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Peru in 10 Spectacular Photos

Peru in 10 Spectacular Photos

If these 10 photos don’t make you want to drop everything you’re doing and hop on a plane to Peru, I don’t know what else will.

Oh The Food

From the ceviche to the Peruvian mastery of quinoa, the food was always exceptional.  What surprised us the most was how creative the food was even along the Inca Trail.

Cerviche at La Mar

Vibrant and Colourful Peruvian Culture

Wherever you go, meeting the local Peruvians will be the highlight of your trip.

Peruvian Locals - Mother and Child

Alpacas Are Real

I had no idea what alpacas were a thing but yes they do exist and they’re everywhere.
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Cusco Is Pretty Awesome

People talk about Cusco being great and yes I can confirm that you’ll have a blast here roaming around this city with the majesty of the Incas but charm of a small town.

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Colourful Weaving

With alpaca galore it’s no wonder that one of the biggest things that you’ll see throughout your entire time in Peru.  Watching the locals demonstrate the mastery of weaving that’s passed down from generation will make your wallet open up regardless of how silly that hat or sweater might be.

Colorful Weaves

Inca Trail’s Going To Be Tough

I’m not going to lie.  The Inca Trail was pretty brutal for us and Dead Woman’s Pass here was THE WORST.  While we all fell ill at some point, our perseverance and pure will to succeed is what carried us through.  For more, read the truth behind what it’s like to hike the Inca Trail and the ultimate planning guide for the trek.

Inca Trail Dead Woman's Pass Strugle

Machu Picchu Is A Glorious Sight

Everyone’s seen the postcard shot of Machu Picchu so really no need to rehash it here but what really got me was the watching of the heavy morning fog lifting from the mountains to reveal our final goal.  The Inca Trail is the only hike where you literally walk into Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Clearing From The Fog

From High Altitude to High Humidity

From Cusco and Machu Picchu we were in a prime position to explore at least part of the expansive Amazon Jungle.  We did and did so in style.

Refugio Amazonas Lodge Suite

A Jungle Full of Animals

Whether it was us waking early in the morning to watch massive flocks of macaw land on a claylick or stumbling upon a family of capybara which just so happen to be the largest rodent in the world.

Macaw Parrot Claylick in Amazon

Better With Friends

None of any of the above matters because at the end of it all, the journey is only possible with the company of incredible friends.  What an incredible 2 weeks.

Amazon Jungle With Friends

For more on Peru, stay tuned!  There will be a bunch of new posts in the coming weeks with lots of details about how the trip went and what you need to know as you plan your very own trip to Peru.

About Will Tang

Will is a travel blogger writing for Going Awesome Places. Since quitting his consulting job in 2012 he's been travelling the world and along the way writing about his epic adventures and taking amazing photos. His true passion lies in telling stories, inspiring others to travel, writing detailed trip itineraries for others to follow and providing helpful tips and tricks to travel better. Also the founder behind Travel Blog Breakthrough and freelance writer for Hipmunk and currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project.


  1. Well you sold me on the first food picture (ceviche?). Makes me so bummed we missed our Peru trip but your photos are fabulous, especially the macaws, wow! Peru certainly seems like it lives up to all the hype, can’t wait to experience it for myself one day!
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