Yeah, try the food. It's one of the best in Latin America.
Also be very careful on your arrival after you get out of the airport.
Me and my girlfriend were robbed at a red light at the avenue coming out not too far from airport at 6 am. The broke the window and stole her purse. It was a nightmare the first two days but the people is actually very friendly. I guess I had bad luck on my arrival.
Cusco is a must and also Machu Pichu.
But what I really liked the most was their food. Also try "chifa" which is Chinese food. Simply the best I ever tried. about 8 years ago
If you Would like to trip around some far cities, the only way is by bus. i recommend the "Cruz del Sur" bus company.
And for me, this are great places to visit:
Lima - the capital
Nazca - fly over the Nazca lines
Arequipa - the "white city" is beautifull
Puno - the peruvian city of lake Titicaca, and there, visit the float islands called "urus", awesome!
Cusco - the Inca capital
MachuPicchu - by train from cusco.
Yes, you can do all this route in 14 days.
Good lucky and enjoy one of the most beautiful countries of the world ;) about 8 years ago
Peru is a big country and has something for everyone. I prefer the north where few tourists are seen while the scenery is spectacular. Google any go-to-Peru website and find something that looks interesting to you. Most tourist visit Peru for one purpose, -- to see Machu Picchu. almost 8 years ago
I have taken 4 groups to Peru for about the same amount of time. You should be able to fly to Lima, then Cuzco, explore Sacred Valley, then Machu Picchu, then take the tourist bus to Puno to see the floating reed islands in Lake Titicaca. Definitely do the one-night homestay on Amantani Island. If you can afford to fly to Arequipa,(otherwise, there is a 10 hour bus ride, which takes you through fascinating back country) that is the best to see the Colca Canyon.(home of the condor and 2 x deep as the Grand Canyon) Then fly back to Lima. That will keep you busy for 14 days! almost 8 years ago
Hi Sunshine81, I just spent 12 days in Peru. The distances are deceptively far between cities so I wouldn't try to pack too many places in, and rather enjoy a few places longer. Here is what I did:
Lima - 2 days
Lima to Ica/Huacachina (5 hours by bus) - 1.5 days
Ica to Arequipa (overnight bus) - 3 days
Arequipa to Cusco (overnight bus) - 3 days
Cusco to Olltaytambo (2 hours by bus) - 2 days almost 7 years ago