Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world not reachable by road. Of course today you can fly into its airport in just a few hours. Or you can reach this jungle metropolis the same way it’s always been done – by boat.
Lima is cold and foggy in September, but just four and a half hours south is a place where the sun heats the sand and the pisco flows freely, no matter what time of year. This oasis is called Huacachina.
Ica lies just 4 hours south of the megalopolis of Lima. You might feel anxious to get into the Andes to see Cusco and Machu Pichu, but if ever you’re to take a bit of advice, take this advice; slow down and check out the traveler’s heaven of Huacachina.