The Atlas Obscura Guide To Peru
106 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Peru
Updated October 20, 2022
Unusual Attractions in Peru
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Real Zombies and Body Snatchers Live Among Us
A creepy form of parasitism is one of evolution's favorite strategies, and scientists are starting to figure out how it works.
by Gemma Tarlach
Podcast: Gocta Waterfalls
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team
How Erotic Peruvian Artifacts Inspired a Controversial Roadside Attraction
The risqué new landmark is the site of joyful selfies—and arson.
by Liliana Michelena
In Peru, an Ancient Site May Revive a Modern Community
An hour's drive from central Lima, locals hope to preserve Huaycán's glorious past and improve their own future.
by Daniel Meza
The Challenges of Writing a Continent-Spanning Cookbook
22 countries, 600-plus recipes, one giant book.
by Anne Ewbank
When Guinea Pig Goes Gourmet
In Peru, it has gone from a humble and ceremonial food to a delicacy among urbanites.
by Gideon Lasco
Peru’s Incan Rope Bridges Are Hanging by a Thread
A remarkable ancient technology and tradition that united communities in the Andes is fading into history.
by Lidio Valdez and Cirilo Vivanco