Peru

Overview

Adventures, colours, cultures and flavours abound in Peru. The ancient civilisations of the Moche, Nazca, Chachapoya and Inca peoples live on today through the incredibly diverse modern cultural landscape of Peru.

The country is made up of three main regions – the coast with its dry desert climate, the Andes mountains and surrounding highlands, and the Amazon which makes up almost 60% of the country.

Discover the majestic architectural genius of Machu Picchu and the mysterious Nazca Lines. Visit the Colca Canyon and the floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca. Exploring the Amazon jungle is a must as well. Watch this short video and see the riches of Peru.

History & Archaeology

Thanks to the legacy of powerful ancient civilisations, Peru is home to over 5,000 archaeological sites. Many of them are shrouded in mystery and transport visitors back in time to when these cultures flourished. For example, a visit to Machu Picchu reveals the perfection of the Inca Empire; you can reach this sacred spot on board luxury trains that travel through breathtaking mountain landscapes dotted with colourful Andean villages.

Peru, Gourmet Capital of South America

The country is the number one gourmet destination in South America and is home to some world-class restaurants and chefs. Three of the top 50 Restaurants in the world can be found in Lima. At Central, Maido and Astrid & Gaston you can experience some of the best tasting menus in the world for under $200 per person.

Fine dining isn’t all that Lima, and Peru, offer – across the country you can find exceptional culinary experiences at small, local restaurants and festivals. As a matter of fact, South America’s premier culinary festival is held in Lima every year – Mistura.

Nature

Peru is synonymous with nature and is one of the top countries with the greatest biodiversity and natural resources in the world. With more than 158 protected natural areas, it has 84 of the 117 life zones around the world. Peru has 12 national parks, 11 national reserves, 7 national sanctuaries and 10 reserved areas. It is home to more than 1,800 species of birds and 10% of the reptiles, mammals and fish on the planet. It also has 3,500 species of orchids.

Adventure

Peru is a paradise for those who are passionate about adventure and offers wide range of activities from beginners, amateurs and experts. You can go trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, surfing, paragliding, hang gliding, canoeing and kayaking at a range of locations across the country.

 

Peru Experiences

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Machu Picchu Explorer

Travel to Peru and explore one of the Seven Wonders of the world in this itinerary that includes these fantastic destinations;  Lima – a modern cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural legacy, Cuzco – capital of the Incan Empire, and Machu Pi… Read more

From: AUD $2,399 AUD $2,299 Duration:8 days - 7 nights Visiting:Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu

The Undiscovered Amazonas: Kuelap & Gocta Falls

Explore off the beaten track in Northern Peru with this 4 day fabulous addition to any Peru experience. This trip package includes 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 tours with English speaking guides and entrance fees, all transfer… Read more

From: AUD $ 1,399 Duration:4 days, 3 nights Visiting:Amazonas, Chachapoyas, Gocta Falls, Kuelap
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South America Highlights

Embark on this complete South America package that shows you highlights of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in only 3 weeks. Starting in Ecuador with a 5 day Galapagos tour on land and sea which provides spectacular bird and wildlife vie… Read more

From: AUD $6,699 AUD $6,499 Duration:22 days - 21 nights Visiting:Cusco, Galapagos, Iguazu Falls, Lima, Machu Picchu, Rio
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Peru & Bolivia Highlights

This “Peru and Bolivia Highlights” travel suggestion gives you an opportunity to see the best of both countries.  From the Peruvian city of Lima to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon Jungle where you will find an abundance… Read more

From: AUD $3,899 AUD $3,749 Duration:13 days - 12 nights Visiting:Cusco, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado Amazonas

Best of Peru

This suggested Peru travel itinerary will give you a feel for the country, with the visit to Machu Picchu a stand out highlight.

From: AUD $ 5,195 Duration:18 days - 17 nights Visiting:Arequipa, Ballestas Islands, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Iquitos, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca

Peru Icons

Peru Icons explores the best cultural, natural, and historical highlights across the country over 12 days. Starting in the modern capital city of Lima then crossing into the Andean Mountains via Arequipa and the Colca Canyon where you will… Read more

From: AUD $ 2,745 Duration:12 days Visiting:Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cuzco, Lima, Machu Picchu

Flavours of Peru

Discover the taste of Peru with a different perspective of the country. Start this journey with a memorable culinary experience guided by a well-known Peruvian Chef. Discover the vibrant city of Lima and its colonial and modern contrasts in… Read more

From: AUD $ 3,749 Duration:12 days - 11 nights Visiting:Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Sacred Valley, Vistadome

Best of Peru, Bolivia, Chile

The “Best of Peru, Bolivia and Chile” travel suggestion is designed to give you a cultural feel and visual feast of three of the most intriguing countries in South America.  From the Peruvian city of Lima you will head to Cusco, the heart o… Read more

From: AUD $ 7,695 Duration:19 days - 18 nights Visiting:Cusco, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Salar de Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago

Peru & Bolivia in Depth

The “Peru & Bolivia in Depth” travel suggestion is designed to get the most out of these two countries. Focusing on culture and nature this Peru & Bolivia in Depth tour offers a range of climates, activities and landscapes and is a… Read more

From: AUD $ 6,145 Duration:19 days - 18 nights Visiting:Concepcion, Cuzco, Iquitos Amazonas, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, San Ignacio, Santa Cruz

Taste of Peru

Our “Taste of Peru” suggested itinerary starts in the capital city of Lima. From Lima we make our way to Cusco, the capital city of the Inca Empire. Cusco will be the gateway to the breathtaking sight of the lost city of Machu Picchu.  Rece… Read more

From: AUD $ 2,219 Duration:8 days - 7 nights Visiting:Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Peru, Sacred Valley

Salkantay The Ultimate Lodge-to-Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay The Ultimate Lodge-to-Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu Experience The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in style. This 7-day lodge to lodge trekking adventure will take you on a historic section of Inca trail through 15 different eco-syste… Read more

Best of Ecuador & Peru

This “Best of Ecuador & Peru” suggested itinerary starts in Quito with a city tour, a visit to the animal & handicraft market in Otavalo, pampering yourself in the hot springs of Papallacta and walk the mighty Cotopaxi Volcano, with… Read more

Amazon With Hacienda Concepcion

Deep within the heart of the Amazon – where the story of Inkaterra first began – lays Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the shores of the Madre de Dios River. Nineteen private cabanas sitting… Read more

Amazon with Posada Amazonas

Amazon with Posada Amazonas Owned by the local community of Ese’Eja people, this award-winning eco-lodge is a fantastic example of community-based tourism and conservation. Posada Amazonas is a 30-room Amazon jungle lodge perfect for your f… Read more

From: AUD $ 909 Duration:4 days - 3 nights Visiting:Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata River

Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley & Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu offers the perfect combination of adventure travel and cultural immersion. Your experience on our 5 or 7 day lodge-to-lodge journey will alternate between an exploration of the astound… Read more

From: AUD $ 2,459 Duration:5 days - 4 nights Visiting:Ancasmarca, Choquecancha, Huacahuasi, Inca Trail, Lares Valley, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisaq, Sacred Valley

Amazon in Depth with Tambopata Research Center

Amazon in Depth with Tambopata Research Center Tambopata Research Center is the most remote jungle lodge in the Amazon. There are no humans nearby so sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Last year, 24%… Read more

From: AUD $ 1,239 Duration:4 days - 3 nights Visiting:Puerto Maldonado, South America, Tambopata National Reserve, Tambopata Research Center

Ultimate Amazon with Refugio Amazonas

Ultimate Amazon Located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, Refugio Amazonas is a 32-bedroom jungle lodge. It is about four hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport. With its wide variet… Read more

From: AUD $ 1,099 Duration:4 days - 3 nights Visiting:Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, Refugio Amazonas, Tambopata National Reserve