Peru Tours

Travel Talk Peru Tours take you into the depths of Inca Trails scattered with ancient ruins, wild Amazon jungle and local villages beaming with vibrant culture and tradition. From exploring the cobbled streets of Cusco to sipping on Pisco Sours in Lima to trekking through the Andres Mountains en route to Machu Picchu or hanging out on the floating island of Lake Titicaca - Peru will steal your heart with its warm locals, unique traditions and glorious scenery! Travel Talk Peru tours cover 4-star accommodation, private transfers and domestic flights to save on travel time. Plus, shape your adventure with options for trekking, camping or kick back on local trains en route to Peru's most impressive sights.
Travel Talk Peru Tours take you into the depths of Inca Trails scattered with ancient ruins, wild Amazon jungle and local villages beaming with vibrant culture and tradition.

Our Peru Trips

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Inca & Amazon Adventure

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Ultimate Peru Explorer

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$4959

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Highlights of Peru

8 Days

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Peru Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels, Superior Lodge used on our Peru trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

ALOFT LIMA MARRIOTT
Lima
4 Star

Aloft Lima Marriott Hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, bar lounge and coffee shop.

ECOAMAZONIA LODGE
Puerto Maldonado
Superior Lodge

The EcoAmazonia Lodge is located in the middle of this 10,000 hectares ecological reserve known as The Tambopata; only 30km from Puerto Maldonado Jungle.

SAN AGUSTIN EL DORADO
Cusco
4 Star

San Agustin El Dorado is the ideal hotel in Cuzco, it is located at a privilege area of the historical Cuzco, between the Main Square and the Koricancha.

TIERRA VIVA VALLE SAGRADO HOTEL
Sacred Valley
4 Star

Located in Sacred Valley, 50 minutes from the center of Cusco, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring Machu Picchu.

HOTEL JOSE ANTONIO
Puno
4 Star

Situated amongst the stunning beauty of the largest lake in South America. The hotel offers a garden terrace to enjoy the magic of the Puno sunsets.

EL MAPI BY INKATERRA
Machu Picchu
4 Star

Located amidst the heart of the bustling, picturesque village of Machu Picchu, El Mapi Hotel satisfies the needs of many travelers in search of an easy-going stay.

Peru Sights Map

Peru Travel Guide

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and October. The best time to visit the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu and Amazon is during the dry season to make the most of hiking trails and treks. Travellers will notice more rain between December and April, with the wettest of these months being either January or February.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Peru and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please click here.
Australian, New Zealand, British, Canadian and American (US) passport holders do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru and may be eligible to stay as a tourist from 90 days up to 6 months, depending upon nationality. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Peru This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
The land of Incas is a multi-ethnic & amicable country as colourful as their fabric with Peruvian culture a mix of Hispanic and native traditions. Mutual respect is key point to their culture, from drivers to shopkeepers you meet, it’s very important to show your respect with a warm greeting. Peruvians express their culture through their music, literature, art forms, dance, clothing, celebrations, religion, education, sports, and clothing.
Peruvian food is different in each region. Cuisine from the coast is based on seafood, dishes from the Amazon use fish and tropical fruits and Andean cuisine is based on potatoes and meat. Street food is also quite common in the country and is a good way to discover local varieties. A trip to Peru (especially Lima) would not be complete without trying the national dish - Ceviche! It is primarily a coastal dish made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices and accompanied by chopped onions, salt and coriander.
Peru has some of the most unique souvenirs in the world from textiles to dried sweet corn, bracelets, ponchos, woven rugs and of course, alpaca clothing. Leaving Peru with an alpaca souvenir is almost a rite of passage, on par with trekking to Machu Picchu. You'll find many local and authentic markets selling varieties of alpaca products along the rural villages of Peru. Simply as your local guide where they recommend!
Public holidays, Carnival and local fiestas are all big events in Peru, celebrated with an openness and gusto that gives them enormous appeal for visitors. Here are three of the main affairs of the Peruvian festival calendar.
  • La Candelaria: Peru’s most colourful festival is without a doubt La Candelaria, when 140,000 dancers and musicians take to the streets in one of South America’s biggest cultural festivals. Held in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the festival celebrates Puno’s patron saint, the Virgin of Candlemas, and Puno’s Quechua and Aymara legacies in a vibrant party with dances and rituals.
  • Inti Raymi: Known as the Festival of the Sun, this festival is one of the most fascinating on the Peruvian calendar and is the Incan celebration that honours the god of Sun, Inti, every June. Thousands of locals, as well as international tourists, take to the streets in a colourful celebration that includes dancing, singing, lavish feasts and elaborate cultural re-enactments.
  • Mistura: This annual culinary fair is amongst the biggest of its kind in South America, taking place in Lima each September. The celebration of Peruvian cuisine brings together chefs, restauranteurs, producers, farmers, wine makers, locals and tourists! Travellers can buy tickets to attend the event while also signing up for guided tours to make the most of the experience.

Peru Tours - FAQ

It is the responsibility of the individuals to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. If you have a passport from the USA, Canada, UK, any EU country, any South American country, and many other countries, you can enter Peru as a tourist with a tourist visa for up to 183 days, you just need to make sure that your passport has not expired for at least another six months. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements
If your mobile phone is unlocked, you can make and receive calls in most of Peru. Mobile coverage is fairly good in Peru, even in some rural areas. Call your wireless carrier and ask if you have international roaming enabled on your account.
Internet access in Peru is available in most hotels, restaurants, and bars, however, it is very limited in rural and remote areas.
The currency of Peru is the nuevo sol (symbol: S/.). Eating at an average restaurant 8,3 - 11,1 USD = 30 - 40 PEN Coffee 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Cocktails, drinks, beer from 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Soup 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Buns on the street from 0,41 USD = 1.5 PEN
Since Peru has a remarkably diverse geography, the climate can vary by region. Generally, May through October is the dry season, November through April is the rainy season. As the vast majority of travellers visit Machu Picchu in the Andean highlands, the best time to visit Peru is the dry and cold season from May to November.
Visa is the most widely accepted card in Peru, and almost all ATMs accept Visa for cash withdrawal. You will not have a problem find an ATM in major cities.
You should not drink tap water in Peru, is not considered potable. Only bottled or disinfected water should be used for drinking. Fruits and vegetables should be washed with care.
Tipping is not compulsory in Peru, but it is a great way to show your appreciation to the people serving you, in restaurants often bills include 10% gratuity.
Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into Peru. Some vaccines are recommended or required for Peru. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Peru: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus. Recommended for most travellers to the region, especially if unvaccinated.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best Time To Visit:
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and October. The best time to visit the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu and Amazon is during the dry season to make the most of hiking trails and treks. Travellers will notice more rain between December and April, with the wettest of these months being either January or February.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel Advice:
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Peru and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please click here.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas:
Australian, New Zealand, British, Canadian and American (US) passport holders do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru and may be eligible to stay as a tourist from 90 days up to 6 months, depending upon nationality. Please visit your national Government's Official Foreign Travel Advice website for further information on entry requirements to Peru This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture:
The land of Incas is a multi-ethnic & amicable country as colourful as their fabric with Peruvian culture a mix of Hispanic and native traditions. Mutual respect is key point to their culture, from drivers to shopkeepers you meet, it’s very important to show your respect with a warm greeting. Peruvians express their culture through their music, literature, art forms, dance, clothing, celebrations, religion, education, sports, and clothing.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking:
Peruvian food is different in each region. Cuisine from the coast is based on seafood, dishes from the Amazon use fish and tropical fruits and Andean cuisine is based on potatoes and meat. Street food is also quite common in the country and is a good way to discover local varieties. A trip to Peru (especially Lima) would not be complete without trying the national dish - Ceviche! It is primarily a coastal dish made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices and accompanied by chopped onions, salt and coriander.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping:
Peru has some of the most unique souvenirs in the world from textiles to dried sweet corn, bracelets, ponchos, woven rugs and of course, alpaca clothing. Leaving Peru with an alpaca souvenir is almost a rite of passage, on par with trekking to Machu Picchu. You'll find many local and authentic markets selling varieties of alpaca products along the rural villages of Peru. Simply as your local guide where they recommend!
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events:
Public holidays, Carnival and local fiestas are all big events in Peru, celebrated with an openness and gusto that gives them enormous appeal for visitors. Here are three of the main affairs of the Peruvian festival calendar.
  • La Candelaria: Peru’s most colourful festival is without a doubt La Candelaria, when 140,000 dancers and musicians take to the streets in one of South America’s biggest cultural festivals. Held in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the festival celebrates Puno’s patron saint, the Virgin of Candlemas, and Puno’s Quechua and Aymara legacies in a vibrant party with dances and rituals.
  • Inti Raymi: Known as the Festival of the Sun, this festival is one of the most fascinating on the Peruvian calendar and is the Incan celebration that honours the god of Sun, Inti, every June. Thousands of locals, as well as international tourists, take to the streets in a colourful celebration that includes dancing, singing, lavish feasts and elaborate cultural re-enactments.
  • Mistura: This annual culinary fair is amongst the biggest of its kind in South America, taking place in Lima each September. The celebration of Peruvian cuisine brings together chefs, restauranteurs, producers, farmers, wine makers, locals and tourists! Travellers can buy tickets to attend the event while also signing up for guided tours to make the most of the experience.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lima
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country
HIGHLIGHTS
Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley is in Peru's Andean highlands. Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, it formed the heart of the Inca Empire.
HIGHLIGHTS
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned.
HIGHLIGHTS
Cusco
Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.
HIGHLIGHTS
Huayllabamba
A town in Southern Peru, capital of the district Huayllabamba in the province Urubamba in the region Cusco. It is located in the Sacred valley.
HIGHLIGHTS
Pacaymayo
A valley crossed during the famous Trek. It is located not far from the Runkurakay ruins. Definetely, is an impressive attraction on your trip to Machu Picchu.
HIGHLIGHTS
Winay Wayna
An Inca ruin along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is built into a steep hillside overlooking the Urubamba. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes.
HIGHLIGHTS
Puno
Puno is a city in southern Peru on Lake Titicaca, one of South America's largest lakes and the world's highest navigable body of water.
ACCOMMODATION
Lima
ALOFT LIMA MARRIOTT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Puerto Maldonado
ECOAMAZONIA LODGE
ACCOMMODATION
Cusco
SAN AGUSTIN EL DORADO
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Sacred Valley
TIERRA VIVA VALLE SAGRADO HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Puno
HOTEL JOSE ANTONIO
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Machu Picchu
EL MAPI BY INKATERRA
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Peru?
It is the responsibility of the individuals to check the visa regulations before travel, as entry requirements can change at any time. If you have a passport from the USA, Canada, UK, any EU country, any South American country, and many other countries, you can enter Peru as a tourist with a tourist visa for up to 183 days, you just need to make sure that your passport has not expired for at least another six months. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Peru?
If your mobile phone is unlocked, you can make and receive calls in most of Peru. Mobile coverage is fairly good in Peru, even in some rural areas. Call your wireless carrier and ask if you have international roaming enabled on your account.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in Peru?
Internet access in Peru is available in most hotels, restaurants, and bars, however, it is very limited in rural and remote areas.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
The currency of Peru is the nuevo sol (symbol: S/.). Eating at an average restaurant 8,3 - 11,1 USD = 30 - 40 PEN Coffee 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Cocktails, drinks, beer from 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Soup 2,2 USD = 8 PEN Buns on the street from 0,41 USD = 1.5 PEN
F.A.Q.
What is the weather like in Peru all year round?
Since Peru has a remarkably diverse geography, the climate can vary by region. Generally, May through October is the dry season, November through April is the rainy season. As the vast majority of travellers visit Machu Picchu in the Andean highlands, the best time to visit Peru is the dry and cold season from May to November.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Peru?
Visa is the most widely accepted card in Peru, and almost all ATMs accept Visa for cash withdrawal. You will not have a problem find an ATM in major cities.
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Peru?
You should not drink tap water in Peru, is not considered potable. Only bottled or disinfected water should be used for drinking. Fruits and vegetables should be washed with care.
F.A.Q.
Is tipping required in Peru?
Tipping is not compulsory in Peru, but it is a great way to show your appreciation to the people serving you, in restaurants often bills include 10% gratuity.
F.A.Q.
Do I need any vaccines before I enter Peru?
Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into Peru. Some vaccines are recommended or required for Peru. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Peru: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus. Recommended for most travellers to the region, especially if unvaccinated.
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