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Best Things To Do in Peru

Peru travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Peru - Larco Herrera Museum - Your private curated tour
Larco Herrera Museum - Your private curated tour
Tour the privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art, located in Lima, with a curator and understand the beautfiul history of Peru. The Larco Herrera Museum is housed in an 18th-century, vice-royal building, which was built over a pre-Columbian pyramid. See More >
Peru - View the Condor in the Colca Canyon
View the Condor in the Colca Canyon
Home to one of the world's deepest canyons, the Colca Valley is a colourful Andean landscape with a pre-Inca heritage and colonial-Spanish architecture. Enjoy condor-spotting on your treks through the canyon, or go rafting in the Colca River. See More >
Peru - Andahuaylillas Church - The Sistine Chapel of the Andes
Andahuaylillas Church - The Sistine Chapel of the Andes
Nestled in the heart of the central square in the Andean village of Andahuaylillas, this whitewashed church of San Pedro Apóstol looks almost ordinary - but don't let that fool you. Step into a euphoric kaleidoscope of dazzling colorful murals, a coffered painted ceiling and an ornate gold-leaf altar. It is a remarkable work of art, often (and rightfully) called the 'The Sistine Chapel of the Andes'. See More >
Peru - Humpback-Whale Watching
Humpback-Whale Watching
Go on an exciting adventure from Los Organos to Cabo Blanco and spot the magical and magnificent Humback-whales in their natural habitat. An experience that you surely don't want to miss See More >
Peru - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - An exclusive Amazonian getaway
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - An exclusive Amazonian getaway
An eco-luxury lodge overlooking the Madre De Dios River, with 35 wooden cabanas is the perfect way to experience the wonderous Amazon. See More >
Peru - The Stunning Bio-diversity of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
The Stunning Bio-diversity of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
A vast expanse of Amazonian jungle, the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is the largest in Peru and the second largest in the Amazon. Visit this reserve, known for its biodiversity with everything from pink dolphins to spider monkeys and giant South American turtles. See More >
Peru - Learn The Intricate Textile Weaving Of the Hullocks
Learn The Intricate Textile Weaving Of the Hullocks
Visit the traditional communities of Huillock, located in the Sacred valleys of the Incas. Gain an insight into the age old customs of the Andean people. Huillock boasts a rich tradition of textiles with age old intricate techniques and methods. See More >
Peru - Have the kids make their own ceramic souvenirs
Have the kids make their own ceramic souvenirs
Learn everything you need to know about ceramics at Peru’s exclusive workshop for families and kids. Participate in the pottery workshops of Lima, Nasca, Cusco and The Sacred Valley, with their unique clay deposits, mineral and vegetable dyes, and stunning iconography. Kids get to take home their own creations! See More >
Peru - The Wild Side Of Peru- Boat trips, Butterfly Sanctuaries and Wildlife
The Wild Side Of Peru- Boat trips, Butterfly Sanctuaries and Wildlife
The ideal family trip- Give your children a holiday to remember while they witness the wild animals and plants in their natural habitat. Help expand their knowledge as they participate in environmental interpretation walks, boat trips, visits to lakes and butterfly sanctuaries. See More >
Peru - Chocolate making for the whole family in Cusco!
Chocolate making for the whole family in Cusco!
Every chocolate lover’s paradise, the Choco Museum at Cusco houses every bit of information you need about production of chocolate. Right from its creation as cacao bean to the final chocolate bar that you savour. Participate in the chocolate making workshops or treat yourself to the world’s finest chocolates right at the museum! See More >
Peru - Learn The Art Of Peruvian Cuisine under Chef Ignacio Barrios
Learn The Art Of Peruvian Cuisine under Chef Ignacio Barrios
Enjoy exquisite food prepared by Chef Ignacio Barrios, and participate in workshops where you will be taught the secret behind the best ceviche and Iomo Saltado. Visit the San Isidro market and participate in cuisine lessons that specialise in Peruvian gourmet. take home some precious Peruvian pink salt. See More >
Peru - Enjoy Delicious Dishes At Mistura - Latin America’s Most Famous Fair
Enjoy Delicious Dishes At Mistura - Latin America’s Most Famous Fair
Set your tastebuds tingling and enjoy the most delicious dishes gathered from every corner of Peru at Mistura. Lima hosts one of the most well known gourmet fairs in Latin America. See More >
Peru - The magnificent Amazon Rainforest
The magnificent Amazon Rainforest
Sail down the Madre de Dios River, and discover the mystery, admire the vastness and soak in the magnitude of the Amazon Rainforest, a top a private luxury riverboat. An experience like none other. See More >
Peru - Islas Ballestas - Serenity and wildlife
Islas Ballestas - Serenity and wildlife
Hop onto a small boat from the charming city of Pisco or the town of Paracas and make your way to the serene Ballestas Islands, just off the coast. These uninhabited islands house sea lions, pelicans, Peruvian boobies and Humboldt penguins. See More >
Peru - Nazca Lines - earth's greatest unsolved mystery
Nazca Lines - earth's greatest unsolved mystery
Although it is unknown who excatly created the Nazca Lines, they have mesmerized tourists and historians for decades. Enjoy sights of plains etched with cryptic animal and plant drawings, and ponder the creation of this geometrically-stunning artwork, which has now been recognised as a UNESCO Heritage site. See More >
Peru - Trek the Cordillera Blanca - stunning beauty and Inca heritage
Trek the Cordillera Blanca - stunning beauty and Inca heritage
Trek through the Andes and experience jaw-dropping views from the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Covered in native flora and fauna, this mountain range has preserved not only its physical beauty, but the Inca cultures and values as well. See More >
Peru - Lima - A classic Peruvian snapshot
Lima - A classic Peruvian snapshot
Enjoy the juxtaposition of high rises and colonial buildings as you discover Lima. Visit world-famous museums, enjoy exquisite cuisine, and immerse yourself in Peruvian culture. See More >
Peru - Islas Uros - Lake Titicaca's Floating Islands
Islas Uros - Lake Titicaca's Floating Islands
A group of floating islands unlike no other! The Islas Uros were created by natives using totora leaves found in the shallows of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the beauty of these islands, as well as reed boats and homes constructed by the natives. See More >
Peru - Cusco: Cobblestoned Beauty
Cusco: Cobblestoned Beauty
Alpacas, cathedrals, and botiques–welcome to Cusco! Tour around cobblestone streets in South America's oldest inhabited city while enjoying vibrant atmosphere and rich heritage. See More >
Peru - Arequipa - Colonial charm in the shadow of 3 volcanoes
Arequipa - Colonial charm in the shadow of 3 volcanoes
Surrounded by three volcanoes, Arequipa embodies a beautiful mix of the indegenous and Spanish cultures. Enjoy colonial architecture, charming streets, colorful builidings, and vibrant floral life. See More >
Peru - Sacred Valley - The Centre of the Inca Empire
Sacred Valley - The Centre of the Inca Empire
Once the center of the Incan Empire, The Sacred Valley is now a beautiful collection of ruins in the Andes Mountains. Marvel at Incan architecture, visit neighboring villages, and explore nearby trails. See More >
Peru - Barranco District - Lima's Bohemian Enclave
Barranco District - Lima's Bohemian Enclave
A lover's praradise. The enchanting Barranco District is considered the most romantic and bohemian of all of Lima's 43 districts. It is home to Peru's finest artists, musicians, designers and photographers with colonial architecture, fashionable beach resorts and a laidback vibe. See More >
Peru - Sacsayhuaman - UNESCO celebrates the ancient Incas
Sacsayhuaman - UNESCO celebrates the ancient Incas
A citadel towering high above and overlooking the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, is the most fascinating of Incan ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See More >
Peru - Máncora Beach - Surfing for beginners
Máncora Beach - Surfing for beginners
One of the trendiest and laid-back beaches in Peru, Mancora attracts a global crowd seeking to relax in the sun. Spend time with friends or family by the beach, take a dip in the pacific, or learn how to surf! See More >
Peru - Iquitos - A vibrant jungle metropolis
Iquitos - A vibrant jungle metropolis
Although Iquitos is only accessible by boat or car, it is still a vibrant jungle metropolis. Explore the Amazon River, shop at local open-air markets, and visit protected nature reserves. See More >
Peru - Maccu Picchu - Home to a once-great civilisation
Maccu Picchu - Home to a once-great civilisation
Surrounded by towering mountains and clouds, Machu Picchu is one of the most renowned locations on Earth. Enjoy an exhilirating hike on the Inca Trail, a surreal walk through the Incan Ruins, or an unparalleled view from the peak of Huyana Picchu. See More >

Best time to go to Peru

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Peak ( May - Sep )

Dry season in the Andes and Peru's Amazon rainforest. Enjoy crisp, sunny days up at altitude, in Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, and superb trekking opportunities against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. It is also the best time for Amazonian and wildlife explorations as the rains have eased off. An extremely busy time, so you may have to book 8-12 months in advance.

Shoulder ( Mar - Apr , Oct - Nov )

Conditions are still wonderful for travel, although it is not the dry season. The Amazonian basin comes alive with wildlife, particularly orchids.; October/November are superb for rainforest treks. Machu Picchu and Andean hotspots are open but trekking may be challenging. Easter still remains a busy travel period.

Low ( Dec - Feb )

This is the wettest time of year in the Andes and the Amazon. Machu Picchu shuts down completely in February, and the banks of the Amazon spill over, making wildlife spotting untenable. The beaches are still doing fine over this period, but tourist trickle is minimal with the two main attractions (Andes and the Amazon) virtually shut down.

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