When in Lima make sure to dive into the culinary scene! Peru is one of the most climatically diverse countries in the world, which is reflected in their dishes. You can find amazing Amazon dishes, comida criolla (a fusion between different ingredients and techniques from all over the world especially Europe, Africa and Asia) or Chifa (a fusion between traditional Peruvian and Chinese food) to enrichen your culinary horizon.
Ayacucho is a lesser known city situated in the Andean Mountains which is worth a visit. You will find stunning colonial cathedrals, located all over the city and beautiful handicrafts like weavings, embroideries and pottery.
Machu Picchu might be the most popular destination in Peru, but make sure to consider one of many other fascinating places. Choose from experiencing the Amazon first hand in a lodge in the midst of the jungle in Puerto Maldonado, go on a boat ride on the highest navigable lake in Puno, or visit Arequipa. The opportunities are endless!