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Category: Peru

Mist rises over the terraces of Choquequirao, Peru. Photograph: Matthew Barker 2010

Wilderness hike to Machu Picchu’s sister city of Choquequirao

Welcome to Choquequirao, a site of equal, if not greater, importance to the more famous ruins of Machu Picchu, as well as significantly larger and incomparably more remote.

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

How to Visit the Nazca Lines

Visit Peru’s geoglyphs – some as large as 900 feet – chiseled onto the dry, canvas-like desert of Nazca.

What to do in Ollantaytambo, the town en route to Machu Picchu

Visit an ancient town in the Sacred Valley that is filled with archaeological ruins.

Peru travel guide: La Semana de Arte in Lima

Looking for fun cultural or arts events in Lima ? Check out our guide to Lima’s Semana de Arte.

Peru style: Best pisco sours in Lima

Add a Pisco Sour, and you’ve got a party.

The archaeological wonders of northern Peru

Interested in Peru beyond Macchu Picchu? Check out archaeological wonders of northern Peru and learn about pre-Incan civilizations.

Peru: Qoyllur Rit’i, festival of the “Snow Star”

Each year at the end of May, thousands of Peruvians gather near Apu Ausangate to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i, the festival of the “Snow Star.”

Island hopping in Lake Titicaca

Plan an adventure to Peru, island hopping in Lake Titicaca!

Peru travel guide: Spotlight on Ayacucho

Check out our guide to this lesser known Peru travel destination, Ayacucho.