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Peru holidays

Peru holidays give you a true sense of adventure and exploration. From mountains and jungle to modern cities and beautiful beaches, discover all of the amazing holidays Peru has to offer. Travel to a unique destination to experience an ancient culture and breathtaking sights in a country like no other.

Things to do in Peru

  • Peru's long coastline means that there are lots of beaches to explore. From world-famous surfing in La Libertad to the red sands of Playa Roja in the Paracas National Reserve, there is a beach to suit everyone. The City Beach at Miraflores in Lima provides a peaceful escape from the busy city, with views along the coast and a pleasant park to stroll through.
  • The mountainous landscape of Peru lends itself to adventure, from trekking through snow-capped mountains to white-water rafting and zip lining in the canyons. You can also go mountain biking, kayaking and caving, Peru has natural features for almost any outdoor activity.
  • A visit to the capital Lima is full of culture, excitement, and intrigue. From rustic market stalls to lively bars and restaurants, the fun Magic Water Circuit fountain display to the Museum of Contemporary Art, there is always something new to discover.

Top sights for your holidays in Peru

  • Machu Picchu is known around the world as the most important place to visit while in Peru. The famous mountain-top Incan city was built in the 15th century. Qhapac Ñan, is a complex road system built by the Incas to link Machu Picchu and their entire empire. - As one of the world's 10 megadiverse countries, Peru offers incredible natural sights. Colca Canyon is one of the deepest on earth and an excellent place to spot Andean condors in flight. At 3,810m above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. A stunning place to visit to see wildlife and floating islands.
  • The Chan Chan archaeological area is the largest mud-brick settlement in pre-Hispanic America. Featuring pyramid-shaped temples, citadels and palaces, it is an excellent display of ancient culture, dating back to 1100 BCE.

Best time of the year to visit Peru

Between May and September is winter in Peru, so temperatures are lower at around 20°C in the mountains but there is less rain. Peru holidays in coastal regions or nearer the Amazon basin see temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s, especially from October to March, but with more rain. 

How to get to Peru

Flights to Peru usually take between 12 and 15 hours, depending on the route and any changes that are required. Peru is in a time zone six hours behind the UK. Peru is known for A rich culture to explore. A number of ancient cultures have survived the 10,000 years of the country's history. Holidays in Peru allow you to discover the traditions and festivals of some of the native cultures. Throughout the year there are many festivals for various celebrations, including tourism, the founding of certain cities, and Mother Earth. People who live on and around Lake Titicaca produce fine textiles using traditional methods. Extra tips In Peru's varied landscapes you may experience altitude sickness. Machu Pichu is just below the 2,500m level at which sickness usually occurs, but Lake Titicaca and other places are higher. If you do experience sickness, be sure to rest well during the few first days, stay hydrated, and drinking coca tea is recommended. In addition to our cheap holidays to Peru, you may also be interested in our holidays to other South American destinations: Ecuador holidaysBrazil holidays and Argentina holidays

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