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Peru Tours

Tours of Peru take you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, fascinating cities full of history, beautiful landscapes and a friendly culture. Peru’s cuisine has become increasingly popular, with its fresh natural flavours and abundance of potatoes, avocado, quinoa and South American wines. Foodies, adventurers and those wanting to explore a new culture will be right at home here. Choose a Peru tour and explore the country in depth, or book one of our longer tours and explore the top sights and attractions of South America with expert guides.

Our Highlights of South America Tour allows you to gain an insight into the continent’s top attractions. Begin in Lima, the capital of Peru, where you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of the palaces, cathedral and monastery. You can take in beautiful sea views from the quieter city suburbs and watch a traditional dance show over dinner. Visit Incan attractions in the countryside, pick up local handicrafts in the markets and enjoy trekking in the beautiful mountains. The tour also includes the world famous Machu Picchu. Trek or take a train ride to these fascinating ruins, where you’ll find picture perfect views.

Our shorter Peru tours include the four day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Hike the beautiful trail, which dates back to the Incas, camping along the way and immersing yourself in these iconic landscapes. See cloud forests, snowy mountains and the miraculously preserved ruins of Machu Picchu along the way. If you prefer to travel here in style, book our Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond. This luxury train journey includes exquisite cuisine and views as you make your way to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu.

13 days a small boat in a body of water with Lake Titicaca in the background

Land of the Incas 2020

 

With its mix of native Indian and European cultures, Peru and the 'Kingdom of the Sun' encapsulates the essence of South America and can be experienced on our Land of the Incas tour. As well as having some of the...

Cultural holidays

Land of the Incas 2020
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Pearls of South America

 

Our Pearls of South America tour takes you on a highlights journey through Colombia, Peru and Brazil. You’ll visit iconic landmarks, marvel at places of outstanding natural beauty, and immerse yourself in the different cultures and fascinating histories of these...

Couples Holidays

Pearls of South America
14 days Sunset over Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa in Peru

Highlands & Caribbean Tour - Peru & Colombia

 

Fancy a twin-centre holiday in South America? This Highlands & Caribbean tour is a 14-day trip that allows you to discover the highlights of Peru and Colombia, from the cities and cultural sights to the beaches. Your tour includes stops...

Cultural holidays

Highlands & Caribbean Tour - Peru & Colombia
9 days Peru Chorrillos

Best of Peru Tour

 

Time to tick Peru off your bucket list. Our Best of Peru tour takes you on a nine-day journey to discover the ancient treasures and natural wonders of this South American country. Peruvian culture is an unusual mix of age-old...

Iconic journeys

Best of Peru Tour
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Peru’s South Coast Tour

 

Peru’s alluring south calls you to discover the magic of its desert, archaeological sites and miles and miles of wondrous coast. Embark on a three day adventure to the stunning small town of Paracas, and experience some of Peru’s southern...

Adventure holidays

Peru’s South Coast Tour
3 days a sunset over a body of water

Northern Peru Tour

 

Journey to Northern Peru’s stunning coast and trace the area’s history as you discover its breath-taking gems. Step into this historical land and witness the incredible remains of the lives forged by those that have called the land home over...

Adventure holidays

Northern Peru Tour
4 days a small boat in a body of water

Iquitos Ceiba Tops Lodge Tour

 

From the city of Iquitos to the winding Amazon River, Peru’s Amazon Rainforest holds a world of adventure just waiting to be discovered. Spend four days in the heart of the rainforest and lose yourself in the surreal surroundings. On...

City holidays

Iquitos Ceiba Tops Lodge Tour
3 days Peru Chorrillos

Tumbes Tour

 

As the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash against Peru’ s north coast, travellers flock to this fascinating area to enjoy the sensational surf and unparallelled history. Spend four days uncovering the hidden gems of Tumbes, with the comfort of...

Wildlife holidays

Tumbes Tour
5 days

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond

 

Join us on an exciting trip through Cusco and Machu Picchu aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train. Set high up on the slopes of the Andes Mountains, the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu welcomes you within the middle of a...

Honeymoons

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond
4 days a waterfall in a forest

Puerto Maldonado Tour

 

Journey into the wild Amazon rainforest and make Posada Amazonas Lodge your home for four incredible days. Immerse yourself in the spectacular wildlife that thrives in the Tambopata Jungle and take in the otherworldly surroundings in the depths of the...

Adventure holidays

Puerto Maldonado Tour
4 days Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most popular and famous hike in all of South America - and for good reason. Each year, thousands of visitors embark on the challenge to trek this ancient and scenic trail set...

Cultural holidays

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour

 

Our Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour offers the perfect blend of ancient culture, fascinating history and a little bit of indulgence. Starting in Lima , you’ll explore the historic centre, with tours of the main square, Plaza de Armas. Underground...

Cultural holidays

Belmond Lima & Cusco Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

The official language of Peru is Spanish, with over 85% of the country speaking it. There are multiple variants depending on where you travel, for example the coastal region speaks Peruvian Coastal Spanish, while locals in and around the Andes tend to speak Andean Spanish. As these dialects can vary greatly from standard Spanish, it’s advised you bring a phrasebook to assist your communications when visiting less tourist-orientated places.

Rather fittingly, the official currency of the Kingdom of the Sun is the sol, which translates to ‘sun’ in Spanish. Credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs are in abundance across larger towns and in city centres.

Undoubtedly, the first image that springs to mind when thinking about Peru is Machu Picchu – Peru is known the world over for its Incan descendants and the plethora of ruins they left behind. The best time to visit the iconic ruins is between April and October – while the warm season here tends to run from October through March, it’s worth remembering that this also corresponds with the rainy weather. This historic landmark is at its busiest from June to August, and there is a 500 person limit imposed daily.

World-renowned hikes to ancient Incan ruins, sweeping valleys, traditional rustic villages and delicious fusion cuisine – Peru is not to be missed.

Why you’ll love Peru…

• Following the historic Inca Trail to Sun Gate and the iconic Machu Picchu
• Riding a cable car to the 5th century Kuélap fortress
• Taking in jaw-dropping views of the volcanic Nevado Mismi mountain
• Posing for selfies with the local llamas
• Exploring the enormous Cañón Del Colca
• Observing the cliff-top scenery aboard the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer
• Snapping breath-taking photos at the tranquil Lake Titicaca
• Visiting the floating Uru Islands
• Wandering the traditional cobbled streets of Cuzco
• Strolling through the White City of Arequipa
• Seeing incredible vistas of the mysterious Nazca Lines
• Shopping in the scenic district of Mira Floras

Did you know?

• Peru’s love of Star Wars is so widespread that almost 1,500 children born here have been named after characters from the franchise.
• Peru is home to the world’s largest city that’s inaccessible by road. Iquitos is located in the Amazon rainforest and is only accessible by river and air.
• During the 1800s, Peru was a world leader in exporting bird droppings across the globe. Known as ‘guano’, it is still exported today for use as an organic fertiliser.