Ancient Inca Civilisation, Andean Mountain Landscapes & Amazon Rainforest

Discover Inca ruins, dramatic mountain, desert and forest landscapes and a rich culture where rural life and proud local traditions remained intact. A living museum of the great Inca civilization, blended with Colonial influences from the Spanish Conquistadores.

Experience the immense Amazon rainforest and the Andean mountain range with fascinating historic Cusco, the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas, the lost citadel of Machu Picchu and magical Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Clinging to the Pacific coast is the coastal desert with the mysterious Nazca Lines and the vibrant city of Lima, the culinary capital of South America.

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Language: Spanish, Quechua - Capital: Lima - Time Difference: GMT -5 Hours - Flying time from UK: 12H 30M Non-stop - Currency: Nuevo Sol

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Plaza de Armas - Parade13 by Robert Luna - licensed under CC

Lima

Sample avant-garde cuisine in the culinary capital of South America, which also has excellent art and history museums

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Cusco by Indrik myneur - licensed under CC

Cusco

Beautiful Cusco was the centre of the Inca Empire and is the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent.

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Machu Picchu Sunset by Perou Magique - licensed under CC

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is probably the best known Inca site in South America, and one of the most recognisable ruins in the world.

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Inca Trail

Completing the four day Inca Trail is without doubt one of the most rewarding experiences for any traveller.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley is characterised by traditional agriculture, bustling markets and outstanding Inca ruins.

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Andean Explorer Train

Travel in ultimate style on board the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America's first sleeper train. Journey between the f…

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Puno & Lake Titicaca

Sail past floating reed islands on deep blue waters, and come face to face with the ancient communities of Lake Titicaca…

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Iquitos Amazon Cruises

Cruises along the rivers of the Amazon basin, are reached from Iquitos airport in the north of Peru. There are excellent …

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Tambopata Amazon Lodges

The Peruvian Amazon rainforest is one of the last easily accessible virgin tropical rainforests of the world. Most of the…

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Nazca Lines

Where else can you see man made symbols so big they can only be seen from the air?

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Arequipa

The 'White City' lies in a green valley at the foot of three snow-capped volcanoes in the southern Peruvian desert

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Cañon del Colca by descubriendoelmundo - licensed under CC

Colca Canyon

Watch Andean condors soaring in front of your eyes at one of the world's deepest and most beautiful canyons.

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Pelicans on Ballestas Islands, Peru by Aguakina - licensed under CC

Paracas & Ballestas Islands

Find wildlife including dolphins, whales, penguins and sea lions along this craggy Pacific Shore

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Llanganuco Lake by inyucho - licensed under CC

Huaraz

The city of Huaraz, north of Lima, is the perfect base from which to explore the Huascaran National Park and the pre-Inca…

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Chan Chan, Perú by Carlos Adampol Galindo - licensed under CC

Trujillo

The impressive colonial city of Trujillo, north of Lima, attracts visitors with its amazing pre-Inca ruins of Chan Chan

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