Few destinations have as much to offer visitors as Peru, an astonishingly varied country. Here you`ll find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungle, not to mention fantastically rich history, archaeology, wildlife and enduring indigenous cultures.

Puff your way around one of the world`s most famous mountain treks, the (literally) breathtaking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This ancient trail passes through snow-capped mountains, cloud forest and a string of 12 Inca ceremonial centres, including Phuyupatamarca and Wiñay Wayna.

On 30 August, marvel at the religious processions honouring Lima`s patron saint, Santa Rosa de Lima. Go to Cajamarca`s Carnival, famous throughout Peru for its annual celebrations that last for an entire month. One word of warning – the traditional Cajamarca Carnival greeting is to be soaked with water.

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