Peru is a beautiful combination of culture, history and stunning scenery. The mountains of Peru are among the most dramatic seen anywhere on the planet, and the people who make their home here are proud to maintain their traditions.

“Peru forever changed my life and stole a piece of my heart with its awe-inspiring landscapes, colorful images, and rustic luxury. I have returned eighteen times since my first visit and it remains one of my favorite destinations in the world.” –Jennifer Gillmore, Consultant


See and do:

  • Machu Picchu, but don’t rush past Cusco and the Sacred Valley, which are among the most colorful and culturally rich areas of Peru
  • Sleep in a remote lodge on the shores of Lake Titicaca, and experience the unique culture of surrounding communities
  • Cruise to the headwaters of the Amazon River through the Pacaya Samiria Reserve on a luxury river boat in search of wildlife and remote local villages

Pairs well with

  • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) due to its close proximity, and the complement of nature and culture
  • Easter Island, (Chile) as many historians believe there is a link between the creation of the moai statues found there and the building methods used by the Incas in Peru

Peru can be divided into three distinct geographic regions: the coastal desert, where most of the major cities are located; the Andean Highlands, where mountain peaks soar above 20,000 feet; and the largely undeveloped Amazon jungle, with isolated villages, unique wildlife and an astounding number of bird species.

Accommodations in Peru have lovely character and style. Rustic charm is combined with modern elegance to create cozy lodges, with plenty of historic touches like ancient Inca walls, red tile roofs and colonial facades to provide a true sense of place.

Adventure abounds from the mountains to the jungle and all points in between. The Amazon River is born in the depths of the rain forest, and the surrounding biodiversity is among the most concentrated on Earth.

Peru is not far from the equator, so temperatures remain comfortable year round. November through March is summer in Peru. It is also rainy season, which means water levels are higher in the Amazon, and showers are not uncommon in the highlands. January and February are the rainiest months. Shoulder rainy season can be a wonderful time to visit Machu Picchu as the clouds create mystical landscapes. April through October is dry season, and also coincide with high season. Temperatures will be milder at this time, and low water levels in the Amazon will allow for more land-based exploration.

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14 Days in Peru

Ancient, natural and wondrous, Peru offers a powerful travel experience. The well-earned views atop Machu Picchu, the architectural masterpieces throughout Lima and Cusco, the mystic allure of Lake Titicaca, and the flora and fauna of the Amazon combine for an extraordinary journey.

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