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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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5 Beautiful Boutique Hotels in Cusco, Peru for Every Budget

May 26, 2017 by Karen Catchpole

Cusco, Peru -- the gateway to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and epic Andean treks -- is home to a long list of luxury hotels and an even longer list of ... Read More »


How to Hike the Inca Trail on a Budget

April 10, 2017 by Ann Babe

Machu Picchu isn’t designated a New Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. This 15th-century Incan citadel, set in the jungles of the ... Read More »


Where to Sleep (After You Eat) in Lima, Peru

June 27, 2016 by Karen Catchpole

Lima’s reputation as a food city is well established. There are three Lima restaurants on the 2016The World’s 50 Best Restaurantslist,and the city holdsits own ... Read More »


How To: Prep for a High-Altitude Trip

May 13, 2016 by Laura Powell

Many of the world’s most fascinating environments exist at high elevations. Santa Fe, New Mexico is 7,260 feet high; Peru’s Machu Picchu sits at 8,000 feet, ... Read More »


Around the World in a Dozen Orchids

May 06, 2016 by Christina Garofalo

With nearly30,000 known species, the Orchid Familycomprisesthe largest plant species in the world -- and new kindsare still being discovered every few months, ... Read More »

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