Peru tailor-made holidays
Peru is perhaps best known as the site of the mist-shrouded Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, but, whilst spectacular, this multi-faceted country offers so much more.
Among vast jungles lies the mighty Amazon river alongside some of the most biodiverse plant and wildlife populations on earth, while on its west coast, the mighty Peruvian Andes are the base for everything from horse riding trips to luxury lodge holidays.
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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Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.
See the likes of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest and citadel-capped Andean peaks in luxurious comfort, enjoying private touring, included excursions and gourmet dining. In between, this comprehensive tour showcases everything from Cusco’s colonial charms to the Sacred Valley’s Incan history.
Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.
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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.
Hotel Sol y Luna is a luxury lodge and spa, surrounded by Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley, offering world-class food created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. It serves as an excellent base for exploring the renowned Machu Picchu.
The natural beauty of the Colca Valley is complemented by the rustic luxury of this garden-ringed retreat.
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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 to Peru
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 …
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