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Best Places to visit in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu

Ballestas Islands, near Paracas

Home to some of the most spectacular topography in the world, Peru promises to inspire even the most seasoned travellers. This is a beguiling land where ancient sites, colonial culture and modern traditions rub shoulders in an unimaginable fashion. Although Machu Picchu is one of the country’s most iconic treasures, there is so much more to discover here.

Let us introduce you to the best places to visit that aren’t Machu Picchu in Peru…

The best times in the year to go to Peru

Llama's in-front of mountain range

Home to the world’s largest rainforest and mystifying ancient Inca ruins, Peru’s contrasting landscapes are bound to enchant you.

Most visit to follow the footsteps of ancient Incas towards Machu Picchu, but Peru also offers ample opportunities to delve into its rich history through its colourful festivals and tantalising local cuisine. However, with all of these areas to cover, when’s the best time of the year to book that once-in-a-lifetime trip? Read on to find out…

The best time to go: for the festivals

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Italian Restaurant Menu

Picture this: sat on the patio of a trattoria looking out over a vineyard, the first day of your perfect Italian adventure, you open the menu… and remember that the only Italian you know you learned from Roman Holiday. The server bustles over to take your order, and the only word that you recognize coming out of his mouth is ‘ciao’. How will you ever order your pasta and wine when you can’t read or communicate in Italian?!

Views from the Path: The Best Hiking Trails in Europe

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Sometimes travel is about sticking to the main roads, but bold explorers know the excitement that comes from hiking off the beaten path and discovering that breath-taking lookout, experiencing the landscape on your own two feet, and rambling through unspoiled rural beauty. From trekking the ‘Path of the Gods’ to following one of the world’s oldest pilgrim routes and beyond, a walking tour can be the best way to experience first-hand the beauty, history, and fresh air of your journey, not just the destination. Here are our picks for the best hiking trails in Europe.

Hitting the High Notes: A Pianist with Altitude

On July 12th 2019, on the Taglang La pass in the Himalaya, a piano will be heard at the highest altitude on record, in an ambitious and awe-inspiring performance to raise funds for local communities. In the thin air with low temperatures, it’s sure to be a challenge for a pianist with serious altitude – raising vital funds for the Exodus Travels Foundation Himalayan Community Support Projects.

Around the World in Music

Salsa

Join us on a hip-wiggling, musical journey as we explore the sounds and rhythms from across the globe from North to South and East to West. Discover a wealth of musical styles that are at the beating heart of cultural and exotic locations.

Music has been an integral part of global culture for millennia, uniting ethnic communities and nations and allowing us to express our identity. Cultural diversity is often defined by music that provides a sensory experience of each place we visit, from the distinctive drums of Africa to the salsa of Cuba.

North America

7 must-do things in Sri Lanka

Yala National Park

If you're having trouble choosing between a trip lounging on the beach, exploring the wild, or soaking in the history of a rich new culture, a Sri Lanka holiday is the answer.

Picturesque beaches, kilometers of rolling hills, ancient temples and ruins, and lush green forests filled with extraordinary wildlife make Sri Lanka the perfect destination to explore a little bit of everything.

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