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Peru Vacations

An Epic Tapestry of History, Culture, and Adventure

Peru is a country that captures the imagination like few others, boasting an astonishing array of sights from ancient ruins to breathtaking natural landscapes. This South American gem offers a journey through diverse ecosystems, from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region to the peaks of the Andes and down to the lush Amazon rainforest.

At the heart of Peru's appeal is the rich tapestry of its indigenous heritage, most famously encapsulated in the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. This awe-inspiring archaeological site is perched atop a mountain ridge, offering not just a glimpse into a bygone civilization but also stunning panoramic views that etch themselves into the memory of every visitor.

But Machu Picchu is just the beginning. The Sacred Valley and the colonial city of Cusco are replete with historical treasures, while the Nazca Lines, the mysterious geoglyphs etched into desert sands, continue to puzzle researchers and fascinate travellers.

Peruvian cuisine is another cultural cornerstone that has gained international acclaim. It's a culinary odyssey that ranges from the fresh and zesty coastal ceviche to the Andean delicacy of cuy (guinea pig). And to the rich, flavourful stews and grills of the Amazon. Fusion foods, blending indigenous, Spanish, African, Chinese, and Japanese influences, provide a delectable taste of Peru's multicultural society.

Adventure seekers will find plenty to satisfy their thirst for thrills in Peru. Surfing the waves on the northern beaches, trekking the Inca Trail, sandboarding in Huacachina, or navigating the Amazonian rivers, the country is a playground for the active traveller.

Peru is an enchanting land that serves up an irresistible mix of natural beauty, historical wealth, and cultural vivacity.

At a Glance
LanguagesSpanish, Quechua, Aymara
CurrencyPeruvian Sol (PEN)
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Handcrafted Journeys to our Most Popular Places in Peru.

Vinicunca, also known as Winikunka or Rainbow Mountain, with colorful stripes made up of layers of 14 different minerals.
Panoramic aerial view of Lima, Peru Plaza de Armas
03Machu Picchu
The ancient city of the Inca Empire hidden high up in the Andean mountains.
04Sacred Valley
Ancient Inca circular terraces with Andes mountains in the background
05Lake Titicaca
Reed boats moored on the coastline
Dormant Misti Volcano over the fields and houses of peruvian city of Arequipa, Peru
Uros fishing boat floating on Titicaca Lake near Puno, Peru
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Home to the Sacred Valley, the Amazon, and the Incas.

Welcome to Peru, a country where history, culture, and nature converge to create an extraordinary travel experience. From the ruins of Machu Picchu to the markets of Cusco, Peru offers a captivating blend of ancient wonders and modern adventures. Peru promises an unforgettable journey that will leave you in awe of its diverse landscapes and rich heritage.

Traditional Uros boars floating island near Puno city, Peru

The Culture

Peruvian culture is a dynamic blend of history, indigenous traditions, Spanish influence, and a rich mix of global migrations.

Indigenous Roots: Peru's cultural identity is deeply rooted in its indigenous heritage, with over 50 distinct indigenous groups. The Inca civilization is most famous for its awe-inspiring architecture and engineering feats. Even today, Quechua and Aymara languages are spoken, and traditional customs persist in many highland communities.

Spanish Influence: Spanish colonization left an indelible mark on Peru. Colonial architecture, seen in cities like Lima and Arequipa, is a testament to this legacy. The fusion of Spanish and indigenous influences gave rise to a unique art form known as "mestizo art," combining European techniques with Andean themes.

Catholic Traditions: The majority of Peruvians are Catholic, and religious festivals play a significant role in the country's cultural calendar. Semana Santa (Holy Week) and the Feast of Corpus Christi are marked by elaborate processions and rituals.

Cultural Celebrations: Peru boasts a plethora of colourful festivals throughout the year. Inti Raymi, the Inca Festival of the Sun, and Qoyllur Rit'i, a pilgrimage to a sacred glacier, offer glimpses into ancient traditions. In contrast, contemporary festivals like Mistura celebrate the country's culinary diversity.

Culinary Marvel: Peruvian cuisine has gained international recognition for its unique fusion of flavours. Dishes like ceviche, lomo saltado, and causa showcase the country's diverse ingredients and culinary creativity. Lima has become a global gastronomic capital, with renowned restaurants and street food that cater to every palate.

Music and Dance: Music and dance are integral to Peruvian culture. From the rhythmic beats of Afro-Peruvian music to the highland melodies of the Andes, the country's musical diversity is astounding. Traditional dances like marinara, huayno, and the famed marinara limeña reflect the nation's rich cultural tapestry.

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