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If you’re wondering where to travel in Peru once travel opens back up, then look no further: Peru is a country full of amazing sites, scenery, and culture that never ceases to amaze its guests. Knowing where to travel in Peru will help you plan your trip better logistically when it comes to connecting trains, buses, and flights, so that you can make the most of your time abroad.
Peru’s capital city of Lima is home to world-class restaurants and an immersive nightlife filled with swanky bars, a dynamic and thriving arts scene (from the galleries to the streets!), and incredible surf breaks for those looking to carve-up some waves. It’s the perfect place to kick-start your Peruvian adventure, since you’ll likely have to fly into Lima anyway. Don’t make the mistake that others have and skip-out immediately to Cusco: Lima is a Latin American gem that offers its guests a romantic adventure through its colonial-era streets, where everything from Neoclassical and Renaissance styles, through to influences from the Mediterranean and Andalusian cultures adorning its architecture.
There’s a 99% chance that when you come to Peru, you’ll be coming to Cusco—and that’s because this lovely little town is the modern-day nomad’s basecamp for many of Peru’s iconic landmarks.
Visiting the Nazca lines? You can fly from here after a few nights partying with your fellow travellers at the bars dotted around Cusco’s main square.
Venturing deep into the Amazon jungle? You’ll do so from here, right after you’ve stocked-up on hiking supplies, mosquito repellent, and your final comfort meal before hitting the great outdoors!
Planning to hike to Machu Picchu? Who isn’t? Cusco is your launching pad to this incredible Incan ruin, and 90% of the people you mingle with in town will be on their way there, or on their way back from Peru’s most iconic landmark.
Coming by way of your journey to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is an absolute diamond in the rough and one that you likely wouldn’t have heard of had it not been for your trip to the Incan ruins. Sitting at the base of the ruins is a cute town that hums with life at every turn, with a cold, silvery river flowing down its middle. Wondering where to travel in Peru? Chances are, Aguas Calientes never came to mind but the second you see it for yourself, you’ll wish you stayed longer—and yes, that’s a hot tip: do stay longer!
If you’re keen on seeing each of these Peru tourist destinations on your next trip to Peru, why not check out our Lima City Tour and Pachacamac Temple trip, followed by a trek to Machu Picchu on the alternative to the Classic Inca Trail, with our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu?
No matter where you want to go, Valencia Travel Cusco has you covered each step of the way, so next time you’re wondering where to travel in Peru, check out our tours for some of the best tours on offer.