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Peru Top 5’s

Looking for reasons to come to Peru? Looking for suggestions of what to do on your trip to Peru? Looking for the “ultimate Peruvian vacation checklist”? Well you are in luck! We’ve come up with our top 5 favorite things for all sorts of catagories of things to do in Peru! Can you do them all?

Top 5 reasons to Visit Peru

  • Machu Picchu & hundreds of other ancient sites throughout the country
  • The Amazon Jungle
  • World Class surf spots
  • The food — The Culinary capital of the Americas
  • The People, artisans, innovators, artists, cooks, helpful, welcoming friendly beautiful people

Top 5 Places to Visit in Peru

Top 10 Main Dishes

  • Ceviche
  • Lomo Saltado con Tacu Tacu
  • Aji De Gallina
  • Tallerines Verde with Salsa Huancaina
  • Arroz con Pollo
  • Pollo A La Brasa
  • Anticuchos
  • Sopa Seca
  • Adobo de Chancho
  • Seco De Carne
  • ***Cuy — Just because Anthony Bourdain did it doesn’t mean you have to, but if you must…

Top 5 things to order in a ceviche restaurant

  • Ceviche de Pescado
  • Jalea and dip it in the juice of the ceviche
  • Arroz con Mariscos
  • Tiradito
  • Causa de pulpa de cangrejo or atun

Top 5 Entradas — Appetizer

  • Papa a la Huancaina
  • Papa Rellena
  • Sopa — the soups here are amazing
  • Rocoto Relleno
  • Palta Rellena
  • Leche de Tigre with a cold beer (only at ceviche restaurants)
  • Causa

Top 5 Breakfast items

  • Humitas
  • Tamales
  • Pan con Chicharon
  • Empanadas
  • Croisant mixto (with ham & cheese) or with Manjar Blanco

Top 5 Desserts

  • Picarones
  • Tres Leches
  • Alfajores
  • Mousse de Chocolate or Lucuma
  • Suspiro Limeno
  • Arroz con Leche con mazamora morada

Top 5 Things to Drink in Peru… non-alcoholic

  • Chicha Morada
  • Limonada
  • Emoliente
  • Inca Cola
  • Jugo/ Jugo Surtido — Any fresh fruit juice offered/ Surtido is a fruit smoothie

Top 5 Things to Drink in Peru… to get you tipsy

  • Chilcano
  • Maracuya Sour
  • Algorbina
  • Pisco Sour
  • A nice cold beer… they are all basically the same so any will do

Top 5 Exotic Fruits in Peru

  • Lucuma
  • Maracuya
  • Chirmoya
  • Pepinillo
  • Grenadilla

Top 5 Things to see in Lima

  • Parque Del Agua
  • El Malecon de Miraflores y Barranco
  • Real Felipe en La Punta
  • Los Olivos de San Isidro
  • Los Catacumbes
  • Top 5 Things to do in Lima

    • Get a City Tour with Peru RoadTrip
    • Take a city tour by bicycle with Bike Tours of Lima
    • Surf
    • Get a culinary tour or cooking class with Chef Danillo of Peru RoadTrip
    • Walk from Kennedy Park in Miraflores to Barranco along the Malecon

    Top 5 Bars/Discos to get your Party on in Lima**

    • Help
    • Sargento Pimiento
    • La Noche
    • Ayahuasca
    • Aura

    **Be Warned “Clubs” and “Nightclubs” are places to find ladies of the night for hire