Visiting Peru? What to Consider and Things to Do

Famed for its historic Inca civilizations, Peru has some fascinating history to delve into once you visit. This part of central America has several tricks up its sleeve, and it’s well worth planning a vacation to see as much of it as possible. If you’re planning with younger children or teenagers, there are still plenty of options to consider, to help keep them occupied throughout your travels.

Visiting Peru? What to Consider and Things to Do

Things to do When Visiting Peru

Machu Pichu

Let’s face it: if you visit Peru and miss out on Machu Pichu, you won’t have really visited Peru. It’s the first site that you friends and family will likely ask you about. On top of that, it’s also a man-made wonder that is well worth your time. If you don’t want to make your trip all about this 15th century citadel, then booking a package holiday for trips to Peru will ensure that it is just one stop on a more expansive itinerary.

On Machu Pichu, those who are after a mountain trail should always consider the Inca Trail. This hike is a long one, as it totals up to four days long. It’s worth noting, too, that this can be quite challenging, which means it’s rewarding – but perhaps not suitable for those who flinch at the idea of long walks and challenging exercise. You will need to contact an agency for this infamous trail – it shouldn’t be completed alone. You will, after all, be climbing around 1,200 meters due to the elevations of this mountain.

Visiting its neighboring countries

While you’re in this part of the world, it might be a good idea to visit Peru’s neighboring countries. Peru sits on the border with Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Doing a small tour of central America could be a great way to truly explore this part of the world.

Punta Sal

Peru is a great country to visit for fascinating glimpses into ancient history, but sometimes it’s nice to just unwind and indulge. Punta Sal is the beach resort of dreams, with an abundance of white sand and crystal clear waters. If you’re after palm trees, coconut shacks and a quiet place to read a book, this should be on your checklist.

Lima

If you want to really indulge in Peruvian cuisine and visit its most infamous museums, then you absolutely must book a trip to Lima. This is the best way to enjoy the city and nightlife of Peru, and its culture. You’ll find art galleries to visit and at least two restaurants that can claim to be two of the best of the entire world.

t doesn’t matter whether you’re an avid hiker or someone who would prefer to spend their vacation slumped in a hammock: Peru has it all for you. While some travelers would dismiss the idea of visiting something as popular as Machu Pichu or doing the Inca Trail, by avoiding them you will miss out on some of the world’s most spectacular views.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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