Peru

From the spectacular Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca to the lush rainforest of the Amazon basin, the huge diversity of Peru’s attractions will never cease to enchant and enthuse visitors. From a natural history perspective this country still has so much to offer as so many of its vast swathes of jungle still remain unexplored whilst much of the mighty Andes range has yet to reveal all its secrets.

The country also boasts an incredible human history ranging from the Moche and Chimu people all the way to the mighty Incan and Spanish empires. With such a rich cultural story, Peru has an incredible wealth of archaeological treasures that will fascinate all those who visit.

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The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay trek

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is less well known than the famous Inca Trail and takes you off the beaten track into beautiful mountain scenery away from the crowds. This stunning route takes the adventurous hiker through 15 different eco-systems, traverses a mountain pass over 15,000 feet and explores tiny villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions.

The trek can be done either by camping each night for the more hardy trekker or for those who like their daily luxury, then the lodge to lodge trek staying in charming little lodges as you go is the perfect way to enjoy not only a remote and challenging journey on foot, but also the varied flora & fauna and the mystical beauty of the mountains as you head to Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire.

Journey through the Andes by luxury sleeper

Andean Explorer train

The Belmond Andean Explorer has taken train travel in Peru to new heights in every sense.  This is one of the highest train routes in the world and not only takes you through breathtaking Andean scenery, but does so in unrivalled style.

This is South America’s first luxury sleeper train service and offers a choice of 1 or 2 night journeys running between Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, then across the highest plains of the Andes to the sacred waters of Lake Titicaca and on to Arequipa via the vast Colca Canyon. This blends a truly special region with the exquisite Belmond service to create a wonderfully unique experience.

The dry season from April to October is generally considered the best time to visit Peru with warm, dry weather and regular clear blue skies. The evenings can be chilly when up at altitude. Rainfall is higher between December and March with the wettest months being January and February, although it is still possible to travel throughout this period however the Inca Trail is usually closed in February.

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In the Shadow of the Incas

This delightful itinerary lasting just over two weeks takes you to many of the key highlights of Peru including Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley, Cusco and the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu – The Lost City of the Incas

  • 2 nights at El Pardo Hotel
  • 1 night at Libertador Ciudad Blanca Hotel
  • 2 nights at Colca Lodge
  • 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Puno
  • 2 nights at La Casona
  • 2 nights at Sol y Luna Lodge
  • 1 night at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel
  • 2 nights at La Casona

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Lima/London).

From £2,790 per person

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PERU KEY INFO

Visa

No visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 5 Hours

Flight Time

12.5 hours Direct

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