“Travel back in time to ancient civilizations.”

About Peru

Peru is considered one of the six “cradles of civilization” in the world; its society originates from the oldest civilization in America, 5,000 years ago. A journey through Peru is a journey back in time of its intriguing history. Rediscover the exciting cultures of the Incas, Chancas, Chachapoyas, Mochicas and Wari. Admire their great works of art, their festivities and the origins of their existence. Learn about Peru in its present day, with Western, East Asian and African influences. Modern cities, archaeological excavations and a very hospitable population merge harmoniously into a destination that will fascinate and move you.

“Be part of the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people!”

The Peruvian landscape is as diverse as its inhabitants. Deserts, mountains, forests, the Amazon and the sea; unique flora and fauna. Peru has it all. Experience Peru and discover these different worlds; Travel back in time to ancient civilizations and be part of the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.

Regions

Peru stretches along the west coast of Latin America. With a coastline of 3,000 km, it is the third largest country on the continent after Brazil and Argentina. Wherever you are in Peru, the beauty of the landscape will enchant you: rivers, mountain ranges, desert and impenetrable rainforest will accompany you on your way. Are you curious to know which places you could visit in Peru and which parts are the most precious gems? Our article “Peru in a nutshell” will tell you all you need to know.

The Inca Empire

Peru is synonymous with the Inca history in Latin America. Although the real power of this empire lasted only 100 years, it has left an important trace in history. The origins of the Inca empire lie in today’s Cusco. Here, a small community began to flourish in the 13th century, growing to eventually become a powerful empire in the 15th century.

The Incas created an incredible civilization that learned to cultivate the geography of Peru. This ancient society lived in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the ocean, the rain forest, and the cold drought of the Andes.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Peru entirely depends on which areas of the country you would like to see. Due to the extremes of desert, Andes and Amazon landscapes, temperature and weather vary greatly throughout the country. The year is divided into a wet (November to April, with the wettest months from January to April) and dry (May to October) season. July and August attract by far the largest number of visitors due to the holiday season.

Cuisine

With 2 restaurants in the World’s best Top 10, Peru’s cuisine alone is reason enough to visit. The culinary discovery goes beyond top restaurants or the well-known ceviche. Peruvian cuisine reflects the diversity of its landscapes and its many cultures. Pre-colonial dishes such as cuy chactado fuse with Spanish, Chinese (Chifa), African and Japanese (Nikkei) influences. Modern “super foods” such as quinoa were already on the Inca menu. Savour mum’s cooking at home, stroll around the markets, taste the fresh fruit and dine in one of the famous restaurants. You will enjoy culinary delights at all levels!

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Inspiring itineraries

Peru is a destination of extremes. You can travel from the deepest canyon to the highest lake in the world. Cross the country with a luxury train or do a self-drive and discover the unpaved paths with your own car. Would you like to opt for the invigorating spa at a Relais & Chateaux hotel, or do you prefer to stay at a family home and join your new friends for a heart-warming meal.

The itineraries on our website are here to inspire. Read the stories, enjoy the photos and start dreaming at the thought of what your ideal trip would look like. We are happy to help you chart your ideas and wishes. By listening to your wants and needs, we will create the journey of your dreams. We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences to your heart’s desire.

Touch the Soul (11 days)

On this journey you will experience the most beautiful aspects of Peru. Colonial cities, impressive landscapes and an intriguing Inca past alternate while staying in luxury and comfort.

Touch Adventure (22 days)

This adventurous journey brings you close to Peruvian life. A large part of your journey will be by self-drive. You will hike along coffee plantations and many nights you will dine and sleep at the homes of local families.

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