Nestled between the towering Andes, the Amazon, the arid deserts of South America, and the expansive coastline along the Southern Pacific, Peru is a country for every type of traveler. Any who visit its Spanish-colonial cities and ancient Inca villages find a rich historical tapestry of interwoven cultures.
Llamas traverse its terraced ruins, monkeys swing through its dense rainforest, hikers climb its multi-hued peaks, and adventurers discover magic among its oldest corners.
This is Peru.
Located in the rolling terrain of the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is a city overflowing with ancient Inca culture. Because of its intriguing past, visitors come from all over the world to explore the ruins of the once-powerful empire.
Stories from Peru
How to Plan Your Trip
Whether you intend to visit the coastal capital of Lima, the deserts of Pisco, Ica, or Nasca, the dramatic ruins of Machu Picchu in the Andes, Lake Titicaca in the south, the lush Amazon rainforests, or the country’s northernmost archaeological sites, Peru truly has it all.
Visit Peru’s Rainbow Mountain
Although the route can be a challenge for even experienced hikers, anyone can make the trek if they ready themselves. Here’s what you need to know before conquering the “painted” mountain.