Peru - the Cradle of the Inca Civilization:
Peru is one of the most culturally and historically rich countries of the entire continent of South America and the whole world with a beautiful nature of many diversities from the beautiful lengthy coastline that extends over the entirety of its western border on the Pacific Ocean to the part of the Amazonian rainforest that it houses not to mention the Indes Mountains and Huascaran mountain, the highest summit in all of Peru and a popular attraction to mountain climbing lovers. All of this has contributed to the many adventurous activities and the things to do in Peru.
The country has a history that dates back to 4,000 B.C and it witnessed the rise and fall of several great ancient empires including the famous Inca Empire, the largest state in the two Americas before they were discovered by Christopher Columbus, to which Cusco, one of Peru’s cities, was one of its five cradles and its administrative and military capital.
Peru is also considered one of the most demographically diverse countries in the world.
When is the best time to visit Peru?
The best time to visit Peru is probably the period between the months of May and October as it offers the best weather for travelers who seek to spend an exciting holiday in Peru. Overall, the busiest season for tourism in Peru is arguably the period between June and August of each year.
The rainy season, on the other hand, lasts from late November/December to March where the rain showers might range in its intensity, while the heaviest rain occurs usually in February. It is least recommended to go there in February as the Inca Trail would be closed for maintenance and the weather would probably prevent you from enjoying the many things to do in Peru.
What are the best things to do in Peru?
Due to the high variety of the things to do in Peru, it is suitable for almost any type of tourists no matter what they prefer; Peru actually combines magnificent monuments and jaw-dropping archaeological sites that could be the dream of any history tourism lovers with hiking trails that cut their way across these sites, not to mention the several stunning beaches with breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean. That being said, tourism in Peru is essentially a historic one.
What are the top attractions of Peru?
The country’s most notable and most renowned attraction is Machu Picchu, an Incan 15th-century citadel in the Indes Mountains that overlooks the Urubamba River valley (also known as the Sacred Valley).
In addition to Machu Picchu, there is also Saqsaywaman, a citadel located in the suburbs of Cusco that is famous for its walls that are made of stone slabs put together without mortar, Qorikancha, the site of what used to be an Incan temple that played a major role in the empire’s history.
If you are more interested into exploring the wildlife, rest assured that you would find things to do in Peru that would fit your desire as well like Manu National Park that is home to hundreds of rare species of birds and animals.