Located in western South America, Peru borders the South Pacific Ocean and is well known for its traditional views and Incan heritage. Expect to marvel in a variety of ecological layers, climates, lifestyles and regions with spectacular natural landscapes and views. If you’re feeling brave, you can even choose to spend a night in a hotel that hangs 1,300 ft above ground. Gaining popularity as a bucket list stay for the adrenaline seeker, the Skylodge Adventure Suites offer a picturesque view where you either hike or zipline to get to your room. Many visitors head to Cuzco or Arequipa, Lima, which is the country’s capital. Wherever you plan to dedicate the most time, organization and preparation is suggested for a smooth quest. With an ever-increasing amount of tourists, tours and hotels are experiencing bookings quicker than other locations.
Machu Pichu stands apart in Peruvian history as one of the only Inca cities that were never found by Spaniards as they captured and colonized the rest of the Empire. Set high up in the Andes Mountains, above the Urubamba River valley, it’s renowned for its polished dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, fascinating buildings and panoramic views. Its original use remains a mystery, but it surely is not a site to miss.
Peru is where the Amazon gets its start in life. In Carhuasanta, the jungle tangles its way down the Andes and into the Amazon basin on the other side.