EXPLORE ANCIENT INCAN RUINS, ENDLESS AMAZONIAN RAINFORESTS AND THE INCREDIBLE PATAGONIAN MOUNTAINS
TOP TRIPS IN SOUTH AMERICA
OUTPOST'S TOP 3 PICKS
1) Uros Islands. Located in Lake Titicaca, these floating islands were created by the Uros Indians using layers of totora reed hundreds of years ago. Approximately 600 Uros still live on some of the approximately 48 islands today.
2) Pisco Sour. Peru’s national drink is a combination of pisco – a potent grape brandy – crushed ice, fresh lime juice, syrup and egg white.
3) Nazca Lines. These vast and mysterious figures and shapes stretch up to 200 metres in length across 500 square kilometres of desert floor and have puzzled archaeologists and scientists since their discovery in 1927.
One of South America’s greatest destinations, Peru offers everything any traveller could want from Lost Cities to colourful markets, crashing surf to tropical jungle and cycling to hiking.
The potato is believed to have first been domesticated in southern Peru between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago.