Huacachina is literally in the oasis in the middle of a desert, surrounded by towering sand dunes and home to mesmerizing sun sets. The highlight of any stay is an afternoon spent navigating the desert via dune buggy—an experience similar to hopping on a roller coaster!
The Peruvian city of Cusco (or Cuzco) is perhaps most famous for being the gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Frankly, that’s a shame, as the city wildly exceeds any expectations of simply being a place to cool your heels en route to the famed Inca Trail.
Peru has experienced a gastronomical renaissance of sorts in the past decade, as the world has finally taken notice of the delicious creations emerging from tiny kitchens around the country. Arguably South America’s top spot for dining, travellers can expect top notch offerings for much less than they’d pay for similar-quality dishes in North America and Europe.