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Peru Tours

A Peru holiday to a county of legend and unparalleled biodiversity is often the gateway to falling in love with South America. A Peru vacation with South America Odyssey can help you uncover the hidden gems of Peru, as well as the well known classics like trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, exploring the indigenous village of Ollantaytambo, to sailing through the amazon jungle. We all love Peru and know it for being a country with endless opportunities.

What are the highlights of a Peru tour?

Peru is a fantastic destination with something for everyone. Lima is sepeed with history with fantastic museums and world class resturants. For a cultural experience revel in the mysteries of Machu Picchu or explore the colourful and interesting Cusco. For the adventurers, just outside Cuzco is The Sacred Valley which is a fantastic place to experience the history of the country whilst also getting your blood pumping - everything from horse riding to water rafting is offered at this fun and picturesque location. 

Whether you visit the ancient Andean settlements of Machu Picchu and ruins throughout the central highlands, or the dense and biodiverse Amazon rainforest in the east, or the cosmopolitan capital city of Lima on the Pacific you are sure to have a wonderful activity packed and family-friendly holiday. A stay at Hotel B is the stylish way to start your Peru Holiday in the arty neighbourhood of Barranco.

Map of Peru

Map of Peru Peru - Cuzco Peru - Machu Picchu Peru - Lima Peru - Colca Canyon Peru - Arequipa Peru - Lake Titicaca Peru - Peruvian Amazon

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Peru tours are year round and our team have experienced all seasons and know the perfect times to visit. There are three main geographical regions with their own microclimates that we always take into account when designing a Peru holiday to ensure the weather doesn't hamper your Peruvian tour. Here is our guide to the weather in Peru:

When is the best time to visit the Peru Jungle? (The Amazon)
The best months to visit the Amazonian jungle for Peru wildlife experiences is  from mid-April to October. It is always hot and humid and occasionally you will need to don a poncho as it rains year round. Outside of these months we advise cruises as opposed to lodges as the trails are often flooded, the rain can be intense and wildlife spotting is restricted to around the lodge.

When to visit Machu Picchu and trek the Inca Trail? (The Andes)
The best monts to visit are from mide April to Ocotber. During these months the weather is mostly dry with very cool evenings due to the altitude. These are the perfect months to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore the traditional indigenous communities that live in the Ollantaytambo and discover the mountains. November to May is wet, but with fewer tourists and there are often offers at hotels and with the airlines during this season.

Best time to visit Peru's beaches (The Pacific Coast)
The best time to visit the Pacific Coast is from November to March. The best places are Lima, Paracas and Mancora where the weather will be hot and dry. Outside of these months it can rain in the afternoons and there is often a sea hare. 
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Our favourite areas of Peru

Our favourite Peru Hotels

What are the best hotels in Peru?

The infrasture for tourism in Peru is exceptional and subsequently there are lots of wonderful hotels from which to chose from. In the Andean mountin range you can stay at boutique, luxurious and charming hotels like the Relais & Chaeaux  Sol y Luna. Whilst in Cusco we advice opting for a hotel thats located in the heart of the old town so that you can enjoy the buzz of the city by day and night. One of our favourite luxury options is the Monasterio where history meets contempoary in the highest quality furnishings, service and food. The Belmond Monasterio is a pioneer for all hotels in the city. Alternatively, a smaller and more economical guest house like Casa San Blas may look ideal.

There really are endless opportunities and it is easy to get lost in the vast amounts of information you will find on them. Give one of our specialist who knows every property we work with exceptionally well to talk through the exciting Peru holiday opportunities.

Have a look at our example itineraries

We have uploaded a couple of our clients itineraries to give you an idea of what a Peru tour could look like. We design all our itineries based on your interests and budget. We look forward to a casual conversation where you will give us the opportunity, without obligation, to show that we are the Peru holiday experts and the perfect people to design your Peru tour.

How much does a bespoke Peru tour cost?

As a general guide a two week trip to Peru including all transfers, excursions, national park entrance fees, internal flights, accomadation and a variety of shared and private excursions with support pre, during and post will cost from £2,750/$3,575 per person.  

Would you find it useful to speak with an expert?

Our experts are first and foremost adventures, travellers and explorers of Peru with a variety of backgrounds. Speaking to them about all the endless opportunities about how to get under the skin of Peru is a really useful, efficient and professional way to get a good understanding of what your Peru holiday could look like.

Do ping us an email, give us a call or come into the office to speak about a Peru holiday. We look forward to sharing Peru with you.

Top three Peru tips

  • Food: The food is spectacular and well worth venturing out of your comfort zone for. If you like seafood then try ceviche.
  • Cocktails: Try the zesty national cocktail.Pisco Sourz is a refreshing white grape based cocktail
  • Visit a market: A local market is the hub of local life in the countryside and wondering around the hustle and bustle of a market is the way to get an interesting insight into local life.

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