Journey to the Land of the Incas on Azamara’s Peru Cruises
The Andes mountains. Vast deserts and valleys. Lush rainforests. And over 1,400 miles of beaches. The landscapes of Peru are as varied as the districts and people of its capital Lima (43 neighborhoods with nearly 9 million people…and counting).
Because of its unique geography and primarily undisturbed ecosystems, the country is home to over 21,000 species of plants animals, with more than 25% of them native to Peru. It’s also home to renowned eco-adventure destinations like Machu Picchu, Nazca, Paracas National Reserve, and the Amazon.
In addition to exploring Peru’s natural wonders, no trip here would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. Peruvians are obsessed with food, and it shows in such popular dishes as ceviche, lomo saltado (stir-fried beef), choclo con queso (corn with cheese), aji de gallina (a creamy chicken stew), and alfajores (dulce de leche-filled shortbread cookies).
Cap your meal with a pisco sour—the national drink that combines pisco (grape brandy) with lemon juice, syrup, bitters, and an egg white—and say, “Salud!” to another great day in Peru with Azamara.