With some of South America’s most exceptional sights, such as Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titicaca, Peru will never disappoint. Peru is without doubt the most intriguing and fascinating of all South American countries. The incredible remains of the Inca civilisation are a huge draw and combined with its colonial architecture, the stunning vistas of the jagged peaks of the Andes, the Amazonian jungle, its superb cuisine and the warmth of the Peruvians themselves, this is one of the most captivating destinations in the world.
Our amazing tour of Peru with Amazon covers all the highlights, such as the Andes, the second highest mountain range in the world, rising to nearly 7,000 metres, runnig like a backbone down the entire country. At lower altitudes is the Altiplano, a timeless plateau covered with tufts of wiry grass, studded with occasional but distinctive low-thatched houses of the indigenous Indians. Then there is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,812 metres, where light and clear air cause the lake to emit a stunning sapphire-blue colour. The lake itself is home to the Uros, an Indian people who live much as they have always done, on extensive floating islands constructed from reeds.
It is impossible to think of Peru without mentioning the fabled Incas, a remarkable people who, by the early 16th century had created the greatest empire in the world. We visit the sites of battles, palaces and the most sacred temples of the Incas. Find out what happened to this ancient people and discover all Peru has to offer.
We have just been on this tour and it was excellent. A big thanks goes to Paul our Tour Manager and his local guides who made it all happen keeping us on track, informed, amused and not losing anybody. A difficult task when there ...
A very enjoyable tour, made even more enjoyable by our fantastic guide, Manuel. In his excellent English he gave fascinating talks on Spanish history. Many thanks, Manuel, for explaining the complexities of the Spanish Civil War...