13 Facts About Peru You Should Know Before You Go

Think about Peru and your mind will no doubt conjure up images of Machu Picchu and llamas. But, there is a whole lot more to this South American gem than those hilltop ruins and weird looking creatures.

It might sound cliché but Peru really does have everything. It has misty mountains, dusted with snow; surf towns with glittering beaches; and, of course, the dense vegetation of the Amazon Rainforest. Peru even has a desert with toppling sand dunes and an oasis.

No matter what kind of landscape you are after, you will find it in Peru. This is why it is rapidly becoming a global favorite with intrepid travelers. You can certainly tick a lot off your bucket list while you’re here.

Peru is easy to travel. There is a good infrastructure in place for backpackers, high-end travelers, and everything else in between. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some solid preparation before you go. The following facts about Peru will help you get an idea of what to expect before you set off on your travels.

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16 Adventure Activities in Peru for Thrill-Seekers

16 Adventure Activities in Peru for Thrill-Seekers

Peru is a striking South American country with an incredible variation in landscape. From cities to desert, beaches to rainforest, mountains to lakes, Peru is a hotbed for travelers who have a need for speed! This guide details the adventure activities in Peru in the sky, on the sea, and on the ground.

Adventure Activities in Peru

There are a variety of adventure activities in Peru. These experiences range from soft adventure for those who like a bike ride or tame water sports to extreme adventure in the form of multi-day hikes and sandboarding in an oasis. Although two weeks in Peru is the most popular timeframe for traveling around the country, you could easily spend longer. Keep reading to find out why.

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8 Facts You Might Not Have Known About Ecuador

Ecuador FactsFor the first time since I began traveling non-stop in 2007, I am in South America. I have no particular reason why I haven’t been to South American, I just never got around to it. I’m in Quito, Ecuador right now and tomorrow I’ll be heading off to the Galapagos Islands. It is the beginning of what I hope will be more exploration of Latin America over the next year. I figured it was a good time for another installment of “8 Facts…”

1) Ecuador is the closest country to space. You might think the closest point on Earth to space would be Mount Everest, but you’d be wrong.

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Wrap a Nui

I have about four hours till I get taken to the airport to wait three more hours for my flight to Papeete. Despite some early problems, I think this week has been a good start to my foreign adventures. I managed to get by in the most isolated place on Earth without knowing the language. …

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Easter Island Wednesday

After spending most of yesterday fretting about my money situation, I got that resolved and managed to go see a few of the maoi that were within walking distance. There is a lot I have to say about this place and I’m going to save most of it for video, but suffice it to say …

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Easter Island aka Isle de Pascal aka Isle de Pasques aka Rapa Nui

Latitude: S 27.14295 Longitude: W 109.42414 May 7, 2007, 12:30pm I’m on Easter Island!!! Let me repeat that. I’m on Easter Fricking Island!!! Easter Island is everything Tahiti is not. Few tourists. Few people. Reasonable humidity. Isolated. Cheap. Clean. I’m staying at a guesthouse called Chez Cecilia run by a woman named, you guessed it, …

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