Planning for a family vacation but don’t have an ideal destination? Well, I have a perfect idea in mind – Peru, South America. It’s affordable and has endless tourist attractions that you couldn’t possibly exhaust in a lifetime.
From culture to wildlife to beautiful beaches, Peru is a blessed nation worth exploring. In this article, i have highlighted 7 reasons why Peru is a Must-Visit international destination in 2020.
- It’s Affordable
One of the most important considerations to keep in mind when planning for a vacation is the budget. If you are on a budget, then you should take advantage of the beautiful attractions offered by Peru at miraculously affordable prices.
The food is cheap, as low as below $5, and hostels from as low as $10 a night. Still, there are luxurious hotels and resorts that 5-star accommodation, the best option if you most to enjoy the best of Peru. Don’t also forget to enjoy affordable bus rides while shopping at the local markets.
- Friendly people
Peruvians are known for their hospitality and generosity. The local guides are also friendly, so you can rest assured that you won’t have a hard time getting to where you want to go. Feel free to ask for a hand if you need help throughout your travels.
- Ancient history
Peru’s ancient history dates back to over 10,000 years. For historians, there are so many fascinating historical and cultural treasures to witness in Peru. You don’t even need to visit a museum to explore ancient history. Wherever you go, you’ll be surrounded by strong memories of Peru’s history and cultural influences.
However, you can’t afford to miss the ancient Inca ruins. They are some of the world’s most popular and mysterious sites. Make sure you visit Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and the Machu Picchu ruins. In the southern part of the city, you’ll enjoy ancient cultural heritage at the Nazca Lines, the city of Puno, and Lake Titicaca.
Peru’s historical and archaeological wealth is endless. You may not have the time to explore it in detail. Your first historical spot should be at the Larco Museum, also known as Museo Larco. The museum building itself was dated back to the 18th century, and it displays an overnight of over 5,000 years of the pre-Columbian history of Peru.
- Spiritual nourishment
Peru is a blessed nation with rich religious beliefs. Some people visit Peru for spiritual nourishment and advice from traditional spiritual advisors and healers.
- The beautiful beach
Peru also has something for you if you’re looking for a beach escape. For excellent surfing experiences, make sure you visit the Costa Verde, Punta Rocas, and Herradura beaches located in the southern part of Peru’s capital city, Lima. Make sure you enjoy the sunlight and crystal waters in Punta Sal, Punta Hermosa, El Silencio, and Santa Maria beaches.
- Extreme Sports
For the lovers of adventures, Peru will give you an unforgettable and thrilling adventure experience. There’s so much to enjoy, such as Paragliding in Lima coastal cliffs, taking a dune buggy in the desert, Sandboarding in the giant dunes, ice, and rock climbing, river running along the Amazon’s River, and surfing along Peru’s extensive coastline.
- Wonderful Wildlife
For nature lovers, wildlife is the number one reason to visit Peru. It’s rich in wildlife, with 8 National reserves, 8 national parks, and 7 National sanctuaries. Make sure you visit the;
- Manú National Park – discover over 1,000 species of birds
- Huascarán National Park – houses jaguars, cougars, wild Peruvian camelids, tapirs, and much more.
- Tingo Maris – enjoy fantastic views of the cave-dwelling guácharos (oilbirds).
- Titicaca National Reserve – visit Peru’s mystical lakes and its beautiful surroundings.
- Paracas National Reserve – it’s a marine ecosystem reserve.
In general, Peru is an exceptionally beautiful country to travel for a vacation, whether you’re doing it solo or with family. As well, the country is pretty safe, so you should worry so much for your safety as long as you remain vigilant.