The Best Places to Visit in Peru

Discover the country’s most enthralling destinations - from its bustling cities to the Peruvian Amazon.

Places to visit

Home to diverse and breathtaking landscapes, fascinating cultures and magnificent historical landmarks, Peru holds a sense of beauty and mystery that needs to be seen to be believed. Narrowing down where to go in Peru can be tricky as there’s so much to see and do in this beautiful country. Luckily, at Scott Dunn, our Peru travel experts are on hand to guide you every step of the way, helping to create your ideal vacation.

Keen to include a city break in your itinerary? The capital city of Lima is often highlighted as the most beautiful city in Peru. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, it’s replete with wonderfully preserved architecture ready to explore. Alternatively, adventurous travelers would be hard-pressed to find an experience better than a tour of the Peruvian Amazon, while a visit to Machu Picchu is a real must-visit on any Peru itinerary.

So, no matter whether you’d like to investigate ancient ruins in northern Peru or unwind in a luxurious lodge perched on the shores of Lake Titicaca, we’ll help you discover the best places to visit in Peru.

The Best Destinations in Peru

From the striking architecture of Arequipa to the magical Sacred Valley, a trip to Peru is unlike any other, and every destination has something to offer. Explore some of the most interesting places in Peru below, or get in touch to speak to a Scott Dunn travel expert.


"Peru is the gastronomic capital of Latin America. World-renowned Chef Virgillio Martinez who has been featured on Netflix's Chef's Table can be seen all throughout Peru. His own resturaunt, Central, has been voted as Best Restaurant in the world for 2023 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. He is sought after to help build menus in hotels all over the country and has recently done the menu at Explora in the Scared Valley. Hacienda Sarapampa is another great foodie experience where you go to a family-owned farm to see how famous Peruvian giant corn is grown and can also have a tasting menu in the backyard of the family who owns the farm. They come out with each dish explaining all of the fresh ingredients. It is all beautifully plated and you are looking out on the Andean mountains."
Julie Norton, Travel Specialist

Map featuring best places to visit in Peru

Places on the map

  • Peruvian Amazon Peru
  • Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Peru
  • Lake Titicaca Peru
  • Lima and the Desert Coast Peru
  • Arequipa and Colca Canyon Peru
  • Cocachimba & Gocta Peru
  • Chachapoyas Peru
  • Cajamarca Peru
  • Leymebamba Peru
  • Chiclayo Peru
  • Lima Peru
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