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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.

Our holidays to Peru

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Andean Lodges of Peru Ausangate Trek

Active Peru: The Ausangate Trek

11 days from £2115pp

Macaws Amazon Rainforest

Peru Birdlife: Machu Picchu to Pristine Amazon

12 days from £1798pp

Lake Titicaca Peru

Signature Peru: Classic highlights of Peru

14 days from £3699pp

Self Drive

Peru: Drive across the Andes

16 days from £3980pp

Weather: when to go

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Nov

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Dec

Not a great time to go
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Essential information

Language

Spanish.

Time difference

GMT -5 hours.

Key events

Semana Santa, Easter.
Inti Raymi.

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Our insider tips for Peru

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.
Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

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.

Sophie Barber

Sophie Barber

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

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

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

Jack Brooker

What our experts say

I am French but I’m not a wine drinker and have never been particularly interested in wines.  Yet I found the tour of Queirolo near Pachacamac, one hour south of Lima,  fascinating. It is a good balance between the family history and the wine making process and explains the difference between Peruvian and Chilean pisco.
The visit to the winery is guided by an expert sommelier full of enthusiasm.

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

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