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5 Must See Places In Peru

Hola beautiful travellers! My name is Jaharn Giles and I’m the creative behind the travel, adventure and nature blog Mister Weekender. I’ll be taking you on a Dame Traveler adventure following my recent trip to Peru. First up – Maras des Salinas, the beautiful ancient salt flats! These alt flats are harvested by families living in the local community. Definitely add this destination to your Peru bucket list.

A trip to Peru isn’t complete without a day trip to Machu Picchu. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is by far one of the most grandest places I’ve explored. If you get the chance, make sure you catch the Hiram Bingham train to and from Machu Picchu!

When I travel I like to pick up souvenirs from each destination to take home with me. I travelled around Peru for two weeks and it wasn’t until my last day in Cusco when I finally found what I was looking for; these two bright pink rugs. I picked these up at a local market and needless to say they look brilliant on my floor and couch back home in Sydney, Australia.Welcome to Huacachina, an incredibly beautiful natural oasis in the middle of the desert. This wanderlust-worthy destination deserves top place on your Peruvian bucket list. And it’s not hard to see why! So when is the best time to visit? Sunset of course!

If you get to visit Huacachina in Peru, make sure you don’t get too distracted by the oasis because all around it are some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world. Jump on a buggy and cruise around – just make sure you wear sunglasses and be prepared to eat sand, these buggy’s go super fast!

This is my final and favourite photo taken on my recent trip to Peru. They say to save the best till last, and that’s what I’ve done for my photo diary. This photo was taken in the middle of the Paracas sand dunes. The desert, the wind, the vista – these are the very moments which make travelling the world worth it. It’s been great meeting you all and I hope one day our paths will cross. Love Jaharn xo.

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