Peru is a land of superlatives. Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” lies more than 2000m above sea level and is the most visited sites in the country today. As impressive as it is, Macchu Picchu is one of the many highlights. From mountain to sea, jungle to desert, lakes to sand dunes, colonial towns to ruins, its mix of ancient civilization set amidst dramatic landscapes makes Peru an undisputed winner as one of the most alluring destination in South America.
Lima, the capital, sits next to the Pacific Ocean and offers great museums and is gaining popularity as a culinary destination with some of the best restaurants serving tantalizing cuisine. It’s no wonder as Peruvians take their food seriously. Do you know there are more than 4000 varieties of potatoes in Peru?
Beyond Lima, Cusco is the gateway to access Machu Picchu and the heart of the ancient Incan capital. Spend days wandering the hilly, cobble-stoned streets and uncover the ancient sights. Venture deep into the Amazon jungle, fed by countless rivers and tributaries teeming with rich wildlife and rare species. Train onboard to Lake Titicaca to get a glimpse on the life of the Uros.
For some adventure, embark on one of the most scenic and iconic treks in southern Peru, the breathtaking Ausangate (rainbow) trek. Jaw-dropping alpine scenery, a window into traditional Andean village life, and the feeling of a truly remote adventure, far from the crowds. Or take to the sky and fly over the Nazca lines and see if you are one step closer to answering one of the most bizarre questions on earth – who drew the lines and why? Whichever your interest, Peru is sure to amaze, and we are here to make it happen.
Winter (May to Oct) is the dry season and is the best time to visit Peru. Visit in July and you may coincide with the Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun in Cusco.