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Rich in natural beauty, colourful markets and colonial grandeur, Peru boasts more historic ruins than any other South American country. She is the alluring jewel in the Andean crown, and combines perfectly with neighbours Ecuador or Bolivia.

Highlights of Peru

Things to See & Do

  • Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu

    The ‘Lost City of the Incas,’ hidden in the clouds for centuries and perhaps the most recognised site in South America; one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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  • Cusco

    Cusco

    Cusco is considered the archaeological capital of the region, with its Spanish centre vying for space alongside foundations which date back a thousand years. Renowned for a vibrant nightlife and excellent restaurants, it is an ideal base for visiting markets, villages and ruins, whilst nearby lie the magnificent remains of Sacsayhuaman, home to the Inti Raymi solstice celebrations.

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  • Lima

    Lima

    Peru’s fabulous City of Kings and, reputedly, the ‘Gastronomic Capital of the Americas’, Lima is home to the colonial charms of the Plaza de Armas, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose palaces, churches and museums have earned it the accolade of being one of Latin America’s most captivating central squares.

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  • Amazon

    Amazon

    Puerto Maldonado which is a short flight from Cuzco or Lima offers the best opportunity to explore the Peruvian Amazon. The jungle here is home to lazy rivers and ox-bow lakes which are abundant with wildlife. Common sightings are of capybara, parrots, tapir and the pre-hoatzin bird which frequent the clay licks. Many of the lodges sit in private ecological reserves on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. Each provides comfortable accommodation with an unprecedented insight into the indigenous peoples and array of wildlife through day time and evening nature treks.

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  • Iquitos

    Iquitos

    Only accessible by air or boat, the citiy of Iquitos is home to over 400,000 people and often referred to as the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon. Iquitos is one of the most populated cities in the world that cannot be reached by road. Visit Belen Market or watch the spectacular sunrise over the Itaya River.

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  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

    Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

    15o kms from Iquitos and reached only by river, this reserve covers nearly 20,000 square kilometers of impressive bio-diversity. Its rivers and rainforests are home to over 450 species of bird and more than 100 types of mammal. Boasting over 130 species of reptile and nearly 250 varieties of fish, its rich waters also include pink dolphins.

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  • Peruvian Amazon

    Peruvian Amazon

    The amazon is the lifeblood of an area that, at its peak, covers some 40% of South America. This mighty river provides a haven for a dazzling diversity of flora, fauna, indigenous tribes and scenic splendour. In Peru you can explore the various areas of the Amazon in great comfort, unspoilt by mass tourism.

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  • Sacred Valley of Incas

    Sacred Valley of Incas

    This fertile alluvial plain nestles within the embrace of mountains running the length of south eastern Peru. Filled with colourful villages, colonial churches and ancient ruins, this beautiful valley was once central to Inca culture and agriculture, as shown by the extensive archaeological sites and terraces across the valley.

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  • Snow clad Andes

    Snow clad Andes

    The mountains and high plateaus of the central Andes, especially in Bolivia and Peru, were the political and economic centre of the Incan Empire. In Peru, the magnificent city of Machu Pichu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to this highly developed civilization and is a major tourist destination. Indigenous communities exist throughout the entire Andean region, but it is Altiplano of the central Andes that remains the heartland of the Andean indigenous peoples. The overwhelming majority of the rural population is of indigenous heritage.

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  • Lucmabamba

    Lucmabamba

    "The Royal inca trail leads from Lucmabamba through thick cloud forest, vine-encrusted ruins, waterfalls and mountain view and includies a glimpse of Machu Picchu itself from a rarely-photographed angle and views over the Urumbamba river"

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