Heartland of the Incas, Peru is still littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire’s prowess as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore. The landscape is equally varied: from the heights of the Andes down to the rainforest and quieter tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon. Peru feels like a country on the ascendency, reflected in the quality of hotels and a penchant for fine food.
Despite being a country of classic journeys, not every trip to Peru has to follow the same paths. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser known ones. They’ll carefully plan your holiday as an individual tailor-made trip to match your preferences.
Suggested itineraries for Peru
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Peru could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Peru
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Peru. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Peru at its best.
YouTube Video: First Timer's Guide to Machu Picchu
Two of our Peru specialists share eight useful tips on how to get the most out of your visit to this world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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