Peru is has long been a favourite destination on the South America backpacker trail, but there’s more to tempt you here than the oft-photographed llamas and ruins. Not least a whole host of landscapes to explore, from sand dunes to epic mountain ranges. Here we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite images – with a few llamas included – from Picfair’s best photographers.

Traditional life in Cusco

Anna Rebecka Lindberg / Picfair

A llama at Machu Picchu

Helen Sheard / Picfair

Water colors in metal jars for sale at a market in Sacred Valley, Pisac

Anna Rebecka Lindberg / Picfair

A street vendor sells an unusual variety of potato in Cusco

DesignXen / Picfair

Two men chat

Anna Rebecka Lindberg / Picfair

Luxurious train with panoramic view from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

Patricia Hofmeester / Picfair

On the way to Cusco

Filipe Frazao / Picfair

Salt water basins at the salt mines in Maras

Patricia Hofmeester / Picfair

Peruvian woman with baby alpaca

Patricia Hofmeester / Picfair

Dune buggy ride in Huacachina

Charlotte Gassor / Picfair

Street vendors push their produce to market in Huancayo

DesignXen / Picfair

A tuk tuk in Máncora

Charles Duncombe / Picfair

A woman weaving

DesignXen / Picfair

Moray ruins

Nandoacha / Picfair

A three wheeled motorcycle rickshaw in the backstreets of Nazca

Neil Julian / Picfair

Feeding the pelicans, El Chaco beach, Paracas

Neil Julian / Picfair

A street vendor’s cart packed with olives in Huancayo

DesignXen / Picfair

Mountain Boy leading the pack on the Salkantay trek

Charles Duncombe / Picfair

The Andes mountain range reflected in a lake

Amanda Dawes / Picfair

Machu Picchu from above

Charles Duncombe / Picfair

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