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.

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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 Tours Guidebook

Best Time to Visit Peru

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Peru. The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season for enjoying outdoor activities on the Inca trail. The best time to visit Peru largely depends on the experiences you seek and the regions you plan to explore. Generally, the dry season, which runs from May to September, is considered the prime time for travelers. During these months, Peru experiences clear skies and lower rainfall, making it an ideal time to explore popular destinations like Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the iconic Machu Picchu. Hiking the Inca Trail or other trekking routes is most enjoyable during this period. Additionally, it coincides with various local festivals and cultural celebrations, offering a deeper insight into Peruvian traditions and heritage. Why You Should Visit Peru: Visiting Peru is an exhilarating journey that offers a diverse array of experiences and cultural treasures. One of the primary reasons to visit Peru is its awe-inspiring archaeological sites, most notably Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca citadel, perched high in the Andes Mountains, is an architectural marvel and an iconic symbol of human ingenuity. The Inca Trail, a world-renowned trekking route, offers a thrilling adventure to reach Machu Picchu, where you can witness the breathtaking sunrise over the ruins.
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Best Places to Visit in Peru

Peru offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Peru page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Peru is a land of enchanting destinations that offer a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Machu Picchu, the iconic Inca citadel nestled in the Andes, is undoubtedly the country's most famous attraction. Exploring the ancient ruins and witnessing the breathtaking panoramic views from this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute must. Cusco, the former Inca capital, is a captivating city that combines colonial grandeur with indigenous traditions. Wander through its cobblestone streets, visit historic churches, and immerse yourself in the local culture. The Sacred Valley, with its charming towns like Ollantaytambo and Pisac, provides a window into daily life in the Andes and offers access to various archaeological sites. Arequipa, known as the "White City," is famous for its stunning colonial architecture, while the Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, offers spectacular scenery and the chance to spot Andean condors.
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Peru Travel Advice

Read through our Peru travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Peru. Most nationalities, including citizens of the United States, Canada, the European Union, and many others, do not require a visa to enter Peru for tourism purposes. Travelers typically receive a tourist visa stamp upon arrival, allowing them to stay for up to 183 days in a 365-day period. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Peru. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Peruvian Culture

Visit our Peruvian culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Peru: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. colonial influence, and a vibrant mestizo heritage. At the heart of Peruvian culture is a deep connection to its pre-Columbian roots, with ancient civilizations like the Incas leaving an indelible mark on the country's customs and traditions. The fusion of these indigenous legacies with the Spanish colonial legacy has given rise to a unique cultural identity that is evident in art, music, dance, and cuisine. Peruvian music, such as the haunting sounds of the Andean panpipe or the lively rhythms of Afro-Peruvian percussion, reflects the country's diverse cultural heritage. Traditional dance forms, like the Marinera and Huayno, are celebrated in colorful festivals, adding a lively touch to local celebrations.
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Peruvian Food

Visit our Peruvian Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Peruvian cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Peruvian cuisine is a culinary marvel celebrated for its remarkable diversity and fusion of flavors. At the heart of Peruvian food is an array of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, from the abundant seafood of the Pacific coast to the hearty grains of the Andes and the exotic fruits of the Amazon Rainforest. Ceviche, Peru's national dish, is a mouthwatering concoction of fresh fish or seafood marinated in zesty lime juice and combined with chili peppers, onions, and cilantro. Lomo saltado, a stir-fry of beef, tomatoes, onions, and French fries, reflects the influence of Chinese and Peruvian culinary traditions. Anticuchos, skewered and grilled marinated meats, pay homage to the country's Andean heritage. Peruvian cuisine is also known for its world-class fusion cuisine, exemplified by dishes like causa rellena, which combines mashed potatoes with fillings like avocado, chicken, or seafood, and the delightful chaufa, a Peruvian twist on fried rice with a blend of Chinese and local flavors.
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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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Best Time To Visit Peru

Best Time to Visit Peru

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Peru. The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season for enjoying outdoor activities on the Inca trail. The best time to visit Peru largely depends on the experiences you seek and the regions you plan to explore. Generally, the dry season, which runs from May to September, is considered the prime time for travelers. During these months, Peru experiences clear skies and lower rainfall, making it an ideal time to explore popular destinations like Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the iconic Machu Picchu. Hiking the Inca Trail or other trekking routes is most enjoyable during this period. Additionally, it coincides with various local festivals and cultural celebrations, offering a deeper insight into Peruvian traditions and heritage. Why You Should Visit Peru: Visiting Peru is an exhilarating journey that offers a diverse array of experiences and cultural treasures. One of the primary reasons to visit Peru is its awe-inspiring archaeological sites, most notably Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca citadel, perched high in the Andes Mountains, is an architectural marvel and an iconic symbol of human ingenuity. The Inca Trail, a world-renowned trekking route, offers a thrilling adventure to reach Machu Picchu, where you can witness the breathtaking sunrise over the ruins.
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Best places to visit in Peru

Best Places to Visit in Peru

Peru offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Peru page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Peru is a land of enchanting destinations that offer a mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Machu Picchu, the iconic Inca citadel nestled in the Andes, is undoubtedly the country's most famous attraction. Exploring the ancient ruins and witnessing the breathtaking panoramic views from this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute must. Cusco, the former Inca capital, is a captivating city that combines colonial grandeur with indigenous traditions. Wander through its cobblestone streets, visit historic churches, and immerse yourself in the local culture. The Sacred Valley, with its charming towns like Ollantaytambo and Pisac, provides a window into daily life in the Andes and offers access to various archaeological sites. Arequipa, known as the "White City," is famous for its stunning colonial architecture, while the Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, offers spectacular scenery and the chance to spot Andean condors.
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Travel advice

Peru Travel Advice

Read through our Peru travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Peru. Most nationalities, including citizens of the United States, Canada, the European Union, and many others, do not require a visa to enter Peru for tourism purposes. Travelers typically receive a tourist visa stamp upon arrival, allowing them to stay for up to 183 days in a 365-day period. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Peru. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Culture

Peruvian Culture

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Food

Peruvian Food

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HIGHLIGHTS
Lima
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the ChillĂłn, RĂ­mac and LurĂ­n 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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