Peru has gained significant popularity over the years, largely due to its history as the main area where the Inca empire flourished; something that's often revisited during many tours of the country. With so many historic cities to visit – Cusco and Lima to name a couple – it helps exploring with a knowledgeable guide and fellow travellers who share your enthusiasm. Whether you're looking for a multi-day trek, the comfort of culinary delights or a luxurious cruise, Peru won't disappoint.
Don't miss these Peru attractions
- Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
- Lima and Cusco city tours
- Seeing the Nazca Lines from a plane
- Lima culinary tours
- Amazon River cruises
Air, land and sea
It's easy to satisfy your inner adventurer in Peru with the array of outdoor tours that incorporate walking, flying, boating or driving, or even a combination of the four. Take to the skies from Lima in a flight over the astonishing Nazca Lines, which allows you to capture memorable bird's-eye views of the geoglyphs.
Back on ground level, you can get amongst the countryside during a bike tour from Lima to the Pachacamac ruins, or wander through the historic capital city, Cusco, with an experienced guide. More unique exploration is also available such as riding horseback through open fields, Andean villages and archaeological sites.
A strange and wonderful world
Peru's ancient Inca history gives it a unique appeal to culture and adventure enthusiasts. The breathtaking Machu Picchu site is just an easy train ride away, or a multi-day trek through the Inca Trail if you're more adventurous. This may be the most famous site, but there are plenty more around the country including the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Tipon.
For a true experience of Peruvian shopping, you can visit the Cusco's San Pedro Market, where handicrafts, art and jewellery are sold. Combine this with a visit to the city's biggest Inca sites and to the Cathedral of Santo Domingo.