Ancient Inca Civilisation, Andean Mountain Landscapes & Amazon Rainforest

Discover a country famed for its Inca ruins, dramatic landscapes and rich culture, where rural life and proud local traditions remain intact today. It is a living museum of the great Inca civilization, blended with colonial influences from the Spanish Conquistadors.

Journey through the immense Amazon rainforest and admire the powerful Andean mountain range, in between which lies the Inca heartland of Cusco, the fertile Sacred Valley, the lost citadel of Machu Picchu and magical Lake Titicaca. Clinging to the Pacific Coast we find the mysterious Nazca Lines, the White City of Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, home of the condor. Further north lies the vibrant city of Lima, the culinary capital of South America.

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Language: Spanish, Quechua - Capital: Lima - Time Difference: GMT -5 Hours - Flying time from UK: 12H 30M Non-stop - Currency: Nuevo Sol

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Cusco is a beautiful city shaped by a mix of Inca and Catholic beliefs. It is close to the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu Sunset by Perou Magique - licensed under CC

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the world, buried deep in cloud forest.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.

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Inca Trail

There are a range of options to follow in the footsteps of ancient Incas on a spectacular trek to Machu Picchu.

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Puno & Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca's traditional islands are inhabited by communities preserving fascinating customs and unique ways of life.

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Iquitos Amazon Cruises

Cruise the Amazon in a luxury river boat, getting closer to abundant wildlife and indigenous communities.

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Tambopata Amazon Lodges

Stay in a specialist lodge by the Tambopata River in one of the world's last easily accessible virgin rainforests.

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Plaza de Armas - Parade13 by Robert Luna - licensed under CC


Peru's coastal capital has a rich history and is today famed for its world-class restaurants, museums and art galleries.

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Nazca-8 by Corey Spruit - licensed under CC

Nazca Lines

Take a panoramic plane ride over the mysterious giant symbols in the coastal deserts of Southern Peru.

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The 'White City' lies in a green valley at the foot of three snow-capped volcanoes in the southern Peruvian desert.

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Andean Explorer Train

Travel in on South America's first sleeper train between Cusco and Arequipa, via Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon.

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Cañon del Colca by descubriendoelmundo - licensed under CC

Colca Canyon

Watch Andean condors soaring in front of your eyes at one of the world's deepest and most beautiful canyons.

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Pelicans on Ballestas Islands, Peru by Aguakina - licensed under CC

Paracas & Ballestas Islands

Find abundant wildlife, including dolphins, whales, penguins and sea lions, along this craggy Pacific shore.

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Llanganuco Lake by inyucho - licensed under CC


Explore the Huascaran National Park and the pre-Inca ruins at Chavin de Huantar in Northern Peru.

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Chan Chan, Perú by Carlos Adampol Galindo - licensed under CC


The impressive colonial city north of Lima attracts visitors with its amazing pre-Inca ruins at Chan Chan.

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Walks and Treks in the Sacred Valley

Our guide to the best day walks and longer treks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

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10 Best Train Journeys in Latin America

Travel from the end of the world to the edge of a canyon, as we share our favourite train journeys from across Latin Amer…

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10 best wildlife experiences in Latin America

Latin America is full of wonderful wildlife opportunities, discover ten of our favourite places to indulge your passion.

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Travelling with children in Latin America: why do it and where to go

Read our six compelling reasons as to why you should take your children travelling. Then discover the five best family-fr…

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Family adventures in Peru

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Hotel de Sal, Salar de Uyuni by Nico Kaiser - licensed under CC

Epic adventures in the Land of Extremes

Nine record-breaking Latin American phenomenons to fire your imagination

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18 ways to deal with high altitude

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City Guide: Cusco

Discover what to do and where to go in the historic city of Cusco in Peru.

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