The lofty Inca palace of Machu Picchu might have been capturing hearts and minds ever since it was discovered in 1911, but don’t be fooled: Peru has far more to offer than this famous Inca site. With vast archeological ruins that outdate Machu Picchu by millennia, a strong tradition of century-old crafts and South America’s greatest gastronomy, modern Peru has significantly more up its sleeve.
As tourism continues to grow year on year, there’s no time like the present for exploring the country’s lesser-known highlights—before the crowds find their way to these spots, too.
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