Peru is legendary among world travelers looking for new experiences. A stunningly endowed country, Inca Trail Machu offers much more than most short trips can hope to take in: charming Andean highlands towns with colonial architecture (Lima, Cuzco, Ayacucho, Puno and Arequipa); remote jungle lodges in the Amazon basin (Manu, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado); soaring snow capped mountains and volcanoes; a 3,220 km (2,000 mile) Pacific coastline; and, of course, the legacies of the Incas and other sophisticated pre-Columbian civilizations (Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Chan Chan, Kuelap and Chachapoyas). Find your favorite places, activities and festivals. But the fun of travelling to a fascinating country like Peru is compiling your own list.
Many people prefer to travel alone. Unfortunately, the solo traveler is often forced to pay a punishing "single supplement" charged by many resorts for the privilege of sleeping alone.
Peru as a nation greatly respects the contributions and wisdom of society's elders, but that consideration doesn't necessarily translate into automatic deferential treatment of senior tourists.
Discounts for seniors are virtually unheard of in Peru. Still, you should mention the fact that you're a senior citizen when you first make your travel reservations; all major airlines offer discounts for seniors, and you may find hotels (particularly international chains) that do so as well.
The family vacations is a rite of passage for many households, one that in a split second can devolve into a National Lampoon farce. But as any veteran family vacationer will assure you, a family trip can be among the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences of your life.
Peruvians are extremely family-oriented, and children arouse friendly interest in locals. Although there aren't many established conventions, accomodations, or discounts for families traveling with children, Peru can be an excellent country in which to travel, as long as families remain flexible and are able to surmount difficulties in transportation, food and accommodation.
Few hotels automatically offer discounts for children or allow children to stay free with their paren. On buses, children have to pay full fare of they occupy a seat (which is why you'll see most kids sitting on their parent's or sibling's lap). Many museums and other attractions offer discounts for children. Children's meals are rarely found at restaurants in Peru, but sometimes it's possible to specially may be very foreign to many children - how many kids, or adults, for that matter, will be keen on tasting roasted guinea pig? - but familiar foods, such as fried chicken, pizza and spaghetti are easy to find in almost all Peruvian towns.
Note: Parents need to exercise special care with regard to sun exposure for children in Peru. whether on the coast or in the Andes, where the sun is particularly strong. Sunscreen and sun hats are essential gear.
Though the Inca nation flag looks remarkably similar to the gay rainbow flag, Peru, a predominantly Catholic and socially conservative country, could not be considered among the world's most progressive in terms of societal freedoms for gays and lesbians. It is still a male-dominated, macho society where homosexuality is considerable prejudice exhibited toward gays and lesbians who are out, or men - be they straight or gay - who are thought to be effeminate.
In the larger cities, especially Lima and Cuzco, there are a number of establishments - bars, discos, inns and restaurants - that are either gayfriendly or predominantly gay. Outside thoe areas, and in the small towns and villages of rural Peru, openly gay behavior is unlikely to be tolerated by the general population.
Gay life is not out in the open across Peru. Many gays and lesbians may wish to err on the side of discretion.
Peru continues to be a very macho, male-dominated society, and while women are a growing part of the professional workforce and a relatively recent feminist movement is evident in urban areas, women do not yet occupy the (still unequal) position they do in many Western societies
Still, women should not encounter any insurmountable difficulties traveling in Peru.
However, women should not be surprised to encounter perhaps unwelcome attention from men, especially id travelling along. Many Peruvian men consider gringas - essentially, any foreign women - to be more sexually open than Peruvian women and, thus foreigners are frequently the targets of their advances. Blonde women are frequently singled out. Piropos, come-ons that are usually meant as innocuous compliments rather than as crude assessments of a woman's physical attractiveness or sexuality, are common in Latin America
Women should be able to travel safety in Peru as long as they take some sensible precautions.If you are traveling alone, never walk alone at night anywhere - always call for a registered taxi, It's also a good idea to have a whistle handy
You will have 10% or 20% of discount, if you have the Student ISIC card (green cards)
Inca Trail Machu offers different tour packages and taylor made trip to Peru, contact with us and choosing your experience travel.
Machu Picchu — this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire, and the most popular tourist attraction in Peru and one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Best famous trek to Machu Picchu
Trekking to Salkantay - Best alternative treks to Machu Picchu
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu - Find the the tradicional local people and beautiful mountain and landscapes
Chan Chan — impressive ruins of an ancient Chimor mud city, and a UNESCO World Heritage site
Huascarán National Park — high mountain park in Cordillera Blanca range
Lake Titicaca — considered to be the highest navigable body of water in the world
Manu National Park — one of the most bio diverse areas in Peru
Nazca lines — world famous for its mysterious geometrical figures and giant drawings in the desert sand
Paracas National Reservation — a popular nature reserve on the Southern Coast
Mancora — Small beachtown with the best beaches and great surf, turns into a real partytown on weekends and holidays
Colca Canyon - The worlds second deepest canyon
Chachapoyas - Referred to as the Machu Picchu of the north, amazing ruins built by another great civilization.
Choquequirao - Hiking to Choquequirao will take you to an Inca city on the edge of the Apurimac Canyon
Vilcabamba - the last hiding place of the Incas
Tambopata - For people that like walking, bird and wildlife spotting, nature lovers.