Are you looking for a unique vacation destination? Peru is one of the most beautiful countries in South America and it offers breathtaking views and unforgettable memories.
The country is home to some of the world’s most iconic sites, topping the list being Machu Picchu and Cusco. From lush green mountains to vibrant cities, there are stunning sights around every corner.
To give you an idea of what awaits your arrival in Peru, here’s a selection of photos from my Machu Picchu hike and stay in Tambopata National Reserve near Puerto Maldonado within the Amazon jungle.
Hoping to inspire you to visit this magical destination!
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Cusco, Peru is a vibrant city full of unique culture and history. Located in the southern region of the country, Cusco was once the capital of the Incan Empire and is now a popular destination for travelers.
From its colonial architecture to its beautiful landscapes, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this amazing city.
During your time here, you can explore traditional markets and museums, see nearby ruins, dine at high-end restaurants at really affordable prices, or take part in outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
Be sure to sip on coca tea so you can acclimate to the elevation!
Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan ruins located high in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, remains one of the most sought-after backpacking destinations in the world.
For those looking for an adventure full of breathtaking views, interesting culture and challenging terrain, a Machu Picchu backpacking trek is an ideal choice.
From the endless llamas and alpaca you’ll encounter to exploring ancient Incan ruins along the Inca Trail, a multi-day trek to this breathtaking archaeological site promises a unique and memorable experience!
Tambopata National Reserve
Welcome to the Puerto Maldonado area, the largest city in southeastern Peru and an important port of entry for travelers between Peru, Brazil and Bolivia. This vibrant region is located in the Madre de Dios Department, and provides a gateway to some of the country’s most exotic destinations.
From here you can access the beautiful Tambopata National Reserve, where you can experience Amazonian fauna and flora up close. During our three days along the Amazon River, we stayed at Corto Maltes Amazonia.