Peru tailor-made holidays
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 Cusco'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.
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Where to go in Peru
Dubbed the City of Kings, Lima was the capital of the Spanish Empire in South America for almost two centuries, unmatched in the Old World for wealth and elegance until a disastrous earthquake in 1746.
Peru's northern coast is a region of numerous monumental ruins built by highly skilled pre-Inca cultures, best seen around the elegant colonial city of Trujillo.
Almost 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest, an area teeming with wildlife and biodiversity. The two major areas to discover are the northern and southern jungles.
When to go
Peru's climate varies across the country according to altitude, season and a variety of other factors. The coastal climate is affected by the cold Humboldt Current; cool sea air coming into contact with the hot desert sands condenses into rain during the winter months, from May to November, forming a thick sea fog that settles over the southern part of the coast and the cities here. However, it hardly ever rains. During the summer, the coast is hot and dry, especially in the north. Inland, the dry season is from April to October. Temperatures are steady and consistently warm during the day but chilly at night and can drop below freezing. In …
Top itineraries in Peru
Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey, which visits Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.
Introduce yourself to Peru’s colonial tapestry with its capital before delving further into the country’s rich history with Machu Picchu – the enigmatic poster child for the Sacred Valley’s lost Incan cities and stunning geography.
Top places to stay in Peru
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge holds the unique and highly privileged honour of being the only hotel located adjacent to the iconic ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
The stunning Belmond Palacio Nazarenas enjoys a superb location, tucked away in a peaceful plaza behind Cusco's historic main square. This former palace and convent has been lovingly restored and is now one of the city's most exclusive hotels.
Combining luxury facilities with personalised service and exceptional dining, this luxury hotel offers guests the perfect base for exploring the museums, shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries of Peru's cosmopolitan capital.
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Discover the secrets of the Incas, visiting Peru's finest sights including Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You'll stay in some of the country's best hotels, and take a trip on the Belmond Hiram Bingham – regarded as one of the world's best rail journeys.
Far away from Peru’s usual tourist trail, two luxury cruise ships explore seldom-seen stretches of the Amazon basin.
Everybody at Wexas is delighted to announce we have been awarded Top 10 Tour Operator status by Wanderlust at the 2016 Wanderlust Travel Awards.
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What our clients say about our Peru holidays
Informative and efficient service. The handling agent in Peru and their team of experts / co-ordinators were excellent, everything ran smoothly.
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