While Machu Picchu is clearly one of South America's most popular ancient monuments, as you will discover on our range of tours, that's not all Peru has to offer.

For travellers looking for outdoor adventure, Indiana Jones style exploration and colourful cultures, Peru is just the place. Brimming with archaeological treasures from Machu Picchu to the little-visited sites of the north, Peru also claims a sizeable portion of the Amazon rain forest, a must for nature lovers with its unique biodiversity of wild animals, towering trees and vivid plants.

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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, Lake Titicaca where indigenous cultures still live in the ways of old and the mysterious geoglyphs at Nazca too. Discover Peru's top spots on our adventure-style group tours departing in 2018 and 2019, or create your own bespoke journey with our tailor-made service.

Top Peru Travel Deals and Upcoming 2018 Tours

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Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 29 Sep 2018 USD $3,821 was $4,495 15% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Sep 2018 USD $4,152 was $4,885 15% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Sep 2018 USD $4,671 was $5,495 15% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 03 Nov 2018 USD $3,115 was $3,665 15% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cuzco, Peru 29 Aug 2018 USD $2,195 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map

Our Peru Tours

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Machu Picchu | Peru | South AmericaInca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM USD $2,195

Hike the legendary Inca Trail and marvel at Machu Picchu, one of the...

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Machu Picchu by Train

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,665

Explore some of Peru’s most enchanting sites, from mighty...

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Amazon & Inca Trail

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM USD $4,495

From Lima to Cuzco, explore the mighty Amazon jungle, visit the Sacred...

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,495

There are few countries on the planet as wrapped up in mystery as...

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 days | FROM USD $4,885

From Lima to La Paz, explore the vast Amazon Jungle and meet the...

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Peru Encompassed

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM USD $4,995

Explore the incredibly diverse country of Peru and three of its...

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Journey Across South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
19 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific as you cross the diverse...

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Argentina, Atacama & Andes

Trip Type : Group Tours
20 days | FROM USD $5,995

From Buenos Aires set out on a wilderness adventure through Argentina,...

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Highlights of South America

Trip Type : Group Tours
21 days | FROM USD $6,595

Discover a cross section of cultures and landscapes travelling in...

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World Wonders Tour

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31 days | FROM USD $12,995

Tick off the Seven New Wonders of the World on this 31-day...

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Machu Picchu | Peru | South AmericaInto the Incan Empire - 8 days Map

Into the Incan Empire

Trip Type : Private Tours
8 days | FROM USD $3,555

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

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Salar de Uyuni salt flats | Bolivia | South AmericaHighlights of Bolivia - 9 days Map

Highlights of Bolivia

Trip Type : Private Tours
9 days | FROM USD $5,695

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

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Chan Chan ruins | Peru | South AmericaNorthern Peru Discovery - 14 days Map

Northern Peru Discovery

Trip Type : Private Tours
14 days | FROM USD $5,435

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

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Colca Canyon | Peru | South AmericaPeru, Canyon & Jungle - 17 days Map

Peru, Canyon & Jungle

Trip Type : Private Tours
17 days | FROM USD $5,675

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

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Peru Group Tours

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Experience the best of Peru with our Signature tours and Handpicked tours that cover the most popular itineraries whilst enjoying the comfort of 3-4 star hotels throughout.

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From modern and well-located city hotels to chic jungle lodges, our Signature Peru holidays ensure your accommodation is as memorable as the sites you'll be visiting. And there are plenty of inclusions too with guided touring of the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and its Incan monuments, and the star of the show - Machu Picchu.

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Peru Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

Fancy creating your own itinerary to Peru, designed specifically for you? With the help of our expert team of tailor-made consultants you can do just that.

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Using their expertise of the region they will help you put together your dream itinerary with hand-picked accommodation, the places you want to see and experiences you want to have. Whether you're on a tight budget or are out to splurge, we'll make sure your holiday fits your requirements.

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Peru Private Tours

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If you're looking for comfortable travel with private services then our thoughtfully designed exclusive journeys are just the ticket.

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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 Day Tours

Maximise your time in Cuzco and Lima with our range of day tours and activities, whether you're looking to explore impressive Inca ruins like Machu Picchu, discover grand colonial architecture or enjoy modern Peruvian cuisine.

Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews

Sebastian was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, but it would have been nice to have a bit of time on our own - particularly to have a meal together on our own in the Amazon. Jose was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Cusco and the Incas. All parts of the tour were very well organised and we felt we were in safe hands and had no problems at all.”  

Jane Green • Submitted 25 May 2018

An amazing trip. Far exceeded our expectations. Everything was so well organised and when there were small hitches they were dealt with speedily and efficiently . Our guide Alina was amazing, so relaxed but super efficient in a totally non threatening way. She held together a disparate group of people in a manner that I'm sure made everyone feel safe , valued, respected. She was also great fun. An exceptional young woman. The only small let down was the 2 nd hostel in Bolivia which I felt fell well under standards experienced on the rest of the tour. No real washing facilities other than when camping isn't really acceptable in this day and age. But a very minor point. Otherwise FANTASTIC..”  

Jennifer Yeoman • Submitted 13 Dec 2017

Was very impressed with the organization of this trip. Darwing was great and knowledgable. The Inca trail was amazing. Our 2 guides - Ronald Ccana Sotalero and Guillermo Sana Cusi went above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime excursion. They were excellent on the trail. The equipment, food - just everything - exceeded my expectations. If it wasn't for the guides encouragement and help I don't think my friend would have made it. Can not say enough about them and the Peruvian Sacred tour group.”  

Barbara Ramage • Submitted 1 Dec 2017

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Peru

I hear that the number of Inca Trail permits are restricted. What happens if I don’t get a permit?

Don’t panic! All of our Inca Trail tours are on request until the Inca Trail permit is obtained. Once we have confirmation that your permit is secured, you can go ahead and book your fights. If for any reason we are unsuccessful in obtaining an Inca Trail permit then you can either choose a different departure date or alternatively take the Lares Trek which does not require permits. The Lares Trek is an incredibly scenic, off the beaten track hike through the Andes without the crowds of the Inca Trail.

I am not keen on trekking to Machu Picchu. What are my alternatives?

The iconic treks up to Machu Picchu are not for everyone and a popular alterative is the scenic Vistadome train - either on a day's excursion from Cuzco or an overnight trip, staying at the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes). Through large panoramic windows on the sides and roof of the train. you'll enjoy incredible views as the train winds its way through dramatic mountain ranges, past highland villages and impressive terraces. See our guide on visiting Machu Picchu for further information.

What about altitude sickness when visiting Machu Picchu?

Being at moderate to high altitude (generally anything over 3,000 metres) can affect anyone. No one understands why some people are affected and others not, and age, level of fitness and strength is no indication of how well you will fare. With altitudes of up to 4,200 metres on the Inca Trail, 4,600 metres on the Lares Trek and 3,399 meters in Cuzco, you might get affected by altitude sickness. Make sure you allow a few days of acclimatisation before the trek with minimal physical activity and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. Refer to our handy travel tips for more information on altitude sickness and other health advice.

What part of the Amazon do your tours visit?

On our group tours, we use the gateway of Puerto Maldonado, part of the southern Amazon jungle. Being in close proximity to Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado is perfect for combining a visit to the Amazon with other key highlights of Peru.

How big are your tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

Our escorted trips to Peru have an average group size of 12, with a maximum of 16. Attracting an international mix of English speaking travellers, our trips are suitable for a wide age range from 20s through to 70s, with an average age of around 40.

What luggage do you recommend we take?

If you are doing one of the treks to Machu Picchu, we recommend backpacks of no more than 20kg. And to carry on the treks, your duffle-bag must not weigh any more than 5kg. For further tips read our recommended packing list for the Inca Trail.

What is the standard of hotels on your trips?

On our Signature group tours we use superior (3-4 star) hotel accommodation and for our adventure tours we use a mix of simple hotels, hostels and guesthouses. On the Inca Trail and Lares Trek you will be camping and in the Amazon you'll stay at jungle lodges. On our private touring itineraries of Peru and tailor-made holidays, accommodation standards will be as per your requirements.

What sort of transport do you use?

On our Signature Peru tours you'll be travelling in private air-conditioned vehicles while on our Adventure Peru tours it will be by a mix of transportation including private mini bus, public bus and taxi. If you're opting to visit Machu Picchu by train then you'll be taking the comfortable Vistadome. For excursions to the Amazon part of the journey is undertaken by boat while some longer journeys are covered by domestic economy class flights to save time travelling.

I am planning my one big trip to Peru. What time of year would you recommend I visit?

Peru is very much a year round destination, but May through October is generally the best time to visit the Amazon rain forest when it is slightly drier, with fewer mosquitoes and lower water levels. For visiting Machu Picchu, May to October is also generally the best time as well, with dry days and cool evenings. Our travel guide has further information on the best time to visit Peru. We also recommend a multi-country trip if you are planning a longer holiday to the region.

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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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Highlights of our Peru tours

Peru's crowning glory has to be the impressive Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and you'll find this ancient wonder on all of our Peru group tours. But alongside this ruined city in the clouds, Peru is also home to mysterious geoglyphs, expansive lakes, colourful indigenous cultures and thriving cities that also feature on our tours. Here's some of the highlights you can expect to experience.

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Trek the 4-day Inca Trail or take the scenic train to this recently voted New World Wonder and enjoy a guided tour of UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu for temple ruins and more.

The Amazon

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The Amazon | South America

Spend two nights in the Amazon jungle, travelling to your jungle lodge by boat along the Madre de Dios River for nature walks, wildlife spotting and monkey feeding - bring bananas!

Lake Titicaca & Puno

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Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America

Soak up the beauty of Lake Titicaca and take a boat trip out to the floating reed villages of the Uros people where you can learn about their age-old traditions and way of life.

Cuzco

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Cuzco | Peru | South America

Enjoy time at leisure in the charming city of Cuzco where you can explore beautiful churches and Inca ruins including the Sacsayhuaman Ruins that overlook the city.

Colca Canyon

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Colca Canyon | Peru | South America

Visit the awe-inspiring Colca Canyon - one of the world's deepest to watch the graceful Andean Condor soar on the thermal air and walk along the canyon's dramatic edge.

Lima

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Lima | Peru | South America

Kick off many of our tours in Peru's capital city and spend time independently exploring the fascinating museums and colonial buildings in the UNESCO-listed centre.