Peru is South America at its most iconic. Breath-taking landscapes from the Andes to the Amazon, colourful indigenous markets, colonial cities, vestiges of ancient civilisations and, of course, the mighty Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. And – despite being a country known for its active pursuits -the majority of Peru’s attractions are remarkably accessible meaning that travellers of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy the delights on offer here. Machu Picchu, for example, can be reached by a scenic train journey through a pristine mountain valley if trekking the Inca Trail does not appeal, and there are some other superb rail journeys to be enjoyed across the country. Compact colonial cities such as Arequipa and Cusco can be easily explored on foot and you can marvel at magnificent architecture, backdrops of Andean peaks or simply watch the world go by in elegant pavement cafes. Even the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, can be accessed with relative ease in Peru. A good network of flights serve the Amazonian gateway cities and from here you can choose a rainforest experience perfectly suited to your interests and preferences, whether that is a luxurious river cruise or lodge stay offering a gentle introduction to the jungle, or a more intrepid adventure right into the heart of the jungle.
Some of our Suggested Peru Itineraries
All our holidays are tailor-made, starting from scratch to build you something that perfectly fits your requirements. These suggested itineraries are just meant to help with the planning process and give you some idea of what is possible, and the sort of prices to expect.
Classic Peru, 16 days from £3,760pp including international flights.
Lima, Cusco & The Inca Trail, 11 days from £2,465pp including international flights.
Amazon & Machu Pichu, 13 days from £3,360pp including international flights.
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