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Luxury Peru Holidays

High altitude, history and mystery. High altitude, history and mystery.
Why Peru?
Wondrous Machu Picchu is just one of Peru’s many remarkable sites. This is a land of rich history – where ancient civilisations and dramatic mountain ranges unfurl for incredible adventures and cultural connections.

As soon as you arrive in Lima, Peru’s vibrant coastal capital, you’ll feel the culmination of cultures. There’s palpable influence from pre-Lima indigenous groups, the 16th-century Spanish Conquistadors who founded the city and the constant evolution of a bustling, modern-day metropolis. From here, one of our favourite ways to traverse Peru is by train. While the country’s mountainous landscapes – the Andean peaks in particular – will make you wonder how railway tracks are even possible, you’ll appreciate the masterful construction as your train carves its way through the countryside.

For Journeysmiths, our Peruvian highlights include Lake Titicaca – South America’s largest lake – the Amazon Rainforest, and the uniquely desert coastal region of Paracas. Experience a marine safari among humboldt penguins in the Ballestas Islands, spot pink river dolphins on a luxurious Amazon River cruise and watch condors soar in the Colca Valley. And, we haven’t yet mentioned Machu Picchu, the spectacular Incan citadel, perched high in the Andean mountains.
  • Ancient cultural sites among high mountains and vast deserts.
  • Exciting capital city filled with awe-inspiring architecture.
  • Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Amazon for culture and natural beauty.
  • Historic blend of Incan and Spanish culture in Cusco.
  • Breath-taking railway journeys.
  • Range of exclusive accommodations.
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Amazon Peru Istock 1400444940
Amazon
The incredible Amazon rainforest covers 60% of Peru, yet the country holds just 13% of the total Amazon. This expansive, lush rainforest is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
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Colca Canyon Istock 1154720389
Arequipa and Colca Canyon
Arequipa is one of Peru’s largest and most exciting cities. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, creating a must-see blend of heritage buildings and lively modern culture.
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View Of Cuzco Ss By Pocholo Calapre
Cusco
Cusco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Today, its centuries-old archaeological and architectural heritage is recognised by UNESCO and serves as the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.
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Lake Titicaca
Sitting at 3,812 metres above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake. Take a boat ride across this incredible expanse of freshwater, exploring some of the natural and man-made islands along the way.
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Lima Ss By Christian Vinces
Lima
Lima is Peru’s capital and largest city, with a vibrant port overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You’ll find a melting pot of architecture here, from modern design to Spanish colonial and beyond.
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Paracas Region Ss By Ksenia Ragozina
Paracas Region Ss By Ksenia Ragozina
Ica, Paracas and Nazca
This eclectic region is host to a variety of fascinating cultural cornerstones, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, intriguing towns and dramatic landscapes from coastline to desert.
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Sacred Valley Istock 621252270
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Inhabited some 1,000 years ago, the Urubamba Valley, or the Sacred Valley of the Incas, follows the Urubamba River 100 kilometres from the Inca ruins of Pisac to the incomparable Machu Picchu.
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Top 10 Peru Experiences
Home to grand peaks of the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and holding the secrets to the lives of the ancient Inca civilisation, Peru is a country of incredible history, fascinating wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes. To show you what’s possible, our Latin America travel experts have put together a list of their favourite Peruvian activities.Home to grand peaks of the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and holding the secrets to the lives of the ancient Inca civilisation, Peru is a country of incredible history, fascinating wildlife and beautiful natural landscapes.

To show you what’s possible, our Latin America travel experts have put together a list of their favourite Peruvian activities.
Best Places to Stay in Peru
Hero Image Courtyard Inkaterra La Casona Cusco
Hero Image Courtyard Inkaterra La Casona Cusco
Cusco, Peru
Inkaterra La Casona
Inkaterra Las Casona is a 16th century colonial manor house, which was at one time used as an Inca army training facility. Every wall in the property is imbued with history, and it is without doubt one of the most fascinating, beautiful places to stay in Cusco.
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Hero Image Pool View Palacio Nazarenas Cusco
Cusco, Peru
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
You won’t regret staying at the restored 17th century palace and convent of Belmond Palacio Nazarenas; its elegant cloistered courtyards seamlessly blend with modern luxuries such as Cusco’s first outdoor heated swimming pool.
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Hero Image Hotel Main Entrance Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu
Hero Image Hotel Main Entrance Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Right at the foot of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge’s location could not be more perfect. The views are breathtaking, but it is the sense of history in this place which will really blow you away.
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Hero Image Swimming Pool Sol Y Luna Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Hero Image Swimming Pool Sol Y Luna Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
Sol y Luna
In the Sacred Valley, with the Andes Mountains dominating the skyline, the beautiful gardens of Sol y Luna exquisitely complement the hotel’s stone casitas (“little houses”). It’s a truly magical location; the backdrop is enhanced by the orientation of the terraces and the careful planting of indigenous flowers.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Hotel Hotel B Lima
Lima, Peru
Hotel B
Lima’s Hotel B is a luxurious Relais & Chateaux property in a fabulous belle epoque house built as a seaside retreat for the Peruvian elite.
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Lounge Aqua Nera Amazon
Lounge Aqua Nera Amazon
Amazon, Peru
Aqua Nera
Since its maiden voyage in 2020, Aqua Nera has been setting the standard for river boat exploration in the Amazon region. With a maximum of 40 guests, looked after by 40 staff, you can expect an unforgettable experience that is both adventurous and relaxing in equal measure.
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Hero Image Outdoor Area Cirqa Arequipa And Colca Canyon
Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru
Cirqa, Arequipa
The boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city, just a block away from Arequipa's main square. This makes it a perfect place from which to explore the city’s Spanish-colonial architecture, spend lazy afternoons sampling its culinary delights and sipping pisco sour whilst people-watching at the plaza.
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Hero Image Decking Area Titilaka Hotel Lake Titicaca
Hero Image Decking Area Titilaka Hotel Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Titilaka Hotel
Surrounded by the remote altiplano and an hour from any town, the Titilaka hotel is Relais & Chateaux property offering exceptional food and service in a stunning location.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Hotel Atemporal Lima
Lima, Peru
Atemporal
This delightfully personal and intimate house is ideal for anyone who shrinks from the idea of mass tourism and who expects great service and the highest of standards. If elegance is your thing, then this is the place for you.
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Hero Image Imperial Suite Room Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru
Sumaq Machu Picchu
At the steps of its namesake site, the five-star Sumaq Machu Picchu is ideally positioned for you to explore the wonders of the remarkable Inca citadel at your leisure.
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Hero Image Main Pool Hotel Paracas Ica Paracas And Nazca
Ica, Paracas and Nazca, Peru
Hotel Paracas
Facing Paracas National Reserve and with its own private pier from which you can take cruises to the Ballestas Islands, this hotel is far more than just a base for experiencing the Nazca Lines.
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Hero Image Swimming Pool Explora Valle Sagrado Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Hero Image Swimming Pool Explora Valle Sagrado Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
Explora Valle Sagrado
We love the stylish almost Scandinavian low-rise design of this lodge, with its wooden walkways and unvarnished wooden interiors. If you are the kind of guest motivated by excellent design and the chance to engage in an active holiday, this is the place for you.
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Hero Image Exterior Delfin I Amazon
Hero Image Exterior Delfin I Amazon
Amazon, Peru
Delfin I
An expedition on Delfin I cannot be beaten for the luxurious and personal experience it gives of the mighty Amazon and its tributaries.
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Hero Image Swimming Pool Belmond Las Casitas Arequipa And Colca
Hero Image Swimming Pool Belmond Las Casitas Arequipa And Colca
Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Peru
Belmond Las Casitas
The stunning Colca Canyon surrounds you as you take in the delights of the Belmond Las Casitas Arequipa. The 20 fairytale-worthy picturesque bungalows set in 20 acres blend into the striking landscape, and put you in the perfect location for contact with the local communities and exploring the unspoilt natural world.
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Hero Image Courtyard Jw Marriot El Convento Cusco
Cusco, Peru
JW Marriot
With one of Cusco’s only swimming pools, and with an elegant and sophisticated style that is almost more museum or art gallery than hotel, the JW Marriot is one of the most desirable places to rest and reside in the capital city of the Inca Empire.
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Lake Titicaca 2 Ss Libertador Lago Titicaca Peru
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Libertador Lago Titicaca
Libertador Lago Titicaca is your own private island, a world of its own at the end of Lake Titicaca. The moment you set sail from the pier, you will leave your cares on the shore and reconnect with yourself as you enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Hero Image Bedroom Views With Pool Miraflores Park Lima
Hero Image Bedroom Views With Pool Miraflores Park Lima
Lima, Peru
Belmond Miraflores Park
Belmond Miraflores Park is a sanctuary in the capital, set in the midst of Lima’s trendiest area. Use it as your base for exploring the nearby museums, colonial buildings, and park, then retreat here to relax in sublime surroundings with sparkling views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Hero Image Ecocenter Inkaterra Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Machu Piccu
Hero Image Ecocenter Inkaterra Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Machu Piccu
Machu Picchu, Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is in Aguas Calientes, the departure point for most trips to Machu Picchu.
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Ica Settlement Ss By Saiko3 Vinas Queirolo Ica Paracas And Nazca
Ica, Paracas and Nazca, Peru
Vinas Queirolo
Vinas Queirolo is a palace of a place, and the only hotel in Peru nestled in the heart of a vineyard. Wine lovers naturally will feel right at home, but we have also fallen in love with the scenery and the laidback lifestyle.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Property Tambo Del Inka Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Hero Image Exterior Of Property Tambo Del Inka Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru
Tambo del Inka
Part of The Luxury Collection, the Tambo del Inka Resort and Spa is an impressive property with striking pavilion-like buildings inspired by the stone walls found at ancient Inca sites. Great effort has gone into making this the base camp of choice, in all senses, for Machu Picchu.
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Hero Image Exterior Delfin Iii Amazon
Hero Image Exterior Delfin Iii Amazon
Amazon, Peru
Delfin III
The luxurious Delfin III explores the Maranon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve of Amazonian Peru.
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