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

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Peru: Where Ancient and Modern Thrive

Peru is a a mix of old and new set in a landscape that ranges from rocky beaches to the lush Amazon rainforest. The mix of influences from native peoples to Spanish colonialists creates a rich culture or dining and cuisine in Latin America. After you have sampled the delicious food,  you can learn to surf, trek through a rainforest, camp in the desert and then visit culture-filled cities. Peru is an adventure for the senses.

Machu Pichu

So well hidden that the Conquistadors never found it, today you can choose from a few different hiking trails to reach this iconic Incan royal retreat.

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Trover photo by Lara Croft

Peru Amazon Basin

One of the most biologically diverse environments in the world with unimaginable flora and fauna.

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Trover photo by Stavros and Jen

Maras Salt Mines

Located in the sacred Valley of the Incas, these salt mines have been in use since ancient times.

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Trover photo by Misha Zavoico

Cuzco, Peru

Historic capital of the Incas, this city is how a trending hot destination for world travelers.

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Trover photo by Cyndi Chebator

Lima, Peru

Discover amazing food, learn to surf, or dance to great music. Whatever your choice, Lima is rich cultural treat.

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Trover photo by Sarah Pfennig

6 South America Experts You Need to Follow on Trover

South America: a continent known for its exotic animals, its welcoming people, and the plethora of diverse cultures it plays host to.

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A llama overlooks the Inca Trail in Peru. Photo by Alexandra Baackes

Have you lived in South America? Have you studied abroad there? Do you want to attend Carnaval there one day? Is seeing a Peruvian llama on your bucket list?

Whether you’re a local expert or are dreaming of a getaway there someday, here are 6 Trovers who’ll show you the best of this continent.

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