Peru offers the curious adventurer a wealth of possibilities, and it is considered one of South America’s 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 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.
When to go to Peru?
– The dry season in the Peruvian Highlands where Machu Picchu 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, attracting 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.
Our Expert’s Choice:
– 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 Machu Picchu’s visitors.
– Experience the ultra-modern fusion cuisine in Lima – visit a local market, try a cooking class, or indulge at one of the world’s top restaurants.