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 Cusco, 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 2019 and 2020, or create your own bespoke journey with our tailor-made service.

Top Peru Travel Deals and Upcoming 2019 & 2020 Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,359 was £3,145 25% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £1,909 was £2,545 25% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,768 was £3,460 20% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 02 Nov 2019 £2,196 was £2,745 20% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Footsteps of the Incas - 17 Days Lima, Peru 26 Oct 2019 £795 was £935 15% off Footsteps of the Incas - 17 Days Map

Peru Signature Group Tours

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

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM £1,495

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


Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM £2,545

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


Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM £2,745

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


Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £3,460

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


Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM £3,145

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

Peru Handpicked Group Tours

The city of La Paz | Bolivia | South AmericaJourney Across South America - 19 Days Map

Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM £3,595

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

Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | South AmericaJourney Across South America 2020 - 19 Days Map

Journey Across South America 2020

19 Days | FROM £3,595

Cross the width of South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic...

Peru Encompassed - 20 days Map

Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM £3,495

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

4 wheel driving through Uyuni Salt Desert in BoliviaArgentina, Atacama & Andes - 20 days Map

Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM £3,995

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

Iguazu Falls | BrazilHighlights of South America - 21 days Map

Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM £4,845

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

Peru Independent Group Tours

World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM £5,455

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

Peru Budget Overland Adventures


Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM £790

Discover the heartland of the Incas and the incredible scenery of the...


Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM £935

Packing the highlights of Peru into one 17-day adventure, this...


Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM £1,440

Taking in the very best of Peru, this 22-day overland adventure visits...


Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM £1,890

An epic overland journey through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile,...

Peru Independent Private Tours

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

Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM £2,305

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

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

Highlights of Bolivia

9 days | FROM £2,895

Discover the highlights of Bolivia as you visit the Bolivian...

Aria Amazon jungle cruise | Peru | South AmericaPeru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise - 11 days Map

Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

11 days | FROM £5,995

Delve deep into the Amazon Rainforest in northern Peru on a luxury 4...

Belmond Andean Explorer exterior | Peru Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer - 12 days Map

Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

12 days | FROM £7,345

Discover Peru in style on this 12 day private tour which includes 2...

Cityscape of Rio de Janeiro in BrazilPeru, Iguazu & Rio - 13 days Map

Peru, Iguazu & Rio

13 days | FROM £3,145

Embark on an epic two week tour of some of South America's most famous...

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

Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM £3,145

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

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

Peru, Canyon & Jungle

17 days | FROM £3,095

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

Local women with llamas | Peru | South America

Tailor-made Holidays

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.

Peru Day Tours and Excursions

Maximise your time in Cusco 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.

Cuzco City Sightseeing Tour

4 hours
FROM £43.76

Discover the best of the ancient Inca capital with a guided tour of Cuzco visiting the Temple of the...

Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Day Tour

8 hours
FROM £37.93

Explore the main attractions of the Sacred Valley on this tour from Cuzco visiting the markets of...

Cuzco Rafting and Zipline Adventure

8 hours
FROM £45.35

Head out on the Vilcanota River for a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure followed by two fun...

Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cuzco

14 hours
FROM £301.48

Visit the breathtaking Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on this all-inclusive day tour from Cuzco with...

Nazca Lines Air Tour and Ballestas Islands Day Trip

14 hours
FROM £429.63

Depart from Lima to observe the sea lions and birdlife of the famous Ballestas Islands before flying...

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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Introducing Choquequirao: The Next Machu Picchu

February 12, 2019 • Hannah Lane

Whilst Machu Picchu steals the limelight as Peru’s most famous ancient site, the country...

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.

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

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

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

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.


Cusco | Peru | South America

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

Colca Canyon

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 | 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.

Booking your Peru tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Peru, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Peru with us:

Berkeley St 1 - Flight Centre

24 Berkeley Street, London, UK
020 7493 7466
Highlights of South America - 21 days

Brewer Street - Flight Centre

54 Brewer Street, London, UK
020 7434 1919
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days

Kingston - Flight Centre

51 Fife Road, Kingston, Surrey, UK
020-8541 5910
Journey Across South America - 19 Days

Cambridge - Flight Centre

50 Sidney Street, Cambridge, UK, UK
01223 307 062
Totally Peru - 19 days