In part one of this four-week itinerary, Gilad shared with us what to do when you arrive in Lima for your trip. Then, on the second part of the trip, he sent us to Huaraz and Paracas for more adventures.
Here, he shares his tips for traveling in Peru focused on the cities of Huacachina and Arequipa.
Peru is one of the few countries that I’ve been to that’s had such a wildly varied abundance of natural beauty. You have coastlines sloping down the western side, Amazonian jungles flanking the east, Andean mountains in between and sandy deserts stretching right up to the water. It’s truly one of the most bio-diverse countries I can think of, complete with breathtaking ruins and remnants of Inca and indigenous civilizations, and as a result, it has quite a bit to offer.
Luckily, one month (four weeks) is a substantial and comfortable amount of time to explore much of what Peru has to offer. It’s a large country, but it’s doable. Let me run through my Peru itinerary with you to show you how you can hit up all those highlight spots without missing any of the hot spots. Afterwards you may just be inspired to travel to Peru yourself.
So, after visiting Lima, Huaraz and Paracas, we are off to Huacachina.
Stay tuned for the fourth and last part of these series by Gilad from Anxious Abroad. The itinerary ends in Puno and Cusco! You can also check out 5 budget Peru tours to do especially in 2019!
Gilad is a traveler in his 20’s who takes advantage of every opportunity to travel. He has Hypochondriasis, OCD and moderate anxiety, but doesn’t let it stop him from experiencing the world, and in fact, has managed to turn his mental shortcomings into positives. His website Anxious & Abroad aims to show other nervous travelers and first-timers that travel isn’t just for the carefree nomadic types, but can be fun and rewarding for any kind of person — neurotic, meticulous, anxious or organized.
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