Peru Travel Guides

I doubt that there’s a more diverse travel experience than Peru.  The country is host to such a wide variety of possibilities that planning a trip to the Andean nation is almost a chore.  Being one of the most diverse countries in the world means that Peru has both rain forests and deserts, high altitude mountains and coast, European and Indigenous people, and basically everything in between.  Although Machu Picchu get the majority of the headlines there are over a thousand archaeological sites in the country ranging form places like Choquequirao in the highlands to the coastal adobe city of Chan Chan near Trujillo.  One could easily spend months in Peru and still only scratch the surface of the things there are to do or see.

Moreover, the history of Peru is perhaps as rich as anywhere in the world.  Peru is one of only a handful of places on earth where advanced civilization has formed, and although the people talk mostly about the Inca history the cultural lineage goes well beyond that point.  In fact, in comparison with the rest of the human history of Peru, the Inca were a mere blimp on the radar.

Peru will challenge you, it will thrill you, and it will almost certainly beg you to come back for years and years to come after you’ve gone.  There’s something mystical about Peru.  A sentiment that it provokes that makes you feel at one with the landscape, the people, and the history.

Budget: 35-45US$ a day
Time Needed: Minimum two weeks as much as two months


City Guides

Country Information

  • General Travel Information and Tips (coming soon)
  • Recommended Travel Itineraries (coming soon)
  • Photos of Peru (coming soon)
  • Tips for Safe Travel (coming soon)


  1. Peru is a great place, it should be on every traveler’s to-do list! Can’t wait for more of your city guides!

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    • It is a wonderful place… the guides will start rolling out this week 😀

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      • Great! I can’t tell you how useful this site has been.

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  2. I still need to do South America, it looks totally fantastic.

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  3. Brendan,
    Your website is a godsend! I’m leaving for Peru in 3 weeks and planning to do Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay over the next year. Your city guides have been invaluable and the recommended routes for Argentina and fantastic! They’ve been a great help to me in trying to sort out my plans 🙂
    Thanks again!

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    • Glad it helps Erin. Please feel free to shoot me a message if you need any more advice 😀

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  4. This is very helpful and informative! Loved it! Very helpful in planning my trip:)

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    • Glad I could help with your Peru trip planning!

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  5. Hey Brendan, appreciate your advice. Wondering if you’ll be uploading recommended itineraries for all countries in South America. I’m starting a 10 month trip next June and looking for guidance. Thanks again.

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