I love Peru and thoroughly believe it is one place every one should try and visit at some point. It’s a relatively compact country as far as South America goes and there are so many of the continents best attractions to see not to mention the ultimate traveller’s destination Machu Pichu and the Inca Trail.
Peru’s official tourism body’s latest video initiative takes the form of a blockbuster trailer, “Don’t watch the movie, live it for real” the voice over commands and with good measure. Peru’s cast list is an A-list of attractions with the staring cast including:
Machu Pichu and the Inca Trail – One of the most magical and close to God experiences you can get your hands on and what better way to discover than after a 4 day trek along the Inca trail
Condors at the Colca Canyon – One of the deepest canyons in the world and home to the huge gliding condors
Train rides – Whether travelling across the country or to the foot of Machu Pichu you can’t beat a South American train journey for soaking up all the country has to offer. The train out of Puno for examples runs literally straight through a market
Nazca Lines – another UNESCO World heritage site, ancient ‘geoglyphs’ located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru viewed by climbing a tower or even better by air
Lake Titicaca– The highest navigable lake in the world, visit the floating reed islands and learn the incredible story of the British Yavari ship
Cuisine – The Spanish brought back to Europe several foods that would become staples for many peoples around the world, Quinoa, Potatoes, Ceviche, Guinea Pigs?! Peruvian cuisine is great from in land to coast, from street food to fine dining.
The trailer only scratches the surface of the wonders Peru has to offer, truly an empire of hidden treasures, in addition to those highlighted in the film there’s also key supporting cast in the including wondrous sand dunes such as those in Huacachina, hidden Oasis’s such as Sangalle, abundant wildlife in the Amazon, sea birds in the Reserva Nacional De Paracas and beautiful colonel towns such as Arequipa.
Famous films set in Peru include The Emperor’s New Groove, Fitzcarraldo, The Motorcycle Diaries and Tintin and the Temple of the Sun. All of which should be watch before planning your trip to Peru and experiencing your own blockbuster of a holiday of a lifetime.
Watch the trailer of Peru below and if you like it get sharing!
Trying to travel with the ethos of a backpacker, no matter of budget, whether I'm across the other side of the world or over the road.
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