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Travel to Peru with On The Go 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 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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Upcoming Peru Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Amazon & Machu Picchu - 8 days Lima 08 Oct 2016 USD $2,885 Amazon & Machu Picchu - 8 days Map
South America Coast to Coast - 32 days Lima 08 Oct 2016 USD $8,065 South America Coast to Coast - 32 days Map
Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Lima 08 Oct 2016 USD $4,315 Peru Encompassed - 21 Days Map
Lima to Santiago - 21 days Lima 08 Oct 2016 USD $5,260 Lima to Santiago - 21 days Map
Trails to Titicaca - 15 days Lima 08 Oct 2016 USD $3,505 Trails to Titicaca - 15 days Map
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.

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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Inca Trail Trek

7 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

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Amazon & Machu Picchu

8 days | FROM USD $2,760

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

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Lima & the Inca Trail

10 days | FROM USD $139

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

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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 to Chile Express

15 days | FROM USD $3,625

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

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Peru Explorer

16 days | FROM USD $6,870

Embark on an extraordinary overland journey through the spectacular of...

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Peru Encompassed

21 Days | FROM USD $4,120

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

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Lima to Santiago

21 days | FROM USD $5,015

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

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Highlights of Ecuador & Peru

26 days | FROM USD $5,125

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

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South America Coast to Coast

32 days | FROM USD $8,065

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.

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Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM USD $2,289

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

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Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM USD $5,429

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

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Chimu, Sican & Surf

14 days | FROM USD $4,859

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

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Canyon Deep, Aymara High

17 days | FROM USD $5,189

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

Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 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 Hernan 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 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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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.

The Amazon | Peru | South America

Multi-Country Tours

Available touring combinations in South America

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Peru

Uros Islanders on Lake Titicaca | Peru | South America

Best Places to Visit

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

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

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

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

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'very welcoming and treated like a local.'
When I travelled to Peru I felt
very welcoming and treated like a local.

“I have done many travels and I still say that my Peru trip was the most memorable. I was in the Trails to Titicaca tour and had the best group that I...”

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Alive & free'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Huge sense of achievement'
Feelgood Competition Entry 'Like an avid explorer '
Feelgood Competition Entry 'in the middle of a complex and ancient region'
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.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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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