Summer has officially arrived in the metropolitan capital, though the high temperatures are no battle for the cool rhythms of the countless live music sessions this month. High rainfall over popular mountain treks brings thrill seekers to the coastal city, where locals revel in the season for outdoor concerts and experimental performances.
The Inca Trail is one of the most famous treks in the world, hosting thousands of hikers each year looking to experience the historic path that stretches across the southern Peru's rugged peaks and cloud forests. The final payoff after several days of clambering across rocky terrain at high altitudes: passing through the Sun Gate, with the lush grounds of Machu Picchu opening up before you.
Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilizations, but its topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a vast mass of wetlands and rainforest brimming with monkeys, macaws and slinky, rare felines. Get ready to gear up. Peru is one heck of a wild ride!