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Home of the Inca Empire and The Citadel of Machu Picchu

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The Inca Empire flourished in the mountains of Peru, secure at the top of the Andes, surrounded by the sea and the Amazon rainforest, until the arrival of the Conquistadores. Today you can visit this fascinating blend of Inca Culture and Colonial Heritage with Machu Picchu at its peak. Lima is the modern cosmopolitan capital famed for its excellent museums, cuisine and excursions including the mysterious Nazca Lines etched into the desert. Throughout the country there are excellent hotels, magnificent train journeys and expert guides to look after you.

Peru's Landscape

Peru is made up of three distinct regions with the coastal desert strip, home to the mysterious Nazca Lines; the snow-capped Andean mountains at the heart of the ancient Inca civilization, as well as Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. In stark contrast, it also has the green, humid eastern slopes that run into the lush tropical plains of the Amazon basin. 

Peruvian Culture

Bustling markets abound, such as in the Sacred Valley, where locals dressed in traditional clothing sell their produce and colourful hand-woven articles, carrying on an ancient weaving tradition. 

Flora and Fauna

Each region boasts delights for the traveller, from the Ballestas Islands in the Pacific, to the Andes, where condors soar above to Colca Canyon, and on to the dense, impenetrable Amazon rainforest where giant bromeliads can take a century to flower. 


The land of the Incas, famed for the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, is a living testament to the once great empire whose golden treasures continue to be unearthed each day. One can see ancient ruins shrouded in mist and mystery dotted throughout the country, whilst on the coast unknown peoples have etched large images and mysterious lines in the desert at Nazca which can only be fully appreciated from the air. In Cusco, Inca foundations blend with stunning colonial mansions and many churches show a fascinating mix of pagan and Christian beliefs.


Peru's proximity to the equator gives it a sub-tropical climate, although much variation is caused by altitude. Coastal areas have moderate to warm temperatures with high humidity year-round , and Lima itself is renowned for its overcast skies. In the Andes rain is frequent during the summer (December to March) while the winter skies are often clear with temperatures getting lower, especially at night.

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Carefully Crafted Itineraries
Featuring Peru

Our Tours include Trans-Atlantic flights from and to the UK. Speak with a Specialist consultant to personalise any itinerary to match your interests and preferences.

The Chivay Tour

The Chivay Tour - 13 Nights From £3511

Andean Heathland, Remote Sun Island on Lake Titicaca and Life in the Colca Canyon

Voyage into the Andean with stunning landscapes taking you to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and coloni

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The Chasqui Tour

The Chasqui Tour - 14 Nights From £3749

Life in the Colca Canyon, Colonial Heritage and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Rambling in the stunning Andean countryside, we trek the ancient Inca Trail to the Citadel of Machu Picchu,

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The Pacaya Tour

The Pacaya Tour - 15 Nights From £2824

Cruise the Amazon Rainforest and visit the Mountains of the Incas

From the comfort of a river boat, we explore the pristine exuberant vegetation of the Amazon rainforest, the

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The Machu Picchu Tour

The Machu Picchu Tour - 7 Nights From £2289

Colonial Heritage and the Citadel of the Incas

High on the mountainside, protected by jungle and a deep canyon, Machu Picchu was an ancient stronghold. We

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The Cordillera Real Tour

The Cordillera Real Tour - 14 Nights From £4428

Serene Lake Titicaca, Andean Landscapes and Exuberant Rainforest

Lake Titicaca has a serene tranquility and small isolated farming communities preserving their traditional w

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Cusco - 6 Nights From £797 plus flights

Andean Landscapes to the Citadel of the Incas & Colonial Heritage

Perched high in the Andean Mountains, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" tell the stor

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Locations in Peru

If you are interested in travelling to another location not listed below, please contact our country specialists who will be able to offer additional advice and information.

  • Lima


    Hotels in Lima After its founding by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, Lima (originally named 'La Ciudad de los

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  • Cusco


    Cusco Hotels and Tours Until the arrival of the Spanish in 1532, Cusco was the centre of the Inca Empire

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  • Sacred Valley

    Sacred Valley

    Hotels in the Sacred Valley The Urubamba Valley, referred to as "the Sacred Valley", is the bread-basket

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  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu Tours Located 50 miles northwest of Cusco, Machu Picchu is probably the best known Inca site

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  • Arequipa


    Hotels in Arequipa Arequipa is Peru's second largest city and was founded in 1540. A delightful city set

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  • Colca Canyon

    Colca Canyon

    Colca Canyon Tours The Colca Canyon is the canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru and is considered t

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  • Nazca & Ica

    Nazca & Ica

    Nazca Lines Excursions An incredibly precise collection of figures and lines, the Nazca lines are still s

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  • Amazon


    Peruvian Amazon Lodges and Amazon Cruises The southern Peruvian rainforest is one of the last easily acce

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  • Lake Titicaca & Puno

    Lake Titicaca & Puno

    Lake Titicaca Hotels Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake and the place where the myth of

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Specific Modules in Peru

Modules do not include Trans-Atlantic flights and are usefully for planning or extending your trip. Please contact us for further information or to create a personalised itinerary.

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Below are a selection of tours focused on different travel preferences and interests, alternatively speak with our country specialists to create a personalised itinerary.


Amazon Cruises

Iquitos is town in the Amazon Basin of Peru, on the Ucayali River, with no access road, reacheable only by plane and by boat. The river starts as a small stream high in the Andean Mountains flowing to the Amazon ga...

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