Home to beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and well-preserved vestiges from ancient civilisations, Peru is one of the most enthralling countries in South America. Its top attraction is the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, perched high in the Andes in the mist-shrouded forests. Other highlights include the colonial gem of Cuzco, the landscapes of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the gastronomic scene in Lima, the Inca sites and markets of the Sacred Valley, and the pristine Amazon rainforest, where you can choose from remote jungle lodges to luxurious small expedition vessels. The beauty and mystery of Peru draws you in like no other place on earth, and is great for families and couples alike. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Peru:
- Trekking through the high Andes through remote villages and epic scenery on the way to Machu Picchu or Choquequirao.
- Enjoy Peru's amazing food revolution, fabulous museums and an evening pena in the country's capital Lima.
- Stay in a remote rainforest lodge to experience the beauty of the Amazonian basin and thrill to the sounds, smells and sights of the jungle where monkeys play and jaguars prowl.