Enjoying the view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo by Helene Segura.[/caption] Peru is an amazing country full of contradictions. It is very poor, with shanty towns dotting the landscape and education out of reach for many. Yet it is rich in history and most famous for Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines. It is a glorious place to visit, especially if you’re prepared. So, here are my top three survival tips for Peru.