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Peru

Sublime landscapes, wildlife, history, culture - Peru has more than its fair share. Its famed snow-capped Andean peaks shelter the temples and fortresses of the Inca and other pre-Columbian cultures, linked by a network of paved trails. 

Much of Peru’s territory lies in the Amazon basin, swathed in tropical forest, surviving virtually untouched; but its diversity of exotic wildlife and vegetation is surprisingly accessible. Peru’s arid coastline is dotted with the haunting remnants of ancient cultures -easy to visit, a bit harder to decipher, always fascinating. Above and beside of all of this, the Spanish colonial heritage has survived to provide a living record of the richness of its art and architecture, from humble village to imperial city, the visitor is spoilt for choice. The markets, music and fiestas of contemporary Peru just add to the colour.

This is a country with a long tradition of welcoming visitors, and caters for both grass roots and luxury travel.

Our insider tips for Peru

Isabelle
It’s the obvious one, but Machu Picchu always exceeds expectations, for its spectacular mountain site, superb masonry, and the magnificent view over the celebrated Inca ruins from the Gate of the Sun.
Sophie Barber

Exploring Cusco on foot, dropping into markets and arty cafés as you travel through the city’s history of two empires: Inca temples, baroque churches, stone-flagged plazas.

Verity

Biking or horse riding in the exquisite countryside of the ever fertile Sacred Valley, former breadbasket of the Inca civilisation.

Paul

A few days in the jungle of Amazonia, surprisingly accessible, yet with a feeling of total remoteness; spying monkeys, alligators, turtles, toucans, macaws and a myriad of butterflies.

Jack
The sight of a majestic condor sailing on a thermal over the plunging cliffs of the Colca Canyon.
Tom

A first taste of Peru’s celebrated cocktail, the tangy pisco sour, as you listen to the evocative pan pipes in a traditional peña.

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Client Comments

  • Fantastic!

    “We enjoyed all the places we visited on our holiday in Peru, and the experience was enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable local guides. The spectacular scenery we saw will stay in our minds for quite some time.”

    MM, Necastle upon Tyne | June 2013
  • Amazing

    "It is difficult to pick out just one experience from such a plethora of new ones. There was so much to see and absorb in Peru which was fascinating, but Machu Picchu must rate very highly in our list of memorable events on the mainland as must the whole Colca Canyon experience including the drives through the Highlands to Chivay."

    ND, | June 2013
  • Very enjoyable

    "The most enjoyable… having chocolate pancakes in the narrow cobbled streets of Cusco. And in the mountain village of Aguas Calientas. And in lots of other places. The kids having fun with the cats at the cat park of Lima. Meeting a mountain family and finding out about their way of life. This included meeting their guinea pigs – kept purely for their meat.”

    LBM, South Africa | June 2013
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