Peru Tailor-made Holidays
The Land of the Incas in 2018
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 2018 that's just right for you.
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When planning your holiday we go a step beyond and include some special and unique experiences.Read more about our approach to designing your tailor-made holiday.
See the best of Peru with us on a tailormade holiday
History fills the cities of Lima and Cuzco in the form of world-class museums, fine colonial buildings and ancient ruins. Peru is not short on natural wonders either claiming a sizable portion of the incredible Amazon rainforest and home to the stunning high altitude Lake Titicaca where indigenous cultures still live in the ways of old. You’ll also find one of the world’s deepest canyons in Colca Valley and a mysterious collection of geoglyphs at Nazca – plus not to forget the famous lost city of Machu Picchu.
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Inspirations for a holiday in Peru
You've hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spend a night surrounded by the wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest, danced the night away in Cuzco, mingled with the locals on Lake Titicaca and are now looking for some more unique experiences in Peru. Have a read of our list below with a few inspirational ideas to make your trip one of a kind.
We are all familiar with piranhas as a predator, with their bulging eyes, sharp teeth, powerful jaws and insatiable appetite. In the Amazon you can flip roles and go fishing for this unique species of fish – bait them with fresh bloody steaks, hear the grunt and snapping of jaws as you pull them out of the water and let your experienced guide cut them loose. Later donate your fresh catch to a local village to cook up for dinner.
As one of the deepest canyons in the world, where in places it is impossible to see the valley floor from the canyon edge, Colca Canyon will no doubt leave you impressed. But what really makes any visit here unforgettable are the resident condors – the sight of these majestic birds drifting through the canyon walls with their 10-foot wing span is something you’ll never forget.
Etched into the desert landscape on the coast of Peru, the strange and mysterious Nazca Lines are one of Peru’s greatest mysteries. The Nazca lines and geometrical figures include a monkey, hummingbird, condor, spider and even a spaceman. The motifs are spread over 500 square kilometres, completed in one continuous line and are best observed from above by flight.
Located offshore of Pisco, the Ballestas Islands are brimming with animal and bird life and are well worth a day trip. Cruise around the islands and spot herds of noisy sea lions lazily lounged on the rocks, watch as dolphin and playful seals splash in the water around the boat, get a glimpse of pelicans, boobies and cormorant or other resident bird life.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Peru
Home to legendary archaeological marvels and incredible natural wonders, Peru offers a wealth of experiences. Explore the best of the Incan empire in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, head to the Amazon for wildlife galore or get off the beaten track in Peru's north with mysterious ruins and attractive coast line. For even more inspiration try our interactive map below.
Sleep in style
Accommodation in Peru is not just about having a place to stay for the night, but can often be an experience in itself. Whether it is spending the night surrounded by the tranquillity of the Sacred Valley in a mountain chalet, combining century-old charm with modern luxury in a converted monastery, overlooking the lush rainforest in a jungle lodge or enjoying views of the Colca Valley from your cliff top room, the choices are limitless.