Peru Tours and Holidays

Tours and tailor-made holidays to Peru

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

Upcoming Peru Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Inca Trail Trek - 7 days Cuzco, Peru 13 Dec 2016 USD $1,525 Inca Trail Trek - 7 days Map
Peru to Chile Express - 15 days Lima, Peru 16 Dec 2016 USD $3,625 Peru to Chile Express - 15 days Map
Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Lima, Peru 17 Dec 2016 USD $4,120 Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Map
Trails to Titicaca - 15 days Lima, Peru 17 Dec 2016 USD $3,365 Trails to Titicaca - 15 days Map
Amazon & Machu Picchu - 8 days Lima, Peru 17 Dec 2016 USD $2,760 Amazon & Machu Picchu - 8 days Map
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Peru Group Tours

Escorted by tour leaders, average group size of 12, local transport, charming local accommodation & jungle lodges, all the main highlights.

Machu Picchu | Peru | South AmericaInca Trail Trek - 7 days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Inca Trail Trek

7 days | FROM USD $1,525

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

Local musician | Peru | South AmericaAmazon & Machu Picchu - 8 days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Amazon & Machu Picchu

8 days | FROM USD $2,760

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

Resident llamas | Peru | South AmericaLima & the Inca Trail - 10 days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Lima & the Inca Trail

10 days | FROM USD $2,580

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

Local family | Peru | South AmericaTrails to Titicaca - 15 days MapActive Days, Rustic Nights

Trails to Titicaca

15 days | FROM USD $3,365

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

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Peru Private Tours

Classic touring itineraries in Peru, local guides, accommodation and pace of travel tailored to suit you.

Machu Picchu | Peru | South AmericaInto the Incan Empire - 8 days MapTailored To Suit You

Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM USD $2,289

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

Salar de Uyuni salt flats | Bolivia | South AmericaHighlights of Bolivia - 9 days MapTailored To Suit You

Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM USD $5,429

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

Chan Chan ruins | Peru | South AmericaChimu, Sican & Surf - 14 days MapTailored To Suit You

Chimu, Sican & Surf

14 days | FROM USD $4,859

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

Colca Canyon | Peru | South AmericaCanyon Deep, Aymara High - 17 days MapTailored To Suit You

Canyon Deep, Aymara High

17 days | FROM USD $5,189

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

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Tailor-made Holidays

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. Peru is also home to a large portion of the Amazon rain forest which you are bound to have a true adventure in the wild. Our expert travel 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 tailor-made holiday to Peru in 2017 that's just right for you.

Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.71 out of 5 based on 7 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews

Wilson was one of the best guides I have come across during any trip. He was always helpful and gave us a lot of insights of the countries we visited. He even helped me apply for the Brazil visa as I couldn't do that in the home country. I was able to visit Brazil just because of his help.”  

Ronak Gupta • Submitted 20 Sep 2016

The whole tour was fabulous and well organised. It started with the booking. Theo was very helpful and followed up with me many time. I was picked up at the Lima Airport by Enrique Palacios Guerra. He was very professional, helpful and had a very clean car. Each time he picked me up he was on time just as he promised even at 5:45am. He always helped me with my luggage. His driving was very professional and I felt very safe with him. Pedro met me in Lima. He was very polite and helpful. He explained how the whole tour would work and answered all my questions. He was flexible with his time which allowed me to take a city tour. I really appreciated that. Fabio was my guide in Cuzco. He was friendly and professional. He helped us find great places to eat that we would have never found on our own. He made it clear he was available to us for anything we needed at anytime of the day or night. He was always on time, happy and helpful. Santiago was my guide for the Inca Trail. He was GREAT!! He encouraged us from the start of the hike and throughout the 45 km hike. He made sure we were doing well and safe. He was great at explaining the history and meaning of each ruin. It was obvious he loved his job. The organisation of his whole team was amazing. I can't say enough good things about the 4 days spent hiking the Inca Trail. The treatment, the food and encouragement we received from Santiago, the cook and all the porters was unbelievable. Thanks to everyone involved in my trip.... Theo, Pedro, Fabio, Santiago, the cook and the 9 porters. I would highly recommend this tour. ”  

Idoya Auban • Submitted 26 Aug 2016

Excellent tour with a wide range of activities and experiences, a good balance of free time. Our tour leader Herman was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable with a clear love of his job and of trying to make the experience as good as possible for all on the tour. He took the time to get to know each individual in the group, made sure everyone was involved and generally ensured that everything ran smoothly.”  

Gemma Kelly • Submitted 22 Jul 2016

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The Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu
A Brief History

Mighty and mysterious, Machu Picchu was, for centuries, an abandoned citadel known only to the local peasants. In 1911, however, this all changed when Hiram Bingham, an American archaeologist, stumbled upon it and spread the news of his discovery around the world, driving curious explorers to Peru to witness its magnificence firsthand. To this day, the purpose of this hilltop complex remains a matter of debate, with theorists claiming it could have been a royal retreat or a monument to nature, among other possibilities.

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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 large Andean Condors that soar on the thermal air and, of course, the awe-inspiring Colca Canyon - one of the world's deepest. 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, and the stonework ruins of the Koricancha complex.

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 - Inca Citadel

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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.

The Amazon - Jungle Paradise

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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 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.

Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America

Best Places to Visit

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

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Peru

Top Travel Tips

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

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

The Amazon | Peru | South America

Multi-Country Tours

Available touring combinations in South America

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

Hikers on the Inca Trail in Peru enjoying the views

Trekking the Inca Trail

Information on obtaining your Inca Trail permit

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.

The Wildlife of the Amazon

The Amazon is not only the world’s largest rainforest, but is also known globally for its unparalleled biodiversity. Home to over 2,000 species of animals and birds, one in every 10 known species can be found within this vast, verdant expanse. Some of the most famous players in the Amazon’s wildlife scene include capybaras, anacondas, sloths and jaguars - the largest cats in the Americas. Other animals that can be found within the rainforest, but might be harder to spot, are spider monkeys, as they dwell at the top of the canopy, and giant river otters, endangered due to hunters killing them for their skin. Toucans, harpy eagles and macaws are just a few of the hundreds of birds that flutter through the uppermost regions of the forest, while the murky waters of the Amazon river are home to bullsharks, electric eels, piranhas and river dolphins.

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