Peru – Tours

Peru Tours

Tours in Peru take you through a fascinating history, where you’ll find UNESCO listed sites, beautiful landscapes and an exquisite cuisine. Whether you want to combine Peru with a holiday to other countries in South America, or see the top attractions the country has to offer, speak to our experts today and plan your ideal Peru tour itinerary.

Our Highlights of South America Tour allows you to spend two weeks discovering the area. See the bustling Peruvian capital of Lima, wonder of the world Machu Picchu, magnificent Iguazu Falls, lively Buenos Aires and sparkling Rio de Janeiro in one trip. History lovers will enjoy our two week Land of the Incas Tour, which will take you through the incredible history of the Incas, to sights such as Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Our Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond tour will take you from Cuzco to Machu Picchu on a luxury train journey through spectacular surroundings. Alternatively, travel in style on the Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water train journey from Cuzco to spectacular Lake Titicaca. 

5 days

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise


The Galapagos Islands are special, and what better way to visit them than on the Isabela II Yacht. This luxury 40 berth vessel promises a complete immersion into these unique islands. The yacht offers enriching wildlife encounters accompanied by expert...

Multi centre holidays

Galapagos Extension - Isabela II Cruise
4 days

Galapagos Island Stay


Located approximately 600 miles from the coast of mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. And no wonder – it’s almost impossible to exaggerate the sheer spectacle of the place that provided...

Escorted tours

Galapagos Island Stay
5 days

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond

Guide Price £2,779 pp  

Once only accessible on foot, Machu Picchu can now be reached by rail on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham Train. Relax in style as your train winds leisurely through the changing landscapes and spectacular vistas of the beautiful Andes...

Couples Holidays

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond
4 days

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Guide Price £1,619 pp  

The most popular hike in South America, thousands of people every year take the challenge to walk this ancient trail set by the Incas. Trek during the day and enjoy evenings around the fire in the campsites along the way...

Iconic journeys

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
2 days

Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water


Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world with Belmond Andean Explorer. Step aboard this luxury Peru train and explore this breathtaking country in unrivalled style, experience vibrant cities and spellbinding natural wonders. The Belmond Andean Explorer,...

Luxury holidays

Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water
15 days

Highlights of South America Tour

Guide Price £5,769 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...

Cultural holidays

Highlights of South America Tour
13 days

Land of the Incas Tour

Guide Price £4,499 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...

Couples Holidays

Land of the Incas Tour
12 days

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage


Discover the fascinating cities of Lima and Cuzco before visiting Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Fly to Quito and straddle the equatorial line, one foot in each hemisphere. Visit Otavalo then see Cayambe, a dormant volcano with a permanent snow-capped...

Wildlife holidays

Peru & Ecuador World Heritage

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.