From the pristine rainforest of the Amazon with its amazing wildlife to the giddy heights of Machu Picchu with its incredible Inca history, Peru is a place you definitely need to put on your bucket-list.
Peru is a safe country to travel around with good amenities and facilities in the main tourist centres. These become more basic the further afield you go. Similarly, English is less likely to be spoken outside the cities so you might like to brush up on a few basic Spanish phrases. There are good bus transport and airline links throughout the country.
Generally speaking, Peru has two seasons, wet and dry, but in a country as geographically diverse as Peru, local weather patterns vary greatly. In the highlands, the dry season is between June and October, but even the mountains' wet season isn't always really wet and the dry season sees its share of downpours. It is advisable to check regional climate trends before travelling.
We visited Peru for 4 weeks in 2019 when our children were aged 14 and 17, along with their Uncle, where we concentrated on the northern part of the country including the Amazon rainforest, Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Paracas National Park and the capital city of Lima. With so much of the country to still visit, we will definitely be heading back that way soon to take a look at Arequipa and Lake Titicaca in the south and perhaps even take a flight over the Nazca Lines.
Click on the sample itinerary below to view a suggested self-guided tour for this destination. This is based on our own travels but can be amended to suit differing ages, group sizes and duration. Accurate travel times, accommodation and guide details will be provided once your personalised itinerary is confirmed.