Peru

Step into a world of mystical citadels, stunning landscapes, dense rainforest and some of the friendliest people on the planet.

Peru

Step into a world of mystical citadels, stunning landscapes, dense rainforest and some of the friendliest people on the planet.

Intro

Steeped in ancient history, Peru is one of the most captivating countries in South America. From the depths of Colca Canyon, where condors swoop overhead, to the dizzy heights of Lake Titicaca, where indigenous people inhabit handmade reed islands, let us take you on an enthralling voyage of discovery that takes in one of the most scenic train journeys in the world, aboard the unforgettable Titicaca Train, and culminates at the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

While the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu is certainly Peru's most iconic site, this enchanting land is not short of secrets for those willing to venture a little off piste. Peru's northern region is home to the spectacular pre-Incan fortress of Kuélap, as well as the fascinating Sun and Moon Temples in the colonial city of Trujillo and the mythical Gocta Waterfall, hidden in a remote corner of Peru's Amazonas region.

With countless sites of historical and archaeological importance, stunning scenery and a burgeoning gastronomy scene - ceviche, locally grown avocado and quinoa feature prominently on restaurant menus - what will you discover on your visit to Peru?

Why travel with us ?

On one of our Peru tours, you will delve deeper into the fascinating history and culture of this captivating land, whether by participating in a Coca Kintu ceremony to ask for blessings from Pachamama (Mother Earth), or exploring the lesser visited Chachapoyas region in northern Peru.

We love Peru and have designed our tours with the discerning traveller in mind – we know that you are eager to discover the captivating country behind the touristic façade, so we have collaborated with our trusted partners on the ground to create unique experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

We have travelled extensively in Peru, so if you want an experience that you don’t see featured on the website, just ask our travel specialists who will be delighted to help – the more obscure or off-the-beaten-track, the better! If you would like to continue in a neighbouring country we will be happy to oblige. We are waiting to help you plan your perfect trip to Peru.
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Quick Facts

Capital: Lima
Population: Around 32 million
Languages: Spanish, Quechua & Aymara

Wildlife

Spot the bizarre ‘Cock of the Rock’ and other rich bird life in the cloud forests of Manu Biosphere Reserve. The Andean condor can be seen soaring above Colca Canyon and the Andes is also home to spectacled bears and pumas (sightings are rare). Iquitos is the gateway to the Amazon Basin from pink Amazonian dolphins to secretive jaguars. Near Lima are the Ballestas Islands where one can see Humboldt penguins, Inca terns, sealions and Peruvian pelicans. 

Festivals

It is well worth considering timing your Peru trip to coincide with a festival. The spectacular Fiesta del Inti Raymi takes place near Cusco with traditional Incan rituals and processions. Semana Santa is celebrated one week before Easter and involves elaborate processions around the country. Puno week takes place in November where the appearance of the founders of the Incan empire is re enacted at Lake Titicaca.

Treks & Hikes

The Inca Trail is Peru’s most famous trek but there are plenty of other impressive hikes in the country. The challenging 5-day Ausangate Trek showcases some of Peru’s finest scenery. Navigate the depths of Cotahuasi Canyon (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon) where you can see hanging bridges, waterfalls and, with luck, the magnificent Andean condor. In northern Peru explore the enigmatic remains of Kuelap, a remote fortress-city, and other tantalising sights along with Gocta, the world’s third highest waterfall.

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