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Peru holidays

Peru holidays

Travel to Machu Picchu, walk the Inca Trail or explore the Amazon on your tailor-made tour

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 wildlife-filled rainforest 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 itineraries for Peru

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Peru could entail. They cover routes that 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.

Video: Visiting Machu Picchu: our expert tips

Machu Picchu, Peru
Peru

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.

Machu Picchu, Peru
Peru

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
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.

Moray agricultural terraces
Peru

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.

Machu Picchu, Peru

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.

Fiona at Machu Picchu, Peru

Start planning your trip

Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our Peru specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.