The Best of Peru

Pisac Markets Llama love Sacred Valley Peru

Peru is truly amazing. The landscapes and culture are what really makes Peru so special. This blog highlights the best of Peru through photos of my favourite spots.


Arequipa was a beautiful little town, and a great place to stay if you plan to hike into Colca Canyon, which I highly recommend doing. See my backpackers guide to Arequipa here. 

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Colca Canyon 

Colca Canyon was my favourite place in Peru. It is truly remarkable. DONT MISS IT! The hike is tough, but worth it. I recommend taking the two day hike through the canyon. Shorter and longer hiking options are available. More information on hiking Colca Canyon is on my Arequipa Destination Guide.

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Huacachina is a tiny town built around an Oasis. Tourists generally visit to go on sand buggy and sand boarding tours. See my Huacachina Destination Guide.

Sunset sand buggy and sand boarding tour in huacachina Admiring huacachina from above Sunset over the sand dunes in huacachina

Huacachina desert oasis

Machu Picchu 

Machu Picchu has to be the most popular attraction in Peru, and for good reason. It is an Inca site built high in the Andes Mountains, to this day no one can work out how it was built in the ancient times. If you take a tour around Machu Picchu you will hear the many theories, but none are confirmed.  Machu Picchu is well worth the visit. If you enjoy hiking take the 4 day trek along the inca trail. I loved experiencing Machu picchu, but to be totally honest I found it really crowded and touristy. See more on Machu Picchu and Cusco here. 

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Sacred Valley

From Cusco you can take a tour into the Sacred Valley for as little at $14. See my Cusco destination guide, The guide explains the Sacred Valley Tour, which takes you to Pisac Markets, Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo Ruins, pictured below. Different tours go to different places.

Sacred Valley Tour Peru Sacred Valley Look out

Pisac Markets 

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Pisac Ruins

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Click here to see photos from my trip to Manu National Park in Peru’s Amazon.

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