When it comes to nature's gifts, Peru seems to have stolen the lion's share. It possesses the world's most biodiverse rainforests, breathtaking mountains, vast lakes, plunging sheer canyons, extensive deserts and a long Pacific coastline. Combined with such cultural treasures as magical Machu Picchu, Cusco and a host of other pre-columbian sites and Spanish colonial cities, it is easy to understand why Peru is one of South America's most appealing destinations.
Wildlife-wise, the rainforest reserves of south east Peru are regarded as being the most species-rich in all Amazonia. Parrot clay licks provide awesome avian spectacles, oxbow lakes hold families of giant otter and towering jungle platforms afford unrivalled views over verdant rainforest canopies.
This section deals with our TAILOR MADE (BESPOKE) ITINERARIES. If you would prefer to travel with a small group please see our ESCORTED SMALL GROUPS AND SET DEPARTURES page.
TAILOR-MADE PERU TOUR ITINERARIES
PERU SMALL GROUP TOURS & SET DEPARTURES
Best time to visit Peru
The overriding influence of the Andes causes the climate of Peru to vary widely from region to region. However, the dry season for both the Andes and the Amazon basin normally lasts from April to October. Mean temperatures differ according to altitude.
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Travel by canoe to a remote lodge in the Amazon; explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas; marvel at Machu Picchu; savour a great rail journey; and experience the vistas and peoples of Lake Titicaca. Find out more...
A breathtaking Manu overland journey starting in Cusco, travelling over high Andean passes, descending to Manu’s puna then on through lush cloud forests to the base of the Andes and the mighty Amazon basin. Find out more...
We include the vast Amazonian rainforest, the cloud forests and ruins of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the condors of the Colca Canyon, an optional overflight of the mysterious Nazca Lines and the marine wildlife of Paracas: a tally of all that is best in naturally diverse Peru. Find out more...
Spend 4 nights deep inside the Tambopata National Reserve, including 2 nights close to the world’s largest macaw clay lick. Then hike the famous Inca Trail to the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
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We have designed a holiday which combines the top two ‘must see’ destinations in South America – the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, and the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.
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Visit colonial Arequipa, the condors of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the colonial and Inca sites of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu. Find out more...
Search for rare spectacled bears, explore Peru's only marine reserve, visit Cusco and the mysterious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, and marvel at the world's largest known macaw clay lick in Peru's Amazon rainforest. Find out more...
In this fast-paced itinerary for travellers wanting to experience the major highlights of Peru, we include Paracas, the Nazca Lines, the Amazon , Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Colca Canyon. Find out more...
Having travelled a very considerable amount to various exotic locations it is a true surprise to step back in wonderment in what a country such as Peru has to offer. [The tour] gave us a treasure trove of different surprises and delights every day.
Mr C B, Suffolk.
Wonderful!! Dolphins in harbour at Paracas, loads of Penguins (20+), Jaguar, Porcupine, Tamandua, 7 makes of monkey/marmoset, 12 species of Macaw/parrots at the lick, all six macaws, large numbers of Peccaries (white lipped & collared), Southern River Otter, Vicunas, Condors (10+) each day, Giant Humming Bird ...and Cock of the Rocks.
Mr & Mrs M W, Bedfordshire