Best things to do in Peru
Whether you like wildlife, trekking, authentic cultural experiences or exploring Peru’s ancient and modern history, there are so many wonderful things to do on a holiday here. Talk to our Peru specialists about a tailor-made holiday combining all the things you’d love to do and see.
When to go to Peru
It is best to go to Peru outside of the rainy months of December to March (note: the Inca Trail is closed in February and we believe it is the responsible thing not to sell it in January or March). The driest months are May to November, so for most travellers these will be the best months to come to Peru. The famous Inti Raymi festival is in June.Read more
11 days from £2,160pp plus international flights.
The majesty of Machu Picchu, scenery of the Sacred Valley and beauty of Lake Titicaca make this a very special holiday.
- Explore Inca sites in the Sacred Valley
- Two visits to Machu Picchu
- Tour Cusco and Lima
- Shop in famous Pisac market
- Homestay on Amantani Island
- Visit the Uros floating reed islands
Places to go in Peru
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Long lines of terraces and Inca stonework set on a narrow ridge flanked by jagged mountains, Machu Picchu is an iconic site and a must-see on your Peru holiday.
Experience nature at her profuse best in the Peruvian Amazon. Follow trails to hides, climb canopy towers and cruise lakes to view animals and birds.
Lake Titicaca & Puno
The highest navigable lake on Earth is also the birthplace of the Incas. It has been home to several ancient civilisations and 4,000 islanders today.
The capital of the mighty Inca empire and stronghold of the Spanish conquerors, Cusco is full of history and sights and is the gateway to the Sacred Valley.
Places we love to stay in Peru
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Peru, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Peruvian properties than we show.View more
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Facts and information
Both KLM and Iberia have flights to Lima via Europe, leaving the UK early in the morning to arrive in Lima in the evening. The flight time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly to Lima via America.
Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.
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