If you’re longing to see quintessential South America, our Peru holidays are for you. Think llamas, gorgeous colonial cities, ancient Inca towns, and a world-renowned cuisine.
Things to Do in Peru
- Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is on many travel bucket lists, and there’s a reason; it’s amazing! Spectacular scenery and crumbling Inca ruins, Machu Picchu is a must-do.
- Take a helicopter ride over the Nazca Lines. The best way of viewing these mysterious carvings of various animals and insects is from overhead.
- Sample Peru’s mouth-watering cuisine and traditional drinks. Cerviche, choclo con queso, mate de coco, and pisco sours are all delicious and all widely available.
- Visit Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca. These man-made floating villages are home to the Uros tribe, descendants of a culture that predates the Inca civilisation.
Best Time to Visit
Peru weather tends to vary with the country’s altitude so there is no perfect time to visit. It’s best to decide what’s most important to you on your itinerary and time your trip around that.
Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, and Machu Picchu are best from April to September, while Lima and the Nazca Lines are ideal from November to April. Be warned, the Inca Trail closes each February for cleaning, although there are other routes to Machu Picchu.
Take a trip to Puno on February 2nd for the Virgen de la Candelaria Festival. Spread over two weeks, this fiesta features traditional music, energetic dance, elaborate costumes, and an electric atmosphere.
Visit Cusco around June 24th for Inti Raymi. Watch thousands gather at the ruins of Sacsayhuaman to celebrate the “Festival of the Sun”. This historical re-enactment of an ancient Incan festival is a must for history lovers.
Head to Lake Titicaca early November for La Diablada. A week-long festival of locals dancing to traditional music while dressed in colourful devil costumes – it’s not to be missed!