Venture beyond Peru's Machu Picchu
It’s no secret that Peru plays home to one of the world’s greatest marvels. But ancient wonders only serve as a gateway to what makes this place so special: the people, cities and history beyond the crowds and tourist draws, which round out a country’s depth and reveal its true character. Meet Arequipa, also known as “The White City” thanks to its signature sillar stone buildings. One-tenth the size of Lima, this second largest city of Peru is renowned for its colonial architecture, diverse cuisine and volcanic backdrops. Change tempo as you venture into the depths of the Colca Canyon for tranquil hikes, views peppered by swooping condors and boundless unspoiled nature.