If you’re looking for a post-election getaway, now is the perfect time to consider Peru.
From the Amazon to the Andes, Peru offers a world of adventure and spring (remember, the seasons are reversed in South America) is a great time to visit.
According to Alex Malcolm, found of custom tour company Jacada Travel, Peru offers multiple layers of experience with archeology and culture, food, wildlife and trekking all on the menu. New luxury options and a smoking hot culinary scene add another generous dollop of interest for the sophisticated traveler.
If the Amazon floats your boat, explore it in style on the Aria Amazon, a 16-suite cruiser that navigates the fabled river and tributaries. You can kayak with dolphins, hike among the howler monkeys and fish for piranha while enjoying one of the finest luxury-safari experiences outside of Africa. (www.aquaexpeditions.com)
For the gourmand, Jacada offers a culinary tour that will take you on a foodie’s fantasy journey from the Surquillo Market to lunch at local favorite La Picanteria (www.picanteriasdelperu.com) and, finally, dinner at Maido. This restaurant is one of Lima’s three eateries numbering among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
History will come alive in a visit to the Sacred Valley and the 50-room Explora Valle Sagrado. The lodge is located halfway between Cusco and Machu Picchu, with guided excursions that will take guests off the beaten path to remote mountain lagoons and lesser-known Incan ruins. Naturally, the trip would not be complete without a tour of Machu Picchu, and Explora offers one-day, off-hours excursions that allow the visitor to explore far from the maddening crowds.
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