Mountains near Cusco. Photo: lebce

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Peru

Peru has varied landscapes: the Andes mountains, rainforest, and the plains and valleys near the coast. And Machu Picchu, the famous 15th century Incan ruins, is just one of the ancient ruins to be explored in Peru.

Below, you can find Matador’s articles on aspects of life and travel in Peru like the best time to visit, volunteering, the day in the life of an expat, tube hunting in Lobitos, Peruvian drinks guides, and how to learn indigenous languages.

Peru Articles

Watch: what it’s like to be Black in Peru.

by Amanda Machado

Cusco is for Seekers

by Joshywashington

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team
4

9 ways to outdo the guidebooks in Peru

by Marie Cleland
41

Discover your own Machu Picchu: Choquequirao, Peru

by Hal Amen
5

On the trail of ancient civilizations in Northern Peru

by Jessie Kwak
10

8 reasons Why Lima is More Than a Layover

by Alix Farr
139

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
2

7 ways to get off the beaten path in Peru

by Joe Batruny
19

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

by Hal Amen
8

Mountain biking Peru: 3 rides in and around Cuzco

by Philip Dixon
10

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington
9

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

by Josh Heller
14

The inexperienced hiker’s guide to the Inca Trail

by Leora Novick
8

Border crossing guide: Iquitos, Peru to Manaus, Brazil

by Filipa Chatillon
18

Scenes from the real Peru

by Valerie Sauers
20

15 monastery stays around the world

by Kristin Conard
15

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter
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