When the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro arrived almost 500 years ago to the territory that is now known as Peru, he not only found the richest silver mines in the world, but also an impressive linguistic richness.
Because there's more to Peru than Machu Picchu, here there are some activities you should try:
Check out the South Valley
South Cusco, there are stunning valley landscapes and memorable archaeological sites.
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1. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
Peru was named in 2017 by the World Travel Awards as the world's leading culinary destination — for the sixth consecutive year. If you are unfamiliar with the food that makes us a hotspot for culinary travel here's a sample of the best dishes:
Probably out best-known culinary contribution, this seafood dish is made from fresh, raw fish, which is cured with citrus juices (usually lemon or lime), and seasoned with hot peppers.
Here's how PeruTourism's travellers experienced this remarkable destination:
TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards have released the 2018 list of the top museums in the world. Lima’s Museo Larco has been recognized as the best museum in South America and one of the twenty best in the world.
There's more than one way to reach Machu Picchu. For many, hiking the Inca Trail is the route of choice, but there are alternatives that are no less breathtaking. Consider, for instance, the Lares Trek: it's just as scenic and historic as the Inca Trail, but not quite so well-trod — and isn't adventure all about taking the road less travelled?
1. FIND OFF-PEAK HOURS
While Machu Picchu has done an excellent job at closely monitoring how many people are let into the site each day, it can still get a bit overwhelming mid-day. Like most popular attractions, the best time to arrive is either very early or close to closing time to avoid the larger lunch rush. Guests to Machu Picchu are let in each day between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and must leave by 5 p.m.