Peru

From plains to peaks, Peru is a country brimming with archaeological and historical beauty. Hike the Inca Trail to the famous Machu Picchu set high up in the Andes Mountains and witness stunning panoramic views. The country is an experience in and of itself, where the brightly colored Peruvian handicrafts being created around you are as rich, diverse and authentic as the culture contained within its borders.

Capital Locations

Lima 

As well as being one of South America‚Äôs biggest cities, the bustling capital city boasts an incredible collection of pre-Colombian art.  Among the many architectural draws are the Monastery of San Francisco and Torre Tagle Palace.

Cusco

Once the capital of the Incan Empire (and designated as the historical capital of Peru,) this colonial city is home to the Cathedral of Santo Domingo and Plaza de Armas, which is stunning when lit up at night. 

 


Unique Cuisine

Ceviche

A dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices and spiced which is said to have originated among the coastal Peruvian civilization known as the Moche.

Pisco Sour

An alcoholic cocktail using pisco as the base liquor, then adding freshly squeezed lime juice, syrup, ice, egg white and Angostura bitters.

Cuy

A Peruvian delicacy, which is essentially fried or roasted Guinea Pig. Farming of this small animal which is traditionally seen as a pet is helping to pull many peasant farmers out of poverty that are living below the minimum wage.