Explore ancient Macchu Picchu, Sail on the glistening waters of Lake Titicaca, fly over geoglyphs in the mighty Nazca desert & fish for piranha in the Amazon. This is one destination where you wont be short of things to do.
Arequipa, Peru’s “White City,” enchants with its colonial architecture, snow-capped volcanoes, and rich cultural heritage. Explore its charming historic center, indulge in exquisite cuisine, and discover the beauty around you.
Ballestas IslandsBallestas Islands
The Ballestas Islands, Peru’s mini Galapagos, teem with diverse wildlife. Embark on a thrilling boat tour to witness playful sea lions, soaring seabirds, and encounter the enigmatic Candelabra geoglyph etched into the sandy cliffs.
Colca CanyonColca Canyon
Colca Canyon, Peru’s awe-inspiring natural wonder, unveils dramatic landscapes and soaring condors. Hike through rugged terrain, soak in hot springs, and marvel at the world’s second-deepest canyon in all its breathtaking glory.
Cusco, the ancient heart of Peru, reveals a blend of Incan heritage and colonial charm. Explore its cobbled streets, visit awe-inspiring ruins, and embrace the vibrant atmosphere of this enchanting high-altitude city.
Huacachina, an oasis in Peru’s desert, offers a surreal escape. Explore towering sand dunes, experience adrenaline-pumping sandboarding, and witness stunning sunsets over the serene lagoon, creating a picture-perfect desert adventure.
Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the shimmering jewel of the Andes, captivates with its ethereal beauty and cultural significance. Explore floating islands, encounter indigenous communities, and immerse yourself in the mythical allure of South America’s largest lake.
Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital, entices with its fusion of history, culture, and gastronomy. Explore its colonial architecture, lively markets, and indulge in a culinary journey that celebrates the country’s diverse flavors.
Machu PicchuMachu Picchu
Machu Picchu, the majestic Wonder of the World, enthralls with its mystical allure. Nestled amidst rugged Andean peaks, this ancient Incan marvel unveils a breathtaking panorama, history, and a profound sense of awe.
The Nazca Lines, a mysterious wonder etched into the desert of Peru, bewilder with colossal geoglyphs. These ancient figures and lines, visible only from the sky, continue to fascinate and perplex researchers and visitors alike.
Sacred ValleySacred Valley
The Sacred Valley in Peru is a captivating tapestry of ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and breathtaking landscapes. Immerse in Incan history, trek through picturesque valleys, and encounter indigenous cultures amidst stunning natural beauty.
Browse through our suggested itineraries for inspiration. These are just a starting point for your plans – remember that all our itineraries are tailor-made to your specifications.
Peru & Galapagos Epic Adventure
Planning your trip
Quick country facts
- Recommended airlines
Avianca via Bogota, Iberia via Madrid, British Airways direct to Lima at certain times of the year.
- Flight time
Around 15-17 hours with an indirect flight.
- Time zone
- Visa requirements
No visa required for 90 day stay (UK passport)
Most flights will land either into Lima or Cusco, with Lima being the preferred and easiest airport to fly in and out of.
Overland is usually a good way to travel throughout Peru, especially further down South. A flight between Lima and Cusco is common to speed up the travel time.
Accommodation varies widely throughout Peru. If attending one of the trails to Machu Picchu, expect tent accommodation, with boutique hotels common throughout the rest of Peru, and more luxurious hotels in cities like Lima and Cusco.
How Long to Stay
We really recommend the shortest period of time to spend in Peru is a week with 2 weeks being the preferred to be able to see a lot more. It’s really well combined with other South American countries, Ecuador and the Galapagos or Bolivia are really lovely additions to an epic trip to Peru.
Weather and When To Go
Generally speaking Peru is great for the majority of the year with the best time being the dry season between May and September. January to March is very wet, with even the Inca Trail being shut in February for yearly maintenance. October marks the end of the dry season but still some beautiful weather and with a little rain brings more vibrancy to the landscape.
Lima and Cusco both stay relatively dry all year round due to the altitude the cities sit at. The more rural spots like the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Iquitos and the Colca Canyon are more likely to see rainfall.
We really suggest travelling during the best season from May to September, great for families travelling as the Summer Holidays would be ideal, and even the Easter Holidays and October Half term would be good too. For those wanting to miss the crowds or wanting to travel without kids then May/June and September/October would be ideal times to travel.
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