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Peru is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. There is something for everyone in Peru, it has an incredible combination of ancient history, wildlife, spectacular landscapes and cities to enjoy.

No trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world and a bucket list destination. There are not many places on earth you can explore an ancient town that is so well preserved. The city of Cusco is the old capital of the Incan Empire and the start point for travellers going to Machu Picchu. We recommend you spend some time in Cusco and the surrounding area as it is littered with Incan ruins and history.

For people with more time, there are so many wonderful destinations to add to your itinerary.

The wildlife and jungle of the Amazon is accessible by boat and perfect for adventurous travellers. A trip to Lake Titicaca allows you to meet the incredible Uros people who live on reed islands on the lake. For people who enjoy the buzz of a city, the Peruvian cities have a flourishing foodie culture and the main squares are the perfect place to relax while people watching and taking in the colonial Spanish architecture.

There is no shortage of experiences that can be added to your trip, some suggestions include join a local guide for your city tours, learn to cook Peruvian food at cooking class, join a naturalist guide on a walk through the Amazon Rainforest or take a helicopter flight over the Sacred Valley.

Our experts know Peru like the back of their hand and have travelled extensively around the country. We have put together some trips and tours to get you inspired. Check them below.

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Sarah Deutsch

My love for South America started when I was living in Lima, Peru, and family and friends came to visit. That year I went to Machu Picchu 5 times! I do not have one drop of Latin blood in me, which is painfully obvious if you see me dance, and yet without realizing it for the past 15 years South America has been my home.

Sarah Deutsch

Latin America Specialist

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Please take your time to look over the itineraries below, remembering of course that all of our trips are 100% bespoke and can be customized to suit – our aim is to curate the perfect itinerary for you, and with our friendly and knowledgeable specialists, we are confident we will.

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Peru is one of the most diverse countries in the world, covering an area that’s nearly 500,000 square miles. Its climate varies significantly, from arctic in the highest mountains of the Andes with permanent ice and snow fields covering peaks over 16,500 feet above sea level, to tropical, complete with jungle-covered terrain and sun-soaked beaches. 

The most well-known place to visit is Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most impressive ruins, set high atop the Andes, but it’s really just a flash in the 5,000+ years of settlement in the country. Visitors can discover the remnants of the largest pre-Columbian ruins in the Americas, Chan Chan, soar over the mysterious geoglyphs etched into the dry earth at Nazca, or journey into the rugged wilderness that surrounds the fortress of Kuélap.

There are few countries in South America that offer such a wide range of experiences and landscapes all on the same plate. While Lima has been on the shortlist among foodies as a top destination for several years and Machu Picchu is one of the world’s wonders, Peru has a lot more to offer as one of the most exciting destinations one can visit. It’s a paradise for active travelers, with jagged peaks, massive sand dunes, and the Pacific just a hop, skip, and a jump from rush hour traffic in the capital city.

You can paraglide, zipline, roll across bike trails, watch for macaws in the Amazon or a sunset over ancient ruins. Then there are the festivals that you can get lost in for days, with the country’s rich cultural heritage on full display.

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Best Hotels in Peru

Here are some of our favourite places in Peru. We have been to all of these hotels so please get in touch to discuss your trip!

 

Luxury Travel to Peru - FAQs

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Sarah our Latin America Specialist

Is Peru a good honeymoon destination?

For active, adventurous couples definitely. There is no shortage of spectacular landscapes and activities in Peru, the perfect place to make unforgettable memories. They also have plenty of luxury hotels to choose from and Lima is renowned as the gastronomic capital of South America with a range of award-winning restaurants.

Do I need to worry about altitude sickness in Peru?

Many of Peru’s attractions are at altitude, Cusco is 3400m/11000 feet above sea level. Most people just feel a little tired for a few days until they adapt. You usually adjust to the altitude after a day or two. The Incas used coca to treat altitude sickness and a cup of coca leaf tea is worth a try!

Is Peru a good family destination?

Most people travel to Peru for its history, most notably Machu Picchu. Very small children may wonder what all the fuss is about but for older children who can understand the history, Peru is amazing. They can be transported back in time to the Inca Emperors and Spanish conquistadors, history will come alive for them as they walk the streets of Machu Picchu. Peruvians are very warm and welcoming and generally enjoy the company of children. Tours can be amended to accommodate the needs of a family very easily.

What do people eat in Peru?

Traditional Peruvian food is based on potatoes, corn, quinoa and legumes. Over 4000 types of potato are grown in Peru! National dishes include Ceviche where you marinate raw fish, guinea pig, antichushos which are beef skewers and avocados are hugely popular.

Is Machu Picchu really that amazing?

The answer is yes! The city was abandoned by the Incas and the Spanish did not find this mountain retreat. Over time the city was covered by jungle and only rediscovered in 1911. As a result, the buildings are in incredible condition.

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

Early in the morning or at sunset are the best time visit so you avoid the bus tours and to get the best light for photos. Peak season is July and August, during the dry season and it can be very busy then. If you can travel April – June it is often quieter and a better time to go.

 

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