Peru offers the curious adventurer a wealth of possibilities, and it is considered one of South America most exciting and varied nations. Take a step back in time as you walk through the cobblestone streets of Cuzco or visit a community in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The remains of Peru’s past are everywhere. It is part of its people’s traditions from the Northern Kingdom of Sipan to the southern civilisation of the Inca in Lake Titicaca.
Venture to Chiclayo, Trujillo and Chachapoyas are and learn all about the Northern Kingdoms. Then travel to Paracas and fly over the mysterious Nazca lines, don’t miss the boat trip to Ballestas Islands!
Alternatively, travel to the beautiful city of Arequipa and see Andean condors soaring over the Colca Canyon. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the mesmerising sunsets of the Amazon jungle or Lake Titicaca. Regardless of where you decide to travel to Peru, we guarantee that your holiday to Peru will be unforgettable.
– The dry season in the Peruvian Highlands where Machu Picchu is runs from April to November. As a result, shoulder season including April, May, September, and October is optimal for fair weather and fewer people.
– The summer months of December to March are warmer but wetter, with the Inca Trail closed in February.
– Every 24 June the Inti Raymi Inca festival takes place in Cuzco, and it attracts national and international crowds. It is for this reason that we recommend early bookings.
– Even though Amazon is an all year round destination, there are different seasons, check our Amazon Jungle information.
– Hike through the forest to discover one of the world’s highest single-drop waterfalls, the magnificent Gocta Falls in northern Peru
– The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Chiclayo with a unique collection of Moche artifacts is a must for history buffs.
– Ride a cable car to the extraordinary ruins of Kuelap, constructed by the fierce Chachapoya civilisation.
– Choquequirao is a fantastic trekking alternative to the Inca Trail. It has stunning scenery and a fraction of the visitors that Machu Picchu receives.
– Experience the ultra-modern fusion cuisine Lima – visit a local market, try a cooking class or indulge at one of the world’s top restaurants.