The captivating country of Peru has so much to offer. The famous ruins of Machu Picchu, fascinating historic cities such as Lima and Cusco, the mysterious Nazca Lines, the wildlife-rich Ballestas Islands, Amazon rainforest lodges, immense Lake Titicaca, and dramatic scenery of the Colca Canyon.
The country’s capital, Cusco, is located 3,353 metres above sea level in the Andes mountains, and retains much of its original Inca stonework and Spanish colonial architecture. Travel by train along the beautiful Urubamba River valley to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, or physically follow in the footsteps of the Incas and trek the Inca Trail. Other highlights include Amazon jungle, the beautiful colonial town of Arequipa, the impressive Colca Canyon, the mysterious Nasca Lines and mystical Lake Titicaca.
Three-fifths of Peru is jungle and the country has many protected areas such as magnificent Manu National Park and Tambopata in the east and the Pacaya Samiria National Park in the north, near Iquitos. Stay in an eco-lodge or cruise the Amazon River aboard a luxury riverboat.