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Peru Holidays, Holidays in Peru,

Peru Holidays


One of South America's most captivating destinations; a journey in the footsteps of the Incas and conquistadors, Peru’s empire builders, is a wonderful adventure.

Lying at the heart of the Inca Empire, Peru is home to a host of magnificent archaeological treasures from the temples and fortresses in Cusco and the Sacred Valley to the majestic ‘Lost City of the Incas’ Machu Picchu, one of the historical treasures of the world. In addition to Inca history, you'll find adobe pyramids from ancient cultures, vast mysterious lines in the desert and grand Spanish colonial cities dotted all over the country.

The natural beauty is more than a match for the culture too with the magnificent Andes Mountains, swathes of thick Amazon jungle, glistening lakes and desert sand dunes all vying for your attention. Throw in the warm-hearted Peruvian people, incredible cuisine and a rich and multi-layered culture and you have a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Trailfinders helps thousands of people plan their holidays to Peru every year and we have a dedicated team of destination specialists. Whether you are looking for inspiration on where to go or want to know the best way to get about, what to see and where to stay– they are the perfect people to put it all together for you.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO PERU

Classic Peru
15 days / 14 nights
from €3,342
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Colca Canyon
  • Arequipa

  • Luxury Peru
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €4,716
  • Machu picchu
  • Sacred valley of the incas
  • Belmond hiram bingham luxury train
  • Cusco

  • Amazon & Incas - Peru & Bolivia
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €3,751
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca

  • Ancient Cities & the Inca Trail
    9 days / 8 nights
    from €2,072
  • Follow the footsteps of the Incas on this rewarding trek
  • Visit the Sacred Valley
  • Spend time in the charming city of Cusco
  • Enjoy a magnificent view over Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate

  • Sacred Land of the Incas
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €2,455
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca overnight homestay
  • Amazon Jungle half day trek
  • Cusco orientation walk
  • Lima walking tour

  • Absolute Peru
    21 days / 20 nights
    from €2,379
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Stay two nights in the amazing Amazon jungle
  • Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Visit the wonderful Nazca Desert and see the Chauchilla desert cemetery
  • Explore Colca Canyon
  • Admire the ruins at the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo
  • Explore Cusco’s museums and local markets
  • Experience local life during a Lake Titicaca homestay

  • WHERE TO GO IN PERU

    Holidays to Peru Highlights Map
    Holidays to Peru
    Lima
    Peru’s sprawling capital city is a busy metropolis originally named the ‘City of Kings’. Its 43 districts are a varied mix of modern skyscrapers, colonial architecture and affluent beachside residences. The magnificent town square, the Plaza de Armas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated right in the heart of the city.
    Cusco
    Cusco
    The former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is a vibrant city where traditional and modern sit side by side in perfect harmony. Its charming cobblestone streets are home to both beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and impressive Inca stone walls whilst fashionable boutiques can be found alongside bustling local markets – this historic city is a true delight.
    Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu
    Mysteriously abandoned by the Incas and hidden amongst the jungle for centuries, the spectacular ‘Lost City of the Incas’ was re-discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Translated from the Quechua language as Old Mountain, Machu Picchu is an awe-inspiring site which deserves its title as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
    Sacred Valley
    Sacred Valley
    Set between Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to spectacular scenery, traditional Andean villages, colourful markets and several important archaeological sites. Mild weather, fertile plains and the rushing Urubamba River made this an important area for the Incas and is now a wonderful destination to spend a few days.
    Colca Canyon
    Colca Canyon
    The Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world, twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon! The scenery is dramatic with rough jagged cliffs, soaring Andean Condors and herds of wild vicuña (a relative of the alpaca). The native people continue to maintain their culture and traditions by cultivating the steppedterraces which date back to pre-Inca times.
    Lake Titicaca
    Lake Titicaca
    A shimmering deep blue lake, surrounded by mountains and dotted with tiny islands, Lake Titicaca is breathtaking. Set high in the Andes, straddling the borders of Peru and Bolivia, this is the largest lake in South America. Visitors can learn about local indigenous cultures on Peru’s Taquile and Uros Islands and discover interesting ruins on Bolivia’s Isla del Sol.
    Peruvian Amazon
    Peruvian Amazon
    Covering over half of the country, Peru has the privilege of being home to a sizeable chunk of the mighty Amazon Rainforest. Access this vast wilderness via a cruise from the land-locked city of Iquitos in the north or stay on firm ground in a jungle lodge from Puerto Maldonado in the south. A visit to the jungle is guaranteed to be an adventure like no other!
    Arequipa
    Arequipa
    Framed by three volcanoes and filled with striking colonial architecture, Arequipa is famous for its beauty and rightly so. It is known as the Ciudad Blanca (White City) since many of its buildings are built with an off-white volcanic rock which dazzles in the sun. The city is also known for its spicy regional cuisine.
    Máncora
    Máncora
    The beach village of Máncora is a draw for those looking for long sandy beaches, tropical sunshine and is one of the most popular surf spots in the country. From the lively town to quieter stretches of beach, this destination offers palm-fringed sands with magnificent sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN PERU

    Sol Y Luna
    Sacred Valley
  • Stunning setting
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • 2 restaurants
  • Peruvian Paso Horse demonstrations

  • El MaPi Hotel
    Machu Picchu

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
    Machu Picchu
  • Unbeatable location
  • Spa
  • 2 restaurants & a bar

  • Hotel B, Lima
    Lima
  • Roof terrace
  • Library
  • 2 lounges
  • Complimentary afternoon tea
  • Restaurant & bar

  • El Retablo
    Cusco
  • Tranquil courtyard
  • Quirky living room
  • Delicious breakfast

  • Belmond Las Casitas, Colca Canyon
    Colca Valley
  • Pool
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Spa
  • Organic Garden

  • THINGS TO DO IN PERU

    Chocolate Making Workshop
    Approx 2 hours
    from €54
  • Make delicous chocolate
  • Cusco city centre location

  • Rooftop Kitchen Cooking Experience
    Approx 4 hours
    from €89
  • Cook Peruvian cuisine
  • Market Visit
  • Superb views over Cusco whilst you cook

  • Lima Gourmet Tour by Night (Private tour)
    Approx 5 hours
    from €226
  • Discover Peru's vibrant culinary scene
  • Make the perfect pisco sour
  • Sample award winning Peruvian cuisine

  • Paru Paru Community Visit
    Approx 4 hours
    from €171
  • See life in a traditional village
  • Lunch with local produce

  • San Blas walking tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from €73
  • Wander the cobbled streets of San Blas
  • Learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour

  • Lima's Beaches by Bike
    Approx 3 hours
    from €161
  • Explore the city with 2 wheels
  • Great clifftop views

  • When is the best time to visit Peru?

    Peru Climate Guide
    Cusco

    JAN

    17
    5h  15cm

    FEB

    17
    5h  14cm

    MAR

    17
    5h  12cm

    APR

    18
    7h  5cm

    MAY

    18
    8h  1cm

    JUN

    18
    9h  0cm

    JUL

    17
    9h  0cm

    AUG

    18
    9h  1cm

    SEP

    18
    7h  2cm

    OCT

    19
    7h  4cm

    NOV

    19
    7h  7cm

    DEC

    18
    5h  12cm
    Lima

    JAN

    26
    6h  0cm

    FEB

    27
    7h  0cm

    MAR

    26
    7h  0cm

    APR

    25
    7h  0cm

    MAY

    22
    5h  0cm

    JUN

    20
    2h  0cm

    JUL

    19
    1h  0cm

    AUG

    18
    1h  0cm

    SEP

    19
    2h  0cm

    OCT

    20
    3h  0cm

    NOV

    22
    4h  0cm

    DEC

    24
    5h  0cm

    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Marie Kiely

    Don't rush through Lima. It's a city that definitely merits at least two full days. Full of character with some amazing museums (the Larco Museum is definitely worth a visit), plenty of art in the neighbourhood of Barranco and some amazing restaurants.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Kerry Ann Govier

    If you are staying in Aguas Calientes, get up early and take the first bus up to Machu Picchu. You might not have the site all to yourself but you'll beat the crowds arriving when the trains start arriving from Cusco and Ollantaytambo.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Michelle Tachon

    Experience nature at it's finest in the Peruvian Amazon. Whether you choose to stay in a lodge or spend a few nights on a cruise, the expert guides will be able to spot all kinds of wildlife from butterflies and monkeys to birds of all colours of the rainbow and talk about the daily life of communities living in this vast wilderness.

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    Peru Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    -5 hours

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    Flight Time to Peru

    Approx
    15 hours

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    Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
    Malaria
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    Typhoid
    Yellow Fever

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    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Peru from just €69 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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