Peru

Land of the Incas

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Perhaps best known for its Lost City of Machu Picchu and other ancient ruins, Peru’s luscious landscapes, beautiful beaches, Andean peaks and Amazon rainforest combined with a burgeoning contemporary culture and gastronomy scene in its principal cities of Lima and Cuzco are also not to be missed.

Gastronomy & Historical culture

Peru maintains strong ties to the past with indigenous communities – particularly in the Sacred Valley – continuing to celebrate their traditional culture with rituals that date back centuries. Meanwhile, the larger cities have been preserved as an homage to the colonial era with grand mansions and towering cathedrals. No trip to Peru and particularly Lima, is complete without trying ceviche, the national dish – more often than not accompanied by a refreshing pisco sour. 

Whilst Machu Picchu remains perennially popular with visitors, Peru has a host of other ruins that are a little quieter for visitors but nonetheless offer a glimpse into Inca history such as Kuelan to the north of the country, which is surrounded by a stunning cloud forest, or the Nazca Lines which are older still and best seen from the air.

Peru is steeped in legends, such as Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and considered sacred by indigenous communities who believe it was the birthplace of the sun.

Create your own tour!

We are 100% flexible and can adapt each tour to suit you

From short city or beach breaks to longer stays, we would be delighted to share our local knowledge with you and curate the perfect holiday that combines Colombia's best-known attractions with lesser known treasures that are slightly more off the beaten track. Here are a few sample tour itineraries to get you inspired.

Itineraries

Discover the Incas

7 nights
Tour Highlights

Lima

Cusco

Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

Classic Peru

14 nights
Tour Highlights

Lima

Arequipa 

Colca Canyon

Lake Titicaca

Cusco

Sacred Valley 

Machu Picchu 

Cruise down the Amazon River in Peru

7 nights
Tour Highlights

Lima

Iquitos

Marayali / Pauhuachiro

Yanayacu Pucate / Shamana

Amazon Park / Nauta Caño

Yarapa River 

San Francisco Village

Piraña Caño Creek

Nauta, Manati Rescue Center

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Cruises Nature

Peru at a glance

Language

Spanish

Time Difference

GMT – 5 hours

Currency

Peruvian Sol (PEN)

Flight duration

London – Lima: 9.5 hours

Read

Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa

Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Listen

Novalima

Juaneco y su Combo

Dengue Dengue Dengue

Eat

Ceviche

Papas a la Huancaina

Lomo salteado

Drink

Pisco Sour

Chicha Morada

Inca Kola

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