Experience Peru differently. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and uncover local secrets when our friends across the country open their doors to you. Here’s just a sample of the rich experiences you can expect.
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Visit a local market in Lima
Known as the culinary capital of South America, Lima’s markets are filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood. We’ll introduce you to Chef Ignacio Barrios, who will show you around a local market in Lima, then take you to his cooking school to prepare some of Peru’s favourite dishes.
Board a Vistadome train for an epic journey to Machu Picchu
We’ll take you to the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo, where you’ll board the Vistadome train and ascend to the Lost City in the Clouds. Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and you’ll delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation with our Local Specialists.
Meet a master Quechua weaver
The Quechua people of Peru are known for their colourful handicrafts, and you’ll learn about the tradition of weaving from Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a local Quechua scholar. We’ll take you to Awakancha to see how the fine llama, alpaca and vicuña wool is sourced, then discover the ancient Andean weaving techniques.
See the Magic Circuit of the Water
Our Peru holiday packages take you to the Magic Circuit of the Water, the largest fountain complex in the world. The interactive fountains shoot water to a height of more than 80 metres and you’ll marvel at the mesmerising lights, lasers and water swaying with the music.
Attend a workshop at the Peruvian Choco Museum
Visit the Peruvian Choco Museum in Cusco, where you’ll discover how Peruvian chocolate is made, from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. The museum’s chocolate makers will share their secrets and you’ll participate in the chocolate making process, with plenty of opportunity to sample the sweet delicacies.
Our top 5 things to do in Peru
Our Peru guided tours will reveal the best of Peru, from the mysteries of Machu Picchu to ancient Andean weaving and vibrant local markets.
Located in an 18th-century vice-royal building in Lima, the Larco Museum houses an excellent collection of pre-Columbian artefacts. You’ll take a journey through Peru’s history, with chronological galleries that display 5,000 years of pre-Columbian history, including ceramics, jewellery, crowns, masks, garments and gold vases.
One of the top museums on the continent, Museo Inka is an incredible showcase of the Inca Empire. You can spend hours immersing yourself in the world of the Incas, with rooms full of crockery, textiles, jewellery, goldwork, models, ancient mummies and the world’s largest collection of queros (ceremonial wooden drinking vessels).
Gold Museum of Peru
The Gold Museum of Peru is a fantastic display of Peruvian gold craftsmanship. There are thousands of items from centuries of Peruvian history, including the earflaps and bracelets of the Vicus, the belts and earrings of the Frias, the masks and wristbands of the Nazca and the crowns of the Chancay.
Best museums in Peru
Our guided trips to Peru will reveal the country’s rich history through the top museums, from ancient Peruvian goldwork to the wondrous world of the Inca Empire.
Chifa is a Peruvian word used to describe a Chinese and Peruvian fusion style of cooking. Influenced by a wave of Chinese immigration in the late 19th century, chifa is now one of the most popular types of food in Peru. We recommend trying Pato Cuarto Tiempos and Arroz Chaufa.
Anticuchos can be traced all the way back to the Inca Empire, and today they’re one of the most beloved dishes found in street stalls and restaurants all over Peru. They’re a tasty meat skewer usually made with beef, and they’re served with bread or boiled potato on the end of the skewer.
A traditional potato dish of Peru, causa rellena is made from layers of spiced yellow mashed potatoes, tuna, chicken, avocado, black olives, mayonnaise and hard-boiled egg. This delicious dish was first made by women for the soldiers during the Pacific War in 1879, when food was hard to come by.
Best food in Peru
Peruvian cuisine is wonderfully diverse and our Local Specialists will show you the best places to try everything from traditional meat skewers to Chinese style chifa.
What to pack for Peru
Spanish is the national language of Peru, and learning a few Spanish phrases is highly appreciated and will make it easier to connect with the locals.
Peru’s climate is wildly diverse, with 28 of the 32 world climates, and you’ll need versatile clothing to take you from the cool Andes mountains to the steamy jungle.
Whether you plan to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or explore the markets of Lima, you’ll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
In Peru the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and C. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Bring a camera to capture Peru’s beautiful scenery, bright buildings, adorable llamas and Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most extraordinary wonders.