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Peru Tours

Brimming with archaeological treasures from Machu Picchu to the little-visited sites of the north it’s little wonder that Peru is one of South America’s most popular destinations.

Peru claims a sizeable portion of the Amazon rain forest - a must-see on any visit - and is also home to Lake Titicaca where indigenous cultures still live in the ways of old. History echoes through the cities of Lima and Cuzco, filled with world-class museums, fine colonial buildings and ancient ruins. There's plenty more to this fascinating country including one of the world’s deepest canyons in the Colca Valley and the mysterious geoglyphs at Nazca too.

Discover Peru's top spots on our adventure-style group tours or create your own bespoke journey with our tailor-made service.

See the real Peru
Get off the Beaten track in Peru

On our tours to Peru you'll get a true flavour of the country - spend a night with a local family on Lake Titicaca's Amantani Island, sample Cuzco's vibrant nightlife, cruise out to the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands, go fishing for piranhas in the Amazon, explore the colourful Pisaq Market and make your way up to Machu Picchu, trekking the famous Inca Trail or embarking on the spectacular and lesser known Lares Trek.

Peru Group Tours

Our adventure-style group tours are a fun and social way to explore the delights of Peru with an average group size of 12 and fully escorted by a tour leader who will be on hand to recommend the best spots for food, shopping and nightly entertainment. We use local public transport and stay in a range of locally-owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, homestays and jungle lodges with plenty of local character, providing an authentic experience whilst in Peru. read more

Inca Trail Trek

7 days | FROM USD $1,699

Spend a week retracing the steps of the ancient Inca civilization, by...

Amazon & Machu Picchu

8 days | FROM USD $2,789

Discover the very essence of Peru staying in the heart of the lush and...

Lima & the Inca Trail

10 days | FROM USD $2,789

Uncover the highlights of the Inca Empire with this tour of Peru’s...

Peru in Comfort

12 days | FROM USD $5,449

Explore Peru in comfort on this exciting 12 day tour. Enjoy rustic in...

Trails to Titicaca

15 days | FROM USD $3,589

See the best of Peru with fascinating Inca ruins, colourful Indian and...

Peru to Chile Express

15 days | FROM USD $4,129

Kicking off in Lima, continue on to explore the world-famous Machu and...

Peru Encompassed

21 Days | FROM USD $4,269

Absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely with this all-encompassing...

Incas Amazon & Islands

21 days | FROM USD $5,069

Experience the wonders of Peru and Bolivia on this fascinating trip of...

Lima to Santiago 2016

21 days | FROM USD $5,529

Experience a different adventure every day with this unique journey to...

Lima to Santiago

26 days | FROM USD $4,839

Experience a different adventure every day with this unique journey to...

Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

26 days | FROM USD $5,399

Journey through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as we a...

South America Coast to Coast

32 days | FROM USD $9,089

Take in the highlights of South America in just 32 days on this tour...

Peru Private Tours

If you're looking for comfortable travel with private services then our thoughtfully designed exclusive journeys are just the ticket. Delve into the Incan sites around Lima and Cuzco visiting Machu Picchu by scenic train, plumb the depths of Colca Canyon and scale the dizzying heights of Lake Titicaca or get off the beaten track in northern Peru visiting lesser-visited ruins and trendy beach resorts.

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM USD $2,939

This classic journey through the Inca heartland of Peru takes you from...

Salar de Uyuni salt flats | Bolivia | South America

Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM USD $4,729

Travel from southern Peru into Bolivia, visit the Bolivian Highlands,...

Chan Chan ruins | Peru | South America

Chimu, Sican & Surf

14 days | FROM USD $5,039

Explore Peru’s less-visited yet archaeologically-rich northern in to...

Local family | Peru | South America

Canyon Deep, Aymara High

17 days | FROM USD $4,139

Discover the treasures of Peru from the spectacular depths of Colca to...

Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews

An Excellent trip and our guide was excellent. The trip was unforgetable and totally enjoyed. Bolivia was outstanding as a country to visit.. Our extra add-on to the Easter Islands was also a great success-so thanks Phil for sorting that too.”  

• Submitted 17 Mar 2015

The routes to Machu Picchu

All of our group tours in Peru include a visit to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu. The most famous Inca path through the Andes is known simply as the Inca Trail, the Royal Route to Machu Picchu. The spectacular 44 kilometre trail crosses three stunning high passes and weaves between many ancient archaeological sites, culminating at the famous Lost City of the Incas. An alternative route up to Machu Picchu is through the picturesque Lares Valley which is nestled in the Andes and has all the natural beauty of the Inca Trail but without the crowds. For a less physically demanding trip to Machu Picchu, travel the scenic rail journey with incredible views of the Andes.

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Recommended places to visit in Peru

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America
Follow the Inca Trail

Machu Picchu

Often referred to as the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu is a stunning sight that will amaze and astound even the most seasoned traveller. Surrounded by lush mountain forest, no trip to Peru would be complete without entering the Sun Gate at dawn for your first glimpse of this 15th century city basked in the golden hue of the morning sun.

Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America
Meet the locals

Lake Titicaca

Located on the border of Peru and Bolivia, this shimmering body of water is certainly a sight to behold and is well worth exploring for a day or two. On the Peruvian side the city of Puno is the gateway to Lake Titicaca, which is dotted with islands and the famous floating reed villages of the Uros people, where you can stay for a night to get to know the locals and learn about their fascinating way of life.

The Amazon | South America
Come face to face with nature

The Amazon

With unparalleled biodiversity and indigenous settlements, the Amazon cannot fail to inspire. The best way to experience the Amazon is to spend a night or two in an eco-lodge surrounded by nothing but rainforest. Kick back in your hammock, go on a jungle trek, explore the waterways by kayak, learn about indigenous life at a jungle farm or climb a canopy tower for a bird’s eye view.

The Nazca Lines | Peru | South America
Take flight

Nazca Lines

Etched into the plains of the arid Peruvian desert, the Nazca Lines are one of the most enigmatic sights in all of Latin America and are best seen by flight from a bird’s eye view. The nature, size and quantity of the lines have astounded archaeologists for years and continue to intrigue travellers who venture here from around the globe every year.

Trekking in Colca Canyon | Peru | South America
Home of the Condor

Colca Valley

The dramatic landscape of Colca Valley is home to many things – colourfully-attired locals, the elusive Andean Condors and of course, the awe-inspiring Colca Canyon. Nearby you can also find the hot springs of La Calera, the perfect place to kick back and relax for a while.

Cuzco | Peru | South America
Cafe culture


An intoxicating blend of colourful markets, charming cafes, bars blasting salsa tunes, traditional Andean culture and architectural wonders, Cuzco has a vibe you simply won’t be able to resist. If you can tear yourself away from the streets, why not take a day trip to the Sacsayhuaman Ruins – an erstwhile Inca fortress that overlooks the city.

Lima | Peru | South America
Big city life


While it’s no Big Apple, Lima is the largest city in Peru and a treasure-trove of fascinating museums, edgy art galleries and colonial facades nestled in its beautiful UNESCO-listed centre. There are also first-class restaurants, high rises and bars brimming with locals, so whether you are a culture vulture, fine diner or night owl, Lima will have something for you.

A very enjoyable holiday with a good group & mix of people & a very good tour leader who is obvioulsy very enthusiastic about his home country of Peru. As well as they key activities such as Lake Titicaca, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu & Amazon Rain Forest also had the opportunity of experiencing the Peruvian way of life & culture. A great experience.”  

Peru Travel Guide

A well-prepared trip can make all the difference so to help you we've put together an essential guide on travel to Peru.

The Inti Raymi Fesstival | Peru | South America | Photo courtesy: Bharat Rio

Best time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Peru

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Peru

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

The Inca Trail

Information on obtaining your Inca Trail permit

Picture of a panoramic view of Machu Picchu on a clear day

Visiting Machu Picchu

The best ruins, when best to visit, places to stay & more

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Get to know Peru

Recommended Reading

  • Conversation in the Cathedral
    by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • The Conquest of the Incas
    by John Hemming
  • At Play in the Fields of the Lord
    by Peter Matthiessen
Did you know...?

Facts about Peru

  • Peru is home to the world's deepest canyon and highest navigable lake - the incredible Lake Titicaca.
  • Second only to India, Peru has one of the largest numbers of Shamans in the world.
  • In Peru, it is tradition to give friends and family yellow underpants on New Year's Eve.

Peru Travel Advice:

We keep track of the latest travel guidance to Peru and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is high priority and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for Peru:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Peru Tourist Organisation site and the latest Peru Weather Updates from the BBC.

PERU TRAVEL BLOGS: There's more to Peru than Machu Picchu and these blogs prove it - En Peru, The Karikuy Blog and Peru Delights.

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