Peru for Holidays
Peru’s appeal is endless, with a range of natural and manmade wonders. The highlands are home to the condor and countless indigenous communities, and is the heartland of the ancient Inca Empire alongside the colonial gems of Cuzco and Arequipa, Machu Picchu – the latter being the most famous example of the extraordinary architectural legacy that was left behind. To the east, the mountains shelve away and give in to the dense vegetation and rich fauna of the Amazon Basin, a must on any visit to Peru.
Discover Lima on a fabulous sightseeing tour covering the most fascinating areas of both colonial and modern Lima. Within this journey you will see the mysterious Incan terraces of Moray in the Sacred Valley and the unique magic of Machu Picchu before moving on to Cuzco, the ancient Incan capital with a mesmerising mixture of pre-Columbian constructions and Spanish colonial architecture. After taking in the many wonders of Peru take a well-deserved break and unwind on premier beaches in Mancora, Peru’s best-kept-secret beach town.
When to go
Lima and the desert coast are generally dry, with around 28°C during summer (Dec-Apr); coastal mists can bring this down to 15°C in winter (Jul-Sep). In the Andean region (especially Cuzco), the wet season runs from Nov-Mar; in the dry season (Apr-Oct), nighttime temperatures can drop to freezing. Jun-Sep are the best months for hikers.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -5 hours.
VISAS: Visa not required by UK Citizens for tourist stays of up to 3 months.
LANGUAGE: Official language is Spanish. English is spoken in hotels.
CURRENCY: Nuevo Sol.
FLIGHT INFORMATION: British Airways fly direct 3 times a week to Lima (seasonal). Major airlines to Peru also include Iberia, LATAM, KLM, Avianca via their hubs or Delta and United Airlines via the US.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 14 hours to Lima.