No matter how you get there or just how many tourists are visiting, Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the Incas, in still mankind's most incredible creations.
Experience a culinary revolution taking place that is sure to change the way we look at food in all of the Americas, Head to a fine-dining restaurant such as Astrid y Gaston or try some of the country's best seafood dishes at La rosa Nàutica.
The high walls of this mountain-top citadel of the Chachapoyan culture could becomethe next Machu Picchu, or the next big ancient site in the country.
Hike down to the Oasisfor a refreshing swim the world's second-deepest canyon.
Whether for a religious-oriented festival such as Carnaval or Semana Santa, or a truly ancient affair such as Inti Raymi, the andean people don't party lightly. the all out celebrations, combine food, drinking, faith, costumes,dancing,art, and crafts in their all out fiestas.
Join the natives who hike with their goods from desolate mountain villages in Pisac's main square and side-streets for Peru's largest sunday craft market.
Hike up and down thousands of stone steps that pass through various ruins en route to Machu Picchu. If the trail is filled up, try one of the pleasant alternatives such as the nature trek past Salkantay or to the isolated ruins at Choquequirao.
Join an ice-climbing expedition to one of the world's most beautiful peaks, Alpamayo, or just go for a day-climb in one of the many sites in theCordillera Blanca.
Lay for days in an uncomfortable hammock and eat dispgusting food in what is oneof the most incredible adventures an outsider can attempt in Peru or any country.
Search for giant river otters in the day or the black caiman at night on a trip to one of peru'smany amazon lodges set near some of the world's most diverse eco-systems.
Stay in arustic electricity free cottage on either Amantani or Taquile with a local family. this is one of the best ways to experience peasant life in the country and to open up your eyes to a whole new way of living.
-Whether it is in Tarapoto, Cusco, or Arequipa, there are a variety of rapids for every skill level.
The poor man's Galapagos are home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins, cormorants, gulls, and a number of other marine birds. Take a boat ride here where you can also see the Candelabra, the Nazca-era desing on the nearby shore.
Participate in a shamanic ceremony by ingestiong on of the country's hallucinogenic potions that have been usedby locals for cenruries.
To full appreciate the Nazca Lines, a flight in a tiny aircraft is a must. circle around eachsetof theses enormous lines that cover many squaremilesin the desert near Nazca.
Unheard of not along ago, this sport is taking off in many areas of the country. Try Lima's coast line, in between Cusco's archaeological sites, or in between tiny Amazon villages.
-Head to the sand dunes at the desert oasis of Huacachina for this once in a lifetime sporting experience.
Head to Ica to get a taste of Peru's largest vineyards. Sample Fond du Cave and a variety of Piscos at the modern facilities of Ocucaje or visit some of the rustic facilities at some of the smaller vineyards and distilleries that still use methods unchanged since Colonial times.
Whether you want to learn a new skill, a new language, or just want to help people in need, there are many options. For the best of them, try Cusco, Huancayo, Lima, Cajamarca,and huaraz.
Try yopur hand at one of the most popular sports on the coast. Visit Lima's crowded beaches or the white sand beach around Mancora. Or better yet, make the tripto Chicamafor the world's longest left-breaking wave.