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Our returning guests don't just like Peru, they love it. Absolutely adore it. They've written extensively about its charms, highlighting a visit to the iconic mountain top citadel of Machu Picchu with the renowned Alfedo Mormontoy. The former resident archaeologist revealed small, little known details about the blockbuster site that spoke volumes about Inca life - a perfect match of dramatic location and top-notch insider knowledge.
And that's just the start. They've enthused about a private recital we arranged in a converted monastic chapel where traditional instruments included animal bone and feathers; praised our guide Luis Silvera, a former professional drummer who revealed Cusco's best live music, and recalled an exclusive lunch in a private hacienda overlooking the Sacred Valley with a tour of the owner's wonderful Pre-Columbian art collection, followed by a private weaving demonstration.
A&K knows Peru inside out. Our offices in Lima and Cusco have 35 multi-lingual staff and long-established contacts with the best hotels - lovely and authentic, not just luxury - smartest guides, and specialists in everything from art to archaeology. In Cusco we also have 'guardian angels' on call 24/7 for any requirements. Small wonder we've hosted 11 Presidents, and eight first ladies.
But travel to Machu Picchu and Peru with Abercrombie & Kent and you'll see far more than just the famous Inca site. You'll cruise the Amazon aboard Aria, stopping in at indigenous villages in the teeming jungle. We've received sent vivid accounts from our returning travellers of feeding baby manatees, spotting caiman in the inky black night (-well, if you will tell our guide you're the adventurous type) and champagne sundowners alongside gambolling pink dolphins.
There's Lima's splendid colonial architecture, the north's extraordinary pre-Inca pyramids, and south's enigmatic Nazca lines and Colca Canyon, twice as deep as its grand American relative.
It's all waiting for you, but you need a tour operator whose staff really know the lay of the land. Step forward our driver who suddenly pulled over and stopped on a remote road. He'd seen a guest using his mobile and knew the signal would vanish around the next bend. Now that, we'd say, is local knowledge of the highest order.
Best time to be there
Being such a geographically diverse country the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. May to October is the best time to travel although the Amazon area is hot and humid throughout the year.
Lima - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid
GMT -5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area.
The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb
- TW, London
Suggested itineraries in Peru
Classic Machu Picchu
Nights: 9 | from £3,660
Discover the wonders of Peru and her people; visit fascinating Machu Picchu, help the efforts of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge and meet friendly locals.
Nights: 12 | from £3,450
A magical 12 night tour discovering Peru's ancient culture and colours from the magnificent Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu to the iconic Lake Titicaca.
Highlights of Peru
Nights: 7 | from £2,660
The Land of the Inca's welcomes you and shows you its greatest ancient and historic treasures on this 8 day adventure.
Nights: 14 | from £4,495
14 nights visiting Peru's iconic sights as well as little-visited rural villages on a lodge-to-lodge trek and the Amazon basin with expert naturalist guides.
Quintessential Peru and Bolivia
Nights: 15 | from £5,250
Spend 15 nights seeing the best of Bolivia and Peru on this exciting trip where you'll discover the Amazon basin, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.
Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet
Nights: 25 | from £70,600
An incredible around-the-world trip by private jet taking in spectacular destinations, like Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Monaco over 25 nights.
Luxury Small Group Journeys - Peru: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley
Nights: 10 | from £4,645
A 10 night adventure into the heart of Peru, this tour explores Peru's pre-Columbian culture, rich musical traditions and the impressive Machu Picchu.
Quintessential Peru & Galapagos
Nights: 14 | from £6,295
See Peru's spectacular Inca citadel, the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador's fascinating capital city on this action-packed 14 night trip.
Nights: 12 | from £5,995
An exhilarating 12 night family adventure through Peru exploring the salt flats of Maras, walking through the Amazon rainforest and visiting Macchu Picchu.
Nights: 10 | from £3,310
Enjoy the splendours of northern Peru’s history, culture and wildlife on this exciting 10 day adventure through Lima, Chiclayo, Kuelap, Cajamarca, and more.