Peru Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations

For every destination that you could name in Peru, there are ten that you've never even heard of. These off-the-beaten-path destinations are less visited than places like Machu Picchu and Cusco, but are no less fantastic. Options include jungle villages, mountainous towns, and coastal cities which will offer you a different beach experience than those found in our Peru Surfing Guide.

In these destinations, you'll usually find authentic Peruvian culture and have access to ample outdoor areas. Off-the-beaten-path destinations may be set in more isolated locations and have rustic hotel options. As such, they align well with curious and adventurous travelers.