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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. 

History

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.

Climate

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 Criollo Tour

The Criollo Tour - 14 Nights From £3697

Mysteries of the Desert, Andean Mountains and Amazon Rainforest


The Andean mountains generate wildly contracting landscapes and cultures with desert and the Nazca Lines on

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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 Pucara Tour

The Pucara Tour - 10 Nights From £2850

Ancient History and the Culture of the Incas


Journey to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, high in the lush sub-tropical Andean mountains, where i

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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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Ninos Incas

Ninos Incas - 14 Nights From £3,117


Discover ancient cultures, mountain landscapes and the diversity of the Amazon rainforest with your little e

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Cusco

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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

Andean Explorer Train Journey

Andean Explorer Train Journey

Nights From £150

Early morning start to board the train - part of the Orient Express group - for the spect...

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Inti Raymi Festival

Inti Raymi Festival

Nights From £160

On June 24 and a few days either side, the huge Inca 'Sun Festival' is held to celebrate ...

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Cusco

Cusco

6 Nights From £797 plus flights

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

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Nights From £144

The Urubamba Valley, was the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at the heart of their Excursions...

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Escape to the Sacred Valley

Escape to the Sacred Valley

Nights From £145

Surrounded by a dramatic landscape of steep mountains and snow covered peaks, the Sacred ...

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Hiram Bingham Train

Hiram Bingham Train

Nights From £725

Visit Machu Picchu taking the Hiram Bingham Orient Express Train from the Sacred Valley o...

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Vistadome

Vistadome

Nights From £348

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows the Vistadome train ...

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Expedition

Expedition

Nights From £309

The Expedition is a comfortable service with four passenger seats located in front of eac...

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Salcantay Trail

Salcantay Trail

Nights From £590

Trek through high forest, canyons and towering mountains in the Vilcabamba range, with th...

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Weavers Trail

Weavers Trail

Nights From £507

Trek to Machu Picchu taking in dramatic Andean scenery and communities least affected by ...

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

3 Nights From £604

Inca Trail Hike the Inca trail, joining a group of other travellers accompanied by an ...

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Trek To Machu Picchu

Mountain Lodges of Peru Trek To Machu Picchu

6 Nights From £1863

This incredible expedition will take you on an ancient trail called the "Salkantay Route"...

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Escape to the Colca Canyon

Escape to the Colca Canyon

Nights From £255

The Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Gran Canyon in the USA and is the deep...

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Nasca Lines

Nasca Lines

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UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyps located in t...

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Reserva Amazonica

Reserva Amazonica

3 Nights From £215

The Reserva Amazonica sits on the river bank amid a 40-square-mile private ecological res...

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Tambopata Research Center

Tambopata Research Center

5 Nights From £588

Tambopata Research Center was built for tourism, research purposes and to protect the nea...

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Posada Amazonas

Posada Amazonas

2 Nights From £215

Set on the banks of the Tambopata River, the rustic lodge is owned jointly by a Peruvian ...

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Refugio Amazonas

Refugio Amazonas

3 Nights From £215

This 24 room lodge is located in a 120 hectare private reserve and 3 hours by boat from t...

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Tambopata Lodge

Tambopata Lodge

3 Nights From £273

Libertador Tambopata is situated on the banks of the Tambopata River in the Tambopata Nat...

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Aqua

Aqua

Nights From £1479

The M/V Aqua caters to the most adventurous of world travelers, providing an unforgettabl...

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Delfin I

Delfin I

4 Nights From £1225

Cruise the Amazon basin in complete luxury with only 8 travelling companions in four master suite

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Delfin II

Delfin II

4 Nights From £1225

Fourteen large suites some with 180 degrees panoramic windows. Naturalist guides take you ashore

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Sun Island

Sun Island

Nights From £255

Isla del Sol (Sun Island) is the perfect place to experience the tranquillity of the lake...

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Titilaka Lodge

Titilaka Lodge

3 Nights From £614

Experience Lake Titicaca on a secluded private peninsula. Titilaka Lodge, a luxury refuge...

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Suasi Island

Suasi Island

Nights From £423

The 106 acre private island of Suasi is one of the most beautiful on Lake Titicaca. Casa ...

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Discover Special Interests &
Activities in Peru


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

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Amazon Cruises

Cruise through pristine rainforest on an Amazon Cruises. Cruising can give you a wider variety of experiences than a lodge or hotel stay, as you travel to a number of more remote locations to see local villages and...

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