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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.
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Suggested tours for Peru

These tours 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.

  • Visiting Machu Picchu: our expert tips

    Visiting Machu Picchu: our expert tips

    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.

  • Machu Picchu

    Visit Machu Picchu: A first timer's guide

    Perched high on a mountain ridge and hidden from the world for hundreds of years, the ruins of Machu Picchu are the jewel in Peru's crown. One of our Peru specialists gives a personal account of how to get the most from your visit.

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    Trekking to and around Machu Picchu

    Trekking to and around Machu Picchu offers walks to suit all abilities, from day hikes to multi-day treks. Peru specialist, Anna, picks some of her top choices, including the Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek and short walks from Machu Picchu.

  • Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru

    What to do in Peru: our highlights guide

    Peru specialist and former resident Fiona shares her top places to experience in Peru. She explains what to see and do in the Sacred Valley, how to best experience Amazonian wildlife, and recommends a lesser-known region of Peru to explore.

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    Peru’s Inca wonders beyond Machu Picchu

    Former Cuzco resident Fiona shares her choice of her adopted country’s lesser-known Inca ruins, which share Machu Picchu’s geography but not its fame. She explains how to delve even deeper into the best archaeological sites of the Peruvian Incas.

  • Colonial buildings, Arequipa, Peru

    Extending your stay in Arequipa: Peru’s White City

    Guarded by three volcanoes and renowned for its white-brick Spanish-colonial buildings, pink sunsets and food scene, Arequipa is more than just a base in which to acclimatize at the start of your Peru trip, as Fathom, our Latin America specialist, explains.

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    The Inca civilisation

    Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well known but equally impressive.

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