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Adventure Holidays in Peru

A whole world of discovery awaits those who go on Peru Holidays in search of adventure. Peru is filled with interesting cultural sites and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities – none more so than at Machu Picchu.

The historic sanctuary is the main reason many people go on holiday to Peru – this breathtaking urban creation was built by the ancient Inca tribe and retains many of its original features today. Comprising giant walls, terraces and ramps, the lost city ruins stands 2,430 metres above sea level at the heart of a tropical mountain forest. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1983, the best way to reach Machu Picchu on Your trekking holiday in Peru is to trek the Inca Trail through the Andes Mountains.

A train from Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire, aids travellers along the toughest stretch of the route and allows them to take in the breathtaking sights and sounds of the citadel. Travelling along the trail is just as much fun as reaching the destination – for many people, the sense of achievement when reaching Machu Picchu on foot is an enduring memory of their Peruvian holiday.

The Inca Trail consists of three routes, each offering a different challenge and scenery – which of them is chosen can depend on the ability of the hiker and restrictions put in place by the Peruvian government at the time. Peru holidays offer the chance to check out the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca should not be missed – this is the fabled birthplace of the Inca tribe.

Such is the variety that a Peruvian holiday offers, it does not need to be spent entirely in the mountains. The bustling capital city Lima is worth a look and is often the starting point for those venturing on their Peru holiday adventures.

Region Highlights:

  • The ancient citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
  • Arequipa
  • The reed islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Huaraz and the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash
  • The incredible Amazon Jungle
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Family Holidays in Peru

With such a wide variety of activities and must-see sights, holidays to Peru will appeal to all members of the family. Adults and children alike will enjoy trekking the Inca Trail and visiting the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu – the sights and sounds are truly breathtaking whether you are 15 or 50.

During family adventure holidays in Peru, youngsters are given the chance to choose their method of transportation – some may opt to ride a mountain bike, while others could raft down a river or go horse riding in Valle Sagrado.

It is perfectly safe for teenagers to trek the Inca Trail, provided they are sensible and deemed fit enough to tackle long and sometimes steep trails.

Parents will find that their children will rise to the challenge of an adventure holiday to Peru. Youngsters themselves may be even be impressed with what they have achieved as they marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

Our Top Destinations in Peru

  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Andes
  • Colca Canyon
  • Cuzco
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Machu Picchu
  • Nazca Lines
  • The Inca Trail

Activities in Peru

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Culture
  • Family

Worldwide Peru Adventures

On our adult Peru trips you can:

  • Visit historic Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel situated in the Andes, visit by train or on foot
  • Trek one of three Inca Trail routes varying in degrees of difficulty
  • Take in the stunning architecture of colonial Lima
  • Chill out in Cusco to acclimatize and discover the impressive temple fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Head to Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and watch as condors fly above the rising thermals
  • Explore Lake Titicaca by boat and visit the floating islands’ inhabitants
  • Visit the desert to see the intriguing Nazca Lines
  • Extend your Peru trip with a Galapagos Island or Amazon adventure.
  • Family Peru Adventures

On our family Peru trips you can:

  • Do all of the above
  • Take your teens on a trek on our the classic Inca Trail
  • Stay with a local family on Lake Titicaca
  • Mountain bike and white water raft in the Sacred Valley and Urubamba River
  • Meet the fascinating mummies Arequipa ice Mummies which were found high in the Andean ice
  • Extend your trip with a stay in the Amazon or Galapagos Islands.

Peru Trips

Some amazing trips available to experience the wonders of Peru….

The Inca Trail
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The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is one of the world’s finest trekking routes – and one of the most famous. It offers an incredible mix of fantastic mountain views, different ecosystems and fascinating ruins.

Empire Of The Inca
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Empire of the Inca

You’ll visit the cornerstones of the Inca Empire on this exciting two week trip. Head out on Lake Titicaca, explore the vibrant city of Cusco and spend time in the Sacred Valley before your unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail.