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Holidays to Peru

While this splendid slice of South America is no longer a mystery package, Peru is still a country wrapped in mystique. Partly, this is due to the eternal allure of Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel which dreams upon its Andean mountaintop. But it is also down to the geographical diversity of a destination that comes shrouded in rainforest where the River Amazon curls through its south-east, yet is distinctly cosmopolitan where Lima (in chic Miraflores) and Cusco show off their food scenes. Peru is far more than its star attraction.

Less-known gem: Visiting Colca Canyon remains one of the highlights of my career. This geological wonder of southern Peru, often overlooked in the dash to Machu Picchu, is literally breathtaking. You feel the thinness of the oxygen in your lungs as you drive north from Arequipa over sky-high ridges, and gasp as you watch condors flying above it.

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Our comprehensive journey through Peru. Discover Andean landscapes, ancient civilisations, stunning ruins and the magnificent islands of Lake Titicaca.

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £3,472
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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Machu Picchu is one of the most iconic sights in South America, and the culmination of our magnificent Inca Trail trek through the Peruvian Andes. Join us as we trek this breathtakingly beautiful route through valleys and high passes, scattered with fascinating Inca ruins.

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This comprehensive escorted tour of southern Peru is full of variety: from desert volcanoes ascend to the terraced hillsides of Colca Canyon and the snowy Andean mountains, visiting Spanish colonial towns and the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Plunge into the Amazon rainforest and pop into Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, via Lake Titicaca.

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A fabulous lodge-to-lodge trek along a pre-Inca trade route through the Cordillera Vilcabamba.

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Visit Peru’s most iconic sites, and discover what lies beyond, on a beautifully designed journey of rich experiences.

  • Holiday duration: 14 days
  • Price from: £2,230
  • Operator: Geodyssey
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Andes, Amazon, Altiplano & Ataca from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru. Available from 13 Dec 2018 to 3 Jul 2021 this 61 day trip costs from £2,656 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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The Americas Overland with Carni from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru. Available from 31 Jul 2019 to 17 Feb 2021 this 211 day trip costs from £12,270 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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A two-week luxury private tour including Peru’s highlights, Machu Picchu and Cusco, and a cruise to see the wildlife of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. You’ll be staying in top luxury hotels and travelling in style. The five-day cruise takes place on one of the most popular top-of-the-range motor yachts in service on the route, the MV Eclipse.

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Peru marks Kudu’s fifth country in South America and our itinerary concentrates on the Inca and colonial sights in the Andes. From Lima we travel to Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca. We travel by the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train overnight to Cusco, the starting point for our exploration of the Incas’ Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

  • Holiday duration: 17 days
  • Price from: £6,466
  • Operator: Kudu Travel
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