Machu Picchu — Visiting Peru without visiting Machu Picchu is like visiting the UK and never ordering a cup of tea. You have to go. You can choose to make the trek, which normally lasts between three to four days, which day two being the most difficulty physically due to the steep upward climb. If not, you can take the train there and back and visit the ruins in just one day. These Inca ruins managed to stay hidden until 1911 when the North American archaeologist, Hiram Bingham, discovered them.
Cusco — Commonly referred to as the archaeological capital of Latin America, Cuzco was the most important capital city during the long reign of the Inca. Spanish conquerors took over the city during colonial rule and the city, as a result, is now an interesting example of what happens when you combine Spanish and Inca inspired architecture.
Máncora — Considered one of the best beaches in Peru, thanks to its tropical climate, clear waters and fine, white sand, Máncora Beach is a wonderful place to find rest and relaxation. It’s also one of the best beach locations for food lovers. Tuna, ceviche and lobster should be at the top of your menu list.
Lima — The capital city’s historical centre is huge and full to the brim with many colonial-style constructions; one of the reasons why the city was turned into a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. However, the modern face of Lima is undeniably present. Soaring towers and a business economic centre dominate daily life in Peru’s capital city.