Places to visit in Peru

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit in Peru.

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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.

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Ayacucho and central Andes

Discover a beautiful and culturally rich mountainous region speckled with historic colonial towns.

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Cusco

Cusco

Surrounded by the ice peaks of the Andes, the former capital of the Inca Empire boasts intricate temples and golden-hued colonial architecture. Explore rugged landscapes and fascinating architecture with a Cusco holiday from Journey Latin America.

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Huaraz

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.

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Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side

One of Latin America's most iconic sites, Lake Titicaca straddles the border of Peru and Bolivia. Visit the unique man-made floating reed island of the Uros indians and Taquile island.

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Lima

Lima

This huge and dynamic City of Kings literally has something of interest to offer all visitors.

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Machu PIcchu

Machu Picchu

Easily one of South America’s most iconic and dramatic sites, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru sits astride a series of man-hewn terraces carved into rainforest-clad Andean mountains.

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Mancora

Mancora and the north coast

The subtropical fishing village of Máncora is the foremost destination for adventurous travellers. Close by are palm-fringed beaches with sunset views over the Pacific.

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Northern Peru

The untouched mountain landscapes of this region are brimming with little-seen vestiges of bygone civilisations and archaeological delights.

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Paracas, Ica and Nazca

The Paracas Nature Reserve on a rocky desert peninsula and the guano-rich Ballestas Islands are a treat for lovers of wildlife.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Enjoy the natural and cultural wonders of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, conveniently en route to Machu Picchu. Book now with Journey Latin America.

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The Peruvian Amazon (north)

The northern region of the Peruvian Amazon has flood plains and wide tributaries, a great environment for Amazonian river cruises.

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The Peruvian Amazon (south)

Stay in a friendly jungle lodge and discover an abundance of exotic birds, monkeys, alligators and flowering tropical plants, with the opportunity to visit indigenous communities.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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