Looking to visit iconic Peru and experience its awe-inspiring beauty and fascinating culture? We have a great range of group holidays, solo adventures, and family trips to Peru to suit everyone’s needs. Contact Journey Latin America today and start planning your holiday to Peru.
Sublime landscapes, wildlife, history, culture - Peru has more than its fair share. Its famed snow-capped Andean peaks shelter the temples and fortresses of the Inca and other pre-Columbian cultures, linked by a network of paved trails.
Much of Peru’s territory lies in the Amazon basin, swathed in tropical forest, surviving virtually untouched; but its diversity of exotic wildlife and vegetation is surprisingly accessible. Peru’s arid coastline is dotted with the haunting remnants of ancient cultures -easy to visit, a bit harder to decipher, always fascinating. Above and beside of all of this, the Spanish colonial heritage has survived to provide a living record of the richness of its art and architecture, from humble village to imperial city, the visitor is spoilt for choice. The markets, music and fiestas of contemporary Peru just add to the colour.
This is a country with a long tradition of welcoming visitors, and caters for both grass roots and luxury travel.
So whether you’re a family looking to follow the footsteps of Michael Bond’s clumsy bear on our From Paddington to Peru holiday; or a solo traveller looking to get off-the-beaten track on our Peru: beyond the Sacred Valley with the Lares Adventure holiday; or perhaps you’re looking to join an escorted group tour like our Condor: Peru in Depth Group Tour – Peru offers so much for all types of travellers. With history, wildlife, adventure and an incredible gastronomic scene, contact our Travel Experts and start planning your holiday to Peru.
With almost 40 years of experience in creating award-winning tailor-made holidays and escorted group tours to Central and South America, our Travel Experts are best place to plan you the perfect itinerary. Contact us today to start planning your trip to Peru.
Our top holiday styles to Peru
- Active Holidays
- Bird Watching
- Classic holidays
- Expedition Cruising
- Explore and relax
- Family Holidays
- Food and wine
- Glamping and Camping
- Group Tours
- History and culture
- Luxury Holidays
- Off the Beaten Track
- Self-Drive Holidays
- Solo Traveller Holidays
- Trailblazer Holidays
- Train Journeys
- Value Holidays
- Walking and Trekking Holidays
- Wildlife Holidays
From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.
A Taste of Peru
12 days from £3,720pp
Peru / Bolivia / Lake Titicaca
Active Peru and Bolivia: trekking Andean peaks to tropical rainforest
18 days from £3,060pp
Active Peru: The Santa Cruz Trek
10 days from £1,150pp
Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail
12 days from £3,042pp
Places To Visit In Peru
Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.
Arequipa and Colca Canyon
Take a tour to Arequipa, Peru's colonial white city and launch pad for visits to the Colca Canyon, Peru. Book your tour with The sunlit oasis of Arequipa - the White City – is home to pearl-coloured buildings and sits at the foot of craggy volcanoes. Nearby, condors swoop over the cavernous Colca Canyon. Latin America now.
Ayacucho and central Andes
Discover a beautiful and culturally rich mountainous region speckled with historic colonial towns.
Surrounded by the ice peaks of the Andes, the former capital of the Inca Empire boasts intricate temples and golden-hued colonial architecture.
The busy little city of Huaraz is the base for trekkers eager to explore the jagged ice peaks and turquoise lagoons of the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Ausangate lodge to lodge trek
Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands
Climb Huayna Picchu
Cordillera Huayhuash Trek
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Peru / Cusco
Antigua Casona San Blas
Peru / Lima
Peru / Mancora and the north coast
Aranwa Vichayito Bungalows and Carpas
Peru / The Peruvian Amazon (north) / The Amazon
Where to go when - our guide to Peru
The weather in Peru is wide and varied
Peru is an all-year destination, but its variety of landscapes from coastal plain to high Andes and lowland Amazon jungle means that the weather may be optimum for a visit at different times in the various locations. The rich Inca and Spanish colonial heritage is on show in a number of fiestas and other cultural events you may wish to factor into the timing of your holiday in Peru.
The mountainous region of the Andes, including Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the trekking region of Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, is at its best from May to October, when the sun shines with just a little rain. December to April are the wetter months, however landscapes are greener, with fields full of crops. The region receives more foreign visitors in July and August; May and September are quieter. Religious-inspired fiestas abound, most notable the Inca festival of Inti Raymi on 24 June, Christmas and the moveable feast of Easter.
During the Amazon’s high water season (December to May) it’s easier to get round by boat and the cloud offers a protection from the strong sun. The somewhat hotter dry season (June to November) is sunnier and better for wildlife-spotting from jungle trails.
The coastal strip is mostly desert, warm and sunny all year, including the oases at Nazca and Arequipa with little precipitation. It is usually cool and misty in Lima from April to November, however outside this period the weather is pleasantly warm and sunny with plenty of life in the pavement cafés and bars.
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Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.