So you want to have one of those life-changing international adventures this year, but you don’t want to spend a fortune? Go to Peru.
Almost twice the size of Texas, the country is an outdoor lover’s dream. It boasts 11 distinct ecological zones, so tourists can see coastal desert, rugged peaks, and lush rainforest in a single trip.
One U.S. dollar exchanges for about three Peruvian soles, so your money will go far. A two-week tour of Peru, including your round-trip flight, can be done for under $2,000—even less than that if you opt not to do any guided tours into the Amazon rainforest or Machu Picchu.
This 14-day itinerary will show you the highlights and still allow for some R&R. (You’ll need it.)