True, Peru has seen increased visitors numbers over the last couple of years but this does not mean that there are no longer any potentially world-class sites that not have been discovered by the crowds.
For Peru itself Machu Picchu is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing in the way that it attracts a lot of international attention and interest from travelers all over the world. A curse in the way that it does not allow other places in Peru reach their full potential. Peru enjoys easily 10 world-class sites and destinations but all of these are overshadowed by Machu Picchu which receives the bulk of all travelers. Nevertheless the likes of Lake Titicaca, the Amazon Rainforest, Arequipa or the Colca Canyon are no longer off the beaten track and have become part of the main destinations that are combined with Machu Picchu. Believe or not (if you do not believe it, please do not take my word for it and come find out yourself) apart from these, Peru has another incredible number of sites that could be world-class if they were not competing with Machu Picchu. Here we will list some of our favorites.
Chachapoyas / Gocta / Kuelap