From the ultra-modern fusion cuisine of Lima to the cobblestone streets of Cuzco, Peru is a country both steeped in tradition and revelling in modernity. The remains of Peru’s past are everywhere – from the ancient northern kingdoms of Chan Chan, Sipan and Kuelap to the southern civilisations of the Inca, Nazca and Sillustani – and yet the country is also a model of modernity and development.
Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cuzco
Absorb the beauty, culture and history of the Sacred Valley, culminating with the magic of Machu Picchu.
Exotic and accessible, the Peruvian Amazon is just a short flight from Lima. See pages 22 and 23 for our selection of luxury cruises and rustic lodges, departing from Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado.
The highest navigable lake in the world at 3,820m above sea level. Visit the famous Uros floating islands, or overnight with a homestay on Amantani or Taquile Islands.
Arequipa & Colca Canyon
Rivalling Cuzco as Peru’s loveliest colonial city, Arequipa is surrounded by snow capped volcanoes and the world’s deepest canyons, home to the Andean condor.
See vast citadels, mysterious temples and the fine craftsmanship of the Moche and Chachapoya civilisations.