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Why Peru Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination?

Fantastic beaches, contemporary cities and gorgeous weather; Peru is undoubtedly one of my favourite destinations in the world. And while it may not be the first choice for everyone’s summer holiday destination, it certainly is mine – and I’m ready to share my love of Peru with all my clients!

Easy to get to

In May 2016, British Airways launched brand new flights from Gatwick to Lima three times a week, not only bringing the South American country closer to home but also putting Peru on the map once again. From London, the flight to Lima is only 13 hours so I recommend booking an overnight flight in order to catch up on some Zzz’s before you explore this magnificent country.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu on it’s own is its very own reason to visit Peru, for the same reason it’s at the top of many people’s bucket list! Set high in the Andes Mountains, the ancient city of Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century by the Incans who settled there. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in South America, you can expect the hiking trails and railway line to be busy with people from all over the globe, but I suggest putting this at the top of your itinerary just for the view over the Andes!

 

Exploring Ancient Cities

Just beyond the modern-living of Lima lies the ancient city of Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. It is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas and retains links to its pre-Columbian past such as the ruins of Coricancha, a temple demolished by the Spanish in 1533. Despite its ancient history, the city has since been pedestrianised, making it easy for visitors to explore and acclimatize to the beautiful surroundings.

Exquisite Beaches

The chilly peaks of the Andes are a stark contrast to the scorching beaches in the northwest of Peru. Renowned for its tropical climate and golden sand, the Piura district is the perfect place for beach bums staying in Mancora resorts, where the waves, crystal waters and power-sands draw in guests.

Food and Drink

As one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations, Peru is best known for its ceviche, a seafood dish popular in the coastal reasons, but Lima is specifically recognized for its cutting edge Peruvian cuisine with its fabulous fusions and experiments.

Peru is also famous for its Pisco Sours, a combination of lime juice, syrup, ice, egg white, Angostura bitters and of course, Pisco, a brandy from Peru and Chile – the right way to start the night!

To book your perfect holiday to Peru, be sure to call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk.

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