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History & Culture

Lima Lima

Lima has been transformed in recent years into one of the must-see destinations in South America. As well as centuries of history and architecture, it is now home to exciting fusion cuisine and some of the best nightlife around... Click here to find out more about Lima

Cuzco Cusco

The ancient Inca capital of Cusco is a slice of living history with its medieval cobbled streets and grand colonial architecture, not to mention the Inca walls and foundations, and the major Inca sites in and around Cusco such as the enormous fortress of Sacsayhuaman... Click here for more

Machu Picchu Machu Picchu

Just a short train ride from Cusco, perched high in the cloud forest, lies the incomparable Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This incredible site is famous around the world and words really don't do it justice: you just have to go and see it for yourself... Click here for more on Machu Picchu

Arequipa and Colca Canyon Arequipa and Colca Canyon

Known as the White City because of the local white volcanic stone used for most of its buildings, Arequipa is a lovely relaxed place with elegant architecture, a relaxed pace of life and fantastic ice-cream! It's also a great base for the famous Colca Canyon... Click here for more information

Trujillo and Chan-Chan Trujillo and Chan Chan

On the outskirts of the northern city of Trujillo, with its grand colonial mansions, lies an older city - the ancient Moche capital of Chan-Chan. Once the largest city in the Americas, it is also the largest adobe city to have been built anywhere in the world... Click here for more on Trujillo and Chan Chan

Kuelap and Chachapoyas Kuelap and Chachapoyas

High in the cloud forest is perched the fortress of Kuelap - the north's Machu Picchu but without the crowds. This ancient citadel was built by the Inca's most redoutable opponents, the Sachapuyas, and it's a sight that sadly few see on their holiday in Peru... Click here to find out more about Kuelap

Cajamarca Cajamarca

Everything about Cajamarca is nice: the climate is balmy, the people are friendly, and the famous hot springs are famed for their rejuvenating properties. Surprising then, that the city was home to one of history's most infamous and bloody betrayals... Click here for more about Cajamarca

Nazca Lines The Nazca Lines

These enormous geometric designs in the desert in southern Peru are one of the enduring historical mysteries of the world. Who made them? Why? How? Your opinion is as good as anyones, so why not have a look for yourself... Click here to find out about the Nazca Lines

Sipan and Chiclayo Chiclayo and the Lord of Sipan

The discovery of the burial site of the Lord of Sipan, near the northern city of Chiclayo, has been ranked alongside the discovery of Tutankamen's tomb in its archaeological importance...
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Nature

Peru's Amazon jungle The Amazon Rainforest

Over half of Peru is taken up by the vast expanses of the Amazon basin, all of it home to a staggering variety of plants and animals. There is simply nowhere better on earth for wildlife-spotting...
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Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca

The world's highest navigable lake forms part of the border between Peru and Bolivia, and if the altitude doesn't take your breath away, then the views most certainly will! Add to that the floating reed islands of the Uros and it's a definite must-see...Click here for more about Lake Titicaca

Colca Canyon Colca Canyon

Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is noted both for its natural beauty and for its resident population of giant Andean Condors. There are few places in the world where you can get as close as this to these magnificent birds... Click here to find out more

Tambopata Jungle Reserve Tambopata Rainforest Reserve

Probably our favourite area of the Peru's Amazon jungle, the Tambopata reserve is not only home to amazing wildlife and beautiful jungle scenery, but it's easy to get to from Cusco and fits into your holiday itinerary perfectly... Click here for more about Tambopata

Huascaran National Park and the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park and the Cordillera Blanca

Peru's Central Andes, known as the Cordillera Blanca, are some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, with stunning snow-covered peaks, enormous glaciers, and milky-blue glacial lakes: a real winter wonderland... Click here for more on the Cordillera Blanca

Manu Biosphere Reserve Manu Biosphere Reserve

One of the largest single natural reserves on earth, the Manu Biosphere Reserve covers cloud forest and primary rainforest and has the highest diversity in plant and animal species of any nationl park anywhere in the world... Click here to find out more about Manu

Adventure

Trekking in Peru Trekking in Peru

Probably nowhere else on earth has the variety and quality of trekking that Peru has to offer. From the high Andes to the jungle, and everywhere in-between, from day treks to full-on expeditions, we're sure we can find a trek in Peru to suit you... Click here for more on treks in Peru

Sandboarding at Huacachina Sandboarding

Just a few hours south of Lima is the genuine desert oasis of Huacachina. Huge sand dunes tower above the palm-tree-lined lagoon, you're only human, what can you do but take a converted snowboard and sandboard down them? Click here for more on sandboarding

Whitewater rafting in Peru Rafting

Thrills and spills aplenty on our rafting trips! We have a huge variety of rafting trips available, from the Andes to the Amazon, with a range of difficulties and climates and the chance to see some great wildlife along the way... Click here for more rafting

Surfing in Peru Surfing

Peru is lucky enough to get some of the longest waves the world has to offer, and is regularly home to international surf championships. The northern beaches around Mancora, and the more southerly beaches of Chicama are justifiably world-famous... Click here to find out more


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