It is difficult to capture the entire beauty of Peru in a single vacation. Peru can be defined as a microcosm of the entire continent of South America. You will be overwhelmed by the diversity of this South American country. From the snow-capped peaks of the Andes to the scorching desert, from the lush green Amazonian rainforests to the cool Pacific coast, you will find every thing in this single country.
Best time to visit
Peru can be visited any time in the year. From June to August is the coolest and driest season in Peru. This is the best time to visit the country. During the humid and hot months, from December end to March, you can visit the beaches.
There are several direct flights connecting Lima, the capital of Peru, to major global cities. However, just like traveling to any other South American destination, air tickets can be quite expensive.
Given the diversity of this country, it is difficult to plan your itinerary in Peru. You can start your trip from Lima. Despite being overcrowded and congested like any other South American city, Lima has a distinct European air around it. It houses several impressive museums, which includes the Bullfight Museum, Arms Museum and the Automobile Museum. The relics of the Incan pyramids are restored in Huaca Huallamaraca, Huaca Pucllana and Pachacamac. Lima also flaunts some stunning colonial buildings, plazas and churches.
To get close to the Incan past of Peru, take some time to visit Nazca. The famous 800 Nazca Lines, representing geometric and animal fingers, remains one of the unsolved mysteries of the ancient world. To get an idea of ancient Incan lifestyle visit Cuzco, Chachapoyas and Machu Picchu.
Huacachina is flanked by large sand dunes and palm trees. This resort, nestled beside a lagoon, is a popular party spot.
Lake Titicaca is another attraction of Peru. This is the large lake in South America and is the highest navigable lake in the world.
You can also take a cruise along the River Amazon, and get a glimpse of the remote rural Peruvian lifestyle and the wilderness of the country.
While the lovely mountains of Huayhuash, Blanca and Cordilleras are great hiking destinations, Manocora is the perfect beach to laze in the tropical sun.