You can bet that when celebrities have the means and the time to travel the world, it’s often “go big or go home.” For a few, a trip to Peru has been the holiday of choice, and can you really blame them?
Peru is renowned for its blend of different attractions that can appeal to a diverse crowd. For example, Lima is considered the food capital of the world, Cusco and the surrounding areas are steeped in mystery, and Lake Titicaca is an amazing place to sit back and relax while being pampered; However, much more exists to whet the average adventurer’s appetite, and with a little digging they can be discovered.
Since celebrities travel the world more than the average person, it’s a good idea to pay attention to what they do and where they go.
Here’s a list of the major celebrities that have visited Peru and how they decided to pass the time.
As singer and front man of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger is a very distinguished individual. Jagger and his family visited Cuzco and its surrounding ruins. Additionally, they praised Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
This renowned American singer visited Machu Picchu as well. Perry couldn’t resist taking pictures while playing a traditional Peruvian instrument called a zampoña and making comments about the impressive architecture at the site.
Actress and self-proclaimed health guru Gwyneth Paltrow visited Peru with her children. They visited the village of Ollantaytambo, the sacred site of Machu Picchu and saw a Coldplay concert in Lima.
Known for her roles in worldwide films, Demi Moore also took to Cuzco and Machu Picchu with her daughter. She explored the ancient streets, tasted the local food, and visited the spectacular markets a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas.
Most of the celebrities who visit Peru head straight for the ancient site of Machu Picchu. Here is a list of those who have made the journey, whether it was by four-day hike or by train.
- One Direction (Harry Styles, Liam Payne)
- Jim Carrey
- Malia Obama
- Seth Green
- Matthew McConaughey
- Pharrell Williams
- Susan Sarandon
- Alicia Keys
- Bill Gates
- Cameron Diaz
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Ernesto Guevara
- Joshua Gates
- Bill Gates
- And the original celebrity visit: Hiram Bingham
Many more celebrities have made an appearance in Peru, though some haven’t made their presence as well known as others.