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21 Things to Know Before Traveling to Peru

Peru is a fascinating country that has something for every type of traveler. Whether you are eager to marvel at ancient Incan architecture, try food in the foodie capital of the world, or be immersed in beautiful natural landscapes, Peru will leave you fully content. To help you make the most out of your trip, here are 21 things to know before traveling to Peru.

The Ultimate Itinerary: 9 Days in Peru

In celebration of my recent transition into a new career, I spent 9 adventurous and fulfilling days in Peru. I traveled in June and split my journey between Lima, Ollantaytambo, and Cusco, where we got to experience some of Peru's jaw-dropping landscapes, ranging from a desert oasis to mystical mountain ranges. Here's my 9-day Peru itinerary, including a budget that I'm sure will leave you with an unforgettable experience in the country.

Your 4-Day Peru Travel Guide

Last fall, my best friend and I were mulling over where to visit for the winter holidays. We’re both big on travel and hadn’t taken an international trip in ages but deciding where to go was really tricky. Europe? Nah, too cold. Caribbean? Zika…yeah. South East Asia? Way too far for our short trip. And then it hit us: Peru! It’s summer time there and, surprisingly, it isn’t in the thick of their tourist season. Looking back, I’m so happy we went – it was the perfect mix of activity, culture, and leisure. I still remember our train ride through the Andes mountains to Machu Picchu and I seriously miss the amazing food (one word: ceviche!).