Why should you travel to Peru with us?

From mighty Machu Picchu to the mysterious landscape carvings of Nazca, Peru has deep roots. But it also has a thriving, versatile and modern culture. 

Lima has guts, with its 80s ‘chica’ art movement that coloured the city in. The Sacred Valley has intrigue, with its Incan mysteries that grace the fertile land. And the Amazon has glory, with its astounding biodiversity, breathtaking hikes, and shamans with whom you’ll bless the earth. From Virgilio Martínez, our good friend and Michelin-starred chef, to Dr. Jean-Jacques Decoster, Anthropologist and Incan expert; our on-the-ground guides in Peru share a burning passion for travel and are here to take you deep under the country’s surface.

Key facts

  • Population Population 29,700,000
  • Capital Capital Lima
  • Language Language Spanish
  • Currency Currency Nuevo Sol
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5
  • Best time Best time May - Sep

Example Itineraries

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Ultimate Peru: A Cultural Luxury Holiday

Uncover the charm and spiritual side of Peru on this truly unforgettable, culture-packed 13-night experience. You’ll see the very best of this Latin American gem as you gain an intriguing insight into its fascinating a...

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Ecuador & Peru: A luxury holiday from the Galapagos to the Andes

Perched on the Equator, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands boast a wealth of Andean heritage and wildlife. Follow in Charles Darwin's footsteps as you travel by boat between the Galápagos Islands, spotting the area's leg...

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Peru & Brazil: Cross-Continental Romance

Boasting a rich cultural tapestry and more breath-taking landscapes than you can shake a hiking pole at, few can ignore the allure of South America. We're utterly in love with the eclectic gems of this rough and ready co...

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Tasting Notes of Peru with Virgilio Martínez

As part of our Tasting Notes series, we’ve teamed up with the Michelin-starred chef of Lima’s Central restaurant, Virgilio Martínez, to co-curate our Tasting Notes of Peru experience. Ranked the fifth best restauran...

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What to see & do in Peru

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Family holiday to Peru

EXPERIENCE PERUVIAN CULTURE

Take a deep dive into the heartland of the Inca empire. Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, where ind...

Take a deep dive into the heartland of the Inca empire. Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, where indigenous, European, and Asian residents create an explosion of fascinating cultures. Seek out the elusive scarlet macaw on a luxury Amazon boat trip, view the Inca ruins and salt flats from a helicopter, or join a local shaman for a private Andean earth ceremony you’ll never forget. A break in Peru is always full of surprises.

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Exploring Peru

TAKE THE ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL

Go beyond the legendary Machu Pichu to discover parts of the Sacred Valley most never see. Your guide will take you thro...

Go beyond the legendary Machu Pichu to discover parts of the Sacred Valley most never see. Your guide will take you through indigenous villages steeped in ancient tradition and reward you with special access to the Sun Gate, thought to be an ancient guardhouse that only permitted the elite entrance to this important site. If time is of the essence, you can take one of the planet’s most breathtaking train rides to the three-quarter point of the trail and hike the last 6 km to Machu Pichu.

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Nazca lines, Peru

WHAT MAKES PERU UNIQUE?

Some 2,000 years ago, ancient Peruvians began the slow, patient work of carving shallow lines into the chalk of Nazca. T...

Some 2,000 years ago, ancient Peruvians began the slow, patient work of carving shallow lines into the chalk of Nazca. The resulting images – many stretch up to 1,200 ft in length – defy easy explanation. You just can’t see or absorb the whole mural from eye level. Who was it that flew so high, skimming the belly of the clouds, that they could know what was being drawn below them? Have you ever dried to draw a tiger with your eyes closed? It is not easy. But, gladly, our tailor-made Peru holidays introduce you openly into these quiet mysteries and the reasons Peru is just so special.

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Peru tasting notes

GASTRONOMY IN THE SACRED VALLEY

Peru is home to around 3,000 potato varieties and is world-renowned for its gastronomy. That makes planting tubers follo...

Peru is home to around 3,000 potato varieties and is world-renowned for its gastronomy. That makes planting tubers followed by a private dinner with Chinchero’s celebrated Manuel Choqque (aka ‘the potato whisperer’) a bucket-list essential for foodies. Double this up with a visit to Mater Iniciativa, masterminded by Chef Virgilio Martinez (who has appeared on TV shows MasterChef and Chef’s Table) and learn first-hand just how vital Peru’s contribution to the world of food is.

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HONOUR THE EARTH

The earth is holy. The earth is sentient. The earth is not just ‘earth.’ Our travel experts who have scoured the far...

The earth is holy. The earth is sentient. The earth is not just ‘earth.’ Our travel experts who have scoured the far edges of the world, count the ancient healing tradition, Shamanism among their most meaningful experiences. During this Pago a la Tierra ceremony close to the banks of the Urubamba River, you’ll get in touch with your spiritual side as you meet local shamans and give thanks to Pachamama, the Mother of the Earth, to you and I. 

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Titilaka Lodge, Peru

PEACE AND QUIET ON LAKE TITICACA

The pre-Inca history and ancient traditions lived and breathed in the area surrounding Lake Titicaca will floor the most...

The pre-Inca history and ancient traditions lived and breathed in the area surrounding Lake Titicaca will floor the most seasoned of travellers. We’ll take you beyond the world’s highest lake and Uros Floating Islands to meet the weaving communities of Taquile and Copamaya, and engage with the islanders as they celebrate Puno Week with a colorful parade of song and dance.

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Amazon in Peru

DISCOVER THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

Explore the winding waterways of the expansive Peruvian Amazon by immersing yourself in one of the world’s most biodiv...

Explore the winding waterways of the expansive Peruvian Amazon by immersing yourself in one of the world’s most biodiverse environments. Let us arrange for you to take part in a ground-breaking conservation project from the Tambopata Research Centre, where hard work may be rewarded with a rare sighting of a scarlet macaw. Luxury cruises with Delfin Amazon allow you to take a backseat and soak up the surroundings with gourmet food and fine wines.

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Peru is the culinary capital of South America. It has the world’s highest lake, its deepest canyon. It has surfing, ceviche and pisco sours. It has Machu Picchu and the Rainbow Mountain. Nowhere else on earth has this much range and that’s why I love it.

Rob Murray-John, Peru Travel Expert

Top Locations in Peru

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Peru, we’d go for these.
Tasting Notes cooking class

Lima

Perched above a dramatic coastline of crumbling cliffs, Lima is the epitome of ancient and modern Latin America.

After checking out the street-art of Barranco neighborhood on a bike tour, we’ll hook you up with Peru’s most talented Michelin-starred chef for an exclusive cooking class. From Virgilio Martinez kitchen at Central Restaurant (number five in the world), you’ll master the art of ceviche, Peru’s local delicacy. Bed down in the palatial Hotel B, where gorgeous paintings and opulent interiors await.

Urubamba Valley, Sacred Valley in Peru

The Sacred Valley

Stretching from Cusco to Machu Picchu, we’ll walk you through the wonders of Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The remarkable foggy foothills, sweeping valleys, and lofty fortresses that make up the enchanting Sacred Valley are the kinds of bookmarks great hikes are made of. Let us take you on the less travelled Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in ancient cultures with a private shaman service. Pay a visit to our friend Ani’s house by the Urubamba River and she’ll serve up an unforgettable Peruvian meal.

Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu

Alongside our Incan expert, tick off one of the New Seven Wonders of the World at Machu Picchu.

The iconic UNESCO-inscribed fortifications of Machu Picchu are a beautiful sight – and one you’ll never forget. At such great heights though, its existence seems impossible. How was it built? When was it discovered? Why is it so special? You’ll have the chance to ask all of this and more as you uncover the Inca ruins with one of Peru’s most passionate, knowledgable guides.

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