If you are looking for a vacation destination that allows you to explore a combination of coast, highlands, and jungle, then Peru should be on your radar. Located on the west coast of South America, Peru is an extremely diverse country with a wide-range of natural features and climates. You can travel to the arid plains on the Pacific coast, the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical Amazon basin, all within one country. The best time of the year for travel and hiking through Peru is between April and October, however, if you don’t plan to do much hiking, any time of the year is suitable for travel.
Aside from being filled with breathtaking landscapes, Peru is also full of history. The Peruvian territory was once home to the Norte Chico civilization, the oldest known civilization in the Americas with settlements dating back to 3200 BC. It was also home to the Inca Empire, the largest empire in the Pre-Columbian America. Peru has preserved a ton of these ancient settlements so people from all over the world can visit the ruins and take a journey to the past.