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.

Peru is divided into three distinct regions; a thin desert coastal strip, home to the capital Lima, the sprawling Amazon which covers 60% of the country and, separating these two, the high altitude central region. Flanked to the west by the snow-capped mountain chain of the Andes, this area was the heart of the ancient Inca civilisation and is what attracts the vast majority of visitors to Peru’s shores. The fertile Sacred Valley follows the path of the Urubamba River from Pisac to Ollantaytambo and is charactarised by traditional agriculture, ancient Inca ruins and colourful handicraft markets.

Just beyond Ollantaytambo is the start of the four day Inca Trail, winding its way past spectacular mountain passes all the way to the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon reaching the Sun Gate, weary trekkers are presented with their first glimpse of one of the world’s most recognisable travel icons, the same view which Hiram Bingham would have stumbled upon back in 1911 when he rediscovered a site which the Incas managed to keep hidden from the Spanish conquistadors back in the 16th century.

Further south is the start of the Altiplano (High Plain), home to the ancient city of Cusco, the former capital of the Incan empire which sits at 3,400 metres above sea level, and Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, shared between Peru and Bolivia.

 

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The Chivay Tour - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Chivay Tour

14 Nights from £3,472 €3,266 $3,513

Our comprehensive journey through Peru. Discover Andean landscapes, ancient civilisations, stunning ruins and the magnificent islands of Lake Titicaca

The Chivay Tour
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14 Nights from £3,472 €3,266 $3,513

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  1. Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

    Day 2 - Tour of Lima

  2. Day 3 - Tour of the City & Santa Catalina Convent

  3. Days 4 - Journey to the Colca Canyon

    Day 5 - Tour of Colca Canyon

  4. Day 6 - Journey to Lake Titicaca

    Day 7 - Visit Uros & Taquile Islands

  5. Day 8 - Journey to Cusco

    Day 9 - Full Day Tour of Sacred Valley

    Day 10 - At Leisure in the Sacred Valley

  6. Day 11 - Train Journey to Machu Picchu & Guided Tour

    Day 12 - Return to Cusco

  7. Day 13 - Tour of Cusco

    Day 14 - At Leisure in Cusco

    Day 15 - Departure

The Criollo Tour - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Criollo Tour

14 Nights from £4,138 €4,065 $4,379

Discover Peru's diverse landscapes and history, from the Coastal Desert, the altiplano and high peaks of the Andes, to the lush Amazon rainforest.

The Criollo Tour
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14 Nights from £4,138 €4,065 $4,379

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  1. Day 1 - Welcome Introduction to Lima

  2. Day 2 - Nasca Lines

  3. Day 3 - Excursion to Ballestas Islands

  4. Day 4 - City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent

  5. Day 5 - Excursion to Uros Islands

  6. Day 6  - Train Journey to Cusco

    Day 7 - Excursion to the Sacred Valley

    Day 8 - City Tour & Ruins Of Cusco

    Day 9 - At Leisure in Cusco

  7. Day 10 - Journey to Machu Picchu

    Day 11 - Return to Cusco

  8. Day 12 - Amazon Lodge & Canopy Tower

    Day 13 - Wildlife Safari & Community Visit

  9. Day 14 - Lima

    Day 15 - Lima

The Chasqui Active Tour - Inca Trail - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Chasqui Active Tour

14 Nights from £3,349 €3,118 $3,353

Active Tour of Peru, with day walks in the Colca Canyon, Sacred Valley, and finishing with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

The Chasqui Active Tour
Tours in Peru

14 Nights from £3,349 €3,118 $3,353

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Lima

    Day 2 - Lima City Tour

  2. Day 3 - City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent

  3. Day 4 - Colca Canyon

    Day 5 - Continue to Puno, Lake Titicaca

  4. Day 6 - Tour of Uros & Taquile Islands

  5. Day 7 - Journey to Cusco

    Days 8-9 - Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley

  6. Days 10-12 - Ancient Inca Trail

    Day 13 - Guided tour of the site 

     

  7. Day 14 - Tour of the city

    Day 15 - Flight home via Lima

The Pucara Tour - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Pucara Tour

10 Nights from £2,597 €2,216 $2,376

Our essential tour of Peru, including the most important sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas & Lake Titicaca

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10 Nights from £2,597 €2,216 $2,376

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  1. Day 1 - Arrival

  2. Day 2 - Travel to Lake Titicaca 

    Day 3 - Uros & Taquile Islands of Lake Titicaca

  3. Day 4 - Journey to Cusco

    Days 5-6 - Sacred Valley

  4. Day 7 - Travel to Machu Picchu by Train

    Day 8 - Return to Cusco by Train

  5. Days 9-10  Explore historical centre of Cusco

    Day 11 Departure

The Machu Picchu Tour - Machu Picchu - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Machu Picchu Tour

7 Nights from £2,317 €1,880 $2,012

Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and Machu Picchu, their lost citadel and ancient stronghold.

The Machu Picchu Tour
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7 Nights from £2,317 €1,880 $2,012

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  1. Day 1 - Arrival

  2. Day 2 - Travel to Cusco

    Day 3 - City Tour of Cusco

  3. Day 4 - Day Trip to Machu Picchu

    Day 5 - At Leisure

  4. Day 6 - Sacred Valley Tour

  5. Days 7-8 - City Tour of Lima & Departure

The Cordillera Real Luxury Tour - Holidays to Peru

Peru

Cordillera Real Luxury Tour

14 Nights from £5,544 €5,752 $6,207

Our Luxury Tour of Peru showcases the very best hotels and lodges on offer, while taking you to the most exclusive locations with immersive experiences

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14 Nights from £5,544 €5,752 $6,207

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  1. Days 1 - Arrival

    Day 2 - Lima City Tour

  2. Day 3-5 - Amazon Rainforest

  3. Day 6 - Arrival in the Sacred Valley

    Day 7-8  - Sacred Valley Tour

  4. Day 9 - Machu Picchu by train

  5. Days 10 - Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco

    Day 11 - City tour & Ruins of Cusco

  6. Day 12-14 - Train Journey to Lake Titicaca

    Day 15 - Departure