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   Machu Picchu    
   Lake Titicaca    
   Pisac Market, Sacred Valley    
   Colca Canyon    
   Chan Chan, Northern Peru    
   Colonial architecture, Arequipa    
   Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca    
   Condor, Colca Canyon    
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Peru Holidays

Peru is home to one of the continent's most famous highlights, the iconic Machu Picchu. The Inca citadel is an awe-inspiring sight and it's hard to imagine going on holiday to Peru and not including this must-see icon. Rightly concerned about environmental deterioration, the Peruvian government has reduced the number of entrance tickets to the citadel by 50%, so make sure you book well in advance. Whilst Machu Picchu is the country's defining image, Peru holidays offer this and so much more. Natural wonders and rich cultures make this country one of Latin America's most rewarding - don't miss Lake Titicaca and its floating communities, lively Lima, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, Arequipa and the condors in the Colca Canyon. There are also fascinating, and less well-known, pre-Columbian ruins in Northern Peru.

What to see on holidays to Peru

Lima
Set beside the coast, Lima is a lively capital with an attractively restored historic centre, good museums and a growing number of exciting new restaurants. Most Peru holidays begin here and we recommend spending a couple of days exploring the city. Read more about Lima. A few hours to south of Peru, visitors can see the mysterious Nazca lines that appear to be etched into the desert in the shapes of animals and birds. 
 

Cuzco and the Sacred Valley 
Most Peru holidays take in Cuzco, a beautiful Spanish colonial city built on Inca foundations. It is at its most colourful in late June during the annual Inca Inti Raymi Festival. Between Cuzco and Machu Picchu is another must-see the Urubamba or more commonly called Sacred Valley, with its many colourful markets and Inca ruins. Pisac is one of the most famous markets in Peru and visiting it is a great fun.

Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon & Arequipa
Also situated in Southern Peru, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and is the gateway to cross into Bolivia. To the south west, the Colca Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon and is visited for both its extraordinary beauty and because it offers a unique opportunity to spend time watching the beautiful condor. Nearby Arequipa is an attractive colonial city with cobbled streets and is typically included on most Peru holiday itineraries.

Amazon Rainforest
Peru is one of a number of countries from which you can enjoy the Amazon Rainforest. You can stay in jungle lodges reached from Puerto Maldonado, or set off from Iquitos on a comfortable cruise or expedition on the world’s most famous river. 

Northern Peru
The Pre-Colombian ruins in the north of Peru are some of the country's most impressive. The adobe ruins at Chan Chan, near Trujillo, were the centre of the Chimu Kingdom and there are pre-Inca sites at Chiclayo. Read more about Northern Peru.

Peru Holidays - Where to stay 
One of the greatest changes in recent years to tourism in Peru has been the growth of boutique and luxury accommodation, not only in the cities but even in the remotest areas. So if you want full-on creature comforts all the way on your Peru holiday  - and that includes on an Amazon River cruise or a train journey to Machu Picchu - that can be arranged by our specialist travel team. 

Travel & Health Assistance
All Rainbow Tours clients in Peru are provided, free of charge, with travel and health assistance whilst on holiday up to a maximum of US$2000.

This service offers a host of benefits which include - two house calls or walk-in doctor consultations, medical expenses during urgent hospitalizations up to US$1000, medical transfers within Peru to Lima up to US$700, medicines up to US$300, luggage tracking assistance and help in case of lost or stolen documents. Please note pre-existing medical conditions are excluded.

Whilst we can offer longer holidays to Peru that take in all the highlights, it’s a big country and therefore better to concentrate on fewer areas if you have less time. Our consultants have travelled throughout the country, so can advise you on all aspects of Peru travel. Ring us for advice on 020 7666 1260 or email the team here

Example Peru Holiday Ideas
We can tailor-make any itinerary for you - these Peru holiday ideas are intended to be a starting point. Call us if you would like to start planning a trip Peru. 020 7666 1260

Total Itineraries: 15      
Wonders of Peru Holiday
PeruPeru
Our Wonders of Peru holiday is a tailor-made tour with shared excursions, offering exceptional value. It visits the most celebrated highlights of Peru the iconic Machu Picchu, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the Sacred Valley.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2285
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Northern Routes of Peru & Beach Holiday
PeruPeru
An ideal tailor-made tour for history and culture enthusiasts, this Peru holiday visits the lesser known archaeological sites of northern Peru, and ends with time on the beach at Mancora.
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £2495
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
PeruPeru
Give back to local communities on this eco-tour that takes in the best of Peru, including iconic sights such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2950
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru & Brazil Made Easy
PeruPeru
BrazilBrazil
This Peru holiday itinerary covers the 'must sees' of Peru and Brazil, namely Machu Picchu and the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio's statue of Christ the Redeemer was named alongside Machu Picchu as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £2980
per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
Lakes, Nazca Lines, Wilderness and Incas
PeruPeru
A classic Peruvian tour including Lima, a flight over the Nazca Lines, unique wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3085
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Treasures of Peru
PeruPeru
This classic 13-day tour showcases Peru’s best loved natural wonders and colonial gems, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3095
per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
See the full trip
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island
PeruPeru
ChileChile
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island combines two of the most iconic sights in all of Latin America, the Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu and the Moai Statues created by the Rapanui People.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3190
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Complete Peru Holiday - North & South
PeruPeru
From the the Adobe and Moche antiquities in the north to the soaring heights of the Sacred Valley and the historic cities of Lima, Cuzco and Arequipa, this is truly an epic tour of Peru.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3470
per person
21 day holiday
Flights included
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The Inca Heartland & Salkantay Trek
PeruPeru
Explore Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, followed by a thrilling five-night trek to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Trail, staying in luxury mountain lodges.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £3735
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Wonders of South America
PeruPeru
BrazilBrazil
ArgentinaArgentina
BoliviaBolivia
This 16-day group tour combines four of Latin America's diverse countries on an epic journey through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil.
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
From £3945
per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru & Bolivia Highlights
PeruPeru
BoliviaBolivia
See the magnificent Inca ruins at Machu Picchu before enjoying the highlights of Bolivia on this 16-day, high altitude itinerary. By way of contrast this trip stays on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
From £4095
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Gourmet Peru & Amazon in Style
PeruPeru
Visit the iconic sites of Peru including Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Amazon Rainforest, whilst staying in stylish and comfortable accommodation, and enjoying the very best Peruvian cuisine throughout.
  • Culture & History
  • Luxury
  • Wildlife
From £4745
per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Inca and Galapagos Islands Discovery
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
PeruPeru
EcuadorEcuador
Experience the best of Peru and the Galapagos Islands on this tour which incorporates the highlights of both fascinating countries.
  • Culture & History
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £4870
per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Galapagos & Peru in Style
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
PeruPeru
EcuadorEcuador
Start your adventure on board the M/V Evolution which offers two 7-night itineraries that cruise through different areas of the Galapagos...
  • Luxury
  • Wildlife
From £6570
per person
15 day holiday
Flights included
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Ultimate South America
Galapagos IslandsGalapagos Islands
EcuadorEcuador
PeruPeru
BrazilBrazil
Climb to the peak of an extinct volcano, take in spectacular views of Pinnacle Rock and get up close to wildlife that you won’t find...
  • Luxury
  • Scenic Journeys
  • Wildlife
From £7230
per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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