Welcome to the enchanting land of Peru, where ancient mysteries, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture await you. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this South American gem. Discover the awe-inspiring wonders of Machu Picchu, the iconic Incan citadel nestled amidst the majestic Andes Mountains. Experience the vibrant heart of Peru in its capital city, Lima, and savor its culinary delights. Discover the Sacred Valley's secrets and immerse yourself in Cusco's rich heritage. Join us on a journey through time and beauty. Book your Peru trip today and let the adventure begin!
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Experience the captivating allure of the Inca civilization with our exhilarating wonders of Peru tour, designed to introduce you to the wonders of this remarkable destination.

from $1211
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See the best of the Incas’ legacy on this Peru tour, focused on Cusco, Lima, the Sacred Valley, and peerless Machu Picchu.

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What is the best time to visit Peru?
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, which typically runs from May to September. This period offers pleasant weather, clear skies, and lower chances of rain, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploring Peru's stunning landscapes.
What are some must-visit destinations in Peru?
Peru boasts a plethora of incredible destinations. Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon Rainforest are among the must-visit places in the country. Each destination offers unique attractions, rich history, and diverse cultural experiences.
Do I need a visa to visit Peru?
Visa requirements for Peru vary depending on your nationality. Many countries, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand, do not require a visa for visits of up to 90 days. However, it's always best to check with the Peruvian embassy or consulate in your home country for the most up-to-date visa information.
What are some popular dishes to try in Peru?
Peru is renowned for its culinary delights. Some popular dishes to try include ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juices and spices), Lomo Saltado (stir-fried beef with onions, tomatoes, and French fries), Causa (a layered potato dish filled with various ingredients), and Anticuchos (grilled skewered meat). Don't forget to sample Peru's famous beverage, Pisco Sour, a refreshing cocktail made with Pisco, lime juice, syrup, and egg white.
Is it safe to travel in Peru?
Peru is generally a safe country for tourists, but like any destination, it's important to take precautions. Be mindful of your belongings, avoid isolated areas at night, and use reputable transportation services. It's also advisable to consult travel advisories from your home country before your trip and to consider travel insurance for added peace of mind.
What are some popular activities to do in Peru?
Peru offers a wide range of activities for travelers. Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, exploring the Amazon Rainforest, visiting the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, sandboarding in Huacachina, and exploring the Colca Canyon are just a few of the popular activities in Peru. Additionally, immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture, trying traditional crafts, and attending festivals are great ways to make the most of your time in Peru.
How can I acclimatize to the high altitude in Peru?
Peru is known for its high-altitude destinations like Cusco and Lake Titicaca. To acclimatize, it's recommended to take it easy for the first few days, drink plenty of water, avoid heavy meals, and limit alcohol and caffeine intake. Coca tea is a popular local remedy believed to help with altitude sickness symptoms.
What are the transportation options within Peru?
Peru has a variety of transportation options to suit different preferences and budgets. Domestic flights are convenient for long distances, while buses are a popular choice for shorter journeys, offering comfort and affordability. In major cities, taxis and ride-sharing services are readily available. For a unique experience, consider traveling by train, such as the scenic journey to Machu Picchu on the Belmond Hiram Bingham or PeruRail.
Are there any lesser-known attractions in Peru worth exploring?
Absolutely! While Machu Picchu and Cusco often steal the spotlight, Peru has hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Consider visiting the stunning Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) with its vibrant striped slopes, the ancient ruins of Choquequirao, the remote Kuelap Fortress, or the mystical Nazca Lines, known for their massive geoglyphs. These lesser-known attractions offer unique experiences off the beaten path.
Can I experience the Amazon Rainforest in Peru?
Yes, Peru is home to a significant portion of the Amazon Rainforest. You can explore the Amazon from various entry points, such as Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado. Take a guided tour deep into the jungle, where you can spot diverse wildlife, learn about indigenous cultures, and experience the incredible biodiversity that makes the Amazon Rainforest so captivating.
What are some popular souvenirs to buy in Peru?
Peru is a shopper's paradise, offering a wide array of unique souvenirs. Alpaca wool products like sweaters, scarves, and blankets are popular choices. Handcrafted silver jewelry, traditional textiles with intricate designs, colorful pottery, and Peruvian coffee or chocolate are also excellent options. Don't forget to browse the local markets, such as the famous markets in Cusco and Lima, for a wide selection of authentic Peruvian handicrafts.
Are there any cultural etiquette tips I should be aware of when visiting Peru?
Peruvians are generally warm and friendly people. It's appreciated to greet locals with a smile and a friendly "Hola" (hello). When visiting religious sites or traditional communities, it's respectful to dress modestly and ask for permission before taking photographs. It's also customary to tip service providers, such as tour guides and waitstaff, if you're satisfied with their services.
What is Peru famously known for?
Peru is famously known for Machu Picchu, the Inca civilization, the Andean Mountains, the Nazca Lines, its culinary scene, the Amazon Rainforest, traditional textiles, and the Inca Trail.
Are there any unique festivals or celebrations in Peru?
Peru is known for its vibrant and colorful festivals that showcase the country's rich cultural heritage. The Inti Raymi festival in Cusco, held on June 24th, celebrates the Inca sun god with traditional dances and rituals. The Qoyllur Rit'i pilgrimage near Cusco gathers thousands of participants who hike to the Sinakara Valley to pay homage to the Snow Star Lord. The Corpus Christi festival in Cusco is a grand religious celebration featuring processions and traditional costumes. These festivals offer a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Peruvian traditions and witness captivating cultural displays.
What is the capital of Peru?
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru.
Are there any famous trekking routes in Peru besides the Inca Trail?
Yes, Peru offers several remarkable trekking routes apart from the Inca Trail. The Huayhuash Circuit is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you through stunning mountain scenery in the Cordillera Huayhuash. The Santa Cruz Trek in the Cordillera Blanca is known for its breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and turquoise lakes. For a unique experience, you can embark on the Ausangate Trek, which showcases the majestic Ausangate Mountain and takes you through high-altitude passes and vibrant landscapes.
What vaccines to take before traveling to Peru?
Before traveling to Peru, it is recommended to ensure that routine vaccines are up to date. Additionally, the following vaccines are commonly recommended: Hepatitis A: Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all travelers to Peru, as the risk of contracting this viral infection through contaminated food or water is present. Typhoid: Typhoid vaccine is recommended for travelers to Peru, especially those who will be staying in rural areas or consuming food and water from potentially unsafe sources. Yellow Fever: Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers visiting certain areas of Peru, particularly the Amazon rainforest regions. Some countries may also require proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry, so it is essential to check the requirements beforehand. Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for travelers who may have intimate contact with locals, require medical treatments, or engage in activities that may expose them to blood or body fluids. Rabies: Rabies vaccine is recommended for travelers who plan to engage in outdoor activities, work with animals, or visit remote areas where access to medical care may be limited. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional or travel medicine specialist to assess your specific health needs and determine the appropriate vaccinations based on your travel itinerary and personal health history. They will provide the most accurate and up-to-date recommendations for your trip to Peru.
Can I visit the Nazca Lines in Peru?
Absolutely! The Nazca Lines are a series of enormous geoglyphs etched into the desert floor near the town of Nazca. These ancient and mysterious designs depict various animals, plants, and geometric shapes. You can take a scenic flight over the Nazca Lines to fully appreciate their size and intricate details. It's a remarkable opportunity to witness a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the ancient artistry of the Nazca civilization.
What is the currency in Peru and how can I handle money while traveling there?
The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Sol (PEN). It's recommended to carry a combination of cash and cards while traveling in Peru. ATMs are widely available in major cities and towns, allowing you to withdraw local currency. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger establishments, but it's always advisable to carry some cash for smaller shops and markets. It's also a good idea to inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any issues with card transactions. Additionally, it's recommended to carry smaller denominations of bills as some places may have difficulty providing change for larger bills.
Which cities to visit in Peru?
Peru offers a diverse range of cities to explore. Here are some popular cities to consider visiting: Lima: Peru's capital and largest city, Lima, is a bustling metropolis known for its vibrant culinary scene, historical sites like the Plaza de Armas, and the charming neighborhood of Miraflores with its stunning ocean views. Cusco: Located in the Andes Mountains, Cusco was once the capital of the Inca Empire. It is a fascinating city with a mix of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture, including the famous Qorikancha Temple and the enchanting neighborhood of San Blas. Arequipa: Known as the "White City" due to its beautiful white volcanic stone buildings, Arequipa offers stunning colonial architecture, including the Santa Catalina Monastery. It is also a gateway to exploring the nearby Colca Canyon. Puno: Situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Puno is a city rich in Andean folklore and traditions. It is a great starting point for visiting the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island, which are renowned for their indigenous culture. Trujillo: Trujillo is a city on the northern coast of Peru known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, including the impressive Chan Chan archaeological site, the largest adobe city in the world. It is also close to the Huanchaco beach, known for its traditional reed boats. Iquitos: Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Iquitos is the largest city in the world inaccessible by road. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the biodiversity of the Amazon and engage in activities like wildlife spotting and visiting indigenous communities. Puerto Maldonado: Another gateway to the Amazon, Puerto Maldonado is a city surrounded by lush rainforest. It serves as a starting point for Amazon jungle tours, offering opportunities for wildlife observation, canopy walks, and visits to oxbow lakes.
Where to stay in Peru to visit Machu Picchu?
To visit Machu Picchu, the most convenient place to stay is the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Aguas Calientes is located at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu is situated.
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Magical adventure from start to finish
, 12/11/23

Magical adventure from start to finish. Well-paced itinerary and friendly guides.

Love this tour!
, 12/5/23

Love this tour!

Excellent service!
, 12/2/23

Excellent service! Excellent tour! Perfect destination!

Unforgettable journey
, 12/1/23

Unforgettable journey, knowledgeable guides, and breathtaking sights. Highly recommend!

Highly recommended tour!
, 11/30/23

Highly recommended tour!

Captivating landscapes and professional service
, 11/19/23

Journey of beauty and wonder. Captivating landscapes and professional service.

Unforgettable Memories in Peru
, 11/8/23

I had the pleasure of exploring Peru with the Highlights of Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu package from Memphis Tours, and it was an unforgettable experience. Starting from Lima, we got a taste of the vibrant city life and indulged in delicious Peruvian cuisine. Cusco's rich heritage and stunning architecture left me in awe, and the visit to Machu Picchu was a dream come true. The tour was well-planned, and the accommodations were comfortable. The knowledgeable guides made the journey even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this package to anyone seeking a comprehensive and memorable trip to Peru.

A Mesmerizing Journey through Ancient Peru
, 11/5/23

I recently had the opportunity to explore Peru through the Highlights of Peru package, and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. From the moment I arrived in Lima, I was captivated by the rich history and vibrant culture of this beautiful country. The tour was well-organized, and the knowledgeable guides provided fascinating insights into the ancient Inca civilization.

The city tour of Lima was a great introduction to Peru's colonial past, with visits to historic sites such as Plaza Mayor and the Basilica Cathedral. The excursion to the Sacred Valley was a highlight for me, with its stunning landscapes and the impressive Ollantaytambo ruins. And of course, the visit to Machu Picchu was a dream come true. The train ride and bus ascent added to the sense of adventure, and exploring the ancient citadel was a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Throughout the tour, the accommodations were comfortable, and the included meals were delicious. The tour also provided ample opportunities to interact with the local culture, whether it was browsing the handicraft market in Pisac or experiencing the culinary delights of Cusco.

Overall, the Highlights of Peru package exceeded my expectations. It allowed me to delve deep into the history and beauty of Peru, and I would highly recommend it to any US traveler looking for an enriching and immersive experience.

Fascinating Peru: A Journey of Discovery
, 11/3/23

I recently embarked on the Highlights of Peru tour, and it was a truly remarkable adventure. The tour offered a comprehensive itinerary that covered the key highlights of Peru, from Lima to Cusco and Machu Picchu.

The city tour of Lima was a great way to start the journey, providing an introduction to the city's history and architecture. The visit to the Sacred Valley was a personal favorite, as it showcased the breathtaking landscapes and the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo. The highlight, of course, was Machu Picchu. The train ride and the guided tour of the citadel were unforgettable experiences that exceeded my expectations.

The accommodations throughout the tour were comfortable, and the included meals were satisfactory. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history and culture of Peru.

While the tour was well-organized, I felt that some aspects could have been improved. The pace of one of the tours was quite fast, I wished for more time to explore certain site at my own leisure.

Despite these minor drawbacks, the Highlights of Peru tour provided me with incredible memories and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of this country. I would recommend it to US travelers who are interested in exploring the rich history and stunning landscapes of Peru.


Experiencing the Best of Peru
, 10/20/23

The Highlights of Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu package offered by Memphis Tours allowed me to experience the best of Peru in a single trip. Lima, with its vibrant culture and delicious food, was a fantastic starting point. Cusco's charm and the Sacred Valley's natural beauty left me in awe. And, of course, Machu Picchu was the highlight of the journey. The organization and attention to detail by Memphis Tours were commendable, and the knowledgeable guides added great value to the experience. I highly recommend this package to anyone looking for a well-rounded exploration of Peru.

A Journey to Peru
, 10/17/23

The Wonders of Peru tour was a journey back in time, allowing me to step into the footsteps of the ancient Incas. The city tour of Cusco was informative, and the guides were knowledgeable. The visit to the Sacred Valley was picturesque, and the lunch provided was enjoyable. Machu Picchu was a sight to behold, and the guided tour helped me appreciate the architectural marvels of this ancient citadel. The only reason I didn't give it a 5-star rating is that I felt there could have been more interaction with the local communities to get a deeper understanding of their culture. Nonetheless, it was a memorable trip filled with incredible history and natural beauty.

A Journey of Beauty and Wonder
, 10/8/23

 The Wonders of Peru tour was a journey of beauty and wonder. From the moment I landed in Cusco, I was captivated by the stunning landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of Peru. The city tour of Cusco was informative, and the archaeological centers were impressive. The visit to the Sacred Valley was a highlight, with its picturesque towns and breathtaking views. Machu Picchu was absolutely breathtaking, and the guided tour provided valuable insights into its history. The accommodations were comfortable, and the entire team at Memphis Tours was professional and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Dream tour!
, 9/14/23

 A history enthusiast's dream tour. Knowledgeable guides and immersive experiences.

Unforgettable Peruvian Adventure
, 9/5/23

My journey through Peru with the Highlights of Peru package was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I arrived in Lima to the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu, every aspect of the tour was meticulously planned and executed.

The city tour of Lima provided a great introduction to the city's history and colonial architecture. The visit to the Sacred Valley was a true highlight, with its stunning landscapes and the opportunity to explore the ancient ruins of Ollantaytambo. And then there was Machu Picchu – a place that exceeded all my expectations. The train ride, the bus ascent, and the guided tour of the citadel were all amazing experiences that left me in awe

A Journey Through Time in Peru
, 8/11/23

I recently embarked on the Highlights of Peru tour, and it was an absolute delight from start to finish. The tour provided a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, allowing me to immerse myself in the wonders of Peru.

Lima, the capital city, was a great starting point. The city tour provided a glimpse into its colonial past and the vibrant energy of its modern neighborhoods. The highlight for me was the visit to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the feeling of awe and wonder as I stood among the ancient ruins, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. The tour guides were knowledgeable and passionate, making the experience even more enriching.

The accommodations and meals were of high quality, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay throughout the tour. The visit to the Sacred Valley was another highlight, with its picturesque landscapes and the opportunity to learn about the Inca civilization.

I highly recommend the Highlights of Peru tour to US travelers seeking a journey through time. This tour allowed me to connect with the rich history and cultural heritage of Peru in a truly unforgettable way. It was an experience that will stay with me forever.

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