 Reasons to Add Peru to Your Bucket List

Beyond Machu Picchu is a country inviting you to feed your body, mind and soul with off-the-beaten-path experiences. Whether it’s your first international holiday, you’re seeking a little adventure or you’ve seen Europe’s famous sights, now is the time to break free from the ordinary and see the unique destinations and unusual discoveries that have stood the test of time.


Peru is the perfect country to experience the new. Here are our top 5 reasons why you need to add this South American gem to your bucket list!


Location



While its exotic, pristine landscapes make it seem far reaching, Peru is actually closer than you think. Flights are comparable in price and length to Europe and North America from Sydney.


Cuisine



Amid the horizons and ancient vistas of Peru lies an equally important attraction – food! Lima has emerged as a culinary capital with diverse dishes made of regional fresh seafood and market-fresh fruit and vegetables, served at local markets, family eateries and 5-star restaurants.


Culture


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The ancient land of architects and warriors is a world of tradition, artistry, natural wonders and simple pleasures starting in Peru.


History



Dig deeper for glimpses of ancient life through archaeological wonders to rival the pyramids in Egypt. Taste traditions with Peruvian cooking classes, relive artistic history with tango lessons and expand your horizons with visits to local Peruvian homes.


Nature


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Stand on the rim of Colca Canyon at eye level with the Andean Condors, whose 10-foot wingspan lets them glide for hours on the chasm’s updrafts. Sail to Isla Ballestas to mingle with marine animals in the sanctuary. Fly over southern Peru’s Nazca Desert to see the Nazca Lines which are etched in the sandy soil to better see heaven or for heaven to see.


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