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Peru — One of South America’s top destinations, Peru is best known for its countless Inca ruins, including the magnificent “lost city” of Machu Picchu in the rugged Andean highlands. Epic adventures also unfold in vast deserts, coastal plains, and the lush tropical rainforests in the Amazon River Basin at Manu National Park.

Why Go

For the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, the bio-diverse Amazon, the pre-Inca Nazca lines, and Lima’s buzzing cultural scene.

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