Peru is perhaps the most evocative of South American countries and an excellent holiday destination. Just hearing the name Peru conjures up images of ancient Inca temples, condors flying above high Andean mountains, diverse rain-forests in the Amazon basin, Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano, panpipes and of course...llamas. We have specialists who have extensively travelled in Peru - call us for a tailor made quote for a Peru holiday or advice on travelling in this stunning country or visiting the Amazon.
The most awe-inspiring site is the Lost City of Machu Picchu, overlooking the sacred Urubamba Valley. The Inca Trail is one of the most famous high altitude treks in the world. But you don't have to trek to get to Machu Picchu, you can take the train from Cusco. Or check out our horse supported treks on remote Inca pathways. The options in the rain-forest include the spectacular macaw lick at the Tambopata Reserve or take a trip into the Manu Biosphere Reserve - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reputedly with the greatest biodiversity of anywhere on the planet.
The Colca Canyon offers one of the best opportunities to see the huge Andean Condor, and the scenery is breathtaking. Lake Titicaca is home to some very unique communities - including the extraordinary floating islands of Uros, constructed entirely from reeds. There are pre-Inca sites in the north, and the bizarre Nazca lines mapped onto the desert floor near the coast. But the really amazing thing about a Peru holiday is that whatever the expectations, they are surpassed by the reality for most people who manage to get to this extraordinary country. See for yourself when you travel with us for your Peru holiday.
Hone your photography skills on a trip to the Amazon rainforest, with different excursions each day.
The majesty of Machu Picchu, scenery of the Sacred Valley and beauty of Lake Titicaca make this a very special holiday.
Descend from the Andes through cloudforest to the rainforest. A spectacular nature and wildlife holiday.
A stunning lodge to lodge trek in the Peruvian Andes, ending in Machu Picchu.
The classic highlights of Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley.
Read about some of the inspirational experiences you could have in Peru
Below you'll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Peru. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the "All Places to Stay" button.
A simple island homestay on Lake Titicaca.
Colca Lodge provides the perfect base for exploring the pre-Inca history of the valley and viewing the magnificent Andean condor.
A remote rainforest lodge about 6 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado. Excellent for macaws, and good general flora and fauna too.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is set amidst a private 12-acre area of cloud forest on the edge of Aguas Calientes.
11 suite luxurious boutique hotel located close to Cusco's main square.
Strategically located in an area of forest with a high diversity of micro-habitats.
Sol y Luna Hotel provides a perfect base to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
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Flight time: 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.
Language: Spanish and Quechua are the official languages.
Visas: Not required for British travellers (up to 90 days). EC nationals can ask us for further advice.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.