Explore the dazzling Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and Cusco, encounter remnants of the ancient Moche and Paracas cultures, ride in reed boats on Lake Titicaca, and experience the people and wildlife living in the tropical rain forests
Peru is famous throughout South America for its food. Before you leave the country, be sure to sample these dishes: Pescado y mariscos (anything with fish is a great bet), trucha (the local fresh Andean trout), traditional Peruvian dishes such as aji de gallina (chicken stew) and lomo saltado (stir-fry beef). Inca cola - the color of this soft drink is bright yellow and it smells like bubble gum, but it's a lot of fun.
At the markets, Peruvian flutes, vests with woven patterns, alpaca sweaters and shawls, gloves, hats and knitted alpaca socks, lovely silver jewelry.