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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.

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.

11 Days from $4,365pp

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Incas and Amazon

  • Search for the unique wildlife and plant life of the Amazon.

  • Explore the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

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

  • Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.

9 Days from $4,395pp

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Classic Peru tour

  • Arequipa - stunning whitewashed colonial architecture and the Santa Catalina Monastery.

  • Colca Canyon - amazing scenery and get close to the Andean condors.

  • Lake Titicaca - serenely beautiful and the strange floating reed islands.

  • Cuzco - buzzing former Inca capital.

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

  • Machu Picchu - the jewel in the Inca crown. Breathtaking.

13 Days from $4,440pp

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The Andean Explorer: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

  • Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Explore the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Traverse the Andean countryside in style on-board the Belmond Andean Explorer.

  • Watch the sunrise over the placid shores of Lake Titicaca.

10 Days from $5,385pp

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Peru & Bolivia highlights

  • Explore the atmospheric streets and squares of the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Visit spectacular Machu Picchu with your own private guide, to hear some of the fascinating stories behind the site.

  • Travel by the elegant Andean Explorer train across the altiplano to Lake Titicaca.

  • Explore the witches market in atmospheric La Paz and visit the nearby Tiahuanaco ruins.

13 Days from $5,750pp

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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.

13 Days from $6,320pp

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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.

11 Days from $6,695pp

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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 rediscover 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.

17 Days from $7,490pp

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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.

10 Days from $7,515pp

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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.

12 Days from $7,610pp

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Luxury Peru by Rail: Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca

  • Take a privately guided tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Explore the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Traverse the Andean countryside in style onboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.

  • Stay in either the chic Miraflores or bohemian Barranco districts in Lima, Peru’s capital city.

11 Days from $8,380pp

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Machu Picchu and Easter Island

  • Visit Machu Picchu and explore the ancient citadel.

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Take a class in Peruvian cookery in Cuzco.

  • Wander among the Moai of Easter Island and work out your own theory as to what they are or how they were made.

  • Includes a stay at the fully inclusive Explora hotel on Easter Island.

12 Days from $9,750pp

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