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Reasons to Visit

Home to the ancient Inca civilisation, Peru combines stunning mountain scenery of the Andes with a fascinating Spanish colonial history and vibrant modern culture.

Our in-depth perspective on Peru reveals a country defined by its people and their interaction with the land. Glorious Inca citadels, perched high on hilltops, overlook dramatic gorges and valleys and unlock the secrets of an advanced civilisation.

Your story develops in the Sacred Valley, where the descendants of Incas preserve traditional ways of life, and on the colourful island communities of Lake Titicaca, where timeless customs and lifestyles are observed. Our guides in Cusco will show you the Spanish cathedrals and mansions built upon the foundations of sacred Inca temples, the living embodiment of the 16th century conquest.

Your trip might lead you into the Amazon to discover life in the jungle and cruise through the unique flooded forests. Perhaps you'll choose to soar over the Nazca Lines, the mysterious symbols of the pre-Inca civilisation, or to come face-to-face with majestic Andean Condors in the Colca Canyon.

The first-hand knowledge of our Travel Consultants and the enthusiasm of our hand-picked guides will enrich and personalise your travels in Peru.

Specialist Knowledge

Need some help with your trip? Nick Goodchild has travelled extensively across Peru and can help with his knowledge and expertise of the attractions and services available.

Andean Landscapes

The central Andean region is home to beautiful mountain scenery which can be explored on hikes to Machu Picchu, day trips in the Sacred Valley and boat trips on Lake Titicaca.

Inca Archaeology

Inca archaeological sites are a stunning testament to a powerful empire which conquered a large part of South America before the Spanish arrived.

Historic Cities

Peru is home to a diverse collection of fascinating cities, providing the perfect base from which to explore this extraordinary country.

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Where to Visit in Peru
Popular locations and hidden gems

Cusco

Cusco is a beautiful city shaped by a mix of Inca and Catholic beliefs. It is close to the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world, buried deep in cloud forest.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.

Inca Trail

There are a range of options to follow in the footsteps of ancient Incas on a spectacular trek to Machu Picchu.

Puno & Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca's traditional islands are inhabited by communities preserving fascinating customs and unique ways of life.

Iquitos Amazon Cruises

Cruise the Amazon in a luxury river boat, getting closer to abundant wildlife and indigenous communities.

Tambopata Amazon Lodges

Stay in a specialist lodge by the Tambopata River in one of the world's last easily accessible virgin rainforests.

Lima

Peru's coastal capital has a rich history and is today famed for its world-class restaurants, museums and art galleries.

Nazca Lines

Take a panoramic plane ride over the mysterious giant symbols in the coastal deserts of Southern Peru.

Arequipa

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

Andean Explorer Train

Travel in style on South America's first sleeper train between Cusco and Arequipa, via Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon.

Colca Canyon

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

Paracas & Ballestas Islands

Find abundant wildlife, including dolphins, whales, penguins and sea lions, along this craggy Pacific shore.

Huaraz

Explore the Huascaran National Park and the pre-Inca ruins at Chavin de Huantar in Northern Peru.

Trujillo

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

Mancora Beach

Máncora provides a great place to relax and unwind on the beach at the end of your Peru adventure.

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