Peru is a hotbed for adventure; it boasts diverse landscapes, remarkable heritage and exhilarating cities, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.
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 Sacred Valley, explore Inca ruins, revel in nature and learn about local crafts.
Be awe-struck by Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world.
Capital city: Lima
Currency: Peruvian Sol
Time difference: GMT - 5 hours
Flight time: 12.5 hours to Lima
Peru trip ideas
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.
All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333
Places to go in Peru
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.
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Things to do in Peru
It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Peru. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether you want to hike the Inca Trail, take a Peruvian cooking class or go on a cycling tour of the Sacred Valley.
To incorporate your favourite experiences into your dream trip, or learn more about the itineraries that we can create bespoke to you, just give our Travel Designers a call: 020 3510 5777
Map of Peru
When to go to Peru
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The Southern Amazon