15 Days / 14 Nights
- Lima, Arequipa & Cuzco City Tours
- Paracas Bay Beach Resort
- Ballesta Islands Cruise
- Nazca Lines Overflight
- Colca Canyon & Condor Mirador
- Lake Titicaca & Floating Islands
- Tour of Machu Picchu
Discover the essence of Peru on one of our tailor-made Peru tours. Journey back-in-time to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and follow in the footsteps of the Incas through the Sun Gate to a stone citadel surrounded by green mountains. Explore the cobblestone streets of classic Cusco and relax at a local restaurant serving traditional Peruvian cuisine. Unwind on a Peru and Bolivia train tour through the Andean highlands, featuring panoramic views of the Sacred Valley. All of this and more can be experienced on a custom, no hassles tour of Peru.
Get started exploring our Peru vacation packages today and work with one of our Travel Consultants to customize your ideal tour of Peru, however you see fit. Curious as to where to start? Explore our Peru Travel Guide to learn everything you need to know before you plan your dream trip to Peru.
Keep in mind, you can combine Peru with a trip to Argentina, a Brazil tour, Ecuador and the Galapagos, or any other country in South America. These places are easy to combine into one cohesive South America Travel Package!
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If you only have time to visit one country in South America, embarking on a trip to Peru should be at the top of your list. Peru has diverse cultures, exquisite cuisine, impressive Incan ruins, complex history, and an absolute abundance of wildlife.
While on your Peru vacation, you’ll travel from the highlands of Arequipa to spot the Andean Condor down to the Amazon rainforest, where you can cruise through gorgeous tributaries of the Amazon River. Lima, the capital of Peru, is a great starting point for any trip to South America, with plenty of international flights arriving and departing daily.
After your high altitude adventure in Machu Picchu, come explore the jungle on a guided Peru Amazon tour! The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest is home to some of the most varied wildlife in the world. While in the jungle, you’ll stay in a fantastic rainforest lodge and have the chance to embark on nighttime safaris where you’ll discover the wondrous, thumping nightlife of the Amazon Rainforest. Consider lodging at the Posada Amazonas Peru Amazon lodge, perfect for honeymooners, families, and avid bird watchers. Or maybe you’d prefer the Reserva Amazonica, close to the Madre de Dios River, surrounded by rare flora and fauna. A trip to Peru’s Amazon will surely introduce you to some of the best wildlife the Amazon rainforest has to offer.
As you continue your Amazon adventure in Peru, you’ll want to visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the Incas. Here, you’ll get to see traditional reeds craftsmen and weavers at work. Not only that, but you’ll get to explore the enormous body of water on a Lake Titicaca cruise.
Regardless of what you hope to see on your trip to Peru, our travel experts will help you plan your trip and more! Give us a call at (800) 747-4540 or reach us online and curate any of our Peru tour packages with the help of an expert Travel Consultant.
Many people visit Peru to see the impressive Incan ruins on a Machu Picchu tour, which are deservedly a stand-alone destination. However, when visiting Machu Picchu, make sure to set aside time to discover both Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.
Meet the locals and tour other nearby Incan ruins and museums to learn about the famous Inca Empire. In the Sacred Valley, visit the open-air Pisac Market and purchase some of the colorful textiles, authentic alpaca sweaters, watercolor paintings, and other fun souvenirs on offer there. If time permits, spend the night in the town of Ollantaytambo, a town that has been around since the Incan empire. From Ollantaytambo take the train to Aguas Calientes, the final town before Machu Picchu.
From the capital city of Lima, visit Arequipa, the city sitting at the foot of El Misti Volcano in the southern deserts of Peru. Arequipa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site complete with beautiful colonial architecture and cathedrals. Here you will find old world charm with the colorful buildings and Spanish-style plazas. Just outside of the city Arequipa is the Colca Canyon where the large Andean condors soar.
The Essence of Peru Tour is a popular Peru travel package and the perfect introduction to South America. Visit Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, Arequipa and more! The journey from Cuzco down to the Sacred Valley, to Aguas Calientes and finally to Machu Picchu is an adventure in and of itself. Along the way, you will learn about the traditions and practices of the Incan civilization. It is no wonder this is our most popular Peru Tour among our Peru Vacation Packages!
If you're interested in Northern Peru, our Chan Chan,Trujillo & Kuelap tour takes you to ruins that predate Machu Picchu. Visit the coast of Peru and go on a day cruise to the Ballestas Islands where you stand the chance to spot penguins!
From diverse salt flats to archaeological sites that inspire wonder and awe, Peru truly has it all. Whether you are looking to explore everything Peru is famous for, learn all about when Peru's Rainy Season is before you travel, or are simply looking to learn about how to avoid altitude sickness when visiting Cusco, SouthAmerica.travel is your expert source for Peru travel advice.
There are no direct roads leading to Machu Picchu since the valley has space only for the tracks of this rail line. Fortunately, there are several train options: The luxurious Hiram Bingham train, connecting Cuzco to Machu Picchu, and the comfortable Inca Rail and Peru Rail options connecting the Sacred Valley to the Citadel. From the train station in Machu Picchu Pueblo, originally called Aguas Calientes for its hot springs, you then take a shuttle up to the ruins.
Peru is situated just South of the Equator, so the sun is very intense year round! But Lima and most of the coast is cooled by the Pacific Ocean, which is rather cold here. In the mountains around the Inca ruins, it is cool because of the altitude. Only in the Amazon and there only during the day you will experience tropical heat. There is no monsoon-like weather in Peru, like in Asia. In the summer (from December to March) you can experience heavy rains in the Andes and the Amazon. It never rains along the coast, which is a coastal desert. In June to August, it can get cold in the mountains, but it rarely rains there during that dry season. So just bring a good jacket along.
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