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Peru is a nearly 500,000 square-mile country, home to the Andes’ highest mountains with ice fields, jungle-covered terrain, and beautiful beaches. There are few countries in South America that offer such a diverse array of experiences, with the country’s most famous destination being the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. It’s worth sticking around to go well beyond, with the chance to enjoy everything from a thriving foodie scene in Lima to watching macaws and monkeys in the Amazon. You might soar over the mysterious geoglyphs at Nazca on a flightseeing tour or even glide down massive sand dunes.

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Peru is a land of enchantment and diversity, beckoning travelers with a kaleidoscope of experiences that span from the heights of the Andes to the depths of the Amazon rainforest and the Pacific coastline

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Private Peru Itineraries & Tours

Explore Peru’s treasures with exclusive private tours, tailored to your desires and guided by local experts, offering an intimate and immersive journey through this enchanting land.

 

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Why We Love Private Tours of Peru

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Maite Paz

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We love private tours of Peru, home to multiple bucket-list destinations that can be explored with your own private guide. It’s possible to take a life-changing trek on the Inca Trail to the ancient ruins of Macchu Pichu, take the easy route by accessing it by rail, or a mix of both. If time allows, a private tour of Peru can bring you into the Amazon Rainforest with boat excursions on the river to spot pink dolphins, watch monkeys swing through the trees, and colorful parrots overhead. You might meet the people who live on floating islands made from reeds in Lake Titicaca, or take a flight over the Nazca Lines for a bird’s-eye view of the extraordinary, mysterious works. The Peruvian capital is an enticing blend of historic and modern with a famously fantastic food scene featuring everything from fresh ceviche to gourmet international cuisine, while local bars serve tasty pisco sours.

Best Places to go in Peru

In Peru, you can do everything from eating your way through Lima, South America’s unofficial gastronomic capital to discovering the remarkable ancient ruins of Macchu Pichu and watching for the nearly 300 mammals and over 800 bird species in the Amazon Rainforest. 

  • Lima Peru

    Lima

    Take a tour with a local guide to sample the endless area of delicious Peruvian cuisine in Lima and marvel at its colonial architecture, much of which is in the UNESCO-listed city center. 

  • Cusco

    Cusco

    The historical capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a popular base for exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Machu Picchu, as well as hosting many well-preserved colonial buildings. 

  • Macchu Pichu

    Macchu Pichu

    Macchu Pichu is the crown jewel of the Sacred Valley, home to great Inca ruins surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, accessed via a 4-day hike on the Inca Trail, or by train. 

  • Amazon Rainforest

    Amazon Rainforest

    In the Peruvian Amazon, one can watch monkeys swing through the trees, spot pink dolphins in the river, and explore rich indigenous culture by meeting the Riberenos who live in riverside villages.

  • Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca

    Straddling the border between Bolivia and Peru in the Andes, Lake Titicaca is one of the world’s highest navigable bodies of freshwater and the birthplace of the Incas, with numerous ruins to explore.

  • Nazca Lines

    Nazca Lines

    The over 70 Nazca lines on an isolated, arid plateau in southern Peru include massive drawings of birds, fish, llamas, and monkeys, visible only from above in a plane, or an observation tower. 

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When to visit Peru

Peru’s diverse climate zones offer unique travel experiences, primarily during the dry season from May to October, characterized by sunny days. Lima and the Pacific coast shine from November to March for warmth and sunshine. The Peruvian Amazon is best from May to September with less rain and cooler temperatures. For Andes hiking and Machu Picchu visits, choose May to September, with April and October as good alternatives. Heavy rains in January and February close the Inca Trail in February.

The rainy season offers fewer visitors, lower rates, and lush landscapes, but can be challenging for mountain travel. The Amazon has intermittent showers and abundant wildlife. Shoulder seasons in April and November provide generally favorable weather transitions.

What to do in Peru

Peru is enjoyable to explore for nearly all types of travelers from foodies and history buffs to outdoor adventurers. Discover everything from the capital of Lima’s extraordinary culinary scene to storied ancient ruins, magnificent topography, and diverse ecosystems that perfectly meld together. 

  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu by Rail, On Foot or Both

    Peru’s No. 1 attraction, Macchu Pichu can be accessed by riding a train, embarking on a multi-day guided hike, or a combination of both. No matter how you get there, your jaw is sure to drop at the sight of the Inca ruins in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. 

  • Lake Titicaca

    Meet the Uros in Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca is home to floating islands made of living reeds. Inhabited by the Uros people who’ve been here for centuries after being forced to move when the Incas expanded their land, they earn their living fishing and selling handcrafted items made from reeds, also used for making homes, furniture, and boats.

  • Spot the Pink Dolphins of the Amazon

    Spot the Pink Dolphins of the Amazon

    Tours departing from Iquitos travel deep into the jungle in the Peruvian Amazon River basin, one of the best places to spot the rarely seen pink river dolphin, with its color believed to be the result of evolution as their unique hue makes them difficult to spot against the riverbed’s reddish mud. 

Chile FAQs

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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