Published by PassionPassport.com | By Veronika Macas
It’s often easiest to hit a country’s most accessible and well-known locations. On the other hand, the rewards that come when you challenge yourself to zig left when others zag right are invaluable.
Peru is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world, featuring three main regions: the jungle, the mountains, and the coast. The country’s shifting shape, climate, and colors make it a haven for explorers, who (if they plan accordingly and follow this guide) can discover the 11 ecological regions and 84 life zones (of 117 in the world) located in Peru.
While Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu represent some of the most popular places in Peru, there are other fascinating regions worth exploring. Each zone offers something for everyone: Seafarers can venture out by boat, while others can trek through the Amazon Jungle, hike the Inca trails in the mountains, or indulge in fresh seafood by the coast.