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Kristen Lanskail-Morris
Kristen Lanskail-Morris Latin America Travel Specialist
"Spot the magnificent Andean condor in the Colca Canyon. It's a very special experience."

Lima Holidays

Peru’s Pacific coast capital Lima, also known as the City of King’s, was once the capital of Spain’s colonial empire, something that is still reflected in its faded glory. It may not be love at first sight with Lima but for those willing to explore will be more than pleasantly surprised with its mix of art and architecture, world-class gastronomy and Pacific coast views. What was once just a gateway to the rest of the country, we think Lima merits a stop in any Peru itinerary.

The city’s food scene has really put Lima in the spotlight in recent years, currently enjoying a gastronomic revolution, it is one of the best places to sample Peruvian cuisine. Whatever your budget, choose from 3 of the world’s best restaurants or alternatively a relaxed dining experience in a traditional huarique. Whatever your preference, Lima is jam packed with incredible restaurant choices. We recommend opting for some ceviche whilst in town!

Most visitors to the city head to Miraflores, Lima’s most affluent district. A residential and retail area sat up on the cliffs, Miraflores’ position overlooks the waves crashing onto the shingle beaches, often full of surfers and provides a great base for exploration. Nearby, the Bohemian district of Barranco is filled with art galleries, beautifully restored mansion houses and boutique shops.

Lima’s historic, downtown centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, essential to stop by during a city tour. Here you’ll find the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace, amongst many other beautiful colonial buildings. Boasting an excellent selection of museums, we recommend the Larco Museum; showcasing one of the finest gold and silver collections from Ancient Peru in the world and Casa Aliaga; the oldest house within the Americas. The latter has seen 18th generations of the Aliaga family and was gifted to the family by Francisco Pizzaro.

Nazca Lines & the Ballestas Islands

Lima is also a good base for a short side trip down the coast to  fly over the Nazca Lines and take a boat trip around the Ballestas Islands. Please enquire for more details. 

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Peru Express
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £2095 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
For those short on time or just seeking a taste of Peru’s most famous sights look no further than Peru Express. Starting in the...
Treasures of Peru Small Group Tour
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Small Group Tours
From £3345 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Join a small group of likeminded travellers to discover the treasures Peru has to offer. Encompassing the key highlights, this journey...
Peru & Brazil Made Easy
  • Beach
  • Culture & History
From £4095 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Brazil
Offering to show you the highlights of not one, but two of South America's 'must-go' destinations, this tailor-made holiday makes it easy to get under the skin of both Brazil and Peru. All the icons are included: experience the lofty peaks of Machu Picchu; discover the Inca City of Cuzco; stand at the edge of thundering Iguazu Falls; soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach whilst admiring a view of both Corcovado Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £3470 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
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.
Ultimate Peru Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £3725 per person
10 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
For adventurous travellers, Peru is a dream destination. In just one trip, spend a night in the Sacred Valley's most exclusive accommodation - a transparent pod suite suspended 400m up - before trying your hand at zip lining, white water rafting and paragliding, and setting off in search of the best views over Machu Picchu.
Lakes, Nazca Lines, Wilderness and Incas
  • Culture & History
From £3765 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
A classic Peruvian tour including Lima, a flight over the Nazca Lines, unique wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
Peru with Inkaterra
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £4325 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Escape on this rejuvenating holiday to Peru, which offers a chance to reconnect with the natural environment as well as indulge. The trip also incorporates all of Peru’s major highlights.
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £4560 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Chile
Mist-cloaked Machu Picchu and mysterious Maoi statues on Easter Island combine to make a Peru and Chile holiday an extraordinary combination.
Wonders of South America
  • Culture & History
From £4810 per person
17 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Brazil     Argentina     Bolivia
Experience the best the South American continent has to offer with this exhilarating tailormade holiday through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Bringing together Peru’s Inca past, the dizzying heights of La Paz, stylish Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches, this epic journey encompasses the continents main attractions.
Peru & Bolivia Highlights
  • Culture & History
From £4975 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Bolivia
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.
Luxury Peru with Belmond
  • Culture & History
From £5490 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Experience the world of Belmond and dip your toes into the enchanting history and culture of Peru on this luxury holiday staying in Peru’s most indulgent hotels, including the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge located next to the gates of Machu Picchu and the Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper train.
Galapagos & Peru in Style
  • Culture & History
  • Wildlife
From £7710 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Galapagos Islands     Peru     Ecuador
Start your adventure on board the M/V Evolution which offers two 7-night itineraries that cruise through different areas of the Galapagos...
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