The Lost City
The first time you see Machu Picchu is a special and exciting moment. Despite the countless images nothing prepares you for its majestic setting, shrouded in mist within the mountains.
Meeting the locals
Visiting Misminay village is a rewarding and genuine encounter with local Andeans. Learning about everyday life from the proud villagers is a fascinating insight into Andean life and their spiritual beliefs.
The mighty Amazon
Float along the calm waters of the Amazon, accompanied by the chorus of early morning jungle sounds. See blue and yellow macaw, cock-of-the-rock and toucans among over 1000 bird species in the area, and search for tiny frogs, caimans, monkeys, giant river otters and sloths.
Head north from Lima and you'll discover wonderful white sand beaches in the Mancora region. Stay on Vichayito Beach for swimming, water-sports and relaxation.
Walks and treks
The Inca Trail is possibly the most well-known trek in Peru but why not try the Salkantay trek, Lares trail or the tougher Choquequirao route along the Inca trail. Alternatively there are plenty of day walks that can be arranged around the Sacred Valley.
Compared to the Sacred Valley and southern regions of Peru, the north is little visited yet it has some fascinating sites. Visit the Moche pyramids near Trujillo and the Chimu city, Chan Chan. Chiclayo is home to the tomb of the Lord of Sipan and Lambayeque with its impressive museums.
Meet Sarah Slocomb, Regional Specialist for Peru
'From friendly locals to amazing food, stunning mountain backdrops to impressive archaeological sites, and jungle to unspoilt beaches Peru is a gemstone in South America. Machu Picchu is not to be missed - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and the 'Lost City' of the Incas; arrive by train or hike the famous Inca Trail and enter through the Sun Gate - the choice is yours!'
Peru has been voted the World’s Leading Culinary Destination year after year by the World Travel Awards, and once you've been there, you'll understand why. Peru’s national dishes are full of fresh vibrant flavours creating wonderfully healthy meals - cerviche, alpaca steak with quinoa, roasted guinea pig and lomo saltado to name a few. The national cocktail is a Pisco sour - Peruvian grape brandy mixed with egg white and lime. Discover more about the country's food an drink on a cooking class - speak to your Tailormade Regional Specialist for more information.