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Beyond Machu Picchu: 5 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit in Peru

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Just as there’s more to France than the Eiffel Tour, Machu Picchu’s just the beginning when it comes to what to do in Peru. Beyond this ancient monument’s polished, dry-stone walls and classical Inca-style architecture lies a whole world of Peruvian landscapes and cultures to be explored. Check out these awe-inspiring places to visit in Peru with kids.

Puerto Maldonado: Gateway to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

Peruvian Amazon rainforest

Visiting the Peruvian Amazon rainforest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when visiting the Land of the Incas. Yet, Peru also boasts lush, verdant jungles. The city of Puerto Maldonado represents one of the main gateways to Peru’s splendid tropical jungles where an unforgettable family adventure awaits you.

Chow Down: Delicious Peruvian Food for Kids

Peruvian food for kids

From Aji de Gallina to Salchipapas, there’s no end to yummy Peruvian food for kids. What’s more, the Peruvian reliance on local vegetables and fruits translates into nutritious dishes sure to satisfy without causing a sugar rush. Here’s our rundown of the best Peruvian food for kids based on countless family adventures to the Land of the Incas.

Family Trip to Peru: Puno, the Folklore Capital

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While Lake Titicaca represents a popular tourist destination, nearby Puno is the capital of Peruvian folklore. It boasts more than 300 local dances as well as centuries-old music and art. Puno’s traditions remain vibrant and dramatic making it an amazing destination during a family trip …

Delicious Explorations: Asian Influences on Peruvian Cuisine

Peruvian Cuisine

Did you know that Peru boasts 600,000 descendants of Chinese and Japanese migrants? That makes it the second largest Asian population in Latin America? Chinese immigrants to Peru are known locally as “Tusán” and Japanese immigrants “Nikkei.” Prominent Asian influences are many in Peru, especially …