Peru Holidays - Quintessential South America

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Peru is a country that conjures up vivid, archetypal images of South America – the brightly coloured traditional dress of the Andean people, lilting pan-pipe music and soaring archaeological sites set deep between high mountains.

The vivid colours, history and music of Peru are an integral part of the rich tapestry of this wonderful country. Add to this some intriguing and diverse treasures, from high altiplano to dense jungle, to discover beyond the spectacular Inca citadel at Machu Picchu, the primary draw for most visitors whilst on a luxury holiday to Peru.

If you crave remote and jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain landscapes, don’t miss out on taking the crossing through Bolivia into the Atacama Desert. There’s also some stunning trekking in South America and climbing to experience along the Cordillera of the Andes. Paddle slowly through water lily-strewn streams on the look-out for monkeys and sloths along the Amazon River, or cross the high altiplano leisurely by train, soaking up some majestic Andean vistas.

If you love your history, go beyond the better-known Inca sites to explore well off-the-beaten-track archaeological finds in the north of the country and discover the remains of sophisticated ancient cultures, some of which pre-date the Incas – from intricately carved adobe cities to magnificent painted temple frescoes or remote hilltop walled cities. Wherever you choose to go on your luxury holiday in Peru, expect diversity, gastronomy and the warmest welcome from the Peruvian people.

As a wonderful family holiday destination, Peru is the perfect introduction to Latin America, with a fabulous selection of hotels and rustic lodges. It also makes for an excellent compliment to any itinerary that takes in neighbouring Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, or also Bolivia and luxury Chile holidays for those who seek some rugged adventure. Whether it’s exploring tiny local markets, trekking to little-known Inca sites where you might be the only people in the visitor’s book that day, or being guided by some expert historians, our first-hand knowledge and expertise will ensure that when you travel with us, you’ll enjoy the most extraordinary tailormade luxury Peruvian experience.

We would love to hear from you. To find out more about tailormade luxury holidays in Peru, or to obtain inspiration for a holiday, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or complete our online enquiry form.

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Peru Family Holidays

June to September is the ideal time for family holidays in Peru – coinciding nicely with the school summer holidays, when days are warm, dry and sunny, and nights are cool in the Andean highlands.
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Machu Picchu

Wake early to arrive for sunrise from the high terraces overlooking Machu Picchu, as the clouds gradually part to reveal this stunning citadel surrounded on all sides by steep mountainsides and lush vegetation.
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Lake Titicaca

Discover stunning panoramic views and the traditional communities of the world’s highest navigable lake from the summit of one of the islands that dot breathtaking Lake Titicaca high in the Andes.
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The Amazon

Look out for pink river dolphins and giant fish along the Amazon River towards the pristine Pacaya Samiria National Reserve or south amid the rich biodiversity of the Tambopata Reserve and Manu National Park.
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Cusco & the Sacred Valley

Wander through the narrow cobbled streets of Cusco admiring the mix of Inca and colonial architecture and explore the rural villages, traditional markets and Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley.
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Mountain trekking

Explore the ancient Inca pathways of the mighty Andes towards Machu Picchu, staying either in comfortable camps or rustic lodges, scaling high mountain passes for an exhilarating challenge!
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Riding Holidays

Peru is a wonderful mixture of experiences from history to culture and tradition, from stunning natural wonders and ancient archaeological sites to unique flora and fauna. Peru is well known for its hiking possibilities but why not consider also exploring its beautiful scenery on horseback.
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Nazca & Paracas

Head south of Lima to discover the intricate designs of the mysterious Nazca Lines from the air, and explore the birdlife and mammals of the Ballestas Islands off the southern coast of Paracas.
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Northern Peru

Discover the remains of sophisticated ancient cultures that pre-date the Incas north of Lima along the coast and inland with an expert historian, exploring vast adobe cities and mysterious remote ruins.
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Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Luxuriate in natural thermal hot springs in the Colca Canyon after an intrepid day spent exploring small villages and deep canyons, from which you’ll get the opportunity to see majestic condors at close range.
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Don’t miss out on a taste of the freshest ceviche – a Latin American dish typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices.
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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

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