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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.

5 days

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond

Guide Price  £2,799  pp  

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...


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

Guide Price  £1,599  pp  

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...

Adventure holidays

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
7 days a sunset over a body of water

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
15 days

Highlights of South America Tour

Guide Price  £5,799  pp  

From the ancient mountain ruins of Machu Picchu to the dazzling beaches of Rio de Janeiro, South America has it all when it comes to outstanding natural beauty and fascinating sights. There’s much to see and do in this fascinating...

Adventure holidays

Highlights of South America Tour
13 days Peru Inca Mask

Land of the Incas Tour

Guide Price  £4,499  pp  

Home to a fascinating blend of native Indian and European cultures and traditions, Peru perfectly captures the spirit of South America . It offers a beautiful variety of landscapes for travellers to admire. On our 13 day Land of the...

Couples Holidays

Land of the Incas Tour
12 days

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage

Guide Price  £4,199  pp  

Discover the best that Peru and Ecuador have to offer when it comes to rich culture and local heritage. In Peru, we’ll roam and explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage cities of Lima and Cuzco. In the former, you can...

Wildlife holidays

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage
5 days a body of water with a mountain in the background

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise


In the Pacific Ocean lies the awe inspiring 19 islands that make up the Galapagos Islands. Aboard the luxurious Isabella II Yacht, we’ll set off on a one of a kind cruise experience you’ll cherish forever. On the stylish and...

Cruise holidays

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise
5 days

Cuzco & Machu Picchu

Guide Price  £1,199  pp  

Discover the fascinating city of Cuzco - South America's archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city, before visiting Machu Picchu. Known as the lost city, Machu Picchu is the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. Built around AD 1450,...

Cultural holidays

Cuzco & Machu Picchu
15 days Pisac market Sacred valley Peru trip september

The Best of South America Tour

Guide Price  £5,199  pp  

For an insight into South America in just two weeks, take our Highlights of South America tour. Visit the very different cities of Lima and Cuzco in Peru, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Be amazed...

Escorted tours

The Best of South America Tour
13 days a small boat in a body of water with Lake Titicaca in the background

Land of the Incas 2020

Guide Price  £4,599  pp  

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...

Iconic journeys

Land of the Incas 2020
18 days a person wearing colorful clothes

Pearls of South America

Guide Price  £8,999  pp  

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...

Solo holidays

Pearls of South America

Expert Tips


Senior Destination Manager

“Photographers should be wary of taking pictures of the locals, especially near landmark sites such as Machu Picchu and the Plaza de Armas – many will attempt to charge you for the privilege. Take precautions and ensure your viewfinder is clear of people to save any hassle.”


Destination Manager

“Sample the local coca tea. For centuries, the locals have been using the coca leaves for both its medicinal qualities and as a cure for altitude sickness, but it also makes delicious tea.”


Destination Executive

“I recommend keeping bottled water handy at all times – you’ll find that tap water quality varies depending on where you visit. Ordering your drinks without ice and using bottled water when brushing your teeth will ensure a problem-free trip.”

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.