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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.

So whether you’re a family looking to follow the footsteps of Michael Bond’s clumsy bear on our From Paddington to Peru holiday; or a solo traveller looking to get off-the-beaten track on our Peru: beyond the Sacred Valley with the Lares Adventure holiday; or perhaps you’re looking to join an escorted group tour like our Condor: Peru in Depth Group Tour – Peru offers so much for all types of travellers. With history, wildlife, adventure and an incredible gastronomic scene, contact our Travel Experts and start planning your holiday to Peru.

With almost 40 years of experience in creating award-winning tailor-made holidays and escorted group tours to Central and South America, our Travel Experts are best place to plan you the perfect itinerary. Contact us today to start planning your trip to Peru.

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Wildlife Peru and Galapagos

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14 days from £4,625pp

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Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek

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10 days from £1,084pp

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Value Peru: Sacred Valley of the Incas to Lake Titicaca

Private journey

12 days from £1,760pp

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Jacana: Crossing the continent

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19 days from £3,098pp

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Our insider tips for Peru

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

Peru's incredibly diverse scenery and culture allows for a fantastically varied holiday. As well as visiting the Andes - the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, colourful indigenous villages and beautifully preserved colonial towns - do visit the world’s largest rainforest to see how Amazonian tribes live in harmony with nature and to spot an impressive array of wildlife. Gliding silently downriver by canoe scanning the riverbanks for caiman, river turtles or families of capybara and searching the overhanging canopy for monkeys, sloths or boa constrictors is great fun!

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

Far more than a gateway to Peru, Lima is a wonderful city deserving of a few days! Steeped in history, the centre has some of the finest colonial architecture on the continent - a delight to explore on foot. Of its world-class museums, the Larco Herrera’s collection of pre-Columbian treasures is fascinating and the restaurant testament to the city’s international culinary reputation. Overlooking the pacific, bohemian Barranco’s lively bars are the place to go for a sunset pisco sour whilst head to neighbouring Miraflores for excellent souvenir shopping.

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

If you have never hiked in the mountains before (or are just out of shape!) then set yourself the challenge of getting fit for your holiday to Peru – you won’t regret it! Whichever trek you choose, camping or staying in comfortable lodges, you'll hike through the most beautiful mountain landscapes. The famous Inca Trail is a challenging 4 days of hiking beneath snowcapped mountains, over mountain passes and past remote Inca ruins. But, what a reward to step through the ancient Sun Gate to the majestic view of Machu Picchu clinging to the cloud-forested mountains below you!

Ben Line

Ben Line

The indigenous communities that inhabit the islands and lakeside hamlets of the staggeringly beautiful deep-blue Lake Titicaca adhere to a deeply traditional and ancient way of life and there is no better way to experience it than by spending the night with a local family. Whether learning about the age-old weaving and knitting techniques (done by the men on Taquile island), going fishing in the floating Uros reed islands or just kicking a ball around with the local kids, it’s a memorable experience.

 

What our experts say

The Amazon of Peru probably gives you as a visitor the most variety and choice of experience of any of the countries which share the basin. The Tambopata region  - accessible by an hour’s flight from Cusco - has a range of comfortable lodges, ideal for first timers or those wanting a taste of the jungle.  Manu, rather more remote, offers superb wildlife-spotting opportunities – I even caught a glimpse of a jaguar here, and have photographic evidence to prove it!  From Iquitos you can take an Amazon cruise, several vessels make regular trips, from the traditional to the luxurious.  

Ben Line

Ben Line

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