Peru offers tours, treks and holidays for everyone. We design the very best bespoke Peru holidays for singles, couples, small groups and families, making sure your trip to this fantastic country of endless variety is one to remember.
Explore the iconic Inca site of Machu Picchu, the deep valleys and icy tops of the high Andes, the vast altiplano and shimmering lake Titicaca. Get to know the wildlife rich Amazon rainforest and enjoy an astonishing variety of food and culture to match.
Peru is a country of immense variety, the geography of the country dictating the climate and way of life of the people. This also offers a great variety for your trip. Travel in style and stay at eco-lodges and boutique hotels. Or opt for adventure and trek through remote ranges and choose between homestays, lodging or campsites.
Start your Peru holiday with a visit to the coast, where there is a plethora of pre-Inca sites from Pachacamac to Chan Chan to the Huacas of the Sun and the Moon. Enjoy the fabulous wildlife of the Ballestas Islands. And discover Nazca, famous for the lines etched in the desert and mummies.
The high plains of Peru, known as thigh-altitude, offer vast vistas. And the sparkling high-altitude waters of Lake Titicaca are home to the islands with some of Peru’s oldest, fascinating, cultures.
The highlands of Peru allow some of the best trekking holidays anywhere in the world. Opt for a remote trek through stunning Andean landscapes, observe local cultures unchanged for centuries. Classic treks include the Huayhuash Circuit and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but there are many more, and Andean Trails are trekking specialists, since 1998. The Andes of Peru are perfect for mountaineering courses and climbing trekking peaks such as Pisco, near Huaraz. Go off the beaten track and explore Kuelap, town in the clouds, enigmatic home to the Chachapoyas people.
The Amazon rainforest occupies a large part of Peru’s interior and for wildlife lovers should not be missed. A variety of eco-lodges run programmes over several days with good chances to see monkeys, giant otters, pecari, snakes, spiders, many species of birds and even jaguar for the lucky.
Peru is the ideal holiday destination for adventure seekers. Whether you prefer to trek or climb, raft, paddle board or kayak, mountain bike or take on some day walks through the Andes, Peru offers a variety of adventure second to none.
Discover the magic of the Inca Trail leading to the lost city of Machu Picchu, and Peru’s many other Inca and pre-Inca ruins. Witness colourful and traditional street life and shop at local markets. Visit excellent museums, discover the history of this fascinating nation and enjoy friendly Peruvian hospitality and culture and excellent gourmet food.
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Below you will find a few of the many attractions Peru has to offer for your holiday.
Lima, the capital city of Peru, is a vibrant bustling place with a wide variety of things to do.
Stroll or bike around the historic centre, visiting the many museums or just chilling out in a café or restaurant in Miraflores.
In Parque Kennedy you can sit outside in Parisian fashion and watch the world go by in cafes and restaurants, or walk to the shore and the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
There are a number of artisan shops & market stalls, plus a big silver jewellery trade, and a burgeoning number of top end restaurants with delicious food.
The centre of Lima is home to impressive Colonial architecture – Plaza de Armas has the Palace, official residence of the president, on one side, and on another is the Cathedral.
San Francisco Church, home of the Catacombs, is well worth a visit, as is the Inquisition museum.
Lake Titicaca, at around 4,000m/13,123ft above sea level, is a vast shimmering body of water on the Peru/Bolivia border.
It is the world’s highest navigable lake, set against a breathtaking background of towering ice-covered Andean mountain peaks.
The islands and shoreline of Lake Titicaca support many Indian communities, including the well known floating islands of Uros and the more remote islands of Taquile and Amantani. Here, traditions are strong and it appears time really does stand.
Agriculture, fishing, knitting and weaving are important to the islanders and by staying a day or two you gain just a small insights into this traditional way of life.
Islanders welcome tourists into their homes and this is a wonderful opportunity to experience island life.
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It was a fantastic experience... for me personally it was so rewarding and a real personal achievement.
The highlight for me...perhaps that iconic initial view down to Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, the whole trip was great.
All our guides were fantastic and passionate and knowledgeable and the porters are incredible.
I would definitely recommend Andean Trails and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and advice which was so very helpful and glad we took a pair of walking sticks each!
Definitely made me feel restless, a fab memory to share with my daughter and looking forward to the next trip
J Rowlinson, UK, 2017
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We loved the way you arrange our trip to Peru for the kids.
We had so much fun last time in Peru that we trust you completely.
L Silver. Israel, 2017
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Students Study Food Insecurity & Climate Change in Peru University of Edinburgh students and teachers report back from Peru, where they learned how traditional farming techniques could help prevent climate change and reduce food insecurity. The team visited coastal Lima, the Cusco Highlands, and the cloud forest. For Andean Trails and our local team, it was a chance to showcase a side of Peru that many visitors may not see when passing through. It went so well that the University has already signed up its team to another Food Security tour in the spring of 2024. Learning About …
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