An adventure awaits in Peru
A holiday to Peru will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Of all the countries we have explored, this one really stuck with us. This is a country which has every type of landscape. Soaring ice-capped peaks, rainforests brimming with wildlife, conical volcanoes, desert dunes, long sandy beaches and mountainous lakes.
- Inca history & wonders
- Sensational cuisine
- Colonial Spanish architecture
- Diverse scenery
In Peru, there is something for every traveller to enjoy. Wander through the colonial style towns of Arequipa, Lima and Trujillo. Admire vibrant mansions with their colourful wooden balconies, walk down laneways whose walls are adorned with fuchsia bougainvillea. Sit back, enjoying a coffee and watch the world go by.
Food in Peru is a taste sensation, it is recognized as being some of the best food in the world! Taste award winning Peruvian ceviche in Lima or drink a Pisco Sour on a rooftop bar in Arequipa. There are menus for all tastes in Peru, so you will never be hungry, even in remote areas. We had some of the most amazing apple cake in a village in the Colca Canyon!
We can design a bespoke holiday to Peru to suit you! From escorted tours, solo holidays to cruises and treks! Start your Peru holiday today.
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Discover A Fascinating History & Culture in Peru
The history of this fascinating culture is evident in vast areas of this country. The most iconic sight is Machu Picchu, located high in the mist shrouded Andes mountains. Allow yourself time to explore this mesmerising spectacle and learn how it was thought to be constructed. A personal highlight for us was scrambling up Huayna Picchu for the best view of Machu Picchu.
The nearby city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley are full of excellent experiences and archeological gems to visit! Leave room in your suitcase for the artisan craft shops in Cusco and its vibrant market with woollen goods.
There are also many archeological sites from Peruvian cultures that existed before the Incas. Kuelap, the ancient citadel perced high on a limestone ridge, will make you feel like you are in an Indiana Jones film.
Action-Packed Adventure & Wildlife Haven
Do you enjoy being active on holiday? There are so many options in this country. The hikes are epic and breathtaking. There are many around Machu Picchu, including the famed Inca Trail. We braved the Salkantay Trek and were awarded with stunning vistas and a real insight into the mountain villages and the local Quechua population. How about trekking up a volcano? White-water rafting?Dune buggying? Horse-riding? Surfing? We can build a bespoke itinerary around your interests.
Travel to an area where few people visit, the Peruvian Amazon. Here you can stay in an eco jungle lodge, immersing yourself into the sounds of the Amazon. Take part in daily excursions to see the most amazing wildlife. Canoe past endangered Giant River Otters, look up and see howler monkeys swinging in the trees above you! You can even base yourself on a boutique river cruise in the northern region of the Peruvian Amazon. A bird watching paradise. Make sure to admire the spectacle of the night sky here, shooting stars galore.
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LUXURY PERU ITINERARY:
LUXURY PERU 2023
Visit our favourite Peru destinations in style!
- International Flights
- Domestic Flights, luxury train journeys & private transfers
- 4/5 star accommodation
- Private tours in Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
- Full board and excursions in the Amazon
Guideline price: £4800pp
Day 1: Fly from London to Lima. Stay in a beautiful former 1920's mansion in the heart of bohemian Barranco.
Day 2: Enjoy a morning Lima city tour, including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in Lima and the architectural masterpiece of San Francisco monastery.
Day 3: Fly to Arequipa and stay in a former Mint House, 3 blocks away from the main plaza.
Day 4: Full day Arequipa city tour, including the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, which dates from the 16th century.
Day 5: Drive into the Andes towards Colca Canyon (approx 4 hours). The scenery is breathtaking, with the terraces of the valley and herds of llamas.Overnight at luxury Belmond Las Casitas.
Day 6: Early morning excursion to Condor's Cross to witness magnificient condors flying over the canyon. Visit the town of Maca, famous for its pre-Columbian textiles. Continue by road towards Lake Titicaca (approx 6 hours). Stay 2 nights at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, on the shores of the lake.
Day 7: A full day tour of the highest navigable lake in the world.
Day 8: Take the stylish Belmond Andean Explorer train to Cusco. Relax over lunch or with a Pisco sour in the observation car, as you journey past the Andean plains...dinner and overnight on board. (double cabin or bunk bed cabin).
Day 9: Disembark the train and travel by road to the local village of Chinchero to see its Inca terraces. Spend the next 2 nights in a delightful resort in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Day 10: Half day tour of the Inca fortress, Ollantaytambo. Afternoon at leisiure.
Day 11: Board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Explore this wonder of the world! Spend the evening in Aguas Calientes in El Mapi-we loved this hotel.
Day 12: Spend the morning further exploring Machu Picchu and climb up Huayna Picchu. Catch the train back to Cusco.
Day 13: Half day tour of this Inca capital, high in the Andes.
Day 14: Excursion to the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 15-17: Fly to Puerto Maldonado. Enjoy a 45 minute journey along the the Madre de Dios river to get to eco-lodge, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. Stay in a thatched toof cabin and dine in the pavilion...go birdwatching, stargazing and wildlife searching. A real bucket list experience. Full Board. Most excursions included.
Day 18: Head back to Lima and onwards to the UK.
When To Go
We recommend visiting between April to November.
Peruvian Sol, but also take US dollars.
15 hours from the UK
-5 Hours GMT
Spanish & Quechua
Places To Visit In Peru