Peru Luxury Travel and Vacation Guide

 

 Visit a country of diversity when you choose Peru as your next vacation destination. This is a country of mountains with Andes peaks over 6000 feet high. There is a wealth of archaeological sites, exquisite beaches, medicinal springs, opportunities for sports and friendly people. Wander through villages where traces of the Spanish conquistadors still remain and take numerous photos of the beautiful scenery.

Peru Attractions

Tinbres and Piura are the most northerly towns in the country and offer many beaches and opportunities for fishing and water sports. Visit Macchu Piccu, the Lost City of the Incas and walk the Inca Trail.

Cusco

Walk the historical labyrinth of protection walls and paths built by the Incas when you visit Cusco. This attraction is called the Phuyupatamarka and is a stunning example of Incan architecture. It consists of 15 buildings, 2 plazas, a ceremonial bath, water channels, bridges and stairways. The Bario de San Blas is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city with old houses built on Inca walls. Within short driving distances of Cusco, you can visit many other historical and natural attractions, such as Huaso, a town of healers.

City of Lima

Lima is an ancient city, dating back to 1535. It is known as the City of Kings and has many museums, galleries and monuments. Once the capital city of the Inca Empire, the remains of the many great palaces are still visible. It is also the site of Macchi Piccu, one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. Visit Isla San Lorenzo, the largest island in the country with natural caves and spectacular beaches. Mirflores is the garden district and the site of one of the busiest beaches. Here you can visit Huaca Pucllana, a temple that pre-dates the Incas. There are many small cafes and pubs in this district as well.

Travel to and within Peru

You can fly to Peru on many different International airlines or you can drive there by way of the Pan-American Highway that runs north and south through the country.

There are domestic flights to smaller airports in the country and you can travel by rail or road to get where you want. Buses travel extensively throughout the country.

Safety

Street crime is quite common in the cities of Peru, so tourists are advised to be careful about their documents and valuables. Domestic terrorism has largely been wipes out, but there is still a chance of it occurring.

Language

Spanish and Quechua are the official languages, but English is spoken in the tourist areas.

 

Peru Food and Drink

Peruvian food is hot and spicy, with hot peppers and garlic being the main additives. There are over 2000 different varieties of potatoes alone and tropical fruits are in abundance. Ceviche is a local specialty, which is fish marinated in lemon or lime juice and red pepper. Corvina is sea bass which can be prepared in a variety of ways. The most popular drink is pisco sour, made from grape brandy. This drink is very potent. Chicha Morada is a non-alcoholic drink that dates back to the Incas and there is a large selection of local beer and wine available.

Luxury Shopping in Peru

Shop for alpaca wool sweaters, alpaca and llama rugs, and native masks and jewellery. There are galleries where you can buy all manner of items and at the markets the vendors expect you to bargain.

Peru Entertainment

The cities and the tourist resorts have many nightclubs and discos. Penas are like small pubs and they do serve food and snacks. They are popular places for folk music on the weekends. Most of the night spots stay open until 3 or 4 in the morning.

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