View of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Peru Vacations & Tours 2021-2022

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Peru's appeal ranges from the enigmatic Machu Picchu to its delectable cuisine with enticing experiences in between. Open now to travelers, embrace the range of cultural and historical wealth that Peru offers. Traverse the mighty Andes and explore the vibrant Amazon with a Zicasso vacation customized to you.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Sun over Moray, Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Classic Machu Picchu & Peru Tour

Classic Machu Picchu & Peru Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

Discover the classic wonders of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley during your customizable 8-day Peru tour. Wander the historic center of Lima as it shines like a gem among the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Machu Picchu continues to linger in the clouds like a diamond in the sky, while the tasty Peruvian Pisco Sour cocktail offers a memorable tang to the classic treasures of Peru.

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Butterfly on the nose of a turtle in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.

Immersive Rainforest and Inca Trail Peru Tour

Immersive Rainforest and Inca Trail Peru Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

With deserts, jungles, mountains, and coastlines, Peru presents a paradise of ecological diversity throughout this 10-day tour of the Amazon and Andes. This carefully curated vacation has been designed to provide an up-close and personal glimpse at this stunning nation. This adventure also gives you access to many unique opportunities for an unforgettable trip in addition to housing you in some of the most comfortable accommodations in the country.

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View of two beaches on Bartolome Island in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

Exceptional Galapagos and Peru Tour of a Lifetime

Exceptional Galapagos and Peru Tour of a Lifetime

18 Day Custom Tour

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime with this 18-day Ecuador and Peru tour that will immerse you in the pristine wilderness of secluded islands and the exceptional Inca ruins in the Andes. Travel in complete luxury when searching for blue-footed boobies on rugged shores and trek the trail that winds to Machu Picchu. Bask in the radiant flavors of traditional ingredients that shape contemporary dishes and enjoy dramatic views of Lake Titicaca as you discover, explore, and embrace the unique splendors of Ecuador and Peru, from the Galapagos to Puno.

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Flavors of Peru: A Culinary Tour to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu

Flavors of Peru: A Culinary Tour to Lima, Cusco, Machu...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

During your 8-day Peru culinary tour, you will sample the diversity of local cuisine and the historic flavors steeped in heritage spanning the Andes to the Pacific coast. You will discover culinary ingenuity that gave rise to over 250 desserts and 2,000 types of soup. Explore vibrant markets, enjoy magnificent ceviche, and indulge in distinctive barbecue customs and seafood recipes revealing the traditions of delicious Peru.

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Highlights of Peru & Machu Picchu Tour

Highlights of Peru & Machu Picchu Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

The secrets of ancient culture and Andean myths will be revealed during your 8-day Peru highlights tour customized to immerse you in irresistible wonders and sensational sights. From the lush and winding trails of the Sacred Valley to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, the coastal charm of Lima to the cathedrals of Cusco, you will uncover secrets, heritage, and diversity showcasing essential Peru.

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Miraflores district in Lima, Peru.

Serene Landscapes and Famous Culture Peru Tour

Serene Landscapes and Famous Culture Peru Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,855

No trip to Peru is complete without witnessing the abundance history and raw natural beauty of the land and this 11-day tour of the country will present you with plenty of both.  As you make your way from the seaside splendor of Lima to the windswept heights of Cusco, a blend of leisure time and guided exploration will ensure your full excitement at each of the memorable destinations you visit.

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An alpaca overlooks the countryside in Peru.

Cultural Peruvian Adventure: Cities and Citadels with Lake Titicaca

Cultural Peruvian Adventure: Cities and Citadels with...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Perched on the westernmost edge of South America, Peru is a country that is teeming with a rich history and colorful culture, and this 11-day tour of Cusco, Lima, and Lake Titicaca has been designed to introduce you to what is best in each region. From the seaside views of Lima to the elevation of Cusco, this handcrafted tour provides a balanced approach to your travels and adventures.

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Morning sun rising over Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru.

Pure Peru: Amazon to Ancient Cusco Tour

Pure Peru: Amazon to Ancient Cusco Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,690

Book this immersive 11-day Peru tour to experience the adventures and heritage of Peru, from the Amazon to the Andes. The enchanting ruins of Machu Picchu feature soaring stones and sensational legends, and the dense jungle of the Amazon hides tremendous wildlife. Whether following the trails of the Inca or searching the water for signs of giant otters, you can indulge in the pure traditions, culture, and wonder of Peru with this trip.

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Family Vacation to Machu Picchu and Peru

Family Vacation to Machu Picchu and Peru

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

Your immersive 8-day family vacation to Peru and Machu Picchu will create the ultimate experience for children of all ages. Your adventure is custom-tailored for a fun and educational exploration of the Inca Empire's massive ruins or with a whitewater rafting excursion down the Urubamba River. You will make priceless memories with your family as you travel through Peru's history, heritage, and enchanting landscapes.

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Intimate Peru: A Romantic Ten-Day Tour for Couples

Intimate Peru: A Romantic Ten-Day Tour for Couples

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,995

Passion will overtake you during your 10-day romantic Peru tour custom-tailored for couples eager to indulge in romance and adventure. You will bask in luxury as you discover remote charm and intimate destinations. From sundown over Lake Titicaca to a shaman ceremony at the ruins of Machu Picchu, a sensual spa in Cusco to a stunning Amazon river cruise, you find enchantment grandeur, mystique, and beauty in Peru.

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Paradisiacal Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley Tour

Paradisiacal Peru: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

As one of the largest countries in South America, Peru is an all-encompassing land, and this 8-day tour ensures that the country's unparalleled natural beauty, rich culture, and iconic heritage are yours to enjoy. From the shores of the Pacific to the towering heights of the Andes, a variety of explorations will provide you with a balanced approach to uncovering Peru's many treasures.

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Highlights of Peru for Seniors Tour

Highlights of Peru for Seniors Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,075

Discover a new world steeped in ancient grandeur during your 14-day highlights tour of Peru for seniors. Travel at your pace when uncovering the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu and the vivid colors of traditional Andean clothing. WItness Humboldt penguins and sea lions lingering in the Pacific and traverse the colonial architecture of regal Cusco. Stunning ruins, mystical floating islands, and preserved culture will immerse you in Peru’s endless marvels.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Marvels of Peru and Brazil Tour: Natural and Cultural Discoveries

Marvels of Peru and Brazil Tour: Natural and Cultural...

15 Day Custom Tour

From $4,870

South America reliably presents visitors wit a unique cocktail of raw natural beauty and charming urban centers, and this 15-day tour of Brazil and Peru will present plenty of both as you make your way from the rugged Andean mountains to the shores of the Atlantic ocean. A combination of leisure time and guided excursions will also ensure that you make the most out of each destination you visit.

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Machu Picchu in Peru.

Very Best of Peru & Chile Tour

Very Best of Peru & Chile Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From $10,495

Exciting customs, immersive history, and dramatic landscapes define this 15-day Peru and Chile highlights tour. Pre-Columbian artifacts shine a light on a once-thriving heritage. The sunset will wash over the famous Easter Island moai, catacombs, and cathedrals to showcase the grandeur of Spanish design. With this incredible tour that includes Machu Picchu, experience the marvels of heritage and history in Peru and Chile.

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Peru & Machu Picchu Tour: Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco & Sacred Valley

Peru & Machu Picchu Tour: Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Ancient culture, dramatic scenery, and endless adventure will fill you with limitless wonder during your 10-day Peru and Machu Picchu tour. Your custom-tailored journey will take you on private tours through the lush Sacred Valley in search of preserved ruins and into the heart of Machu Picchu’s majestic architecture. You will uncover secluded ancient pyramids, sample vibrant ceviche,  and experience a whirlwind of fascinating history in Peru.

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14-Day Peru Vacation for Seniors

14-Day Peru Vacation for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,075

Your 14-day Peru for seniors tour will combine famous cultural highlights and enchanting secluded wildlife. Your South America adventure will fill with the aromas of coca tea in the Andean Altiplano to the calls of the macaws in the Amazon Rainforest. Travel to secluded villages, enjoy the wild ambiance of untamed jungle, and embrace the captivating view architecture of Machu Picchu to capture the dream of the perfect Peru vacation.

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7-Day Peru Vacation: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

7-Day Peru Vacation: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley &...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,535

Uncover the treasures of the Inca and the wonders of preserved culture during your 7-day Peru tour. Whether an amateur treasure hunter or an eager adventurer, you will follow the paths of the Inca Empire and explore the mark of the Spanish to discover catacombs and gilded churches, Andean markets and pristine cloud forest. Treasured Machu Picchu will crown your tour as you create priceless memories in Peru.

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Wilderness, Wildlife & Wildwater of Peru Tour

Wilderness, Wildlife & Wildwater of Peru Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $1,975

Explore the waters and discover remote corners of South America during your 9-day Peru rafting tour. Your customizable excursion will take you into the thrilling whitewater of the Andean Altiplano and across the wilds of the Amazon Basin. Whether navigating class IV rapids or searching the riverbanks for endangered jaguars and rare macaws, you will experience true beauty during the ride of your life in Peru’s wilderness and wilds.

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Hidden Side of Peru: An Itinerary for the Returning Visitor

Hidden Side of Peru: An Itinerary for the Returning...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Enjoy the hidden and experience the overlooked on your 10-day Peru tour perfect for the returning visitor. Your customizable tour will uncover the ruins of Cloud Warriors and immerse you in the pristine wilds of the Amazon Basin. You can sample coffee at a secluded plantation and witness preserved colonial charm in Andean cities as you experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of Peru.

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Off the Beaten Path Peru Tour: Hiking from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu

Off the Beaten Path Peru Tour: Hiking from Choquequirao...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

The Andes Mountains will satisfy your craving for adventure during your 10-day off the beaten path tour of Peru. You will trek the trails to secluded Chocuequirao and witness the snowcapped peaks of the altiplano piercing the sky. Discover forgotten ruins, follow the footpaths of Inca messengers, and traverse the pristine landscape as you experience the untouched heritage of the Andes on your exclusive tour of Peru.

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Discovering Lost Incan Cities of Peru & Machu Picchu Tour

Discovering Lost Incan Cities of Peru & Machu...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,755

Your 8-day luxury Peru tour will combine contemporary comfort with the thrills of immersive history. The colors of the Pisac Market will embody the essence of the Andes while the surrounding terraces reveal the ingenuity of the Inca Empire. Remarkable fortresses will create magnificent silhouettes above the mountain slopes while colonial streets lead to hidden archeological treasures. You can bask in charm and enchantment as you discover Peru’s captivating highlights.

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Bespoke Peru Adventure Tour: Andes, Wildlife & Historic Incan Ruins

Bespoke Peru Adventure Tour: Andes, Wildlife &...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $1,975

Travel to the dramatic heights of the Andes and captivating depths of the Amazon Basin during your bespoke 9-day Peru adventure tour. Savor exotic images of wildlife and bask in the impressive majesty of the Inca Empire. From colorful parrots to remarkable Machu Picchu, cultural markets to Spanish colonial streets, your Peru tour will bring splendor to light at your preferred pace.

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Family-Friendly Peru Vacation: Amazon to Andes

Family-Friendly Peru Vacation: Amazon to Andes

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,995

Embrace the adventure of a lifetime during your 10-day family-friendly Peru tour. Witness the marvels of the Amazon rainforest where the calls of macaws and monkeys echo through the canopy. Explore the heights of the Andes Mountains do discover the treasured ruins of Machu Picchu. Wander the cobblestone streets of Cusco beneath the regal spires of Spanish cathedrals. Each day in Peru will give your family new inspiration and excitement.

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10-Day Peruvian Adventure: Heritage & Culture Tour

10-Day Peruvian Adventure: Heritage & Culture Tour...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,195

Wander the mysterious puzzle of heritage leading through 2,000 years of history during your 10-day Peru culture tour. Witness Machu Picchu at sunset on an exclusive guided tour and soar above the Nazca lines for a sensational view of the mysterious desert. Traverse dazzling colonial architecture and trek to ruins in the Sacred Valley. Delight in epic scenery and an adventurous spirit during your Peru tour.

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Peru at a Glance

Can I travel to Peru this year?

Last Updated: April 7, 2021

Peru has reopened its borders to travelers from around the world. Visitors are welcome to Peru with a negative Covid-19 PCR test, a negative antigen result, or a medical certificate indicating past infection.

Entry requirements are subject to change, and your Zicasso travel specialist can provide updated information at the time of your inquiry.

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How far in advance should I plan a Peru vacation?

The success of your trip to Peru depends on your ability to book your accommodations and tickets to popular attractions early, especially due to limited availability based on restricted access. Peru may see increased demand from international travelers for late 2021 and into 2022 for accommodations and activities based on postponed trips from 2020.

After a year of closed borders, Peru is eager to see travelers again and visitors are just as eager to explore the Amazon or visit Machu Picchu. By booking sooner, rather than later, you can choose your preferred accommodations and experiences.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we advised travelers to Peru to book their trip between 6-12 months in advance depending on their ultimate goals when visiting as some accommodations can book quickly during high-season. If you prefer to travel during the high season, we now recommend booking your trip between 14-16 months in advance. 

Last-minute trip planning is possible, and your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure an exceptional vacation experience.

How do I plan my trip to Peru?

Peru recently reopened to travelers, which means you can book your next trip through Zicasso for travel in 2021, 2022, or 2023. Any visit to a new country inspires plenty of questions, but the circumstances of traveling after Covid-19 may have changed earlier answers.

“Do I have to wear a mask on domestic flights?” “Is Machu Picchu open?” “Will I be able to trek the Inca Trail?” “How will I travel from the Amazon to Lima or reach Lake Titicaca?” “Are the beaches open?” “Do I need a negative Covid-19 test before returning home and how can I get one?” Your travel specialist can answer these questions and more before you book your trip. A travel expert can also help handle any emergency that may arise during your trip — from an activity adjustment to a schedule change.

If you are thinking about traveling to Peru, you can fill out Zicasso’s Trip Request to speak with a Peru travel expert.

Related: How to Plan Your Trip in 3 Easy Steps | How to Plan Your Trip Budget

Must-See Destinations in Peru

A personalized Zicasso tour to Peru immerses you in a vacation designed for your goals, needs, and preferences. Most travelers from the United States spend between 10 to 14 days in Peru which is enough to highlight the natural splendor and diverse cultures found between the coastline, Andes, desert, and rainforest. Our Peru travel experts have provided you with recommendations for any trip length.

Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu | the Amazon | Puno | Nazca | Paracas

  • Discover the historical grandeur of Cusco at celebrated sites like Koricancha, Plaza de Armas, and Sacsayhuaman
  • Wander the narrow streets that climb the hills to find boutique shops. The shops showcase handmade alpaca sweaters and galleries that feature local artists
  • Learn about Andean heritage at the Textile Museum for better insight into the history and importance of textile-making in the region
  • Discover the steep ascents, dramatic views, and feeling of accomplishment that is gained from the Inca Trail during a one-day excursion
  • Experience the undulating paths, epic vistas, and ruins that are scattered across the Sacred Valley during a challenging four-day trek
  • Bask in the captivating panoramic view from above Machu Picchu when trekking to the summit of neighboring Huayna Picchu
  • Witness the exceptional nature of the Amazon Rainforest in an authentic area that is known for its pristine ecosystem
  • Experience the Amazon River with a boat ride in view of small villages, fishing communities, and vibrant wildlife
  • Bask in the adventure of trekking through the Amazon Rainforest with an experienced naturalist guide in search of wildlife and infamous insects
  • Witness pre-Columbian Peru inside an 18th-century vice-royal building. The galleries reveal art and artifacts that span millennia, including jewelry and erotic pottery
  • No matter your experience, you can trek to the Lost City of the Incas during a guided day trip or a multi-day trip for a thrilling way to discover the mighty ruins
  • The steep and rugged terrain of the Andes Mountains offers trails for seasoned mountain bikers for more time immersed in the scenery instead of in the car
  • The fishing village of Puerto Malabrigoin northwest Peru hosts the longest left-hand wave in the world with great surf cast along barren cliffs
  • Experience the native wonders on display in the Museo Inka, where metal and gold-work, jewelry, pottery, and textiles depict images of the civilization

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When is the best time to visit Peru?

The best time to visit Peru is between April to May and again from August to October. The combination of smaller crowds and better weather makes these months ideal for visiting the entirety of the country.

The climate varies across the disparate regions making Peru a wonderful year-round destination but also requires specific times of the year for visiting places like Machu Picchu or the Amazon. November has nice, cool weather before the major rains in the Andes, while February has the most amount of rainfall during the year. June is the busiest month but has the best weather throughout Peru.

The weather varies dramatically across the country with the Andes offering a different climate than Lima and the coast, as well as possessing sharp temperatures along the high-altitude plateau. The Amazon also has completely different weather with extensive rainfall in summer but calmer autumn, winter, and spring. The weather conditions can change drastically but remain accessible from April to May and August to October.

Related: Peru Sample Itineraries

What to Consider When Traveling Through Peru

Is Peru Safe for Travel?

Peru is very safe for travelers. Like in most countries around the world, you must remain vigilant in highly populated areas where petty theft can occur such as in Lima or Cusco. Overall, your safety is not in jeopardy in Peru, especially when in the hands of a travel specialist.

Altitude sickness is a real possibility for visitors to the Andes, especially when traveling from low-altitude destinations like the Amazon or Lima. Symptoms like headache, nausea, fatigue, or dizziness can keep you from discovering the sites you want to visit and enjoying your trip. It does not affect everyone but you should make sure you have time to acclimate to your surroundings, drink plenty of water, and drink coca tea.

Which airports should I be looking at?

For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Lima International Airport (LIM) but the busiest international airports in Peru include:

  • Lima (LIM)
  • Cusco (CUS)
  • Arequipa (AQP)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and complimentary consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an expert flight specialist makes finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

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Review: Peru One Week Vacation, Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu...
"We couldn't have planned the trip anything nearly as good

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Reviewed By Syed M.

Travel Review: Peru Trip, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley,...
"The travel company was attentive to every detail."

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"All in all, I would rate this trip as a 5 star;"

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