Full of mystery and culture dating back millennia, Peru is an indomitable land of deserts etched with enigmatic lines, Amazonian rainforests teeming with wildlife, and soaring mountains harbouring secret cities.
While many travellers come to visit the country’s most famous site, the ruins of Machu Picchu, the real Peru lies within its warm, proud inhabitants – many of whom can trace their bloodlines back to the Incas. Whether you’re exploring the cobbled streets of Arequipa, bobbing on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca or uncovering mummies in Nazca, our Peru tours will have you feeling like a modern-day Indiana Jones. Just don’t forget to pack your fedora.
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Peru tour reviews
Our Peru trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 635 reviews in the last year.
Sacred Land of the Incas, December 2016
Go with intrepid!! Great price, social and environment awareness and just a great way to see the world. The first place I go when looking for tours.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2017
Inca Trail Express, December 2016
Definitely book a tour with Intrepid! I will definitely be booking with them again!
Review submitted 17 Jan 2017
Articles on Peru
Peru travel highlights
Be dazzled by the 'White City' of Arequipa
Unravel ancient history at mysterious Nazca
Spend a day exploring mighty Machu Picchu
Transport in Peru
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Peru, you may find yourself travelling by:
Cruise along the coast while pedalling a bike through the colourful neighbourhoods of Lima
Accommodation in Peru
Travelling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavour to provide travellers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodation as unique and traditional as possible.
When travelling with us in Peru you may find yourself staying in a:
Camping along the Inca Trail is one of world's most sought-after travel experiences. Bond with fellow travellers over some food and rest up before another day of trekking.
Peru holiday information
At a glance
Best time to visit Peru
Culture and customs
Eating and drinking
Geography and environment
History and government
Top 10 Must-Visit Places of Peru
Festivals and Events in Peru
Health and Safety
Peru travel FAQs
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
Top responsible travel tips for Peru
- Be considerate of Peru’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
- Dress modestly and respectfully when visiting communities, sacred sites and places of worship.
- For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
- Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
- When bargaining at markets, stay calm, be reasonable and keep a smile on your face. It's meant to be fun!
- Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
- Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
- Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
- Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
- When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.
The Intrepid Foundation
The Intrepid Foundation provides travellers with an opportunity to give something back to the many wonderful communities we travel to. By donating to The Intrepid Foundation you can make a difference in local communities - in health care, education, human rights, child welfare and the protection of wildlife and the environment.
In Peru, The Intrepid Foundation proudly supports:
Kusimayo improves the living conditions of children and adults affected by poverty and malnutrition in one of Peru’s poorest regions: the high plains of Puno.
Photo provided by Kusimayo
This non-profit organisation helps the Andean women and children of the Sacred Valley area with education, conservation, nutrition and health programs.
Image supplied by Roxana Mori.
To learn more or donate, go to: www.theintrepidfoundation.org