Holidays to Peru

Peru is a cornucopia of adventure. It boasts a diverse landscape, remarkable heritage and exhilarating cities, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America.

Once you arrive in Peru, you’ll realise what all the fuss is about and wonder why you didn’t insist on visiting sooner. You’ll love the welcoming nature of the people, the flavoursome food they create, and the depth of Peru’s history and culture. You could spend a long time here and always still have lots to see and do. 

The majestic Andes dominate the inland scenery and, in sharp contrast, a sweeping desert coastline is found along Peru’s western edge, where the Paracas peninsula offers plenty of opportunities for boat trips, wildlife spotting and sunbathing. In between, there’s the exotic Amazon jungle, best accessed by riverboat from Iquitos for a true adventure, where elusive wildlife can be spotted hiding in the dense canopy.

Of course, a trip to Peru wouldn't be complete with a visit to the impressive Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that will take your breath away. Trekking the revered Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience but there are other adventures to be had besides that. Explore the terrain by white water rafting or rock climbing in the Sacred Valley, or kayak round peaceful Lake Titicaca, passing small settlements that have been home to indigenous tribes for hundreds of years.

It’s not all about the pursuit of adrenaline here though. Time in Lima can be spent enjoying the city’s notable foodie scene or sipping on Pisco sours, or lose yourself in Peru’s colonial history in the cobbled streets of Cuzco.

Highlights

  • Retrace the steps of the Incas on the world famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for spectacular views of the ancient citadel

  • Wander through the pretty streets of Cuzco, stopping to admire the Spanish influenced facades and chuches

  • Come face to face with all manner of wildlife in the mighty Amazon jungle, from iguanas to jaguars

Key info

  • Capital city: Lima

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Peruvian Sol

  • Time difference: GMT - 5 hours

  • Flight time: 12.5 hours to Lima

David
Travel Designer
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I was born in Peru and worked as a tour guide across Latin America for 14 years, including Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Peru trip ideas

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Places to go in Peru

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Things to do in Peru

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Map of Peru