In Peru, remarkable scenery combines with rich Andean culture and a fascinating history. It is a land of adventure and discovery, of enchanting colonial cities, buzzy market towns and wild and exotic characters and customs. Its Pacific capital, Lima, is the gastronomic powerhouse of South America.

Peru is also the best country for journeys into the Amazon, one of the last true frontiers on earth. And of course, there is always that most magnificent of ancient mountain top citadels, Machu Picchu and, at its gateway, resplendent Cusco.

We love sending our guests soaring over the Nazca Lines, or to visit remote Indian communities to learn the art of weaving. We organise private recitals from local musicians and access to prized art collections. How about hiking in blissful solitude through the Choquequirao to be greeted by a surprise picnic, or enjoying pisco sours with views over the immense Colca Canyon, twice as deep as its American counterpart?

The trick, as ever, is to combine the must-sees with a few fabulously off-piste experiences. We like to think we have the knowledge and contacts to get that balance just right.

PROFILE

  • Capital Lima
  • Language Spanish
  • Time Difference GMT -6
  • Currency Peruvian Sol (though USD widely accepted)
  • Read Inca-Kola A Traveller’s Tale of Peru by Matthew Parris
  • Listen To Huayno
  • Eat Ceviche
  • Drink Pisco Sour
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