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Peru

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.

Plan your Peruvian Adventure

Locations

  • Lima and the Nazca Lines
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  • Lake Titicaca
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  • Arequipa & the Colca Canyon
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  • Machu Picchu, Peru
    Cusco & Machu Picchu
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  • The Peruvian Amazon
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Best time to travel

May – September (though a year-round destination)

Flight time

from US vs London: 12hrs30mins from London (direct) & 5hrs30mins from Miami (direct)

Combines Well With

Colombia & Chile

Read

Natasha Pulley – The Bedlam Stacks

Listen

Huayno

Eat & Drink

Ceviche & Pisco Sour

What people say

  • Just to let you know how appreciative I am for our excellent trip. I am so glad that we followed your advice and went to Salta, all of the accommodation was excellent and exactly the sort of experience and ambiance that we were looking for.
  • I cannot tell you what an amazing time we are having...how did you manage it?!
  • We were delighted with the trip we have just completed to Brazil and Argentina. We walked down Copacabana beach, watched a tapir swim past our canoe in the Pantanal, were submerged in the Iguazu falls, conquered desert and vineyards in northwest Argentina, experienced a snowstorm in the Andes, fed Cayman off horseback and enjoyed a tango show in probably the finest city in South America. A truly memorable experience: we have no hesitation in recommending Plan South America.

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