Experience Peru

By October 13, 2016Travel
Experience Peru when you visit Machu Picchu!

As you stare out at the lush green Andes Mountains stretching across the Peruvian landscape, you take a picture of the Machu Picchu ruins and realize that this was a far better choice than just going to Florida for Spring Break. This is Peru. And its beaches along the Pacific Coast, picturesque mountains filled with culture and beauty, and unique wildlife make for an unforgettable Spring Break.

There are plenty of excursions to choose when visiting Peru. Adventures along the rivers, day tours of the mountains, or even trips to the nearby Galapagos Islands. If you want warm weather, inspirational scenery, and a memorable vacation, choose Peru for Spring Break.

Things to Do in Peru

Machu Picchu

Situated in the beautiful Andes Mountains are the Inca ruins known as Machu Picchu. Often the most anticipated part of a trip to Peru, Machu Picchu stands as a testament to the Inca empire that flourished 600 years ago. It was also voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Many tours are available which include stops in Cusco, the Inca capitol, and continue with breathtaking views from Machu Picchu. Sitting 8,000 feet above sea level, this abandoned city lay dormant for nearly 500 years until it was rediscovered in 1911. Discover this Inca citadel for yourself!

Ruins of Machu Picchu

The famous ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru

 

Galapagos

The Galapagos was made famous by Charles Darwin and has become widely known for its unique flora and fauna, gorgeous volcanic islands, and abundant wildlife. Adventurers will love kayaking between the islands, mountain biking through the parks, or diving to explore the sea creatures off the coast. Although part of Ecuador, there are many easy ways to get to these historically-significant islands from Peru. Why not see these fabulous islands while you’re in the neighborhood?

Marine Hill Galapagos Islands

Iconic Marine Hill of the Galapagos Islands.

 

Lake Titicaca

Check out the highest navigable lake in the world! 12,507 feet above sea level, Lake Titicaca is fed by 27 rivers and is home to dozens of islands, some artificially created by human inhabitants. At 22,400 square miles in size (similar to Lake Michigan) Lake Titicaca is impressive in its scope and has countless things to do. Boat rides and visits to the floating islands are always recommended. In doing so, you encounter truly unique cultures like the Aymara. There are also lots of markets in and around the area for shopping, festivals and exploring some cool architecture.

Floating islands on Lake Titicaca

Floating islands made from reeds are a common site on Lake Titicaca.

 

Manu National Park

Folks who visit Manu National Park are sure to spot some of the world’s most intriguing wildlife including colorful birds, monkeys, butterflies and reptiles. See it for a few hours or spend days on excursions through this Peruvian national park. You’ll find hiking trails of varying difficulties and zip-lining for the family as well as river rafting for the more adventurous travelers.

Manu National Park - Peru

Bird’s eye view of a river in Manu National Park. Photo: By Corey Spruit – Flickr: Manu National Park-71, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25786829

 

Beaches in Peru

For Spring Breakers wanting some time in the sun, they can set their sights on places like Punta Sal near the Ecuadorian border which has everything from abundant sunshine for those eager to lay out and work on their tan to amazing waves for surfing.

Mancora is a lively fishing town that’s increasing steadily in popularity. Surfers love it because they can catch some awesome waves and tourists love it because there are rock formations that create natural swimming pools.

 

Mancora Beach - Peru

Sunset at Mancora Beach in Peru. Photo: goo.gl/gxjx6ucontent_copyCopy short URL

 

City Life

Lima – Lima is the capitol of Peru and is located along the Pacific Ocean. Average temperature in March and April hover around 80 degrees and there is access to some nice beaches when you want to lay out. There is also plenty of culture for foodies, museum-goers and tourists looking to experience city life in Peru.

Lima - Peru

Aerial view of Lima: the capital of Peru.

Cusco – Cusco is the historic capitol of the Inca Empire, nestled in the Andes Mountains in southeastern Peru.  Over 2 million people flock to this city every year to see the ancient Inca ruins, fascinating architecture, and experience the captivating culture. It’s a must-see for anyone traveling to Peru.

 

Your Peruvian Adventure Awaits

When you want a unique destination, but still crave that warm weather, Peru is the place for you. This South American destination is filled with incredible views of the mountains, rivers, oceans, and wildlife. You’ll fall in love with Peru’s rich history, outstanding culture, and savory cuisine.

Ready to book a flight for Spring Break? Call Jaya Travel today! We can customize any tour!  Traveling with friends and family? No problem! Our Groups Department can easily accommodate large groups.

Call Jaya Travel and make Peru your next Spring Break destination.

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