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A virtual tour of Peru through films, food, books and music
We may not be able to travel at the moment, but our new series of virtual guides brings the world to you – starting with a cultural tour of Peru

Chris Moss

08, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Unesco demands answers from Peru over impact of new Machu Picchu airport
Peruvian government warned it must be consulted over plans to locate airport near world heritage sites that include the Inca citadel and Sacred Valley

Dan Collyns in Lima

09, Aug, 2019 @9:46 AM

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Peru: take the high road to Inca glory
Machu Picchu sees a million visitors a year, but another great pre-Columbian monument remains little-known. We join the first supported trek on the Incas’ Royal Road

Hugh Thomson

14, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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10 great-value restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list
From a Buenos Aires spot where greens rule to a ‘house of pig’ in São Paulo, our writer offers a personal selection of affordable restaurants on Latin America’s latest 50 best list

Sorrel Moseley-Williams

14, Nov, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Peru’s ‘hearty’ street food snack now served at Lima's top restaurants
Anticuchos go back to the Inca empire but celebrity chefs such as Gastón Acurio are giving the sliced beef heart snack a modern twist

Sarah Gilbert

29, Oct, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Inca Trail permits to be released four months early
Travellers hoping to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru next year are advised to book as soon as possible once permits become available on 1 October

Isabel Choat

19, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Machu Picchu to trial timed entry tickets in bid to control tourist numbers
Record visitor numbers and pressure from Unesco have prompted the Peruvian government to introduce restrictions at the citadel, including only allowing entry with an official tour guide

Will Coldwell

20, Jun, 2017 @11:45 AM

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A weird encounter in deepest Amazonia
Birdwatch With its unusual name and even more unusual habits, the hoatzin is a clear frontrunner for the title of the world’s most bizarre bird

Stephen Moss

18, Jun, 2017 @8:30 PM

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Cock-of-the-rock rules the roost in Peru's Manu cloud forest
Birdwatch We had come to see one of the greatest bird spectacles in the world: the courtship display of the Andean cock-of-the-rock

Stephen Moss

21, May, 2017 @8:30 PM

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Picarones: Peru’s favourite late-night snack
These aniseed-flavoured doughnuts with mashed squash are crispy, chewy and sweet – perfect for soaking up the booze on a night out in Lima

Suzanne Van Atten

11, Dec, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Art and artists revive Lima’s most notorious barrio
The Peruvian capital’s once-grand port area, Callao, spent decades in the grip of drugs gangs. But now an art initiative is bringing life and culture back to its plazas and palaces

Sarah Gilbert

10, Oct, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Surf's up: Peru’s shrine to big-wave boarding
Punta Hermosa, near Lima, is home to the Kon-Tiki Surfboard Museum, and a base for surfing culture 2,000 years in the making

Marisol Mosquera

09, Jun, 2016 @12:42 PM

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