Peru offers an enticing mix of landscapes, colours and cultures. The south has a staggering choice of sights, from the azure waters of Lake Titicaca to the beautiful Spanish buildings of Arequipa.
There are also the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, the amazing Inca Trail and the extraordinary remains of Machu Picchu, full of mystery and grandeur. To the west, Huaraz, with its outlying glaciers and hot springs, is a magnet for climbers and trekkers. The jungle city of Iquitos in the north east of Peru gives easy access to the rainforests of the Amazon Basin. There are well–located HI hostels in Peru - with many providing a range of activities. You can canoe down mighty rivers, explore a spectacular lost city, hike along one of the most famous footpaths in the world or watch condors and humming birds on the wing. The hostels are situated from the capital, Lima, to the Peruvian Andes and the rolling dunes of the coast.