5 Destinations to Visit in Peru Other Than Machu Picchu!

On your way to Peru and don’t know where to visit apart from Machu Pichhu? Don’t worry. Here are 5 must-see destinations for you to experience on your next trip to Peru!

Machu Picchu being one of the main tourist attractions in the nation, it is without a doubt flooded with tourists from around the globe. Although it is a must-see site located in the Andes near the Cusco region, many tourists are unaware of the diversity Peru has to offer.

The diversity between the Coast, the different types of jungles and la sierra (Andes Region) or also known as the highlands, also offers special cultural differences to each region. This includes various dances, to the native language of Quechua in local villages, the wildlife, and of course the most important, the food! If visiting more than just Machu Picchu is what you’re looking for, take a look at these five carefully picked destinations for you to explore!

  • Iquitos

Come to Iquitos, the largest city in the world inaccessible by cars! This is so true, that this city is also known for their wooden buses. Being too costly to build normal buses, they shipped in the motors, and built the frames around it.SAM_2760

Located in the Amazon basin, there are many options to explore here. From having many options in the metropolitan jungle city itself, to exploring the Belen Market, to taking a guided tour for days or weeks on end observing the biodiversity of this region.

  • Huaraz

If hiking and trekking is your thing, book a bus to Huaraz for a trekker’s paradise. Once you arrive, you will find yourself surrounded by the white and black mountain ranges. Huaraz is home to Huascaran National Park, home to the 20180607_123122tallest Mountain in Peru.

If you are looking for a new experience and a reputable guided hike, click here to check out Project Cordillera, a company that gives back to the community contributing to environmental projects.

  • Piura

Sit back and relax in Peru’s finest region of beach bummin’. Located in northern Peru,  you will find miles of sandy beaches. Wake up and listen to the ocean waves crash, pick up a surf lesson or two, grab a drink and end the day by watching the unforgettable sunsets over the Pacific.


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Piura is also known for the nightlife as many young AND old people enjoy themselves with a drink and dancing after a long day of relaxation.

If you want to relax, learn how to surf, or live the night life, Piura is a must! Oh, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen!


  • Puno

Puno is located in southern Peru on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world on the border of IMG_20190719_130422

Bolivia. Here you will find a small city with much to explore not only in the city, but in the middle of the lake. Yes, in the middle of the lake.

If you are into man-made islands, Andean culture, and traveling on the rustic side, add this to your itinerary.

  • Chachapoyas

Located in northern Peru, this destination is a hidden traveler’s dream rich in Pre-Inca civilization history and is a nature lover paradise with lakes, jungles, and the famous Gocta Falls.

Gocta Falls

Scattered through the south are various locations full of ruins, mummies, museums, and more waterfalls!



Thanks for reading! I hope you have the time of your life in Peru!
Travel safe,
Worldwide Chris

Published by WorldWideChris

An adventurous soul who takes life by the horns, who isn't afraid to fail, and who learns from his failures. I studied Environmental Sciences at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Spanish minor. I posses a burning passion for the Hispanic culture. The outdoors is where you will find me. If I am not outdoors, I am either writing, reading, running or studying something always pushing myself to learn. Connecting with others is something I enjoy very much through social and community engagement and life coaching. I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. Cheers!

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