You may be drawn to Peru by the mystical pull of its ancient civilisations and the many archaeological remains they’ve left behind. Or you might be tempted by the country’s rich natural wonders: rivers, mountains and jungles waiting to be explored by canoe, train or via barely trodden forest trails. Peruvians appreciate good food and drink, so be sure to taste the local coffee in a mountain plantation, raise a pisco sour to a beachside sunset or feast greedily in a city cevichería. Whatever you do, don’t leave without visiting the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu, one of Peru’s most magnificent assets.
We had a great time in Peru. Thanks to Tania for organising the trip which went perfectly well. i will not hesitate to recommend you to anybody who would like to visit your beautiful country. All the best and thanks a lot again.
Glad to recommend you
Everything was fine at our trip in Peru (beside that my son and me were feeling sick because of the altitude) and we would really like to come back to this wonderful country! Perhaps we should have acclimatized ourselves step by step and should have stayed first 2 days at Arequipa, then 2 days CUSCO … Read more "Glad to recommend you"
It was simply amazing.
The Peru team were outstanding. Everything worked like clockwork. They were always on time, polite, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. The hotels they had picked for us were just perfect, as if they had read our mind, all very central, a stone throw away from the main plaza. Loved it. Thank you so much. I have … Read more "It was simply amazing."
Guides and Tour we all great
Peru: Nasca Lines, flight was great and bus journey to Arequipa was brilliant and made a long journey easier. Arequipa was a short visit due to our delayed flight arrival. Realised talking to other travellers that we could have visited the Colca Canyon to see the Condors. Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu all fantastic. … Read more "Guides and Tour we all great"
A well organised tour
Peru was amazing. It was a well organised tour, lots of travelling. All the hotels were good. Thanks
- Follow the Inca Trail to the ancient complex of Machu Picchu, Peru’s biggest attraction
- Discover the archaeological treasures and colourful culture of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire and gateway to the Sacred Valley
- Witness the elegant condor in flight over the 4,000-metre-deep Colca Canyon
- Walk the pretty streets of Lima, with its grand old squares and historic centre, then explore the Pachacamac archaeological site to the southeast
- Travel by boat to visit the islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake on the planet
- See the stunning flora and fauna of the Tambopata National Reserve and view the Peruvian Amazon from treetop bridges
- Relax on the beach and spot dolphins at Tumbes on Peru’s northern coast
Paraglide over a city beach
Join the locals in the popular pastime of paragliding over the beaches of Miraflores, a pretty coastal district of elegant Lima.
Do a high-altitude coffee tasting
On your way to Machu Picchu, stop off to taste some fantastic organic coffee at its source. Set up camp at Lucmabamba and spend the evening with a local family, who will demonstrate how coffee goes from bean to cup.
Adventure sports in the Sacred Valley
There are many ways to enjoy Peru’s Sacred Valley – bouncing along the river on a raft or kayak, trotting through on horseback or even ziplining your way through the majestic scenery.
Sleep in a mountainside pod
You certainly get a room with a view when you stay in a Sky Lodge glass pod suspended 400 metres up a mountainside. Look down over the Sacred Valley from your bed, then watch twinkling stars appear through the glass above.
Toast to pisco in Paracas
Visit the welcoming Bodega del Pisco and learn how the national tipple of grape brandy and lime juice is crafted. Complete your education with a generous glassful.
Take an old-fashioned boat trip
Set out on a watery expedition by Yavarí, a historic vessel whose parts were made in England in the 19th century then transported to Peru for use in the high-altitude climate of Lake Titicaca.
Take a guided tour of the capital
See the best of beautiful Lima, including its colonial downtown buildings and cathedral, the gold and silver artefacts of the Larco Museum and a sophisticated dining experience with Pacific Ocean views.
Witness an Inca dawn
Rise before daybreak and follow a guide up to the San Cristóbal lookout in Cusco to see an awe-inspiring sunrise over Mount Ausangate – a view unchanged since the Incas were here.
Ride a dune buggy across the desert
Grab your chance to conquer the sands of the Paracas desert on a dune buggy excursion with fantastic views of both the rolling desert and the coast. You can even have a go at sandboarding.
See Lima from the air
Get a unique view of this coastal city on a thrilling helicopter ride, where your guide can help you pick out its districts and features from above.