Travel to a place where ancient Inca archaeological sites stand alongside dense Amazon jungles and spectacular Andes mountain ranges. Where condors soar effortlessly through the deepest canyons and traditional values are still firmly entrenched in everyday life. Peru has something to fascinate and captivate even the most experienced of travellers.
There are many different types of Peru holidays to choose from. Whether you want to travel independently with a backpack or join one of the many Peru tours to explore this mesmerising country, it's a place that will reward and amaze you at every turn.
Peru offers such diverse scenery and experiences that any Peru Travel Guide can only touch on the highlights of this spectacular country. Lose yourself in labyrinthine cities like Cusco, try foods you've never tried before, bar hop in the vibrant Miraflores neighbourhood of Lima and search for the best Pisco Sour in Peru.
Once you've booked your flights to Peru, let your imagination run wild and start planning what will be an adventure of a lifetime. Peru is a budget-friendly country and although spanning over 2,000-kilometres from the beach-side surfing village of Máncora on the Peruvian north coast, to the stunning Canyon del Colca in the south where magnificent Andean condors soar, it is still easy enough to travel via bus or plane.
Why not follow the path of the Incas and trek the challenging 4-day Inca Trail to the 'lost' city of Machu Picchu – even more breathtaking in person than pictures depict? If hiking isn't for you, you can make your way to Aguas Calientes – the town closest to Machu Picchu – on a train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo. Explore the captivating city of Cusco and travel through the Sacred Valley.
Sail across Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. Walk on the floating reed islands – home of the Uros tribe or stay with a local family on an island near Puno. Head west and discover the mysterious Nazca Lines in the middle of the baking desert. Find your own oasis and go sand boarding or take a thrilling dune buggy ride on the mountainous sand dunes in Huacachina. See the stunning snow-covered mountain range Cordilleras Blanca and experience the rush of adventure in Huaraz.
While you could spend months exploring in this fascinating country, you can definitely experience and see many of Peru's treasures in a couple of weeks. So start planning your trip today!