Few romances can ever surpass that of the granite citadel on top of the beetling precipices of Machu Picchu, the crown of Inca Land.
- Hiram Bingham -
Like no other place in the world, this remarkable South American country is endowed with archaeological and cultural riches, and complete with natural wonders in every form imaginable. Peru is truly a treat for the eyes, ears, and taste buds. From ancient Incan remnants, arid desert, striking Andean peaks, thriving jungle and immense lakes, Peru is an astonishing country of contrasts. The Peruvian fusions and the tang of a pisco sour. Its beguiling mix of natural beauty and ancient Incan culture is, indeed, irresistible.
Explore Machu Picchu and the sunrise at the Sun Gate. Trace the shores of Lake Titicaca from a luxury train. Step out from your suite in an ancient palace and into the buzz of Cusco. From the bustle of Lima to the rugged beauty of the Colca Valley.
The Peruvian part of the Amazon is the most important and most beautiful part of the entire Amazon. Peru offers explorers the most direct and accessible path to the heart of the Amazon via great splendour. Iquitos in north-eastern Peru, where the Aria Amazon River starts, is just a two hour flight from the capital and international air hub of Lima and the archaeological treasure trove of Cusco. Surrounding Iquitos is lush Amazon territory - a region comprising the headwaters of the Amazon River and the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Here the upriver Amazon waters are low in sediment and rich in aquatic life, coupled with an astonishing concentration of wildlife on land.
To reap the most rewards out of the Peruvian Amazon, you will be joined by experienced naturalist guide. A keen eye and mountains of experience are needed to navigate challenging terrain and help you to spot wildlife in an environment designed by Mother Nature to conceal them. As a lesser human presence often leads to more up-close wildlife sightings.