There’s a 3,000-year-old history to match, just waiting to be discovered. Remarkable archaeological relics and ancient treasures fill the museums while mysterious Incan ruins dot the countryside and scores of towns and villages teem with coloured textiles piled high in market squares while colonial churches and terracottarooved houses frame the views. For a unique snapshot of this mesmerising country, be guided by the following favourite recommendations.
Peru’s vibrant capital, the “City of Kings”, is awash with preColumbian ruins and relics, Spanish colonial cathedrals and grand residences as well as a lip-smacking cuisine that owes much to its multi-cultural influences. Its unique position sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Coast gives it its unusually mild, and dry, climate – perfect for days of exploration.