Peru

Overview

Peru is a dearly loved travel destination, always spoken about with enthusiasm by its visitors.

It’s a land of sublime wonders, both physical and ancient. The physical takes the form of the epic glacial peaks of the Andes, Pacific beaches and Amazon jungle. The ancient: the remnants of once great and powerful Pre-Columbian civilisations frozen perfectly in the eddy of time. Exploring is what you do in Peru: and there’s no adventure quite like it.

As part of a luxury tour, you’ll take in the Imperial City of Cusco. With its colourful carnival atmosphere and its Spanish colonial buildings and ancient Incan temples, it’s one of the highlights of South America. From there you’ll descend into the breathtaking Sacred Valley, heartlands of the Inca. A wealth of archaeological treasures lie in the valley including two Incan temple-forts, while it’s a renowned setting for adventure sports.

From there you can follow the ancient Inca trail through cloud forests, jungle and twisting mountain passes, until you reach the greatest Incan citadel of all, Machu Picchu. Perched on the steep eastern slopes of the Andes, this mysterious complex of temples, palaces and storehouses is the most extraordinary of all Incan wonders in South America.

Take out Machu Picchu for a moment, and there’s still an astonishing wealth of ancient wonders to discover on a luxury tour of Peru. Take to the skies to unravel the enigma of the Nazca Lines by hot-air balloon; discover the mud city of Chan Chan, built by the Chimú people before the conquering Incas arrived. Then there’s the Sacred City of Caral-Supe, ruined out in the desert sands. At 5,000 years, it’s the oldest centre of civilisation in the Americas.

Even in Peru’s most modern city, Lima – City of the Kings – there’s a Unesco-listed historic quarter, among all the boutique hotels, designer stores and upscale restaurants.

Equally, beyond the glacial peaks, lie more spectacular natural marvels like Colca Canyon. Condors swoop from their high-up nests through a vast mist-shrouded gorge that tearing its way through the Andean landscapes, creating the some of the most memorable vistas in Peru. From Colca you can travel to Lake Titicaca, the world’s largest high-altitude lake. A dreamlike and placid expanse mirroring the sky’s blue, it’s lined with luxury lodges and provides an outdoor playground for activities like sailing and kayaking.

Then there’s the Amazon. East of the Andes, dense stretches of rainforest cover the land, home to lush national parks and thriving wildlife from tapirs to jaguars. As part of your tailor-made tour you can include jungle trekking expeditions or boat trips along river, or perhaps helicopter tours over the jungle canopy, while we’ll have you staying in a luxury eco-lodge.

With a tailor-made tour to Peru from Lightfoot Travel, our regional specialists will use their expert knowledge and experience to design your perfect itinerary.

Peru Regions

Arequipa & Colca Canyon

It may not have the global appeal of Cuzco or Machu Picchu, but Arequipa more than deserves its spot on the extraordinary show reel of Peru. And if the city’s residents cast envious eyes t…

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Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Lightfoot Travel specialise in highly personalised luxury tours. We’ll design your own unique itinerary taking in the ancient wonders and stunning landscapes of Peru – in style!

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Lake Titicaca

Discover Lake Titicaca with a luxury tour from Lightfoot Travel, where our Peru specialists will design your own highly personalised adventure itinerary through the Andes.

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Peruvian Amazon

Cloaking nearly half the South American continent, the Amazon Basin is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. Verdant and thriving, its mix of ecosystems, spectacular junglescapes and rar…

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Lima

So you may be thinking: in a land of such extraordinary historic and natural wonders, why bother spending time in Lima? Well, this is why.

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Peru Itineraries

A Culinary Journey through Peru

Peru

Voted the World's Leading Culinary Destination for the last three years, a trip to Peru is a must for any food lover. This Latin American country leads the way in culinary inventiveness, an…

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Peru Properties

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Aqua Amazon

Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Aqua Amazon departures hosted personally by CEO and Founder, Francesco Galli Zugaro in November 2016 Explore Peru’s breathtaking Amazon River in true luxury with Aqua Expeditions. Trav…

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Aria Amazon

Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Imagine waking up every morning to a different scene, a new vista on nature’s raw and powerful beauty, with wild jungle opening up to reveal pathways between towering trees, and the dark m…

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B Arts Boutique Hotel

Lima, Peru

Ideally located in the heart of Barranco, Lima’s boho-chic seaside neighbourhood, an area filled with art galleries, fashion boutiques and restaurants, this luxury boutique hotel is an exc…

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Belmond Andean Explorer

Peru

Imagine travelling across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes. Exploring ancient kingdoms and natural wonders from sunrise to sunset. Standing at the birt…

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Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a grand hotel that will appeal to those looking for a tranquil and exclusive hideaway with impeccable service and superb facilities. The hotel features 126 indiv…

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Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

This luxury boutique hotel lies in lush gardens on the banks of the Urubamba River with a backdrop of towering mountains, in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas. Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is…

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Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima, Peru

Set in one of the most fashionable areas of Lima, Belmond Miraflores Park offers a chic and relaxed experience in the vibrant Peruvian capital. Renowned for its beautiful location next to l…

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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in Cusco, offering impeccable service and superb facilities, which include the city’s only outdoor pool. The hotel wi…

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Hotel Sol & Luna

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

This charming boutique-style hotel is situated 8850 feet above sea level in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an hour’s drive from Cusco airport, in Peru. Set within 25 acres of…

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Inkaterra La Casona

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

This tranquil and intimate retreat provides the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant city. With 11 lavish suites, set around a charming courtyard, the effect is one of contemporary s…

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

Nestled in a 12-acre, private mountainside reserve in the heart of Andean cloud forest, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is an exclusive and intimate hideaway suited to adventure-seekers with a …

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Situated in a 40-square mile, private reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest, a short flight from Lima or Cusco followed by a 45-minute boat ride, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is a luxurious e…

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Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

Steps away from the ancient Inca citadel lies Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel at this breathtaking World Heritage site. The cuisine at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge in Cusco is …

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Skylodge Adventure Suites

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru

Located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near the city of Cusco in Peru, Skylodge Adventure Suites is the world’s first ever hanging lodge. Its innovative design offers you the chance to …

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Titilaka Lodge

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Situated in a magnificent setting on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Titilaka Lodge is an intimate and remote luxury boutique hotel offering travellers a …

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