Historical Peru

Alternatives to Machu Picchu

Mysterious archaeological sites, Amazonian cloud forests, desert coastlines and the world’s tallest tropical mountains — Peru is a complex and diverse place full of surprises.

About this guide

While most visitors come for the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, this admittedly awesome fortress represents a mere moment in Peru’s 5,000 year history of settlements. From the stone-fortified city of Kuélap in the mountain forests to the feline deities of Chavín de Huántar, Peru is awash with the preserved remnants of its lost civilisations.

It’s not just about the history of course. Lima provides a welcome juxtaposition, with sophisticated museums and restaurants offering fiery ceviche, lip-smacking pisco sours and smooth Amazonian chocolate.

So come to Peru and immerse yourself in both its past and present — you won’t regret it.

Authors Mike Gasparovic, Hugh Thomson, Dr Jane Carnaffan, Guido Van Es and John Hurd
Editors Karam Filfilan
Format PDF
Published 2019
No. of Pages 115