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Peru trip ideas

Peru trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Peru has an array of ‘must-see’ sights which tend to be visited in a logical route, and wherever possible we prefer to make use of the spectacular road and rail journeys that link many towns. To make the most of the country and your time, trips to Peru tend to be busy affairs with plenty of early mornings and long days, but whether embarking on a classic trip or hoping to step off the beaten track, we’ll always ensure you have time to rest and acclimatise. Our itinerary ideas have been created by our specialists to provide inspiration and show what's possible on a trip to Peru. With a selection of hand-picked properties as well as countless suggestions of things to do you can be sure your trip will be tailored to your preferences and requirements. 


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Ideas for your trip to Peru

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Peru, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Amazon, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

  • Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu, the fabled lost city of the Incas.

  • Hike the Inca Trail, see remote ruins, and approach Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate.

  • Explore the wildlife and plant life of the southern Amazon rainforest.

  • Take a private guided tour of Cuzco, an intriguing colonial city built on Inca foundations.

14 Days from £3,855pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Icons of South America: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls & Rio

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Gaze in awe at the mighty Iguacu Falls.

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

13 Days from £3,885pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Chile, Bolivia & Peru overland tour

  • Traverse the Salar de Uyuni, one of Latin America's most remote and stunning landscapes.

  • Visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • Bathe in the thermal pools of the hot springs in the Atacama Desert.

15 Days from £5,760pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Mountain Lodges Trek to Machu Picchu

  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Walk the luxury lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

13 Days from £5,890pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Riding the Andes to Machu Picchu

  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Ride by horseback through stunning Andean scenery ending in Machu Picchu.

13 Days from £5,925pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Peru in depth: Machu Picchu and the Pre-Incan North

  • Explore the ever evolving archaeology of the pre-Incan tombs at Chan Chan and Sipan.

  • Venture off the beaten track into the heartland of the Chacapoya, or cloud people, and discover their impressive lost city at Kuelap.

  • Learn about Peru's mix of colonial and indigenous history and architecture in cities such as Trujillo and Cuzco.

  • End at the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

18 Days from £6,525pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Incas & islands: Machu Picchu and Galapagos tour

  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

  • Get up close to the fearless Galapagos wildlife.

14 Days from £6,530pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Wonders of Peru: Cuzco, Machu Picchu & Amazon cruise

  • Cuzco, the buzzing former Inca capital.

  • The Sacred Valley for beautiful scenery, Inca ruins and colourful markets.

  • Machu Picchu, the jewel in the crown of the Inca empire.

  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the tributaries of the Amazon to the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.

12 Days from £6,545pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Luxury Peru tour

  • Arequipa - beautiful colonial architecture and the Santa Catalina convent.

  • Colca Canyon - breathtaking scenery and home to the Andean condor.

  • Machu Picchu - the jewel in the Inca crown.

15 Days from £7,825pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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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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