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Sip a Pisco Sour
Peru’s famous cocktail packs a punch! It’s made with a spirit known as Pisco, served over ice with a splash of fresh lime juice, a drizzle of sugar syrup, and topped with beaten egg white. It’s a luxurious-looking cocktail more on the fancy side and is a great way to kick-start your evening no matter what you plan to do, and if you happen to be in the country during the first Saturday of February, you’ll get to join the rest of the nation as they celebrate a public holiday that pays homage to its invention! Join our tour here.
The Peruvian answer to Japanese sushi, ceviche tops the list for seafood lovers who are after something exotic and flavoursome, that they likely cannot find in their home country. Ceviche is made using raw fish (similar to sushi) that has been marinated in citrus juice (usually lemon or lime), and topped with various seasonings, such as salt and chilli. It’s usually eaten as an appetiser and goes perfect with the aforementioned Pisco Sour.
The Amazon Rainforest surely needs no introduction. As the world’s largest tropical rainforest, it is naturally spread across various countries in South America, including Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Colombia. Home to an assortment of animals, birds, and other wildlife not found elsewhere in the world, the Amazon Rainforest is a natural world wonder that is still home to many native tribes, some of which have never been contacted by the outside world (such as the Ayoreo people).
It is also the home to various species of sloths, jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, snakes (including the almighty anaconda), spiders, insects, lizards, the Giant Armadillo, and the Amazon River Dolphin! In fact, it would be impossible to name all of the living creatures in the Amazon Rainforest, which is why it’s a source of such fascination for scientists who continue to discover all sorts of wacky and wild animals year after year.
One of the world’s deepest river canyons is the perfect compliment to thrill-seekers who have just finished a trek to Machu Picchu. If it’s adventure that you’re after, then trekking through the Colca Canyon is an absolute-must, given its green Andean terraces, its river (that’s perfect for rafting), and the possibility of seeing the giant Andean condor for yourself! The Colca Canyon is a favourite amongst trekkers, especially those that have come to Peru for its adventurous reputation.
Yeah, snowboarding is cool and all, but have you ever tried sandboarding in Peru?
Or sandboarding at all for that matter?
I hadn’t either.
Sandboarding in Peru is super fun and can be done at a variety of locations throughout the country, such as Huacachina, Paracas, the Morón Oasis and Chilca (located in Lima). If you’ve never snowboarded or skateboarded before, then don’t worry—you can sit on the board or lie down on it going down the golden sand dunes if it makes you more comfortable, before running back up the hill to do it all over again!
Watching the way the light reflects on the surrounding desert while you carve up the sand on your board is breathtaking, and highly addictive! This is one experience you won’t forget, and in fact, there are only a handful of places in the world where you can do this activity, so while you’re in Peru you might as well make the most of the opportunity and try it out.