Lima: In Peru's cultural and political center experience some of the best dining in the Americas, vibrant nightlife and great museums and churches. See the Catedral and the Catacombs at the iglesia de San Francisco and stroll about Miraflores for shops and eats.
The South: Head south for wines and piscos around Ica, duneboarding in Huacachina, the mysterious Nazca Lines, the marine life of Paracas National preserve and tranquil fishing villages at Pucusana and Cerro Azul. The inland area, particularly Pisco, was devastated by 2007 earthquake.
Southern Coast to Lake Titicaca. Colca Canyon and Cotahuasi canyons are the world's two deepest Peru's "second city" Arequipa, may also be its most attractive, Lake titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and home to the floating Uros Islands
Cusco and the Sacred Valley: Cusco (11,500 feet above sea level) is a necesary stop on yout journey
Machu Picchu: The great Machu Picchu, crowded or not crowded, misty rains or clear skies, never ceases to enthrall, and the Inca trail is still the great hiking pilgrimage. Stay in Aguas Caliente for the Best access
Amazon Basin: Peru's vast tract of the Amazon may contain the world's greatest biodiversity. Fly into Iquitosor Puerto Maldonado for the wildlife preserves, the lodges upriver, rainforest hikes, and boat excursions on the Amazon.
The Central highlands: Festivalscraft villages, and markets dominate Huancayo and the Mantaro Valley, while the passionate Semana Santa celebrations are the rage in Ayacucho from Lima to Huancayo, the world's highest railroad is running again-it tops out at 15,685 feet.
The North Coast and The Northern Highlands: Go up the coast for some of South Americas's best beach life and inlandto the Cordillera Blanca for some of the world's highest mountain. Many of Peru's greatest archaeological discoveries were made in the north. Sites are still being uncovered in Chiclayo, Trujillo and Chachapoyas.