7 Reasons to Travel to Peru This Winter

Machu Picchu, Peru.

With summer coming to a close, now is the perfect time to start planning where your next great adventure is going to be. Here are seven reasons why we think you should choose to travel to Peru this winter.

1. Exploration of ancient sights

One of the top reasons that people love to travel to Peru is to explore and discover ancient sights. On your trip with Thomson Family Adventures, your itinerary will be filled to the brim with exploration! With the chance to hike the Maras Salt Terraces that pre-dates the Inca Empire, boat through the Peruvian Amazon and experience the magnificent slights of Machu Picchu—there will always be an adventure to look forward to!

2. The opportunity to engage with local culture

At Thomson Family Adventures we work hard to make sure that our guests do not just visit Peru, but truly experience it. The way that we do this is by building cultural experiences into your itinerary.

During the trip you will have the opportunity to eat an authentic Peruvian meal with a local family, watch Quechua women take part in the age-old craft of back-strap weaving, learn about ancient ruins and explore local markets that contain handicrafts, clothing and much more.

When you come home you’ll have more than pictures—you’ll have memories to last you a lifetime.

3. Natural beauty

Peru has such diverse landscapes that will make every part of your trip feel entirely unique. During your trip you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself into the the captivating beauty of Machu Picchu and the Ollantaytambo Ruins, the lush greenery of the Peruvian rainforest, to the breathtaking Maras Salt Terraces. Thomson Family Adventures works hard to ensure that you get to experience all of the beauty that Peru has to offer.

4. Diverse and delicious food

When it comes to the culinary experience in Peru, there is truly something for everyone. From our most cautious guest, to our most adventurous or somewhere right in the middle, you are sure to find something tasty to enjoy.

For our more adventurous guests, you can try cuy—which is slow-roasted guinea pig. While it may not be for everyone, it is a delicious delicacy!

Bonus fact: Peru has over 4,000 different types of potatoes and even more ways to prepare them!

5. Warm weather year-round

Since Peru is near the equator, they do not have four seasons. It is warm all year-round the average temperature for the winter is around 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Making it beautiful to visit Peru, no matter what time of year.

6. Wildlife

The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth—containing about 10% of all the wildlife species that we know of—and you will get the chance to experience it. During your trip, you will get the opportunity to see capybara, nightjars, caiman, red howler monkeys, endangered river otters, sloths and so much more! 

7. It’s as easy as a phone call!

We have heard from our guests about how amazing it is to traveling to Peru with Thomson Family Adventures, and we would love to share that experience with you! If you are interested in learning more click the link below, or call us at 800-262-6255.