Peru is a colourful and diverse country in the heart of South America.
It is famous for being home to the sacred archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Visitors travel each year to view this magnificent ancient Incan city set high in the Andes Mountains and explore the age-old ruins.
Nearby you will discover the Sacred Valley and the vibrant city of Cusco, referred to by the Incas as ‘the centre of the world’.
Using Cusco as a base – and if you are keen for some walking – set off on a journey along the Salkantay Pass, which joins on to the end of the renowned Inca Trail before arriving at Machu Picchu. Discover amazing Inca sites as well as hiking, rafting and mountain-biking trail adventures.
Not to be missed are the exotic reaches of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest and Amazon River – best explored onboard a luxury river cruise ship. Look out for pink dolphins, a multitude of monkeys, sloths and remote village communities along the way. For something different try piranha fishing!
Add on a stay at the glittering, mountain-ringed waters of Lake Titicaca, or explore the capital city of Lima with its superb restuarants, exquisite architecture and effervescent nightlife.
Peru is the gateway to this amazingly intricate culture and ancient civilisation – and it is waiting to be explored!