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. 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 or create your own bespoke journey with our tailor-made service.
Top Peru Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Peru to Chile Express - 15 days||Lima, Peru||07 Jul 2017||USD $3,938||was $4,375 10% off|||
|South America Coast to Coast - 32 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $7,610||was $8,455 10% off|||
|Lima to Santiago - 21 days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,198||was $5,775 10% off|||
|Peru Encompassed - 21 Days||Lima, Peru||08 Jul 2017||USD $4,271||was $4,745 10% off|||
|Highlights of Ecuador & Peru - 26 days||Quito, Ecuador||02 Aug 2017||USD $5,081||was $5,645 10% off|||
Peru Group Tours
Experience the best of Peru with our Signature tours that cover the most popular itineraries whilst enjoying the comfort of 3-4 star hotels throughout. 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. read more
Our adventure-style group tours are a fun and social way to explore the delights of Peru. With an average group size of 12, our trips are 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, home-stays and jungle lodges with plenty of local character, providing an authentic experience whilst in Peru.
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.
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. 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.
Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Peru
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Peru tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.82 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews
We had a great time and it helped that the group got along so well. Our Guide Christian was well organised, reliable and liked by everyone. He was super efficient in getting us to our various destinations on time. He also knew lots of excellent restaurants so we were always sure of good meals. He managed to get the balance right between being very much part of the group but also standing back as well.
The various guides (Inca, Uyuni) were all very professional and friendly, in particular Sante (Inca). The drivers were also reliable. The only negative comments are regarding the hotel in La Paz and the dormitory on the last night in the desert before crossing from Bolivia to Chile. These were below the standards of the rest of the accommodation. I can be more forgiving of the dormitory but I think a better hotel could have been chosen in La Paz.”
Christian is a fantastic tour guide, always going above and beyond to help everyone in our group with their questions/needs etc.
The tour was excellent and thankfully great weather the entire trip. We really enjoyed it. ”
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.”
Recent Travel Articles on Peru
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Peru
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Peru
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Opt for added comfort on your tour
Visa requirements for Peru and info on getting your visa
More about travelling on our group tours to Peru
Available touring combinations in South America
The best ruins, when best to visit, places to stay & more
Information on obtaining your Inca Trail permit
Our recommended packing list for the Inca Trail
- 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
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.