Food served in a ceramic bowl at Astrid y Gaston restaurant in Lima.

Lima restaurant ranks in World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

Astrid y Gastón, a top-ranked restaurant among locals and visitors alike, recently received an international culinary nod.

The adobe ruins of Chan Chan built by the Chimu culture, major pre-Incan civilization in Peru.

Pre-Incan Civilizations in Peru and the Ancient Andes

This introduction to Peru’s other civilizations aims to balance the one-sided vision of Peruvian history and inspire a visit to pre-Inca ruin sites scattered across Peru.

Inca ruins built from stone in the cloud forest along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Ruins: 5 Amazing Sites You’ll See Along the Way

Read up on the fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit while hiking the Inca Trail. These Inca Trail ruins are well worth exploring on your trek.

View of Moquegua and the surrounding mountains from the historic convent located in the city.

Moquegua, the unknown south of Peru

Located in the driest part of Peru, merging with Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Moquegua region houses extensive mineral reserves, and is home to one of Peru’s largest copper mines, Cuajone.

Huaca Pucllana, an adobe archaeological complex found in the Miraflores district of Lima.

Ruins in Lima: Archaeological Sites in Peru’s Capital

You should not dismiss Lima so quickly as there are a few noteworthy sites in the city and around that will be of interest to many history lovers.

A Christmas tree with ornaments next to a colonial church during the holiday season in Chile.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Chile

If you too are feeling tempted to fly away toward exotic and warm destinations to enjoy Christmas under coconut trees in Chile!

The open Pan American Highway going through the arid coast of Peru.

Pan-American Roadtrip to Lima, Nazca, Ica, and Paracas

Roadtrip along the Pan Americana and check out the southern coast of Peru with first-hand travel advice from a Peru travel expert at Peru For Less.

Looking down over the hand and tree Nazca Lines from a plane high above the desert floor of Peru.

How to See the Nazca Lines: Planning Your Trip

The best way to see the Nazca Lines is by taking a 30 minute charter flight to observe them from the air. For those on a budget, there is also a free viewing tower at ground level.

A woman wearing a jacket and carrying a backpack as she hikes on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail availability & Permits

Check out our guide to the Inca Trail availability to make sure you reserve your spot in time!