Green and red tents are pitched on a rock clearing surrounded on one side by trees and the other by clouds.

Peru has so many incredible hiking trails that it’s difficult to narrow the best treks in Peru to just ten. No matter where you are hiking in the Andes Mountains, it is sure to be rewarding. From the deepest canyons to Inca trails and the Cordillera Blanca. Azure lakes, mountain vistas, Inca ruins and remote Andean villages are sure to amaze. Here are the top ten multi-day Peru hikes. 

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An adult male Andean Cock-of-the-rock is perched on a thin branch in a Peruvian forest and facing the camera.

Peru harbors a remarkable array of biodiversity, with particular emphasis on birds. Totaling 1,869 species, the birds of Peru represent 18.57 percent of Earth’s avian species and 54.97 percent of South America’s. The staggering diversity of Peru’s natural environment is evident in the unique and specialized bird species that it supports. Scattered across Peru’s costa (coast), sierra (highlands) and selva (jungle) are some of the world’s most fascinating birds. Continue reading to learn about ten spectacular birds of Peru and where you can find them!

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Curl-crested aracari sitting on a tree branch with its beak pointed rightward.

Peru is considered a megadiverse country, as along with sixteen other countries, it contains more than 70% of the planet’s biodiversity. An impressive 1,869 bird species are found in Peru—the second-highest of any country in the world. Consequently, birding in Peru plays a vital role in its tourism sector. Three distinct birding routes (Southern, Central, and Northern) have been developed for Peru’s tourism.

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An antique book sits open on a wooden table with more old books in the bookcase behind

Peru is an incredible country with a wondrous history and culture. However, few of us learned about this inspiring place in our grade school history classes. There is so much more than travel guides when it comes to books to read about Peru. For those who are planning their trip, or who are simply fascinated by it, we have compiled a list of must-reads. Below is a wide variety of books to suit all interests—and even ages! They are, without a doubt, the best books about Peru and are sure to inspire you to take your own journey. Moreover, they will give you a greater understanding and appreciation of the country.

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