Who says Indiana Jones only happens in movies? Whether you are in the mood for ancient mummy hunting, exploring the great Machu Picchu or hiking around the cloud forests, Peru is among those countries that you must experience for your life.

Here are some of the reasons why you must make Peru your next travel destination this year.

1. The Most Amazing Peruvian Cuisine

The culinary delights of Peru celebrate the traditional and indigenous influences of ingredients and recipes which are fusions of international cuisines including the Spanish cuisine, Chinese cuisine, German cuisine, West African cuisine and Italian cuisine. The traditional staples of the Peruvian cuisine are legumes, quinoa, potatoes, corn and other legumes.

According to The Telegraph, despite being more expensive compared to other, Peru is where you will find the best ceviche in the world. Among the famous authentic Peruvian classics are Chupe de camarones or the shrimp cioppino and Leche de Tigre (tiger's milk).

2. The Breath-taking Archaeological Sites

There is no question of doubt when it comes to Peru, being one of the most diverse and unique countries in the world when it comes to ancient archaeological destinations. From fortresses and temples, to the most amazing ancient Inca ruins, name it and Peru has it stored for you.

One of the things that you can do in Peru is to hike the Inca trail. This is where you will get a closer encounter to the ruins in Machu Picchu - an Inca citadel that was declared as a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and also considered as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983.

3. The Geoglyphs Called the Nazca Lines

Found in the Nazca Desert in the south of Peru, Nazca Lines are prehistoric geoglyphs which are believed to be produced by the ancient Peruvians between 500 BCE and 500 CE. In 1994, the Nazca Lines, which are composed of thousands of geometric shapes and lines, have been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Despite the minor alterations due to the extreme weather changes, Nazca Lines are actually preserved since the plateau where they were located is isolated. From a bird's eyeview, tourists can also spot figures such as birds, spiders, other animals, as well as an image of a man.

4. The Traditionally-Inclined Peruvians

Travelling around the world does not only mean of seeing new destinations and tasting culinary heritages that are new to your taste buds. Visiting a foreign country will also give you a chance to meet and encounter different people and get to experience the uniqueness of their way of living.

Some of the most accommodating locals in the world can be found in Peru. Because of their way of living and status in life, only a small number of Peruvians have visited a country other than Peru. This actually makes what makes them more welcoming to their foreign guests. According to GloboTreks, the natives in Peru have the heart to preserve connection to their ancestors, which makes their way of living more exciting and appealing among any other countries.

5. The Splendid Beaches

Peru is not only notable for its numerous ancient ruins and mountains. This South American country also has over 1,400 miles of beaches down to an extensive coastline that almost touches the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Be sun-kissed with Peru's most incredible beaches including the Puerto Inca, the Lima, Paracas and Mancora, which is also known as the "Hawaii of Peru".

With all these ideas together with the famous local drinks and handicrafts of Peru, travelling to this amazing country is surely worth the money you have to spend for it. Hence, the most worthy investment that you will get for your life is experience.