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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 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.

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On our tours to Peru, you'll feel as happy as these local Peruvian men!

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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

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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.

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Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews

Tour was great. Saw a lot and didn't spend too much time just travelling. Our guide wasn't the best. He spent most of his time studying. However most days we had other guides anyway so managed to get a lot from them. ”  

• Submitted 4 Dec 2015

Overall excellent tour and Heidi was great fun. The only thing that I would say is that the majority of the activities were optional. Overall adventure was great ! ”  

• Submitted 18 Mar 2015

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

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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

Everyone knows Peru claims one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites but what about the mysterious geoglyphs, expansive lakes, colourful indigenous cultures and thriving cities that the country also offers? Check out our recommended places for the low-down.

Colca Valley - home of the Condor

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Colca Canyon | Peru | South America

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 - Cafe Culture

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Cuzco | Peru | South America

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 - Big City Life

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Lima | Peru | South America

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.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

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.

Nazca Lines

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The Nazca Lines | Peru | South America

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.

The Amazon

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The Amazon | South America

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.

Lake Titicaca & Puno

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Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America

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.

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.

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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

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Peru and info on getting your visa

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Style of Travel

More about travelling on our group tours to Peru

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Inca Trail Packing List

Our recommended packing list for the Inca Trail

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.

Peru Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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