Peru is a colourful and diverse country in the heart of South America. Home to a section of Amazon rainforest and magnificent Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan city set high in the Andes Mountains.
The surrounding area includes the Sacred Valley, Salkantay Pass, the Inca Trail and the lively city of Cusco. Discover amazing Incan sites as well as hiking, rafting and mountain-biking trail adventures.
Peru is most famous for the sacred archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Scores of intrepid hikers visit each year to brave the Inca Trail’s arduous slopes and explore the age-old ruins.
However the country’s attractions extend far beyond the mystical allure of this legendary location. Palm-fringed beaches, quaint Andean villages and archaeological treasures predate Machu Picchu by hundreds of years. They are imbued with the nation’s rich melange of indigenous and colonial cultures.
Equally enticing are the exotic reaches of Peru’s Amazon rainforest and amazing Amazon River with pink dolphins, monkeys and sloths and remote village communities along the way. For something different try piranha fishing!
Not to be missed – the glittering, mountain-ringed waters of Lake Titicaca, and the vibrant city of Cusco, referred to by the Incas as ‘the centre of the world’.
The city and capital of Lima has superb eateries, exquisite architecture and effervescent nightlife. It is the gateway to this amazingly intricate culture and ancient civilisation waiting to be explored.