Peru

Peru

Empire of the Incas

Archaeological and scenic wonder

 

Luxury holidays in Peru take you to a land of stunning contrasts. From the ancient sites of the Inca civilisation and Spanish colonial towns, to the contemporary cities and the nature-packed national parks, this is a destination like nowhere else in the world. Whether you’re exploring the dramatic landscapes, visiting ancient archaeological sites or enjoying the tasty Peruvian cuisine, there’s plenty see and do in this diverse South American country.

Wonders of the world

With so much to explore, luxury tours in Peru will make sure you get to see all the main sights and attractions on offer. One of the country’s main draws is undoubtedly the chance to visit the incredible Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. This UNESCO World Heritage site sits at over 2,000 metres above sea level in the Andes mountains and is quite literally the high point of many travellers’ itineraries. This ancient sites comprises over 200 dwellings and was kept hidden from colonisers until the early 20th century. Today, it attracts thousands of visitors during the high season, but despite the crowds, remains a truly remarkable sight.

For more breathtaking sights, consider a visit to the historical town of Arequipa, tucked away among dramatic mountain peaks. A popular base for exploring the Valley of the Volcanoes, the town has its own charm with its many baroque buildings, 17th-century Basilica Cathedral and bustling markets. Trips to the villages surrounding the serene Lake Titicaca are also popular with visitors, where you can marvel at the floating islands (Islas Uros) made from the buoyant reeds upon which the Uros people live. Don’t miss the chance to take a ride on one of the traditional reed boats while you’re there.

Another unmissable experience is the chance to see the Colca Canyon near Arequipa. This immense geological fissure cuts through the High Andes for more than 100 kilometres and is the second deepest canyon in the world. Plunging approximately 3,400 metres at its deepest point, it’s nearly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the US.

Nature-lovers are spoilt for choice in Peru. Trek into the Amazon rainforest to find beautiful and rare orchids, huge butterflies and a whole host of other tropical creatures. Alternatively, take a luxury cruise down the Amazon river. Gliding along this majestic waterway in the ultimate comfort, you’ll delve into the heart of the rainforest and get an intimate glimpse into the ecosystems, wildlife and local customs that characterise this unique part of the world. You can also lose yourself in the extraordinary Sacred Valley and explore the fertile landscapes and remote villages.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try some of Peru’s famous fusion food during your stay. Local dishes include fresh seafood ceviche, tasty picarones (pumpkin doughnuts) and Andean guinea pig, while popular drinks include tangy pisco sours and locally-brewed beer.

Holidays with a difference

At Azure, we’re experts in creating exquisite, tailor-made holidays with a difference. With so much to discover and so many unique experiences on offer, our selection of luxury hotels in Peru will make the perfect base for your trip. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure or something more relaxing, we can help you create the perfect holiday itinerary to suit your specific needs and desires.

Why not contact us by phone or live chat and speak to our friendly and helpful team? We’ll be happy to provide you with more information about our indulgent holiday packages.


Our Destination Specialists

 

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