A trip across Peru is like traversing multiple countries and cultures combined into one. The country's topography is as diverse as it is dramatic. Within just a few days, you can transition from the arid desert of the coastal lowlands to the jagged, glacial peaks of the Andes Mountains, and onward to the lush, emerald depths of the world's largest tropical rainforest. Along this route, you'll encounter thousands of 16th-century towns, Indigenous communities, and archaeological sites, relics of ancient civilizations that have captivated the global imagination like few others.