Peru - 19 days
Andean Peaks and Ancient Empires
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Peru Holidays

Peru is a living legacy of powerful empires and mythical beliefs, stretched across a jaw-dropping array of landscapes, from the chiselled peaks of the Andes to the Amazon – the world’s biggest rainforest. Starting in the cosmopolitan capital of Lima, comfortably nestled at sea level and colonial at its heart, we travel from here to the city of Huaraz. Situated at over 3000 metres above sea level, Huaraz is dominated by the snowy Cordillera Blanca and Peru’s highest mountain, Huascarán. From Huaraz, we journey up to Chiclayo, where we visit the largest dry forest in the Americas and the Sicán pyramids of Batan Grande. The lush highlands of Chachapoyas beckon us further north, as we visit one of the tallest waterfalls in the world and explore the enchanting Chachapoyan fortress city of Kuélap. The Ballestas Islands is our next stop, searching for marine mammals and the overwhelming amount of birdlife that inhabit the islands, then we take a thrilling flight over the puzzling Nazca Lines.  Moving on, we travel to the picturesque city of Arequipa before travelling into the surrounding Colca Valley, with one of the deepest canyons in the world and giant Andean condors soaring in the surrounding sky. We spend some time trekking in the valley, visiting various local villages and staying in a family home. We round off our adventure in Cusco, venturing out into the Sacred Valley where we visit the the astounding Inca ruins at Pisac and Moray and the pink-hued salt pans at Maras. Dive into Peru’s treasure trove of ancient ruins and rich cultural history, live with the locals and explore its wildest landscapes with us on this cutting-edge tour that allows us to delve that little bit deeper…