Prepare to send your senses (and your camera) into overdrive: this nation of wonders serves up countless reason to visit...

"Top of the list has to be the Inca Trail, but there are all kinds of other adrenaline-pumping sports, incredible wildlife viewing, vibrant local culture and divine cuisine to dive on into."

Imagine forgotten Peruvian temples entangled in jungle vines, cob-webbed imperial tombs baking in the desert sun, ancient bejewelled treasures beyond reckoning, the highest navigable lake on the planet, giant sand dunes, flocks of brightly hued tropical birds, postcard-perfect volcanoes and rocky Pacific outcroppings inhabited by argumentative sea lions.

Envisage the wild rivers that rage around Cusco; the colourful Colca Valley (where you can see the great Andean Condor up close and personal); Arequipa’s white volcanic stone churches, mansions, squares and convents (a unique blend of European-colonial, native-American and Baroque styles); pumas that prowl in the night and lush jungles in the interior, home to the country’s greatest attraction: the Inca city of Machu Picchu – the holy grail for anyone visiting Peru, one of the New Wonders of the World, and without a doubt one of the globe’s most spectacular ancient citadels.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Lima

  • Time Difference

    GMT -5 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    April to October

  • Currency

    Nuevo Sol (US$ are widely accepted)

Peru

Explore

Choose from the cream of Peru's finest hotels

  • Discover Peru 12 Days

    LIMA | AREQUIPA | COLCA CANYON | LAKE TITICACA | SACRED VALLEY | MACHU PICCHU

    From £5795 per person, including flights & transfers

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  • Belmond Miraflores Park Lima

    Cool, contemporary styling reflects Peru’s vibrant capital, set in a beautiful garden with fabulous views over the Pacific in one of the city’s most fashionable areas.

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  • Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

    A spectacular, beautifully restored landmark Spanish-colonial- era mansion, with masterfully retained unearthed frescoes, reliefs and a long-hidden-from-view chapel.

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  • Belmond Las Casitas del Colca Hotel Colca Valley

    This secluded hideaway and spa blends effortlessly with the awe-inspiring environment and serves up a hefty dose of high-altitude heaven: excellent service, just 20 private casitas and adventure throughout Colca Canyon.

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  • Colca Lodge, Spa & Hot Springs Colca Valley

    A spectacular ecological lodge in gorgeous natural surrounds that’s guaranteed to restore the soul between long, tiring journeys.

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  • Titilaka Lodge Lake Titicaca

    A prime, off-the-beaten-track lakeside spot with a wonderland of watery adventures and a cornucopia of customised experiences included in your stay for a terrific taste of life on the lake.

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  • Belmond Palacio Nazarenas Cusco

    Built on Inca foundations, rich history meets modern indulgence in Cusco’s peaceful, fairytale garden hideaway.

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  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco

    A haven of cloistered calm amidst lively Cusco, this former monastery has oodles of centuries-old charm, a prestigious address, unexpected architectural details, lovely monastic grounds and an impressive collection of religious art.

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  • Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel Cusco

    A great choice for altitude adjustment; historical and cultural activities; Pisco, cheese and wine experiences; plus the on-site art and history tour.

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  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

    The only hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu, with magnificent gardens and excellent excursions, few ever forget the unearthly peace that descends when the day’s visitors have left the fabled ancient site.

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  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Machu Picchu

    A haven of Andean charm tucked into tropical forest just below Machu Picchu, this is a destination all of its own with a wide range of exceptional guided excursions.

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  • Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado Sacred Valley

    Set in lush gardens beside the rumbling Urubamba River, this tranquil hideaway serves up a fab range of cultural and sporting activities.

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  • Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Sacred Valley

    A contemporary, sustainable, hacienda-style hotel with brilliant complimentary guided tours and talks on local mythology, picturesque peppertree-forest views; and organic gardens so guests can pick the freshest of produce for their own meals.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Flight of the Condor

    Flight of the Condor

    An area of astounding scenic beauty, with an incredible amount of Inca and pre-Inca agricultural terraces and best known as being one of the world’s deepest canyons at 4160 metres, and most easily be appreciated from the Cruz del Condor.

  2. Historic Sanctuary

    Historic Sanctuary

    The jewel in the Inca crown set high on a plateau in the Andes; Machu Picchu is a breathtaking beauty that rarely disappoints. The trick to exploring these majestic ruins is in the planning process, which is where our Travel Directors come in.

  3. The Rail Thing

    The Rail Thing

    Catch the ‘Andean Explorer’ train to Puno. One of the most famous train rides in South America and explore Lake Titicaca and its surroundings where diverse life forms and cultural manifestations are present at over 4,000 metres: a unique feature by world