Whether you’re walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or boarding down the sand dunes, Peru blends adventure and history like nowhere else

Peru – land of the Incas

Think of Peru and the first thing that comes to mind is Machu Picchu. And then the Inca Trail, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. And the Incas. And maybe the Nazca Lines. Or perhaps it’s the food – spicy ceviche, quinoa or one of the nearly 4,000 varieties of potato! Are you brave enough to try the guinea pig? For me it was all of the above and a month was not enough.

Whatever draws you to Peru, I can guarantee you’ll find things that you never expected, and which make you want to stay longer (or never leave!). What we think of as ancient peoples and their cities are really only a few hundred years old yet were light years ahead of us in so many ways. No one knows how or why the Nazca Lines were created and viewing them from a small plane flying above them fills you with a sense of wonder. We can only speculate why Machu Picchu was built, but whatever the reason it wraps you up with a blanket of peace that’s hard to find elsewhere. It’s not all history and hiking, though. Fly down the sand dunes on a board or dune buggy and you won’t be able to get enough of it.

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