Peru is one of those countries that don't care what kind of photographer you are because it will treat you well no matter what you enjoy photographing. If you love to travel with a camera and you're always looking for the next adventure, this is the country that can give it to you.
It's easy to be overwhelmed by all the amazing gems Peru is home to. It has the world's deepest canyon, some of the tallest mountains in the Western Hemisphere and of the largest areas of tropical rainforest in the world. Oh, and it's also one of the birthplaces of human civilization.
If you're a nature and wildlife photographer, the fact the Peru is home to 21,462 species of plants and animals, of which 6,000 are endangered, will be to your liking. Just make sure you take the super-telephoto lens along.
But most adventurers and travel photographers go to Peru with one clear destination in mind: Machu Picchu. It was built around the year 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire and abandoned 100 years later after Spanish conquest. It remained that way until 1911, when American historian and Yale lecturer Hirman Bingham discovered it and later lead an expedition to clean the site over a four month period.
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Photographing Maccu Picchu is definitely the cherry on top, but to get to it you must first take the Inca trail. The trail will take you through several environments, including alpine tundra and beautiful rainforest. It's definitely not the kind of trip you want to take on your own, and we recommend having at least a few local guides with you. If you want to do it safely and enjoy the trip with minimum risks, we recommend the Photo Safari Workshop in Peru. The 4 day / night ascent to Machu Picchu will be made along with local guides, porters and chefs, all there to ensure maximum comfort and safety. The team at Photo Safari will make sure you won't miss any photo opportunities and you will definitely return home with unbelievable memories and amazing shots.
The high elevation of the Andes will require a bit of acclimating, so make sure you are mentally and physically prepared for journeying in lower oxygen areas.
After spending a night at Machu Picchu, like Hirman Bingham's teams once did, you will board a luxury train with a glass roof that will take you to Cusco.
Visiting Peru can be an amazing opportunity for beautiful photos and unforgivable memories, therefore we highly recommend the Photo Safari Workshop in Peru.
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