Peru tours

Mark and David's verdict
Peru is one of the world’s most exciting - and culturally rich - destinations. As well as exploring the Lost City of Machu Picchu, you’ll discover Spanish colonial towns, the immense peaks of the Andes and the vast Amazonian rainforest. The food is wonderful too.

Recommended tour operator: Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings says

Peru, with its amazing wealth of cultural and natural wonders, ranks high amongst our most popular destinations, year after year. A trip to Peru is one of the ultimate bucket list holidays and offers unique experiences and a sense of adventure as well as stylish luxury hotels and lodges.

  • Private and group tours
  • Unique experiences
  • Luxury trains

Our team of well-travelled destination experts have crafted a collection of small- group tours (average size 12) and private tours as well as tailor-made tours created from scratch to suit you. The options are endless but, to inspire you, here’s a taster of what we can do.

Train to Machu Picchu is a two-week odyssey, the perfect introduction to Peru. The highlight for many is a ride on one of the world’s most scenic and luxurious trains, the Belmond Andean Explorer, but there’s so much more including time in Cuzco and Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, the chance to spot condors over the Colca Canyon, a visit to a private colonial mansion in Lima and, of course, an overnight stay at Machu Picchu.

If time is short, Treasures of Peru is a week-long introduction to the country. It includes a stay at Machu Picchu plus Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Lake Titicaca, where you’ll enjoy lunch in the home of a local family.

Our two week Civilisations of Northern Peru tour takes you to the better known sites but also heads off the beaten track, exploring the Incan and Chachapoya civilisations. Northern Peru is also home to the stunning Gocta waterfalls (one of the highest in the world) and the El Brujo pyramid complex.

Andean Highlights is a great choice for anyone with a passion for dramatic scenery – it doesn’t get much more dramatic than the Peruvian Andes and Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats.  With three- and four-star hotels and lodges en route, including a stay on Lake Titicaca’s Sun Island, this trip is a heady mix of colonial architecture and ancient Inca culture.

Combine time in Peru with Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia on our Grand Tour of South America. It’s a coast-to-coast thriller of a 16-night trip which includes the matchless Belmond Andean Explorer train experience and overnight stays in the Iguaçu National Park, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Copacabana beach – to mention just a few.

With over 260 years’ experience behind us, we not only create matchless itineraries but we also ensure smooth travel arrangements and select the most outstanding guides with the aim of meeting if not exceeding your expectations.

Discover more about our holidays in Peru.

The best time to visit Peru is between April and October.

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