If this is your first time visiting Peru, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the amazing options in front of you. How does one even begin to decide what to see and do in this country full of beauty, history, and culture? If you must narrow down your list of things to do, here are the 4 things you must do to make your visit to Peru complete.
Lima is the country’s large capital that is home to both scenic ocean views, city life, and history. The architecture of the historic centre of Lima will leave you marveling with its astounding detail, colorful walls, and rich history. For all the insider knowledge, you should book a city tour in Lima that will take you around the city and give you an opportunity to learn more about its vibrant history.
Discover Machu Picchu
One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, should not be missed. Discovering this ancient Inca city that the Spaniards never found is a breathtaking experience. Some tourists do lose their breath due to the high elevation, so be prepared. Take your camera, water, and a guide.
Eat Authentic Peruvian Food
No trip to Peru is complete without eating an authentic Peruvian meal. Make sure you try the local fish and ceviche, as well as their signature “Pollo a la Brasa.” You should also make a stop in one of the local markets for fresh avocados.
Buy Pink Peruvian Salt
If you want to take home an amazing souvenir, you need to visit the Sacred Valley to purchase pink Peruvian salt that comes from the Maras salt pools where it has been harvested by locals since it was discovered by the Incas. Not only will you leave with the popular mineral, you will be supporting the local economy.