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.
Highlights - Experience the Amazon jungle; Walk the Inca trail to Machu Picchu; Capital of the ancient Inca Empire... Read more ...
Highlights - Visit the former capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco; Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu; Wildlife islands of the Galapagos... Read more ...
Northern Cultures of Peru * Sun and Moon Mochica Pyamids * Chimu abode city of Chan Chan * Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum Read more ...
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13 DAYS FROM £4595 PER PERSON
* Uncover spectacular ancient cities
* Gaze over the iconic Lake Titicaca
* Take a magnificent train journey to Cusco
Peru holds a special place in a traveller's wish list and imagination. It is a kaleidoscope of natural wonders, ancient civilisations, legends and folklore, echoing with music and exploding with colour. Festivals honour its ancient customs at the Inca festival of Inti Raymi in June, while its Spanish Catholic heritage is remembered in another period of feasting and prayer on All Souls' Day in November.
Peru holidays with Abercrombie & Kent is the way to see this wonderful, diverse country in style.
Geographically, Peru can be divided into three distinctive regions - the long, low coastal strip home to the main cities of Lima and Trujillo - the starting point for many Peru holidays; the remote vastness of the Amazon basin in the east and the magnificent heights of the Andes in the centre. Any Peru holidays should include a Cusco tours, not just for its amazing mix of Inca and Spanish culture, but also for its standing as the gateway to Machu Picchu. Here visitors can choose from a rigorous and invigorating four-day trek, a less active one-day trek or an incredible train journey all rewarded by ending at the famous Inca citadel - the highlight of a unforgettable Machu Picchu holidays in Peru.
The spectacular Northern Peru is rich in archaeology, history and scenic contrasts. As well as the cold waters of some of the world's most plentiful fishing grounds and the Amazon Rainforest, it is also home to the stark deserts, fertile valleys and mountains that gave birth to several great pre-Inca civilisations.
Apart from its ancient civilisations, Peru holidays offer a kaleidoscope of natural wonders including the vast mountains of the Huascaran National Park and magical Lake Titicaca - the highest navigable lake in the world and home to the unique floating reed islands of Uros. The extraordinary Amazon rainforest, with its abundant flora and fauna, is a dramatic contrast to the volcanoes of the Colca Canyon.
Arequipa is the second largest and most beautiful city in Peru. Tucked away on the altiplano at an altitude of 2,325 metres it was founded by the Spaniards in 1540. With a magnificent backdrop of snowy volcanoes, the cone of El Misti and the Nevada Chachani, Arequipa is a stylish city.
Paracas and Nazca lines are places that should be seen together; one is a marine eco-system and the other is a desert. The Nazca lines have been declared a Cultural Heritage and it still remains a mystery as to how these drawings were created and why.
A&K Peru holidays offer a fascinating view of this land of history, life, colour and contrast.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 13 day holiday to Peru will cost from £4,595 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Peru and Chile in Style - a saving of £650
Experience Peru and Chile with some of their chicest hotels as your base for a fantastic introductory price. 9 nights' accommodation at some of the best hotels in Santiago, Lima, Lake Titicaca and The Atacama costs from £3,170 per person - a saving of £650. Itinerary includes: 2 nights at W Santiago; 1 night at Boutique Hotel B, Lima; 3 nights at Titilaka, Lake Titicaca; and 3 nights at Awasi, Atacama. This fantastic offer includes full board and private excursions at Awasi . Flights and transfers are not included. Please speak to a consultant about available dates and incorporating this great offer into a fuller highlights of Peru and Chile itinerary. Terms and conditions apply.
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Suggested Peru Accommodation Offers
La Casona is Cusco's first luxury boutique hotel. A former colonial manor house it was amongst the earliest Spanish constructions in Cusco, built over an Inca complex and occupied by the conquistadores...
A ‘comfort seeker's alternative to the tents and sleeping bags of the standard Inca Trail’, The Mountain Lodge Trek incorporates the first Trans-Andean lodge to lodge trek...
Located five miles from the village of Chivay, deep in the Colca Canyon and near the Colca river, hides Las Casitas del Colca (formerly Parador del Colca). This luxurious Orient-Express property boasts...
Titilaka is a striking modern lodge on the shores of Lake Titicaca, offering a luxurious refuge from where to explore the national, cultural and historical treasures...
The Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge is located in a private ecological reserve and research centre of 10,000 hectares. It offers an authentic, safe and comfortable stay with 35 spacious, well-equipped...
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Children of the Rainbow
Supplies meals, medical care, education and hope for deprived children in the area surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas who are exposed to many risks as a result of deep poverty.