Peru is brimming with archaeological treasures from Machu Picchu to the little-visited sites of the north where some of the country's best beaches are to be found. History echoes through the cities of Lima and Cuzco, filled with world-class museums, fine colonial buildings and ancient ruins. Peru claims a sizeable portion of the Amazon rainforest too and is home to Lake Titicaca where indigenous cultures still live in the ways of old. You’ll also find one of the world’s deepest canyons in the Colca Valley and a mysterious collection of geoglyphs at Nazca. With the snow-capped peaks of the Andes too, it’s little wonder that Peru is one of South America’s most popular destinations.
Choose from adventurous group tours which take in the key highlights of the Amazon and Machu Picchu or, if the idea of group travel does not appeal, try one of our private tours or tailor-make a holiday to your requirements.
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.
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.
Trek the ancient Inca Trail, witness Machu Picchu at dawn and come face to face with the wildlife of the Amazon on a journey through Peru with us. With an average group size of 12, all of our group tours in Peru are escorted by tour leaders who will point you in the right direction at each port of call, whether it is where to shop, eat or spot wildlife. The majority of our tours also use local public transport and we stay in a range of locally-owned accommodation from simple hotels and guesthouses to campsites, homestays and jungle lodges with plenty of local character.
As the heart of the ancient Inca Empire, Peru is brimming with archaeological treasures from legendary Machu Picchu and the geoglyphs at Nazca to the lesser-visited sites of the north and historic towns like Lima and Cuzco. Our expert tailormade team is happy to create an itinerary just the way you want it – just let us know your preferred standard of accommodation, style of travel plus all the sites you want to see, and we’ll design a tailormade holiday that's just right for you.
If the idea of group travel does not appeal, our private tours to Peru might fit the bill. With well-planned itineraries visiting some of Peru's most loved places and hidden gems off the beaten track, our experienced English speaking local guides will show you around all of the sites of interest, and in addition to that our local representatives will also be on hand to help with anything else you may need.
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