Peru is a land of sublime wonders, both physical and ancient. The physical takes the form of the Andean peaks, Pacific beaches, and Amazon jungle; while the ancient, the remnants of once-great pre-Columbian civilisations frozen in time. Discover Peru on a luxury holiday with The Pravasi, tailor-made specifically to your needs.
Take in the Imperial City of Cusco, with its colourful carnival atmosphere, Spanish colonial buildings and ancient Incan temples. Start here on a descent into the Sacred Valley where a wealth of archaeological treasure awaits.
Trek the Inca trail through cloud forests, jungle, and twisting Andean mountain passes to reach the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, an extraordinary complex of temples, palaces and storehouses. Unravel the enigma of the Nazca Lines from a hot-air balloon; discover the mud city of Chan Chan, built by Chimú people before the Incas arrived; and marvel at the 5,000-year-old Sacred City of Caral-Supe ruins out in the desert sands.
Even in Peru’s most modern city, Lima, there’s a UNESCO-listed historic quarter among the boutique hotels, designer stores and smart restaurants.
Natural wonders include the Colca Canyon where condors swoop through a mist-shrouded gorge; and the world’s largest high-altitude lake, Lake Titicaca, whose placid expanse mirrors the sky. Lined with luxury lodges, it provides an outdoor playground for sailing and kayaking.
The Amazon rainforest is home to lush national parks and thriving wildlife from tapirs to jaguars. Your tailor-made holiday can include jungle trekking, cruises along the river, and helicopter tours over the jungle canopy.