Our exploration of Peru is a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding exploration of this culturally rich and geographically stunning country. Discover the land of the Incas, explore the majestic heights of Machu Picchu, and witness the beauty and diversity of the Andes Mountains. Peru, and its people, share a fascinating and colourful history that is sure to enliven your spirit. Planning a journey to Peru and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled all sorts of useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.
Peru straddles the Andes Mountains, falling on one side to the Pacific and on the other into the Amazon Basin. Historically, Peru was home to the Incas, one of the most advanced races in the Americas, a people who developed amazing construction techniques as well as sophisticated farming and social infrastructures... READ MORE
This stunning video encapsulates the beauty and diversity of Peru, showcasing many of the locations we visit during our journey through this gem of South America. It features several Peruvian highlights including Machu Picchu, the culture of the Inca, and the diversity of wilflife that is found in Amazonian rainforest... WATCH NOW
“Lake Titicaca always looks calm, surrounded by imposing mountains and vast vegetation, making it a unique landscape with a magical image that is hard to forget. At over 3,000 metres above sea level, Titicaca is a high mountain lake with a rich biodiversity and is home to ancient Andean cultures immersed in old customs...” READ MORE
"In the heart of Lake Titicaca is a town of artists who day by day cultivate the value of identity and whose art is recognized worldwide. It is the Taquile Islands whose population descends from the Pucará, Colla and Inca cultures, and have been dedicated to textile art since ancient times....” READ MORE
“Our pre-Columbian ancestors clothed their highest-ranking personages in alpaca fiber, to which they added gold and feather adornments. In our own time, alpaca remains synonymous with elegance, and it can be found among the handcrafts offered throughout the city...” READ MORE
From Our Archives
“There's little doubt that Peru is one of the most amazing countries in South America, perhaps even the world. Set on the western side of the continent, it enjoys three distinct climatic zones, a history as long and varied as any in Europe or Asia, and a geographic diversity found nowhere else. We start our journey in Lima, Peru's the cosmopolitan capital...” READ MORE
"From inside our comfortable, thatched-roof cabana deep in the Amazon, we were awakened by the early morning sounds of the rainforest. Peering from under our netted, canopy beds, blue skies peaked through the thick, lush green of the towering vegetation. Birds of countless varieties chirped and cawed and all at once the jungle came alive..." READ MORE
"Machu Picchu is truly spectacular! No wonder it's one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. During our 2016 trip to Peru, we arrived mid-morning and entered the UNESCO World Heritage Site and there it was, right in front of us - Machu Picchu. It's just like in the pictures you've seen, except that it is much bigger than I anticipated and more spectacular..." READ MORE
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