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Lake Titikaka, Lima, Arequipa, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, the Nazca lines, the Amazon. There is no shortage of highlights for the tourist in this country. And, with so much diversity just in Peru! How much do you really know about Peru? This page features all of the Compass & Fork content for food and travel in Peru.

Learn about award winning Peruvian cuisine, Michelin-starred restaurants, and great recipes to make Peruvian cuisine at home. Discover ceviche, lomo saltado and the national drink a -Pisco Sour- one of our favorite cocktails. Peru is truly the home of fusion cuisine with so many culinary influences. Peru is the home of tomatoes, potatoes, corn and peppers, so Peruvians know a bit about food!

Food and travel in Peru is exciting because of the diverse nature of the country. So many contrasts for the  tourist.

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Planning a Trip to Peru

Beautiful Accommodation in Peru

Accommodation options in Peru are plentiful and you can find something to suit any budget.

Boutique hotels and small luxury accommodation typically employ great chefs so you are bound to enjoy the food and travel in Peru. There is no shortage of beautiful accommodation from Lake Titikaka in the mountains of Peru, to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and Cusco, to the larger cities of Lima and Arequipa. And let’s not forget the Amazon. All great stops for your Peru itinerary.

Peru has some of the most beautiful accommodation imaginable. Some unique lodging options include old monasteries, all-inclusive, unique luxury escapes on Lake Titikaka. Peru offers the opportunity to experience unique luxury escapes throughout the country with a distinct Incan feel. And with great chefs abounding in the country you can truly enjoy food and travel in Peru.

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Transportation: Getting Around While in Peru

We used a combination of buses, private car transfers and air travel.

Peru is a rugged country. The Andes and the Amazon Rainforest are both natural barriers which make for few roads and slow travel times. Peru also has a rainy season which can make some roads impassable. Train travel is not plentiful and where it is available it can be quite slow and/or expensive.

For Car Rental in Peru

Car rental and fuel in Peru, and most of South America, can be expensive.  For international car rental we use  Holiday Autos. The price quoted includes all taxes and fees and it also searches local providers. Download our rental car checklist to compare your quote.


Flights to and Within Peru

You can fly within Peru. It is expensive. And, it is very expensive relative to the cost of a bus ticket. (And you will see a lot more on the bus.) However, Peru is rugged and driving times are slow. To truly enjoy the food and travel in Peru, we flew several legs with LATAM and took the bus for several legs. If it was more than 6-8 hours drive we flew, if not we took a bus. There is an option to purchase a LAN Pass if you fly from an international destination on a One World Alliance Airline.

Click here to Search for flights to Peru as well as domestic flights.

Travel Insurance

And don’t forget travel insurance! If ever there is a place for travel insurance, it is Peru. Many tourist areas in Peru are remote or at high altitude. Areas such as Machu Picchu and the Amazon rain forest are not only remote but access to medical facilities may require evacuation via air transport.

You just never know when you will need travel insurance. Are you covered? Can you afford not have insurance? This is where travel insurance from a reputable company can be worth its weight in gold. We use World Nomads Travel Insurance, you can get a quote here.

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Travel and Foodies Guide to the Best of Peru

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Welcome to our travel and foodies guide to the best of Peru. I’m struggling to name another country with as much diversity as Peru. Peru was the epicenter of the Inca empire so there’s plenty of history.Then there is the influence of the Spanish and the people … Read More

The Best Way to Explore the Amazing Amazon Rainforest

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. The Amazon Rainforest is a mystical place, with more species of wildlife, than anywhere else on the planet. Many of them are still undiscovered and undocumented. The biodiversity is incredible. One of the ways to help protect the rainforest from development is to visit as a tourist. … Read More

How to be a Gourmet Chef with this Unique Mashed Potato Terrine

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Today’s dish will make you look like a gourmet chef with this unique mashed potato terrine. I must put my hand on my heart and confess- food presentation is not my thing. For me, it is all about the taste, not what it looks. But with a … Read More

How to Find the Best Local Experiences in Latin America

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. We have traveled extensively through Latin America and spent considerable time there over the past few years, both as tourists and whilst working. One thing we found difficult is finding good, local tour operators and authentic experiences with local guides. Your choice is large international tour operators … Read More

How to Make the Most of 2-3 Weeks in Peru

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 2-3 Week Itinerary Suggestions & Travel Tips for Peru Peru is huge and there is a lot to see and do. Here we outline options for a very manageable itinerary for spending 2-3 weeks in Peru. Unless you plan to fly everywhere (which can be very expensive) … Read More

Peruvian Dinner Party: Best Fusion in the World

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Our dinner party starts off with a great cocktail to put you in the mood, a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru. Ceviche, the most popular starter in Peru, goes fabulously with your Pisco Sour. How convenient! The main show is a double act, Peruvian Stuffed … Read More

An Adventure in the Spectacular Amazon Rainforest of Peru

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. An Adventure in the Spectacular Amazon Rainforest of Peru The rainforest is one of nature’s wonders, housing an astounding diversity of flora and fauna. Over 65% of the world’s plant and animal species are found in the rainforest. It is believed there are millions of species still … Read More

Peruvian Stuffed Peppers Direct from Arequipa

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Peruvian stuffed peppers is a dish which is the pride and joy of Arequipa, the white city, Peru’s second largest behind Lima. Locally known as Rocoto Relleno, it makes a hearty meal when served with scalloped potatoes. Eating it is like being transported to Arequipa for the … Read More

An Introduction to the Highlights of Amazing Arequipa

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. With less than 1 million people it is a huge contrast to the bustling 9 million in Lima. Known as the “White City” it is a relaxing, walkable city. The altitude of Arequipa is 7,638 feet (2,328 meters) so … Read More

The Best Peruvian Scalloped Potatoes Recipe Ever

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Looking for a variation on French potato classics like Scalloped Potatoes or even Potatoes au Gratin? Today we look to the home of the potato for some inspiration. Peruvians know a thing or two about potatoes so why not prepare them Peruvian-style? Easy to make and hearty. … Read More

Do You Know What Makes Lake Titicaca so Special?

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Lake Titicaca & Titilaka Lodge Lake Titicaca is regarded as a sacred site to Peruvians. Legend has it, the first humans, Inca’s, mysteriously emerged from the lake and went on to create the Inca Empire. For today’s visitor, it is an opportunity to explore several indigenous cultures … Read More

Peru’s Most Popular Dish How to Make Lomo Saltado

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Today we feature Peru’s most popular dish, lomo saltado, a Peruvian Creole/Chinese fusion stir fry. A dish with a heavy Chinese influence, including cooking implements, spices and sauces. It also contains creole seasonings and ingredients and new world ingredients like beef and French fries. Yes, you heard … Read More

In the Footsteps of the Incas: The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Machu Picchu is on many people’s bucket list. For some it is just a desire to visit the archaeological site, for others it is the desire to actually follow in the footsteps of the Incas, and walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or follow “Caminos Del … Read More

Peruvian Ceviche How to Make This Classic at Home

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. Ceviche is the national dish of Peru. Simply fresh seafood “cooked” in citrus juice. In Peru it is generally accompanied with corn and squash (pumpkin). If you are after a light, healthy appetizer, then Peruvian ceviche should be on your radar. And another bonus, it is dead … Read More

Secrets of the Sacred Valley

Required Disclaimer: This post may contain products with affiliate links. If you make purchases using these links, we receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. One of the most fascinating aspects of the Sacred Valley of Peru is how much of the ancient ways of life still continue today and also how much is still unknown about the Inca civilization. It is a trip back in time. Yes, there is a lot … Read More

How to Make a Pisco Sour & What You Need to Know about Pisco

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The Best of Books, Cookbooks and Movies about Peru

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