Around twenty minutes outside of the city of Iquitos, in the village of Padre Cocha, this remarkable site is home to the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm, one of the most amazing places in Peru for seeing the natural wonders of the Amazon at close quarters.
Arequipa is a city which is proud of its cuisine, and the variety of dishes on offer reflect the history of the city as a trading post, drawing in a variety of ingredients from across Peru. Find out where to eat in Arequipa.
Peru is a country that has a growing reputation around the world for producing excellent food, and while celebrity chef Gaston Acurio is at the forefront of the high class food industry in the city, there are still plenty of cheap eats and tasty treats available from stalls and takeaway stands around Lima.
This city lies on the Peruvian banks of Lake Titicaca, and while it is often considered to be the gateway to get across the border to Bolivia, there is a lot more to this particular area of Peru than just being a transit point.
Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian area of the Amazon rainforest, and when it comes to visiting the wonderful natural surroundings of the Amazon, most people will travel through Iquitos on their way to explore the area. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Iquitos Manatee Rescue Center.
Markets are an important part of the culture and the way of life in South America, with everything from fresh food and dried ingredients through to electrical goods and clothing all available from the stalls of many markets. Here are our best picks.