Skip To Content

    26 Fantastic Reasons To Pack Your Bags And Visit Peru Right Now

    Peru's independence day is July 28th, so break out the pisco and start planning to celebrate!

    1. Macchu Picchu is truly incredible but there's much more to Peru.

    2. Like the Nazca Lines, which are 100 times cooler than Stonehenge.

    3. And the paradise of Tarapoto, which is only an hour away from Lima by plane.

    4. You'll wish you lived in Peru so you could be served the freshest ceviche every day.

    5. And nowhere else in the world has a meat dish as hearty and delicious as lomo saltado.

    6. There's even pollo a la brasa, a dish so simple, you'll want to eat it for every meal.

    7. Then there's new drinks to try like the pisco sour, which tops a piña colada any day.

    8. Or have a beer, like an ice-cold Cusquena — the more refreshing version of Miller Lite in Peru.

    9. Then there's the fruit of Peru like lucuma, which is regularly eaten as an ice cream.

    10. Or chirimoya, a fruit straight out of Willy Wonka that can taste like a banana, strawberry, pineapple or all three.

    11. And of course, aguaje — a fruit that tastes like butter.

    12. There's no denying that llamas are the best animal in the world and you'll see plenty of them in Peru.

    13. Peru also has alpacas, who were once used by the Incas, so yeah they roll with ROYALTY.

    14. Forget the Grand Canyon — the Cotahuasi Canyon is where it's at.

    15. Seeing the Cathedral of Santo Domingo will be a religious experience, even if you're not that into religion.

    16. And going for a boat ride on Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, will make you wonder why you ever thought a visit to the Great Lakes was enough.

    17. Visiting the Government Palace of Peru is like entering a gorgeous Disney movie.

    18. If you're a fan of potatoes, Peru has roughly over 4,000 varieties.

    19. Experiencing the Nazca Desert is like something out of a dream you hope to never wake from.

    20. And you'll constantly stumble into places that are frozen in time.

    21. There's a rare red beach at the Paracas National Reserve that you need to see to believe.

    22. Don't you dare miss the Magic Water Circuit show, in the Parque de la Reserva in Lima — it feels like a private show.

    23. But most importantly, there's the people.

    24. Peruvian people come in all forms and meeting one will show you how happy Peruvians are to share their culture.

    25. The smiling faces will make you want to cancel your return ticket home.

    26. But no worries, once you've been to Peru, part of you will never leave — ¡Que viva Peru!