Visiting Peru is as much an exercise in finding less-crowded alternatives as it is anything, where spots like the Ausangate (aka Rainbow Mountain) and Machu Picchu draw the Instagramming masses by the thousands.
But the country can be seen without the crowds, if you know how to do it. Matador shows you all of that, and also shows you other things you didn’t know existed in Peru, like epic surfing and luxury cruises on the Amazon.
Scour the best restaurants in Lima on your first visit, then immerse yourself in Andean culture in Cusco on the second — Peru’s varied landscapes make it a place you’ll want to visit a few times. We’ve got travel guides to both cities, plus tips on visiting Peru’s Huacachina desert and mystical cloud forests. Peru’s a beautiful place if you know how to see it right, and you've found the inside skinny on how to do it.
A Peruvian archeologist gives us the lowdown.
The Uru people have lived there since the age of the Incas.
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Melted snow revealed its signature stripes.
Jacuzzi with mountain views? Yes, please.
Experience Lima like a local.
Peru is a colorful assault on the senses. Beautiful, vivid natural colors saturate the country. From alpine greens to coastal blues to markets overflowing with radiant vegetables and handicrafts. Few videos capture that vibrancy better than Matador's collaboration with Chaco sandals in Z the World "Peru."