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 - Fly southwards to Arequipa Set; Visit the colourful town of Pisac; Explore the lake by boat... Read more ...
Arrive in Lima in the evening and transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1533, the “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern conveniences. Read more ...
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The second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon, the Peruvian Amazon, known as "Amazonia", is considered to be the best preserved part of the Amazon Jungle. With a breathtaking abundance of flora and fauna, it contains over 70% of the living species on the planet; in the southern jungle alone there are 1,000 different species of birds and 15,000 different plant varieties.
Peru currently has approximately 5% of its territory protected by a system of 50 national parks, reserves, sanctuaries and other designated areas; a process which has developed extremely well since it began in the 1960s. Two of these protected areas, the Manu Biosphere Reserve and the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, can be found in Peru's southern jungle whilst the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve can be found in the northern jungle and accessed from Iquitos, the northern gateway to the Peruvian Amazon basin.
Abercrombie & Kent's Amazon holidays are the perfect way to explore this vibrant region.
Suggested Amazon Accommodation
The M/V Aqua is amongst the finest vessels cruising the Amazon offering 12 large suites designed by an internationally renowned Peruvian designer and offering...
The M/V Aria offers 32 guests the opportunity to sail deep into Peru’s Amazon wilderness in style and comfort. The 16 over-sized staterooms all feature en-suite...
Delfin I offers an adventure cruise amongst one of the most important zones of the Peruvian Amazon, the Pacaya Samira National Reserve.
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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The Higham Bingham, Orient Express Train was another highlight in both directions which included Lunch going over to Machu Piccu and Dinner on our return to Cusco..absolutely fantastic.
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Peking to Paris Rally
Spirit of Adventure Lives On
Follow Michelle & Mike on their incredible adventure in the Peking to Paris rally and enter our competition.
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.