It’s a big world that is now open for you to see as you please. Planes, hotels, passports, most travel facilities are easily accessible to all without needed much to get started. So, if you haven’t yet decided where 2017 was to take you, here’s a little tip for you: Let it take you to South America! Specifically, to Peru. It was actually my first international trip; I spent 10 days there during the summer of my junior year in high school, and have been in a permanent state of wanderlust ever since 😉
Wondering why? Here are five very good reasons to visit Peru this year:
#1. Something Exciting For The Travel Bucket List
The biggest challenge that most travelers face is to decide where to go next. Everyone likes something different in the world of travel, from sunny holiday, to adventure-packed trips via trendy city breaks. This is exactly what helps you to determine what your next destination should be. For example, sun lovers will tend to look for beach holidays, while urban holiday makers will have a look at flights to Paris or London. Peru offers the great advantage to combine the best of all worlds: So whether you are looking for a spot in the sun, an adventurous holiday or a city visit, Peru is the place that fulfills all your needs!
#2. Lima Is Rising Again
Lima was, at one time, a dangerous city to avoid in the past. But, alongside with the positive fluctuations of the Peruvian economy, the capital city is now rising out of the shadows of the past. It’s now a trendy spot full of exciting exploration for tourists: Lima has a delicious culinary culture, sumptuous luxury hotels and fascinating touristic monuments. There’s something for everyone!
#3. Machu Picchu, The Lost Inca Empire
Machu Picchu is one of the vestige of the Inca civilization, as it is thought to be a summer house for the emperor. To make the most of these stunning ruins, you should book a Peru Peru vacation tour to receive a guided visit of the UNESCO’s heritage site that continues to fascinate tourists and archeologists. The sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the new Seven Wonders of the world, and it’s no surprise why when you go there: The breath-taking mountain view adds to the magic of the architecture.
#4. The Mystical Nazca Lines
The Nazca lines are striking geoglyphs that were etched into the desert to portrait living things, such as a bird or even a killer whale. Etched some unknown time between 500 BC and 500 AD, their size makes them visible from the sky. In fact, you will visit the Nazca Lines with a plane, by flying above the desert. For many, they are the proof of an extraterrestrial life. For others, they are a substantial evidence of the advanced knowledge of physics, biology and maths of the Peruvian civilization. Take your pick!
#5. World’s Best Luxury Train Journey
The luxury train travel company, Belmond, is launching in May 2017 the Andean Explorer: The ultimate travel adventure on board of a luxury train that is designed to take you through the discovery of the Peruvian landscapes. If you don’t know what luxury train travel means, think of the Orient-Express by Agatha Christie, with beautiful lounging areas and gourmet meals.