Handpicked by a Peru Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best things to do in Peru'.

Peru is a country rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. From the majestic Machu Picchu to the vibrant streets of Lima, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this South American gem.

One of the must-see attractions in Peru is Machu Picchu. This ancient Incan city is nestled high in the Andes Mountains and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can hike the famous Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu or take a train for a more leisurely journey. Either way, this iconic site is sure to leave you in awe.

For those looking to immerse themselves in Peruvian culture, a visit to the Sacred Valley is a must. This picturesque region is home to charming villages, bustling markets, and ancient Incan ruins. You can also try your hand at traditional weaving or sample local delicacies such as ceviche or pisco sour.

In the capital city of Lima, visitors can explore a mix of modern and historic attractions. From the colonial architecture of the Plaza de Armas to the trendy neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco, there is something for everyone in this bustling metropolis. Don't forget to try the local cuisine, which is considered some of the best in South America.

For nature lovers, a visit to the Amazon rainforest is a must. Peru is home to a portion of this vast and biodiverse ecosystem, where you can spot a variety of plant and animal species. Take a boat ride down the Amazon River, hike through the jungle, or simply relax in a hammock and listen to the sounds of the rainforest.

With so much to see and do, Peru is a destination that truly has something for everyone. Whether you're a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or a foodie, you're sure to find your own slice of paradise in this enchanting country.

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