Peru Tours & Travel

Peru is a land of wonders.  Machu Picchu, the mysterious Inca enclave high in the Andes, is the most famous among them, but the country’s incredible diversity also encompasses Spanish colonial architecture, treasure-filled pre-Colombian tombs, a network of Inca roads, and the biggest gastronomic festival in South America. Factor in the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s landscapes—from the lush canopy of the Amazon rainforest to the limpid waters of Lake Titicaca to the gorgeous colors of one of the world’s deepest canyons at Colca—and you have a travel experience whose memories will last a lifetime.

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Classic Machu Picchu

8 Days/7 Nights from $1,489

Classic Machu Picchu, our Featured Peru Tour, is a great way to experience the most interesting destinations of the country. It includes Lima, Cusco, the…

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5 Best Peru Tours for 2017

Tour Name From Duration Description
Classic Machu Picchu
$1,489 8 Days Classic Machu Picchu, our Featured Peru Tour, is a great way to experience the most…
Classic Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca $2,189 10 Days Appreciate Peru’s fascinating cultures and history in one of our most popular tours. It includes…
Peru and Machu Picchu Family Tour $3,899 9 Days Peru is one of the best family travel destinations in the world. It combines fascinating…
Classic Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
$1,769 10 Days Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu should be on every adventure traveler’s “to do” list…
Classic Machu Picchu and Posada Amazonas $2,249 11 Days Experience Peru’s culture, history, and amazing wildlife in this fascinating tour. You…

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Peru Travel Guide

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the subject of fantasy and dreams and more than a few tall stories have been told about it. I did some research and discovered that most of the outlandish rumours about this incredible place are true…

Quipu: Ancient Writing System Used By The Incas

The motorcycle taxi driver had my number immediately. Every time I stepped out of my hotel in Mancora, there he was offering me a ride. It took longer for me to figure out…

Letting Them Eat Cebiche: The Art Of Gastón Acurio

A chef for president? Don’t laugh: in Peru, it could really happen. Citizens of the Andean nation take food—and those who prepare it—very seriously. Last year, when rumors began circulating that…

Art And Artisans In Cuzco’s San Blas Neighborhood

Juana Mendívil has a story she likes to tell about her father, Hilario. As a young boy growing up in Cuzco’s arty San Blas district, Hilario early on was infected by his barrio’s mania for sculpture. Every day after school…

Peru’s Great Banquet: Chowing Down At Lima’s Mistura

“¡Oye, maestro, más chancho rapidito!” The cook’s face gleams with sweat as he barks the order to the runner hauling slabs of raw pork to the grill. Spicy smoke rises from the coals…

Day Two At Machu Picchu: Four Top Options

So you’ve finally done it. You’ve bought your PeruRail tickets, your entrance pass, and your chuyo, and you’re on your way to Machu Picchu. Mission accomplished—at least the first stage….

Beyond The Inca Trail: Walking The Capac Ñan, South America’s Ancient Superhighway

“Can you hear me?” My voice booms out unnaturally over the canyon. In Peru in general, and in rural Peru in particular, cell-phone signals tend to be sketchy even under ideal conditions, so it’s a tiny miracle when…

The Great Peruvian Menu

With its varied regional cuisines and incredibly diverse array of platos típicos, Peru is a foodie’s paradise. El Comercio, the country’s chief newspaper, reports that nearly 40 percent…

Visiting Lima: Ten Must-Do Experiences

Lima, with its 10 million inhabitants, 49 sprawling districts, and world-class cuisine, may just be Peru’s least-known destination. True, all visitors to the Andean nation “know” Lima in that they’re required to…

The Soul Of Black Peru: Lima’s Música Criolla

Three high double-stops from the guitar announce the song’s opening. Two trills and a rapid slide down the neck, and the crowd explodes into whoops and cheers. A series of meditative, arpeggiated chords…

Ollantaytambo: Temple-Citadel Of The Incas

Horror: That was the immediate reaction of the Spanish upon seeing Ollantaytambo. Given their situation, you can hardly blame them. At some 200 feet high, and made up of coursed ashlar stones weighing 50 tons or more…

Pisac: Cuzco’s Most Mysterious Ruin

High above the Andean town of Pisac, carved into a rock face that looks out over a valley of soft green terraces, there is a tunnel. A slender, teardrop-shaped slit arrived at via a narrow pass. This tunnel extends for…

Sex, Mayhem, And Snacks In Lima’s Pre-Colombian Museo Larco

Lima, Peru. It’s a quiet weekday morning at the Museo Larco, in the peaceful historic district of Pueblo Libre. Warm sunlight glints off the white manorial façade. In the café, a waiter is laying tablecloths for lunch…

Seven Things To Do In Puno, Peru

Puno, Peru suffers from a case of bad PR. Ask most travelers about the windswept Andean town, and you’ll likely get a lot of blank stares. “Puno—where exactly is that?” Those same travelers will…

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