The recent floods in southern Peru, which affected the Cusco and Machu Picchu regions, reminded us here at Detour of the inherently unpredictable nature of travel. This is truly a tragic event, but it’s not the time to cancel an upcoming trip to Peru. Our local operators, PeruRail, and local airlines are helping passengers re-organize their trips so they can visit other outstanding destinations in Peru. Many of these amazing places would be must-sees in other countries, but they are often overshadowed in Peru because of the famous Machu Picchu ruins. Travelers often want to see Machu Picchu first and leave little, if any, time to explore off the beaten path.
So whether you’re reorganizing a previously booked trip or considering visiting Peru this spring, it’s a good idea to check out some of these unsung standouts.
1. The Northern Coast: Trujillo and Chiclayo