Peru Highlights Overview
Visit Peru and see attractions in Lima, fly over the lines of Nazca, take a trip to Machu Picchu, discover things to do in Arequipa and see all the highlights of Peru on this in-depth trip.
- 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Visit Peru and explore this incredible country from Lima to Cuzco
From the desert-like plains of the Pacific Coast, home to the intriguing Nazca Lines, to the heights of the Andes and the depths of the Amazon Jungle, this trip covers the highlights of Peru. From sultry Lima to beautiful Arequipa and on to the incredible Machu Picchu, experience the diversity, natural wonders, ancient Inca treasures and friendly faces of Peru.
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Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
While Pisco may have lent its name to Peru's most famous drink, this seaside city is also known for being the gateway to the Ballestas Islands.
Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.
The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.
Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.
Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.
Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.
Learn about the traditions of a local community in the Sacred Valley, and visit Ollantaytambo, a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.
Perhaps take a soak in the natural hot springs that gave Aguas Calientes its name, and bask in the tranquility of the mountainside town.
Be overwhelmed by the unforgettable sight of mystical Machu Picchu. Spend a day exploring and learning about these fascinating ancient ruins.
Located on the Tambopata River near Puerto Maldonado, our eco-friendly lodge is the perfect base for expeditions into the jungle and encounters with the magnificent fauna and flora.
Founded in 1535, Lima still has a wealth of colonial buildings and grandiose churches, plus there are many interesting museums and great restaurants to enjoy.
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