Sierra | Selva | Costa
The Peruvians divide their country into three main areas: la Costa, Selva and Sierra. Translated this means the Coast, Jungle, and Mountains. This symbolizes exactly what we experienced in Peru, it has it all. In this Peru Travel Guide, we will share our favorite destinations in Peru.
Of course, there are some highlights you have to see, like Machu Picchu, the Rainbow Mountains, and the Red valley. All are very close to Cusco, the most beautiful city in Peru. Although there are various ways to arrive at Machu Picchu, we completed the Salkantay Trek! It was an amazing experience and we wrote an article with everything you need to know beforehand!
Peru’s Amazon Jungle
However, if you are ready to travel a little further, you can tick the Amazon from your bucket list too. Hold Anacondas, sloths and share your bananas with a group of monkeys during a Jungle tour in Iquitos. Get there by plane, or, way more of the beaten track and special, by Cargo Boat.
Peru’s Beaches & Surfing
Moreover, Peru offers some of the best surfing in South America so and this should be included in each Peru travel guide! Have you always wanted to surf the longest left break in the world? You can at the beach in the small town of Chicama. Surf in the town where it once all started with the iconic fishing boats: Huanchaco. Or make a day trip from Lima to the waves of Punta Hermosa. Lastly, our very favorite beach town in Peru should not miss in your itinerary: Mancora!
And this is only the tip of the iceberg of places to visit.
More content for this Peru travel guide is on the way, stay tuned!
Sierra - The Mountains of Peru
This is why one Salkantay trek costs more than another
Tips and Tricks to see the Red Valley when in Peru
How to visit the Peruvian milestones for only 18 dollars (60 soles)
Practical hacks to enjoy Machu Picchu to the fullest even when it’s cloudy
Selva - The Jungle of Peru
What to pack for your Iquitos Jungle trip
What to bring on your trip by cargo boat trough the Peruvian Amazon.
All you need to know about your cruise on the amazon by cargo boat
5 days on the Amazon, this is how we experienced it
Costa - The Coast of Peru
7 awesome activities in Mancora
Cheers to a good night-out in Mancora
Choose your perfect beach in Mancora
Learn Surfing in Mancora, Peru – the beach town of the North
Everything you need to know about surf lessons in Lima!
The best places to eat in Mancora, these are our favorites!
How to get to Punta Hermosa for less than 2 dollars
Surfing the longest left break of the world for less than 12 dollars
5 best places to satisfy your coffee and food passion in Huanchaco