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Peruvian women in national costume, Chivay

Peru tours

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, Peru tours 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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Our recommended tours in 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.

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Machu Picchu, 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.

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Fruits at market on Lima culinary tour

Standout food experiences you can try in Peru (chosen by a food lover)

Peru’s food scene is courting attention for good reason, says specialist Josh. He outlines some of the food-related experiences you can include in your own trip, and shares his tips for eating well in this part of South America.

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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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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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Revash ruins

Discovering Peru's forgotten North

Here you’ll find that the Incas are a footnote, their thunder stolen by the relics of earlier civilizations. Northern Peru travel involves getting well and truly off the beaten track in sierra, cloudforest and coastal desert, explains Peru specialist Chloe.

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Typical scenery on Mountain Lodges of Peru Salkantay route

Trekking vacations in Peru: the best hikes (that aren’t the Inca Trail)

Who says Peru trekking vacations should revolve around the Inca Trail? Our specialists share their pick of the alternatives on offer, from gentler options to remote backcountry routes — all of which you can easily incorporate into a Peru trekking tour.

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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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Moray agricultural terraces

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 archeological sites of the Peruvian Incas.

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