"Peru is the South America that you’ve always imagined."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Peru

Whether you’re trekking the Inca trail, admiring the ruins of Machu Picchu or exploring the wild Amazon jungle, Peru is a magical and exciting place to be. It’s full to the brim with attractions and places to discover, and travelling in Peru is most definitely a fascinating and memorable experience. When you book a an escorted holiday tour of Peru holiday or, prepare to fall in love with regions full of culture, gorgeous beaches, tropical jungle, lush mountain valleys and a long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Peru is the South America you’ve always imagined and a true bucket-list destination, which explains why there are so many holidays and escorted tours to choose from. Tour types include active, cultural, foodie, cycling, wildlife, history, camping and walking, as well as festivals, scenic and adventure tours.

Machu Picchu is right at the top of most people’s must-do list, and for good reason. Set atop a mountain in the Andes, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is shrouded by mist and surrounded by temples and vegetation. It’s in an extraordinarily beautiful setting and stands 2,430 metres above sea-level, right in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. Take the easy route and travel to Machu Picchu by rail or trek the Inca Trail on a 4-day guided tour to explore this wondrous lost city. Machu Picchu is so compelling and it is one of South America’s most visited destinations. 

Another popular destination is Peru is Cusco, the captivating former capital of the Incan empire. On an escorted tour, you can wander its cobblestone streets, see colonial period architecture, explore the many pretty neighbourhoods and drink some of the best coffee you’ve ever tasted. You may also want to visit Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city, home to ancient Incan archaeological sites, opulent palaces, fantastic shopping and world-class food. The Peruvian capital offers something for every traveller and is a city you should visit at least once in your lifetime as it is filled with rich history and culture.

If you want to learn more about the birthplace of the Inca civilization, choose an escorted tour that takes you to Lake Titicaca, which is located in the Andes between Peru and Bolivia. Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. It’s the unique cultures that live on the lake that draw so many visitors to its waters, as well as the friendly islanders who love nothing more than sharing their traditions and crafts with tourists. Lake Titicaca is an iconic destination unlike anywhere else on the planet, so it makes perfect sense to pick an escorted tour itinerary that includes a trip to this stunning area of the world.

Many visitors to Peru opt to visit Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons located in a region that boasts astounding scenery. Home to great Andean condors, Colca Canyon is a fabulous place to go if you enjoy hiking or sightseeing, and trust us when we say a Coca Canyon trek or an escorted sightseeing tour can be an amazing experience.

If you like the idea of visiting a rainforest on your Peru holiday or escorted tour, then a visit to the Amazon Jungle is a must. The Amazon Jungle covers nearly two-thirds of the country, so you’re going to need to do some research and you’ll want to do this trip with a tour guide. The Jungle region is an incredible place to visit for breathtaking scenery, wildlife opportunities and adventure tours, and there are two main gateways to the Amazon Jungle, which are Puerto Maldonado in the south and Iquitos in the north.

 

Escorted Touring Highlights of Peru

  • Machu Picchu: The legendary lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu is Peru’s number one attraction and a remarkable one at that. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is arguably one of the world’s most iconic travel destinations, so be sure to pick a holiday or escorted tour that includes a trip to the incredible Machu Picchu.
  • Cusco: Laid out to resemble the outline of a puma, Cusco is a modern city that blends Andean culture with grandiose Spanish colonial architecture. Cusco is nestled in the Andes Mountains and is home to chocolate and textile museums, traditional and colonial architecture and some seriously delicious Peruvian food. As the gateway to Machu Picchu, choose an escorted tour that allows you time to explore this enchanting city.
  • Lima: A treasure trove of history, Lima is one of the best foodie cities and a great place to find buzzing bars and shopping malls during your Peru holiday or escorted tour. Although an underrated capital, Lima is packed full of attractions, such as museums, submarines, numerous beaches, Pucllana Temple, street parades, lively markets and Parque de las Leyendas Zoo.
  • Lake Titicaca: The loftiest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca is a magnificent place to become more acquainted with the traditional culture of the Andes. When here, spend time getting to know the locals and learn about their culture and wonderful handicrafts.
  • Colca Canyon: The giant Colca Canyon is a natural highlight of any holiday or escorted tour in Peru. Its most famous inhabitant is the Andean condor, which you’ll see circling overhead as you journey through the ever-changing landscape and traditional Indian villages of the Colca Canyon.
  • Amazon Rainforest: A holiday or escorted tour in Peru isn’t complete without at least one trip into the Amazon Jungle. Travel to Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado to venture into the world’s largest rainforest and one of the most unique places on earth.

Tour Types in Peru


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15 Nights

Panoramic Peru

On this thrilling journey through the wonders of Peru, you’ll venture into the epic landscapes of Lake Titicaca, through the heart of the Inca Empire to Machu Picchu, and explore all that’s in between.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £90pp
Starts:UK
Ends:UK
Group Size:8- 28
Operator:Wendy Wu

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13 Nights

Heights Of Machu Picchu

Explore the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, travel through the Andes mountains to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and head into the Sacred Valley to trek the spectacular Inca Trail.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £58pp
Starts:Lima
Ends:Cusco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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14 Nights

Inca Trail, Titicaca & Nazca

Discover Peru's deserts and high Andes and follow a classic trekking route

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Starts:Lima
Ends:Lima
Group Size:5- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Machu Picchu & Galapagos

Discover Peru's 'Lost City of the Incas' and Ecuador's 'Enchanted Isles'

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Guayaquil Airport
Group Size:2- 14
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

The Inca Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca Trail.

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Cuzco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

Inca & Amazon Adventure Family Holiday

A family adventure combining Peru's classic Inca Trail trek with the tropical Amazon Rainforest.

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Lima
Group Size:8- 16
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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19 Nights

Peru Explorer

An in-depth discovery of southern Peru from the Andes to the Amazon

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £85pp
Starts:Lima
Ends:Lima
Group Size:5- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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8 Nights

The Moonstone Trek

Trek an isolated route with unexplored ruins, discovery at every turn and great mountain views – an excellent introduction to high Andean trekking

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Cuzco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate / Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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13 Nights

The Salkantay Trek

Trek amidst Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba, then join the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Cuzco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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12 Nights

The Lost City of Choquequirao

Trek amidst Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba to the lost Inca site of Choquequirao

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Cuzco
Group Size:5- 16
Difficulty:Challenging / Tough
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

The Inca Trail in Comfort

Enjoy a little extra comfort as you follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas

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Starts:Cuzco
Ends:Cuzco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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15 Nights

Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival

Discover the archaeological wonders of southern Peru and attend a festival in Cuzco

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Starts:Lima
Ends:Lima
Group Size:5- 18
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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14 Nights

Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest

Trekking, jungle and indigenous culture - the best Peru has to offer

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Starts:Lima
Ends:Lima
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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14 Nights

Essential Peru

Discover southern Peru's archaeological and natural wonders

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Starts:Lima
Ends:Lima
Group Size:5- 18
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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12 Nights

Cycle Peru: Machu Picchu & Titicaca

Ride from Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley to the shores of Lake Titicaca 

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £88pp
Starts:Cusco
Ends:Puno
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate / Challenging
Operator:Exodus

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12 Nights

Peru

13 Days - Worldwide Tour

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Difficulty:Please contact Riviera Travel if you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility.
Operator:Riviera Travel

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13 Nights

Solo - Footsteps of the Incas

In Peru, archaeological treasures are weaved seamlessly among sweeping, unspoiled valleys and the mountain scenery of the Andes

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £72pp
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Titan Travel

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18 Nights

Peru Inca Trail

Nazca Lines & Colca Canyon
Leaving Lima, we drive via Paracas to Nazca where we view the mysterious Nazca Lines - huge, geometrical figures cut into the stony desert floor (800 AD). Driving into the highlands, we see the sights of Arequipa (2350m) and journey to the Colca Canyon, one of the most impressive on the planet.


Lake Titicaca & the Altiplano
We travel across the Andes to Lake Titicaca, passing jagged snow-capped peaks. We take a boat out to Taquile island, exploring pre-Inca ruins and overnighting with the local Indian community. Then we drive across the high Altiplano, pausing at the pre-Inca temple of Raqchi, to Cusco (3400m), the Inca 'Navel of the Universe'.


The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
We explore this fascinating city on foot and visit the great Jaguar Fortress at Sacsayhuaman. Our 5-day trek on the old Inca Trail to Machu Picchu slowly crosses the scenic Andean landscape of snowy peaks and lush tropical forests. We'll stop along the way at remote sites like Runkuraqay and Sayaqmarka, ruins that can only be reached on foot. Finally, we feast our eyes on Machu Picchu, the most astounding feat of stone engineering in ancient America.


Explore the Amazon with a 3-night extension...
It is possible to extend your stay in Peru with a 3-night sojourn in a jungle lodge deep in Amazonia. Flying to Puerto Maldonado, you can explore the Amazon jungle by dugout canoe and also on foot for close-up views of exotic tropical flora. There's plenty of time to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Ref: PEA


Like this itinerary but don't want to trek?
It is possible to book this tour and select not to walk the Inca Trail, whilst our companions are trekking we'll spend 4-days exploring and relaxing from our comfortable base in the Sacred Valley. With trips out to Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray and the chance to go white water rafting (optional), there's plenty to do and time to unwind afterwards. Call 0844 499 0901 to book your place and make sure you mention at the time that you don't want to trek.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £63pp
Starts:Lima
Ends:Cusco
Group Size:0- 16
Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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15 Nights

South America Highlights with Peru

16 Days - Worldwide Tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £74pp
Difficulty:Please contact Riviera Travel if you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility.
Operator:Riviera Travel

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8 Nights

Inca Trail Trek

Cusco and the Sacred Valley
The ancient Inca capital of Cusco is the starting point for our Andean Adventure. A fascinating fusion of Inca and Spanish building styles, combined with the colourful local sights and sounds, means there's plenty to be explored. From here we head to the Sacred Valley via Pisac, famous for its bustling market, to Ollantaytambo where there's time to try white water rafting on the Urubamba River.


Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu
Threading our way through the Cordillera de los Andes, we should enjoy marvellous views of the ancient cloud forest and glaciated peak of Salkantay (6271m) - the 'Maker of Awesome Skies'. We'll camp near crumbling Inca sites where the only access is on foot. Finally, we descend the winding stone steps to Machu Picchu itself: straddling two peaks of the Andes, the terraces, residences and temples perfectly preserve the ancient world of the Incas. After exploring this unique site, we board the train back to Cusco.


Explore the Amazon with a 3-night extension...
It is possible to extend your stay in Peru with a 3-night sojourn in a jungle lodge deep in Amazonia. Flying to Puerto Maldonado, you can explore the Amazon jungle by dugout canoe and also on foot for close-up views of exotic tropical flora. There's plenty of time to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Ref: PQA

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £38pp
Starts:Cusco
Ends:Cusco
Group Size:0- 16
Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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