Peru Travel: 10 Essential Experiences

With vibrant culture, diverse terrain, and fascinating Inca heritage, Peru is a hotspot for South American travel.

In the Peruvian city of Cusco, June 24th marks the celebration of Inti Raymi, also known as the Incan Festival of the Sun. In honor of the winter solstice celebration, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite discoveries throughout Peru:

1. Machu Picchu

Trover photo by Mary Hill

2. The Ausangate Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Trover photo by Zayda Rosales

3. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trover photo by Alexandra Baackes

4. Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa

Trover photo by Gallop Around The Globe

5. The Sand Dunes of Huacachina

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6. Plaza Mayor in Lima

Trover photo by Michael Turtle

7. Laguna 69 in Huascaran National Park

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8. Pisac Market in Cusco

Trover photo by Tom Page

9. Maras Salt Mines in the Sacred Valley

Trover photo by The Camangian’s

10. Tres Chimbadas Lake, Tambopata National Reserve

Trover photo by Jelle Canipel

Ready for your own Peruvian adventure? Check out the full list of Peru’s Top Attractions and Inspiring Photos for more wonders. Wherever your travels take you, be sure to capture your favorite moments along the way and share your discoveries on Trover!