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Regarded as one of South America’s most exciting and varied nations, Peru offers the curious adventurer a bottomless wealth of possibilities and archeological marvels. It is a country full of color and life with a mixture of unique cultures that reside in beautiful places where history and modernity coexist in complete harmony.

A tour of Peru will reveal to visitors a remarkable wealth of architecture, exquisite gastronomy, inspiring art, and captivating communities that pride themselves in keeping their traditions alive.

On this page you’ll find the best Peru destinations that are situated along the country’s Coast, up in the Highlands, and in the Amazon. We hope these recommendations will stir up your excitement for traveling to and preparing your tour of Peru, through which you’ll be able to live authentic and unforgettable experiences.

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Peru is located on the western side of the South American continent. Its territory borders the Pacific Ocean along the west, Ecuador in the north, Colombia in the northeast, Brazil in the east, and Bolivia and Chile in the south.

Did you know? Peru is one of our planet’s most ecologically diverse countries, with a mesmerizing array of species and habitats!

Traveling to Peru is incredibly easy thanks to its five major international airports, making access to different regions of the country incredibly convenient for those flying in from around the world. Your tour of Peru can start by flying into any of the following airports, listed alphabetically: Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cusco, Lima, Trujillo.

Keep in mind that Peru is a relatively large country, so such access to its numerous international airports is something definitely worth noting when planning for what you hope to see! Pro tip: Make sure you know what you want to experience in Peru before booking a flight!

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Peru is the third largest country in South America— almost the size of Alaska or twice the size of Texas. Its territory covers three distinct regions: the Coast, the Highlands, and the Amazon. The ideal tour of Peru will see you venturing across its grand variety of landscapes and cultures.

Along the Peruvian Coast, visitors can bask in the beautiful shores and soothing waters of the Pacific Ocean; while a trip to the Peruvian Highlands will grant you access to stunning archeological sites and enchanting communities. Those keen on heading deep into the mysteries of the jungle won’t be disappointed upon voyaging into Peru’s Amazon Rainforest.


Everyone who wishes to travel to Peru will be happy to know that the country experiences a relatively temperate climate throughout the whole year. Peru experiences two seasons: the slightly drier season and slightly wetter one.

The driest portion of the year is between May and September, while the rainiest season in Peru tends to fall between October and April.

And while that’s a general overview of the climate patterns in Peru, it’s important to take note of the varied climates that each region experiences, as detailed below.



88°F / 31°C


76°F / 24°C


Warmer, rainy season
Drier, overcast season



68°F / 20°C


46°F / 8°C


Drier season
Wetter season



86°F / 30°C


66°F / 19°C


Best time to avoid the rain
Rainy season


Based on the feedback of our Peru Experts, Guides, and Guests, the following are the top regions to experience throughout your tour of Peru. So make sure that at least one of these is included in your itinerary!
  • The Peruvian Coastline
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • The Peruvian Highlands
The Peruvian Coastline
Formed by a long, snaking desert and graced by a soothing sea with diverse marine life and an array of activities. With 300 days of sunshine a year in the north, it's no wonder visitors are compelled to visit this region to bask in its archeological wonders and scenic beauty.
The Amazon Rainforest
One of the world's most extensive natural resources. Often referred to as "the lungs of the planet," Peru's Amazon basin sustains one of the world's wealthiest levels of biodiversity. A tour of this region of Peru will find visitors entranced by the wild splendor it houses.
The Peruvian Highlands
A region made up of massive peaks, deep canyons, and astounding archeological sites. This iconic area also exudes Peru's spirit and the traditions of the ancient civilizations. Visitors won't be disappointed to find it is a region full of charm and wild, scenic beauty.
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Comprised of massive peaks, deep canyons, and astounding archeological sites, the highlands of Peru are best regarded as the hub of the country’s most iconic features. The city of Cuzco—which once functioned as the capital of the Inca empire—is a grandiose starting point for getting a sense of the region’s profound archeological history.

From there, the Sacred Valley awaits to sweep you off your feet with its set of spectacular ruins, markets, and indigenous communities. To the south, Arequipa and nearby Colca Canyon will impress visitors with their share of incredible landscapes and urban delights. Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, casts a magical spell over those who wish to visit its curious and remarkable cultural treats. Last, but certainly not least, Machu Picchu serves as the crown jewel of archeological wonders in Peru; visitors never fail to be amazed.

Machu Picchu
Miraflores Lima


Consisting of a long, gorgeous swath of coastline which—in the case of its northern portion—is bathed in 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, Peru’s coast is a prime spot for relaxation, fantastic food, and adventure.

Colonization, immigration, and indigenous influences make the capital city of Peru a melting pot of cultures. Once the center of the Spanish Viceroyalty, it then received waves of immigrants from Africa, Europe, China, and Japan, along with internal migrants from rural areas.

This cultural blend translated into mixed culinary traditions. As a result, Lima is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas. With its cuisine mixing Creole food, Chifas, Cebicherías, Pollerías, the world-famous Peruvian-Japenese Nikkei fusion, among many others, Lima is the Peruvian city with the greatest variety of South American dishes.

Nazca and Ica enchant with their unique set of desert-focused treasures; Trujillo and Chiclayo captivate with their unique archeological wonders, and the Northern Beaches of Peru, such as Mancora, offer you exciting times both in the water and along the beach.


Due to just how varied its numerous regions are, Peru has something in store for virtually everyone. So, whether history, adventure, gastronomy, or relaxation is what you’re looking for, don’t worry—a tour of Peru has it all! The following is a very brief summary of the things you’ll want to experience upon visiting this wonderful country:

Must-see Places in Peru

The best and top visitor sites in Peru are found in the remarkable places for which the country has become known. Each of these places allows visitors to access stunning landscapes, impressive archeology, and unforgettable culture; be it in the destination itself or in its surrounding areas. Here’s a look at some of Peru’s top places to visit.




Lake Titicaca & Puno


Ica & Paracas

Arequipa & Colca

Tambopata National Reserve & Bahuaja Sonene National Park

Considered by many to be the archeological center of the Americas, Cusco is home to an intriguing fusion of Inca and Spanish architecture, where colonial-era buildings were constructed on top of preexisting structural bases. Nearby archeological sites remind visitors of the region’s complicated history and the advanced ingenuity of the Inca while plazas and ornate churches, like the famous Church of San Blas, adorn the sprawling city surrounded by the Peruvian Andes.

The Sacred Valley rests at a relatively lower altitude than Cusco (9,000 feet vs. 11,000 feet (2,740 vs. 3,350 meters) above sea level). Surprisingly, the edge of the valley is less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) away. The Urubamba River winds its way through this lush agricultural valley—site of archeological ruins, like Pisac’s Citadel and Ollantaytambo’s Inti Punku Sun Gate and Fortress. Ollantaytambo’s artisanal market and the Maras saltpans are two other popular attractions.

As one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, the magnificent stone structures and temples at Machu Picchu never fail to astonish; nor do the stunning vistas! Machu Picchu is one of the most popular destinations in South America, though not many understand what is involved in visiting these sacred Inca ruins. One must first reserve entrance to the site and arrange travel to the charming and attractive town of Aguas Calientes.

The Inca believed Lake Titicaca to be the birthplace of civilization. The oldest artifacts found in and around the lake date back to 300 AD. At 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) above sea level, it is the highest navigable lake in the world. The Uros Islands and their ornate totora reed boats are an important feature of the region. The lakeside city of Puno is home to around 140,000. The border with Bolivia divides the lake.

Lima is located along the Pacific shore and features some of the best pre-Hispanic museums in South America. It is home to dazzling architecture and history, exemplified by its distinct neighborhoods, like the popular Miraflores, that capture a particular aspect of the city’s modern and cultural appeal. Most notably, Lima has become a hub of innovation around the exciting fusion of Peruvian and Asian culinary traditions, catapulting the country’s cuisine onto the international stage.

The Ica region of Peru encompasses the Paracas National Reserve, a protected area that is home to several species of marine mammals and fish, in addition to fascinating birds like the Chilean flamingo, Inca tern, and Peruvian pelican. Throughout this expansive region known for its wine and pisco production, there are numerous unexplained geoglyphs, also known as Nazca Lines. Additional regional attractions include the Huacachina Oasis and awesome sand dunes worthy of dune buggy rides!

Southern Peru is home to the nation’s second largest city, Arequipa. It boasts a delightful historic center and rich governmental, educational, and religious traditions. About 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world, extends 9,840 to 13,123 feet (3,000 to 4,000 meters) above sea level while its namesake river flows between 3,280 and 6,562 feet (1,000 and 2,000 meters) below that. This place is nothing short of impressive.

A tour of the Peruvian Amazon is an eye-opening journey through an unbelievable wilderness. Puerto Maldonado, located at the junction of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers, is where travelers can travel by boat to the remote Tambopata Research Center lodge, within its namesake national reserve, offering incredible accommodations and guided activities. By river, one can access both the Bahuaja Sonene National Park and the Malinowski River. Prepare for an unforgettable wildlife experience!


Peru is replete with a stunning array of ancient traditions that have stood the test of time, many of them spanning centuries. Some even incorporate Inca traditions into catholic ones, leading to a beautiful hybrid of festivities. If you happen to be in the right place during these special times—the biggest of which are detailed below—you’ll find that the local communities in which they are held pridefully honor these unique and lively traditions.

Peru History Tradition

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