Most people visit Peru to see the legendary Machu Picchu, either by train or the Inca Trail hike, and you certainly can’t plan a visit to Peru without seeing it. But there is so much to the country than the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There’s a lot the guidebooks won’t tell you about a visit to Peru. Sure, Lonely Planet will make mention of top sites to see, best hostels for your money, over-touristy things to avoid, and best places to eat. They may advise about the weather and water conditions, and ideal sundries to pack.