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Peru

Mountains near Cusco. Photo: lebce

Overview

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.

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Articles

10 things I wish I knew before visiting Machu Picchu

Laguna 69: A stunning mountain lake in the Peruvian Andes

How to hike Machu Picchu: Everything you need to know

Huacachina: How to visit Peru’s desert oasis

12 images that show Peru’s Cloud Forest for the awesome adventure it is

Here are the cheapest places to travel in South America 2017

2017 inca trail permits are selling out. Check these options for hiking in Peru

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

9 ways to outdo the guidebooks in Peru

Discover your own Machu Picchu: Choquequirao, Peru

On the trail of ancient civilizations in Northern Peru

8 reasons Why Lima is More Than a Layover

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

7 ways to get off the beaten path in Peru

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

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Mountain biking Peru: 3 rides in and around Cuzco

Your top 20 bucket list trips

13 hardest partying hostels in South America

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