The Ultimate Travel Guide to Peru

Peru

Ancient history meets innovation in this South American jewel.

Peru is, in a word, extraordinary. How else to describe a country whose borders contain everything from iconic Incan ruins to Amazon jungle to epic beaches? Throw in Lima’s sophisticated mix of high-end cuisine and impressive cultural attractions and it all adds up to a South American adventure you’ll not soon forget.

travel tips

When to go

The dry season (May to September) is the best time to visit Machu Picchu and other areas in the Andes. Explore the coastal region, where Lima is located, in the warm, humid summer months (November to March). The lowlands to the east, meanwhile, tend to be hot and rainy year-round.

Transportation

Public and private bus lines as well as regulated taxis serve Lima and other cities. The country’s privatized train system, PeruRail, serves many tourist areas, including Machu Picchu.

Insider tips

  • Peru is famous for its spiced hot cocoa. Pair the thick, chocolaty drink with panetón, a sweet bread commonly eaten during holidays.
  • Payment is often required when photographing Peru’s indigenous villages and the residents therein. Ask before you snap.
  • Haggling is common at Peruvian marketplaces.

top attractions

Machu Picchu

The iconic Incan ruins are Peru’s most popular attraction.

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Miraflores District, Lima

Lima’s exclusive, oceanside barrio has great restaurants and shopping.

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Colca Canyon

South America’s answer to the Grand Canyon is twice as deep as its U.S. counterpart.

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featured properties

Park Inn by Radisson Tacna

Park Inn by Radisson Tacna offers business and leisure travelers spacious hotel rooms and suites for an enjoyable stay. Other amenities include an on-site restaurant, fitness center, stylish meeting spaces, and easy parking.

Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores

Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores is located in a beautiful neighborhood of the Miraflores district in Peru’s capital. Featuring a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, 24-hour business center, city tours, free Wi-Fi are just a few of the amenities the hotel features, which makes it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

Radisson Hotel San Isidro

Located in the heart of Lima, Radisson Hotel San Isidro provides guests with a convenient location in a beautiful and secure neighborhood next to downtown Miraflores. A 24-hour business center, 24-hour room service, fitness center, outdoor pool, and dry cleaning services are just a few amenities this hotel offers.

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