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Let Us Plan Your Travel to Peru

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 short list 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 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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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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Suggested Itineraries for Peru

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.

  • Highlights of Peru

    Lima, Arequipa, Colca, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu

    12 Nights
    From $4,269 PP
    A highlights tour of Southern Peru including the iconic Lake Titicaca and Machu Pichu as well as the...
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  • Peru in Style

    Urubamba, Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Amazon

    10 Nights
    From $5,263 PP
    Discover rich culture and history as you meet with local villagers who are keeping ancient tradition...
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  • Machu Picchu & The Amazon

    Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Amazon

    9 Nights
    From $5,835 PP
    Known as the “Land of the Incas,” Peru is not only home to one of the world’s most desirable d...
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  • Luxury Peru Honeymoon

    Lima, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu

    8 Nights
    From $3,827 PP
    A luxury honeymoon exploring Lima, Cusco and the iconic Machu Picchu.
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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!

Sarah Deutsch

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.

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.

Do I need to worry about altitude sickness?

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!


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