Peru Tours and Trips

The Andes to the Amazon. Machu Picchu to the Pacific coast. Lush greenery, sandy deserts, and cobbled city streets. Fall for Peru with On The Go Tours.

It's trekking to Incan ruins and watching the sun set over the Andes. It's exploring the Amazon rainforest and meeting the indigenous islanders of Lake Titicaca. It's a day immersed in nature and an evening wandering the city.

Peru has it all. And it captures the hearts of all those who travel there.

Our expert guides will introduce you to authentic Peru. They'll take you to the heart of its history, to captivating cultural sites, and to the spots with the best views. You'll learn the secrets only a local expert could share. And you'll leave no stone unturned.

Top Peru Travel Deals and Upcoming 2020 & 2021 Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 22 Jan 2020 R22,425 was R29,900 25% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R54,675 was R72,900 25% off Amazon, Trek & Titicaca - 14 days Map
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R38,175 was R50,900 25% off Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R44,175 was R58,900 25% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map
Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R48,675 was R64,900 25% off Amazon, Incas & Titicaca - 14 days Map
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Peru Group Tours

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Machu Picchu by Train 2020 - 9 days Map

Machu Picchu by Train 2020

9 days | FROM R43,900

Discover the incredible highlights of Peru, from the buzzing culinary...

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Amazon, Incas & Titicaca 2020 - 13 days Map

Amazon, Incas & Titicaca 2020

13 days | FROM R58,900

Explore the Amazon, Inca Ruins, Lake Titicaca and much more on this 13...

Signature Range
Lima to La Paz - 14 days Map

Lima to La Paz

14 days | FROM R58,900

From Peru to Bolivia, Lima to La Paz, we take a tour of some of the...

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

7 days | FROM R29,900

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

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Machu Picchu by Train

8 days | FROM R50,900

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

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Amazon & Inca Trail

11 days | FROM R58,900

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

Signature Range
The Inti Raymi Fesstival | Peru | South America | Photo courtesy: Nyall and MaryanneInti Raymi Festival - 13 days Map

Inti Raymi Festival

13 days | FROM R62,900

Join us on this special trip through Peru, combining the incredible...

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Amazon, Trek & Titicaca

14 days | FROM R72,900

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

Signature Range

Amazon, Incas & Titicaca

14 days | FROM R64,900

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

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

Journey Across South America

19 Days | FROM R83,900

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

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

Journey Across South America 2020

19 Days | FROM R89,900

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

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Peru Encompassed - 20 days Map

Peru Encompassed

20 days | FROM R83,900

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

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

Argentina, Atacama & Andes

20 days | FROM R89,900

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

Handpicked Range
Iguazu Falls | BrazilHighlights of South America - 21 days Map

Highlights of South America

21 days | FROM R114,900

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

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World Wonders Tour - 31 Days Map

World Wonders Tour

31 Days | FROM R109,900

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

Peru Overland Adventures

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Trekking in the Andes | Peru | South AmericaMachu Picchu &  Lake Titicaca - 12 Days Map

Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca

12 Days | FROM R14,900

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

Essentials Range
Peruvian ladies in the Andes | Peru | South AmericaFootsteps of the Incas - 17 Days Map

Footsteps of the Incas

17 Days | FROM R17,900

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

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Trails to Titicaca - 22 Days Map

Trails to Titicaca

22 Days | FROM R27,900

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

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Cusco to Santiago Overlander - 32 Days Map

Cusco to Santiago Overlander

32 Days | FROM R36,900

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

Peru Private Tours

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

Into the Incan Empire

8 days | FROM R47,900

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

9 days | FROM R57,900

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

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

Peru & Iquitos Amazon Cruise

11 days | FROM R120,900

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

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

Luxury Peru & Andean Explorer

12 days | FROM R150,900

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

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

Peru, Iguazu & Rio

13 days | FROM R62,900

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

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

Northern Peru Discovery

14 days | FROM R63,900

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

17 days | FROM R61,900

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

Local women with llamas | Peru | South America

Tailor-made Holidays

We all have a bucket list. We'll bring yours to life in Peru.

Be it trekking to the heights of Machu Picchu. Spending a night under the trees of the Amazon. Or wandering around the cobbled streets of Cusco.

We'll expertly craft a bespoke Peru trip with you in mind; designed to match your budget and time frame. Just fill us in on the details, and we'll get to work.

Get in touch to start planning your trip to Peru.

Peru Day Tours and Excursions

A few hours to spare? Get a new taste of Peru on a day tour. From the bustling streets of Lima. Through the treasures of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. To the iconic heights of Machu Picchu.

Peru tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All Peru Reviews

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable.”  

Jacqueline Wayment • Submitted 6 Nov 2019

Overall, I enjoyed the tour. The accommodations throughout the tour were satisfactory. I especially liked the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion was a very pleasant stay as well. I wish we had more time to explore the area around Ollantaytambo. For the sites we visited in and around Cusco, I wished we had more time to explore each site. ”  

Helen Teng • Submitted 8 Aug 2019

Sebastian in Lima and Jose in Cusco we’re both amazing, they had a wealth of knowledge and a lovely disposition.”  

Kirsty Dimond • Submitted 20 Mar 2019

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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From the Amazon to the Andes
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Our trips to Peru unite people through a thirst for adventure. You'll experience Peru with like-minded travellers. You'll uncover new sights together. You'll explore new cultures together. And you'll make life-long memories together.

Talk to us about the Peru you want to see. We'll plan your trip for you. We'll fill in the paperwork. And we'll deal with the logistics. It means we can take the stress from you. It means you can focus on what really matters: making every minute count.

From your first booking to landing back home, you receive the exceptional service we're proud to offer. And you can book with us in total confidence - our trips are ABTA and ATOL protected.

Peru: the top spots

A tour of Peru could lead you anywhere: the heights of the Andes, the Amazon rainforest, the Pacific coast. In a country so diverse, it can be hard to find the highlights. So we've done it for you.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu | Peru | South America

Trek the Inca Trail or hop on the Vistadome train for a once-in-a-lifetime view. The Lost City of Machu Picchu tells a tale of mystery over 500 years old. Find a tour.

The Amazon

The Amazon | South America

Stay in an eco-lodge under its towering treetops. Wake to the calls of macaws and monkeys. Fish and canoe in the forest's rivers. The Amazon rainforest: a dream for almost any adventurer. Find a tour.

Cusco

Cusco | Peru | South America

The forever-beating heart of the ancient Incan Empire. A city with a rich history of conquest and change. The result? An enchanting mix of cobbled streets, European style architecture, and strong Peruvian spirit. Find a tour.

Lake Titicaca

Uros Islands - Peru - South America

Once known as the birthplace of the sun; now as the highest lake on Earth. The lake itself is home to the Uros - famous man-made islands of reeds. Its shores are home to ancient ruins, highland cultures, and astounding views. Find a tour.

Booking your Peru tour from South Africa

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:

Walmer - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 32 Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Btw 14th & 16th Ave , Main Road , Walmer, 6070, P.E., Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 368 1900
Footsteps of the Incas - 17 Days

Durban North - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 6, Pick & Pay Centre, Uitsig Road , Mangrove Park , Durban North 4051, Durban, South Africa
031 563 8065
Highlights of South America - 21 days

Klerksdorp - Flight Centre S.A

55a Matlosana Mall, , 151 Joe Slovo Road,, Klerksdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 184876100
Machu Picchu by Train - 8 days

Rustenburg - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 60, Waterfall Mall, Augrabies Ave, Cashan Ext 12, Rustenburg 0299, Johannesburg, South Africa
014 537 6020
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days