Peru is the Inca Country and one of the most visited in Latin America. Its gastronomy, culture, and traditions will amaze you as soon as you arrive. In addition, there are many tours in Peru that you can enjoy to discover every landscape and make the most of your trip. You are talking to a group of travelers who know what they are talking about.
There are many activities in Peru that you should not miss or you will return home with the feeling of not having experienced it all. Like which ones?
Colca Canyon: It is the fourth deepest canyon on the Earth, and one of the tours in Arequipa, the white city of Peru, that you should not miss.
Machu Picchu: the most requested. Doing a Machu Picchu tour is to know one of the wonders of the world and you cannot leave Peru without visiting it. At Howlanders we offer you a lot of variety to discover the oldest Inca city in the world. You can get there from one of our tours from Cusco. You will find from day trips to trekking routes for amateurs where you can see incredible landscapes.
Lake Titicaca: How could you leave Peru without visiting the highest navigable lake in the world? Surprise yourself with the local citizens that still inhabit these islands. Also you can stay with native communities that live without technology and in the purest traditional style. At Howlanders you will find different excursions in Puno to sail and discover Lake Titicaca.
If you are looking to live the maximum number of activities on the same trip, Peru is the perfect destination for you. The diversity of landscapes and ecosystems allows you to enjoy different experiences in the same territory, although it all depends on what kind of adventures you are looking for:
Peruvian Amazon: most of Peru's territory is covered by the Amazon rainforest. If you are thinking of discovering the Amazon jungle, all the Iquitos tours will make you know it, enjoy it, and never forget it.
Full-day tours: Who says you can't experience adventures in a single day? This type of excursion is perfect for those who have little time but do not want to miss some places. The Rainbow Mountain, the Humantay Lake, the Maras Moray Salt Mines, and much more.
Trekking routes in Peru: some of the tours in Peru that our travelers like the most are the ones that include trekking poles and trails to discover. A different way to enjoy the country, walking trails and watching landscapes that you only will be able to see there. The Salkantay trek, the Inca Trail, the Lares Trek, and other routes that will make you love trekking even more.
If you are going to do some of the tours in Peru, there are some things you have to keep in mind.
This country belongs to the southern hemisphere and therefore, the seasons of the year are distributed like this:
Autumn: March 22 - June 21
Winter: June 22nd - September 22nd
Spring: September 23 - December 21
Summer: December 22 - March 21
🌞 It is important to keep this in mind when packing your suitcase. In summer, temperatures reach quite high (86 ºF) although in some areas it may rain during the afternoon hours ☔. Winters in Peru are wet and the wind is cold ❄. The temperature during this season is around 59 ºF.
💸 The local currency is the Peruvian Sol. One euro (€) is equivalent to 4.40 Peruvian soles and one US dollar ($) to 3.67 soles.
⌚ The time zone is GMT - 5. That is, if you are traveling from Madrid (Spain) or Berlin (Germany) and it is 3:00 p.m. there, it will be 9:00 a.m. in Peru.
🥄 Some dishes of Peruvian gastronomy that you should try are ceviche, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and huancaína potato.
😰 In areas like Cusco (3,399 meters above sea level), you may have problems with altitude sickness or soroche as they call it there. This can cause you headache, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, difficulty breathing, or lack of appetite. To combat this, avoid eating too much and get plenty of rest. In some places, you will be offered coca leaves, which reduces the symptoms, although you can also buy pills against altitude sickness in any pharmacy.