Peru

About Peru

Peru is to be found on the western flank of the South American landmass, facing the Southern Pacific Ocean, sandwiched between Chile and Ecuador, with Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia taking up its eastern borders.

The weather varies from dry desert on the western coastal plain, to tropical in the eastern lowland jungle, and temperate to seriously cold in the craggy heights of the Andes!

Here is the mystical home of the legendary Incas. Historically the city of Cusco is the original capital of the Incan world, but to its north it is Machu Picchu, the most famous Incan city, which is visited by thousands of tourist every year.

To drive from Aquas Calientes and up into the mountains along the hair-raising hairpin road and to glimpse the first breathtaking sight of the terraces that form part of this new Seventh Wonder of the World is something to put at the top of your ‘to do’ list in this part of the world. Other ways of accessing Machu Picchu are by train or by walking.

Another few items for the list must surely be a trip to the highest navigable lake in the world – Lago Titicaca with its floating islands - and 100 miles westwards from here to Nevado Mismi, where a glacial stream from the Mismi is attributed as the source of the mighty Amazon River.

The capital city of Lima is an architectural mixture of modern and old Spanish and houses many fine galleries, theatres and a variety of museums catering for anything from archaeology and anthropology to Peruvian art and religious culture.

For those who crave adventure, the diverse terrain of Peru lends itself to a wide variety of sports from surfing and sand boarding to rafting down the exhilarating white waters of the Apurimac River, or the Santa River which is fairly easy for the newcomers. 4 x 4 enthusiasts are also catered for, as are the mountaineers amongst you!

Peru has so much to offer, that you will find you want to return again and again as one holiday just cannot satisfy your appetite for this South American jewel.

Hotels
1.

Hotel B

Lima, Peru
A place for contemporary explorers of life seeking the intrigues and mysteries of Peruvian culture,...
Hotel B
2.

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima, Peru
Set in one of Lima’s most fashionable areas, the Belmond Miraflores Park takes you straight to...
Belmond Miraflores Park
3.

Las Casitas del Colca

Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru
Las Casitas del Colca is Peru's hidden gem, a collection of luxurious cottage villas with a fabulous...
Las Casitas del Colca
4.

Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort

Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru
Nestled 250 kilometres south of Lima, Hotel Paracas is ideally situated for travellers looking to...
Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Resort
5.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Cusco, Peru
High in the Andes, at 3000 metres above sea level, lies the historic city of Cuzco, famed for its...
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
6.

Inkaterra La Casona

Cusco, Peru
Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco’s first boutique hotel, reflects the city’s mélange...
Inkaterra La Casona
7.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Cusco, Peru
Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, this former palace and convent is emerging...
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
8.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Machu Picchu, Peru
How does one best prepare for a visit to the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas? Nothing less than a...
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
9.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu, Peru
One of the world's major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred place of ancient stones...
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
10.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

Sacred Valley, Peru
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Belmond Hotel...
Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
11.

Tambo del Inka

Urubamba, Peru
The only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu, the staff go to every...
Tambo del Inka
12.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Tambopata, Peru
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is a gracious rainforest lodge, adjacent to the lush Tambopata...
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
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