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Peru Travel Tips

Welcome to the land of ancient treasures, artisan weavers, and jaw-dropping landscapes. Peru presents travelers with an unforgettable array of experiences and adventures. From investigating the largest collection of pre-Columbian art at Lima’s Larco Museum to exploring the lost city of Machu Picchu—you’ll discover a destination with a fascinating story to share. Our tours of South America uncover the highlights and more, with something in every travel style and for every interest.

Nestled in the Andes, the “Imperial City” of Cusco features fascinating archeological sites and Spanish colonial architecture, including the baroque cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas. Beyond the cities, the Sacred Valley is a traveler favorite, offering travelers a glimpse of Peru’s diverse wildlife, rich culture, and artisan traditions. Must-see spots include the outdoor Pisac market and ruins at Ollantaytambo. Our tours of South America also take you beyond the guidebook with enriching cultural experiences, like dining in the home of a prominent family in Lima or visiting a weaving cooperative to observe local artisans at work. But nothing tops a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu.

The train journey to Machu Picchu is an experience unlike any other, with incredible panoramic views leading to the town of Aquas Calientes. Upon arrival, travel to the entrance gate of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Machu Picchu and explore its famous treasures – the Temple of the Sun, House of the Priest, Sacred Plaza and Intihuatana – with professional local guides. It’s sure to be the experience of a lifetime.

Our tours of South America take you to the heart of the action to experience Peru’s iconic highlights and provide unique opportunities to connect with the local people and culture. There’s no better way to experience this bucket list destination than a hassle-free guided vacation. Get inspired with our collection of best-selling tours and leave the planning to us.

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Insider Experience: Machu Picchu

John Miller, President of Grand European Travel, and his wife Anne explored cultural and archaeological treasures on the Highlights of Peru tour.  Read Anne’s review chronicling their adventure to Machu Picchu, with intriguing personal insight into this amazing destination.

Exploring Peru & the Galapagos

Read our Q&A with GET travelers Greg and Mary, as they share their experiences on our guided vacation, Highlights of Peru with an exciting post-trip extension Galapagos Islands cruise. 

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