There are many aspects that make Peruvian food so dynamic. First, the level of diversity that exists within the countries landscape. So many different fruits, vegetables, animals, and fish are found here, that the plate easily becomes canvas for some of the countries greatest artists.
About 40 km inland from the Pan American highway sits the pleasant valley town of Lunahuaná. Although small, the town has quite a bit to offer in the way of outdoor activities. Good kayaking can be had upriver on the Rio Grande.
The number of hikes available from Cuzco, Peru and elsewhere in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is baffling for anyone new to the scene. The crowds and high prices of the traditional Inca Trail have spurred the growing number of tourists that come tho the Andean city to look elsewhere to an array of alternatives, many of which are superior.
Peru’s north coast town of Chiclayo, about halfway between Lima and the border with Ecuador right on the Pan-American highway, is rich with archeological sites, beaches, and museums that make it a must on any trip in the north of the country.