Peru

In western South America, Peru's incredibly biodiverse habitats, famed Incan citadel, Machu Picchu, and Amazon regions make it a must-visit.

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Having secured independence in 1824, and highly regarded as one of the world's fastest-growing economies, Peru has a plethora of bucket-list worthy activities on offer. Indulge on Lima's varied gastronomy, hike Machu Picchu and explore Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the America's. Sacred waters, rolling surf and golden sands, the Nazca Lines, and an exciting culinary scene.

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Besides Machu Picchu, Peru has a plentiful and diverse landscape with at least 8 different climates worth seeing. More than its Inca ruins, Cusco has a rich and ancient pre-Columbian past, with the ruins of Coricancha and many churches, art galleries and former palaces and convents now turned into hotels to marvel at. Lagoons, beaches, deserts, Amazon regions, Peru has it all.

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Home to 84 of the earth's 104 known life zones, spend time amongst the wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest, and listen to the beating wings of the 4,000 types of butterflies and the many bird species that flutter around you. Delve into Peru's rich traditions of festivals, dance and music reflecting pagan and Christian beliefs, and indigenous life. Tread further along the jungle floor and the ceremonial Spanish sounds and African rhythms and dance will draw you in with its comforting song.

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Get a little taste of local life in the San Pedro Market in Cusco. Fall with in love with the overwhelming smells that emanate from the stalls, from fresh sugar cane to hand-made sausage. It is common in Peru to use every part of the animal for a practical culinary purpose. From bull heads, to stomach linings, these parts of the animal are usually left unrefrigerated, meaning smells can become quite unsatisfactory, but this only makes your experience of Peruvian practices and cuisine more authentic.

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Offering one of the most varied cuisine repertoires in the world, the climates ranging from desert to mountainous and rainforest mean that fresh fruit and vegetables are available throughout the year. Trick or treat your palate with Peruvian dishes, including 'ceviche': fresh, raw fish marinated in citrus juices and spiced with tongue-tingling chilli, and an Andean delicacy for those brave enough, guinea pig (cuy), often cooked whole and fried. For a more typical dish, Peru's staple food is rice which is often combined with chicken, pork, sheep or beef.

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A culture formed by the kinship between Amerindian and Hispanic cultures, the Peruvian people bring an abundance of colour and vibrancy to their country. Peru's people are incredibly attentive to visitors, with their food and celebrations, and family is a key part of their social upbringing. Respect the Peruvian ideals, religion and culture and in exchange, you'll have an incredible experience.

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HIP Hotels

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