Peru Guided Tours17 tours available
PE1 Classic Peru Tour
8 days from Lima to Lima
On our Classic Peru tour the sight of Peruvian villagers going about their daily business amid their mud-brick houses that stand in the foreground of… Read more
PE5 Peru Tour
11 days from Lima to Lima
On this Peru tour, as our plane glides over the 2,000 year old Nazca Lines, we can hear about some of the theories as to why the ancient Nazca people… Read more
PE11 Classic Peru Tour
13 days from Lima to Lima
This itinerary combines our Classic Peru tour with two extensions: Nazca & Ica, as well as to the Peruvian Amazon for a highlight packed, extremely… Read more
PE2 Peru & Bolivia Tour
14 days from Lima to La Paz
Landing in Lima, once dubbed 'City of Kings' by Spanish conquistadors, we begin our Peru & Bolivia Tour, a 14-day adventure through western and… Read more
PE12 Peru & The Galapagos Tour
14 days from Lima to Quito
Our Peru & The Galapagos Tour is an exciting fusing of our long-standing classic exploration of the wonders of Peru and a fascinating sea-borne foray… Read more
PE6 Peru And Bolivia Tours
17 days from Lima to La Paz
Few places in the world offer the type of jaw-dropping scenery that serves as a backdrop for such a rich cultural experience as Peru and Bolivia… Read more
PE13 Peru & The Galapagos Tour With The Nazca Lines
17 days from Lima to Quito
This Peru & The Galapagos Tour With The Nazca Lines is an exciting fusing of our long-standing classic exploration of the wonders of Peru and a… Read more
PC1 Peru & Chile Tour
21 days from Lima to Santiago
We've been offering tours to Peru and Chile for years, but it has been a long time since we offered an itinerary featuring both in one incredibly… Read more
EP10 Ecuador & Peru Tour
22 days from Quito to Lima
Enjoy a varied sample of the abundance of South America as we travel to Ecuador, Peru and the Galapagos Islands on this exiting three-week Ecuador &… Read more
EP11 Ecuador & Peru Tour
26 days from Quito to Lima
For a comprehensive overview of the diversity and splendour of nature in South America, this thrilling Ecuador & Peru tour is definitely the one to… Read more
EP12 Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia Tour
28 days from Quito to La Paz
Nestled in the shadows of the Pichincha volcano high in the Andes, Ecuador's capital city, Quito, boasts a wealth of attraction and a natural… Read more
PQ10 Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Tour
28 days from Lima to Guayaquil
Lima, or 'The City of the Kings' as it was dubbed by Spanish conquistadors, is a city that enjoys world-renowned fame for its abundant attractions… Read more
PQ11 Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Tour
31 days from Lima to Guayaquil
Peru's capital city was once called 'The City of Kings' by Spanish conquistadors and it is here that we begin our 28-day Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Tour… Read more
EP13 Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia Tour
32 days from Quito to La Paz
Pristine tropical jungle, exotic flora and teeming fauna serve as the most picturesque introduction to South America, as we begin our 36-day Ecuador,… Read more
PQ12 Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador Tour
32 days from Lima to Quito
Home to more than one-third of the country's population, Lima is the must-see commercial and cultural hub of Peru and we take the initial couple of… Read more
More About Peru
Peru Guided Tours: The mere mention of Peru usually brings to mind images of an ancient citadel, perched on the Andes and shrouded in mystery. Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the world and a true highlight of our Peru guided tours, but the country holds so many more intriguing sights and customs.
For thousands of years, pre-Columbian civilizations ruled throughout Peru, the oldest dating back to 9,000 BC. Beyond the sacred valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley, Peru guided tours take in visits to the museums of Lima to better understand the complex and sophisticated nature of many more lost civilizations. Gaze upon the remains of the Nazca civilizations, the 2,000 year old Nazca lines, comprised of about three hundred figures made of straight lines and geometric shapes, most clearly visible from the air.
Northern Peru boasts a unique and fascinating cultural history. The entire region is dotted with archeological sites; many of the gold and silver artifacts, ceramics and weavings made by the Chimu, Moche and Sican people are housed in the Sican and the Royal Tomb of Sipan museums.
Geographically speaking, Peru is home to a spectacular array of landscapes. From the narrow and arid Pacific coastline to the soaring peaks of the Andes which reach over 6700m in Peru, and the vasts stretches of Amazon rainforests found within Peru's jungles.
One of the favourite stops on our Peru guided tours is near the 'White City' of Arequipa, Colca Canyon. This canyon cuts 3,182 m (10,607 ft) into the earth which is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The Colca Canyon is shadowed by snow-capped mountains, many of them volcanoes, and sliced by the Colca River.
Elsewhere, the turquoise blue of Lake Titicaca, is a sight to behold. The lake is massive, and is the border for Peru and Bolivia. Traces of a rich Indian past still stubbornly cling, resisting the Spanish conquistadors' aggressive campaign to erase Inca and pre-Inca cultures and, in recent times, the lure of modernization.
Ballestas Islands is often described as Peru's answer to the Galapagos. The islands have been eroded to form countless natural caves and arches. In fact, this is where the islands' name comes from as the word Ballesta means 'bow' (as in archery). There are colonies of thousands of seabirds such as pelicans, Inca terns and cormorants, as well as a small colony of Humboldt penguins, sea lions, and often schools of dolphin.
In the Peruvian Amazon, Madre de Dios is considered the biodiversity capital of Peru. Navigate by dugout canoe across a mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman, and one of the world's biggest freshwater scaled fish, the paiche.
With a bounty of diversity in cultural history and geography, Peru has also become known as a country with a delicious variety in cuisine. Think ceviche, hearty stews, and fresh produce prepared in a way that reflects a mix of Spanish, indigenous, Asian, and African influence. If variety is the spice of life, than Peru has plenty of it to go around.