Peru and the Inca Trail Between the parched coastal desert and the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest, Peru is a place in tune with its ancient past and rich colonial tradition. From the ruins of Machu Picchu, voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, to snow-capped mountains, brightly hued tropical birds and vibrant local markets - many travellers believe Peru to be the most colourful nation in South America.

While trekking the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous journeys, there are many other incredible experiences to be had. Cusco's traditional markets, historic archaeological sites and excellent cafes, make this city a visitor's favourite; while other highlights include the Colca Canyon - a gorge twice as deep as the Grand Canyon; the mysterious Nazca Lines, and Lake Titicaca's native island communities.

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Peru Highlights
  • Cusco

    Cusco The heart of the Incan Empire and gateway to the nearby Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Cusco was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Its many markets and colonial architecture will take your breath away as you acclimatise for your journey to Machu Picchu. The cobble-stoned streets are dotted with ancient Incan buildings, as well as Baroque structures from the colonial period like the Grand Cathedral. This magical city also has an exciting nightlife with cafes, restaurants and bars for all tastes.

  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu Known as the 'Lost City of the Incas' after its rediscovery in 1911, Machu Picchu or 'Old Peak' in the Quechua language, is located high on a mountain top. The fabled Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world's most popular trekking routes today. Surrounded by agricultural terraces, Machu Picchu may have been used as a secret ceremonial city, with palaces, temples and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation. Seeing the sunrise over these cloud shrouded ruins is an unforgettable experience.

  • Reed Island, Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca The highest navigable lake in the world is located in the high plains between Peru & Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is a sacred place for the Inca civilization, as according to the Incan mythology, this was where the world was created, when the god Viracocha came out of the lake and created the sun, the stars and the first people. Travel to the fascinating reed island communities of the Uros Indians and discover the villagers' traditional cultures, illustrated in their local artisans' handiwork and way of life.


Our Peru & Inca Trail Holidays

  • ESSENTIAL PERU

    15 days | Peru | Hotels

    Mar-Nov from

    Active

    Discover the highlights of Peru on this 14 day adventure. Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and our classic train ride to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, will be sure to amaze, as you journey through this land of contrasts and breathtaking scenery.

    Highlights: Colca Canyon | Lake Titicaca | Machu Picchu

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  • PERU EXPLORER

    22 days | Peru | Hotels/Camping

    Apr-Dec from

    Leisurely

    Coastal desert, snowy Andean peaks, the high altiplano and lush cloud forest form the incredible country of Peru. Visit the mysterious Nazca Lines, the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and stay with a local island community in Lake Titicaca.

    Highlights: Nazca Lines | Machu Picchu | Lake Titicaca

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  • PERU & INCA FAMILY DISCOVERY

    10 days | Peru | Hotels

    Jul-Aug from

    Family

    With a superb array of beautiful mountain views and diverse ecosystems this tour has it all. Each day you will discover scenic vistas, hidden archaeological sites and new friends on this amazing South American adventure.

    Highlights: Machu Picchu | Lake Titicaca | Cusco

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  • HIKE THE INCA TRAIL

    9 days | Peru | Camping/Hotels

    Mar-Dec from

    Walking

    The Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu is one of the greatest and most rewarding treks on Earth. Explore vibrant Cusco followed by the four day Inca Trail as it climbs across mountain passes towards the Sun Gate for a spectacular sunrise.

    Highlights: Cusco | 4 days hiking the Inca Trail

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