Peru is South America’s most visited country- and with good reason! It is a country of wonderful natural beauty and an incredibly rich cultural and human legacy; home to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, whose beauty no photo can truly capture.
The remains of Peru’s past are everywhere- from the ancient Northern Kingdoms of Chan Chan, Tucume, Sipan and Kuelep to the Southern civilisations of the Inca, Nazca and Sillustani. An archaeologists dream, Peru has some of the world’s best preserved ruins and yet many remain an enigma.
A great introduction to Peru’s complex cultural history is a visit to one of Lima’s many museums. Stay an extra day and immerse yourself in painting, pottery, sculpture, architecture, weaving, silver and gold ornaments.
Our itineraries are designed to give you more time on the ground to experience these timeless cultures and landscapes- discover the people and their ancient techniques of farming, weaving and ceramic art and take time to appreciate the flora and fauna of the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas on our unique Sacred Valley Heritage Trail.
Visit the Amazon Basin and stay in one of Peru’s many wonderful jungle lodges. Whether you arrive by riverboat or charter plane, the wonders of the rainforest are easily accessed from Peru’s main gateways of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado.
Whether its trekking the Cordillera Blanca, staying with a local family on Lake Titicaca or watching the majestic condors rise from the Colca Canyon, allow Contours Travel to show you the very best of Peru.