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Peru

Peru is perhaps best known as the site of the myth- and mist-shrouded Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, but it is so much more besides.

The vast jungles of Peru are home to the greatest diversity of plants and wildlife on earth, the rivers to the scariest white-water rafting anywhere, and the mighty Peruvian Andes to the best in unexplored adventure.

There are more ancient archeological sites in Peru than any other South American country, while Cuzco's Spanish colonial heritage and Incan historical foundations make for one of the most fascinating cities on earth.

From Lima's historic districts and famed gastronomy to trekking in the Sacred Valley and discovering the indigenous custodians of Lake Titicaca, Peru holidays are perfect for tailor-made travel and luxury indulgence.


WEXAS Travel brochure for Peru

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Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.


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Essential Experiences

We’ve rounded up our list of recommended sites and things to do. Click on the map to enlarge it and see what we suggest or follow the links in the list to discover how to get the best out of your holiday.


Regions [8]

Click on a place name below to find out more. Alternatively, to start planning where to go in Peru, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0623.


Itinerary ideas [56]

The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Peru. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0623.

Highlights of South America

From £5995 pp incl. flights
City Natural world History & culture

From the towering peaks of the Andes Mountains to the vast, wildlife-rich jungle of the Amazon Basin, South America offers an abundance of unique and exciting …

Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

The ultimate adventure for altitude junkies with a love of history, this challenging 12-day journey snakes between the most incredible Incan sites in Peru. …

Independent Lares Trek

Avoid the crowds on this independent adventure and head off the beaten track! The challenging Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail, offering …

Independent Inca Discovery

See the heart of Incan Peru: colonial Cusco, and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Explore the museums, markets, restaurants and ruins of fascinating Cusco before …

Volunteer Peru Amazon

Experience the Peruvian Amazon on this exciting and hands-on jungle adventure. Travel by motorized canoe up the Tambopata River to the G Lodge Amazon. Spend …

Volunteer Cuzco Kids

Spend two weeks working at a voluntary drop-in centre for children and youth where they can get help with homework, a hot meal and participate in a variety of …

Amazon Riverboat Adventure Aboard the Queen Violeta

Hop aboard a riverboat and experience the Amazon in style. Led by an Amazon Reserve naturalist guide, your cruise will include daily excursions by motorized …

Amazon to the Andes & Galapagos, Western Islands

Experience the iconic highlights of South America in one incredible adventure. Hike the Inca Trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, explore the steamy Amazon …

Peru Family Experience

Every traveller should visit Peru at some point. Introduce your kids to it early through this comprehensive trip that bundles the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Cusco, …

Inca Discovery - Lares

Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time. Along with a visit to the cloud forest …

Trekking the Huayhuash Circuit

Comparable to the Himalayas and the Rockies in terms of snow-capped alpine beauty, Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain-climber’s dream come true. …

Peru Multisport

How do you improve a trip that already includes the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca? Throw in some bikes, a few kayaks, and loads of high-energy …

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay has been dubbed the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. On this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with …

Peru Panorama

Spot macaws in the jungle and caimans on the riverbanks, sail the waters of Lake Titicaca, delight in the smells of markets and explore ancient …

Amazon to the Andes

This adventure offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife and cultures, whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife …

Absolute Peru

Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or take an optional flight over the …

Inca Empire

From the cosmopolitan flair of Lima to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. …

Classic Peru

This compact tour of the archaeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands has it all. Cruise Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural …

Inca Heartland

Experience the archaeological highlights and the cultural treasures of the Andean highlands, then uncover the secrets of the mysterious Nazca Lines and Peru's …

Southern Divide

For those looking to experience the history, culture and wilderness of South America, this 3-week adventure through Peru, Bolivia and Chile is packed full of …

Backroads & Highlands of Peru

Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists visit. Getting to Cusco is half the …

The Inca Journey

This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco before …

Machu Picchu Adventure

Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and …

Southern Cross

From the Nazca Lines and the heights of Incan archaeology to the beach at Ipanema, this 45-day long tour provides limitless opportunities for adventure. Explore …

Lima Fly & Stay

Add a night in Lima and a flight to Cusco to complement your ongoing adventures in the Cusco area. A perfect add-on to our 'The Inca Trail' tour (trip code …

G Lodge Amazon - 4 Days

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both …

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 4 Days

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot …

G Lodge Amazon - 5 Days

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both …

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 5 Days

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot …

G Lodge Amazon - 6 Days

Get back to nature in the tropical rainforest. Located on the famously diverse Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is both …

G Lodge Amazon & Camping - 6 Days

Located on the Tambopata River in the Peruvian Amazon, our exclusive G Lodge Amazon is comfortable and intimate. Enjoy excursions by expert naturalists to spot …

Lake Titicaca Homestay

Get a unique perspective on local Peruvian life. Relax on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural indigenous culture. Get a …

Machu Picchu by Train

Magnificent Machu Picchu should be on every traveller's lifetime must-see list. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca Empire, you'll spend a day …

Nazca Lines

Discover the Nazca Lines, one of the world's great enigmas. The Nazca Lines, 1,000 year-old figures etched into the desert floor, are visible in their entirety …

Puno & Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is not only the largest lake in South America, it's also overflowing with culture and history. Sitting at 3838m above sea level, this is the …

Inca Explorer

Spot wildlife, explore Incan culture and marvel at the mystery of the Nazca Lines - this tour of Peru’s highlights is perfect for those wishing to explore its …

Quest of the Gods

Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or trekking the Inca Trail, this tour has it …

In the Shadow of Machu Picchu

Big on comfort for those short on time, this journey offers an intriguing combination of natural wonders and local cultures. Whether you’re scanning the …

Discover Arequipa & Colca Canyon

See Peru's south before the secret's out! The 'white city' of Arequipa has a friendly atmosphere, colonial architecture (including a working convent) and the …

Machu Picchu by Train

This comfortable and compact adventure serves up Machu Picchu, one of the world's true treasures, in style. In colonial Cusco, once the epicentre of the Inca …

Lake Titicaca & Machu Picchu by Train

Spend eight days exploring the "land of the Incas" including Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and two unforgettable train journeys. Take a tour of the highest lake in …

Amazon Riverboat Adventure & Machu Picchu Explorer

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of land and sea travel, this adventure is for you. Once you’re on board our comfortable Amazon riverboat, …

Inca Discovery Plus

Like our ‘Inca Discovery’ tour but with a flight back to Lima, this trip offers a fascinating combination of the region’s archaeological and cultural …

Inca Discovery

Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek …

Machu Picchu Explorer

A wonder of the ancient world, the “lost city of the Incas” is the ideal place to unleash your inner historian. With 2-Days to explore the Sacred Valley, …

Andean Discovery

Take the party to new heights in the rarefied air of the Andes. With other young travellers not afraid to try new things, you'll journey from the enigmatic …

Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure

South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Lima and ending in Buenos Aires, it's 35-full days of fun. You'll …

Lima to Rio Adventure

If you have the time and can’t decide between Peru and Brazil, then see them both—and pretty much everything in between—on this 51-day extravaganza. Trek …

Peru on a Shoestring

Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast or take an optional flight …

Discover Machu Picchu and Galápagos - Central Islands

Experience two wonders of the ancient world on one comprehensive trip full of culture, discovery and exploration. Begin in the “Lost City of the Incas” – …

The Inca Trail

One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s …

Places to stay [10]

The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Peru. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Peru, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0623.

Hotel Rio Sagrado, Peru

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WEXAS accommodation rating

  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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WEXAS price guide

£££££ typically more than £400 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £400 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £300 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £200 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £100 per room per night

Note that hotel rates can vary widely depending on factors such as season

History & culture Natural world Food & wine

In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Hotel Rio Sagrado. Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, this …

Hotel Monasterio, Peru

Deluxe

What does Deluxe mean

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WEXAS accommodation rating

  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
£££££

What does this price mean

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WEXAS price guide

£££££ typically more than £400 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £400 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £300 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £200 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £100 per room per night

Note that hotel rates can vary widely depending on factors such as season

History & culture City Food & wine

Right beside Cuzco’s lively central square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592.

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel, Peru

Casa Cartagena Cuzco Boutique Hotel is located in the historic center, 200 meters from Cuzco’s Plaza Mayor (Main Square). Casa Cartagena was built in an urban …

Libertador Trujillo, Peru

Libertador Trujillo Hotel is located in the main square of the city’s historic center, offering the guest the best in services amidst elegant colonial style …

Urubamba Villas, Peru

Urubamba Villas Hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the outskirts of Urubamba Village.

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