By Sponsored Stories12 Jul 2018We all know Peru’s big-ticket items like Machu Picchu but if you dig a little deeper you might find some hidden gems – and could even go in the running to WIN a famil to the country. Peru’s promotional body PROMPERÚ wants you to get to know Peru a little better, both online and with a kick-ass famil to show you all that this South American destination has to offer. Straight up: it has one of the wonders of the world in the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu that sits happily near the top of any thinking person’s bucket list but it also has great food, amazing history and natural beauty. Here are some great reasons to book clients to Peru TODAY: LEARN AND WIN! This is your last chance to win a spot on a famil to Peru. PROMPERÚ launched its Peru Travel Training Program earlier this year and, to celebrate the launch, it announced an epic incentive for agents to win a great trip. Now we are IN THE HOME STRETCH. It’s GO TIME people if you want to win one of the eight spots on this famil trip to Peru. This incentive is now in its final month, running until August 4th. It’s EASY TO GET THERE Peru is now a lot more accessible to Aussie travellers thanks to new LATAM flights introduced this year. Most recently announced was the direct flight from Santiago to Cusco, meaning Australians who want to make their way directly to the highlands no longer have to go via Lima, and instead can have a Lima stopover at the end of their trip. Direct flights also have recently been announced between Cusco and Iquitos (which is the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon), you can fly between Cusco and Trujillo (Peru’s northern archaeological capital) as well as Cusco and Pisco. Pisco is not just home to the famous Peruvian drink but is close to the Nazca Lines – Peru’s giant figures drawn into the land – and the region’s top vineyards. YOU CAN TRAVEL BEYOND THE OBVIOUS You have to visit Machu Picchu, sure, but make sure you check out Kuelap Fortress, a walled city and archaeological wonder to rival its more famous sibling. The area where the fortress is located is known as the Chachapoyas or “Land of the Cloud People”, who were the creators of this mystical stone wonder. You have to visit the Amazon, but did you know that a small town near Cusco has a new restaurant owned by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs? The new restaurant MIL by Virgilio Martinez (who also owns Lima’s famous Central) is located in the Sacred Valley and serves just 20 people. Lima is also a foodie hub with three restaurants in the world’s top 50, and two in the top 10. HOW TO ENTER To be in the running, agents need to sign up at www.perutraveltraining.com.au, complete the program’s eight badges and submit their ultimate 10 day Peru itinerary to [email protected] READ: 5 Travel Agents are going to PERU! READ: Bucket-list worthy Peruvian destinations Where have you been in Peru? Written by Paul Chai, KARRYON contributor This article brought to you by: Other stories you may like IN PICTURES: The Collette team hangs out with the Pharaohs in Egypt KARRYON COMMUNITY: One thing Advisor Samantha would change about the industry SWEET, SWEET INCENTIVE: WIN a VIP trip to the Grammy Awards!