Nat Geo gives their Top 5 Destinations in Peru

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(NatGeo) - Peru is a destination that begs to be explored. In this vast and storied land, ancient, colonial, and modern traditions meld together for an unforgettable cultural experience. No matter the type of traveler—history buff, adventurer, or foodie—Peru offers a myriad of activities to satisfy every appetite. It’s no surprise that its ancient sites, beautiful topography, and diverse ecosystem attract visitors from all over the world, making it one of the most popular destinations in South America.

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While the list is predictable: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and The Amazon, I must give props where props are due: it's perfect. If you're going to Peru for anywhere between 7-10 days you can see all of the items on this list.

Although, I must clarify, when they say the "Amazon" on their list, they're referring to Puerto Maldonado. Which, while technically Amazon rain forest, it doesn't feature the actual Amazon river. I much prefer the actual Amazon river jungle experience in Iquitos, Peru. Other than that, good job Nat Geo! Now let's get planning a trip.

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Jared Snow