Peru offers limitless opportunities for thrill-seekers and culture vultures. Within the country’s three natural regions – coast, highlands and rainforest – you can explore Inca empires, traverse mountains on foot, horse back or by train, sail across the highest navigable lake in the world or meander through Amazon rainforest sighting indigenous species and waking to the song of the macaw.
It’s main attraction is the iconic lost city of the Incas, Machu Pichu, perched high in the Andes shrouded in cloud forest. Group or privately organised treks and orient express trains make their way from colonial
Cuzco to the ancient citadel.
Other highlights include the the giant condors in Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca where the indigenous communities build their islands out of reeds, the remote jungle lodges of the Amazon rainforest and the Sacred Valley with it’s Inca sites and colourful market villages.
Not only is Peru a physical and cultural adventure, it is the land of aromas and flavours and Lima specifically offers the visitor a whole range of culinary delights.
WHEN TO GO: Peru is best visited between April and November.
WHO FOR: Peru is rich in culture, history and big landscapes. The choice of accommodation is vast with some of Latin America’s best hotels. For those looking for a breath taking adventure on foot or horseback, it’s difficult to beat what Peru has to offer. One can travel by plane, train, boat or on foot so it makes for a varied holiday. Peru is for the adventurous and cultured where there is a choice of simple and high-end accommodation.
TYPE OF HOLIDAY: Honeymoon, Culture and History, Adventure and Trekking, Train Journey, Nature and Wildlife.
CURRENCY: Peruvian Sol
FLIGHT TIME: 12 hrs from UK (in-direct from London)
VISA: Not needed for UK passport holders
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT – 5 hours
COMBINES WELL WITH: Ecuador & The Galapagos