Tours Peru by Escaped Travel will show you the best this historic and beautiful country has to offer – and what an amazing country it is! Choose one of our best-selling TOUR EXAMPLES (click the drop-down menu above), ask us to customize it if required – then explore this fantastic Andean country with the guarantee that comes from traveling with Escaped Travel.
What is the Best Time to Visit Peru?
When it is rainy in the highlands it is sunny at the coast, and vice versa. Most people wont spend too much time on the coast, unless traveling to Nazca and Paracas, and of course passing through Lima. The weather in the highlands during the period April to November is crisp and sunny, but cold at night. This period is considered high season and you should book well ahead to ensure your visit to Machu Picchu.
There is a rainy season in the Peruvian highlands and there are positives and negatives about visiting at this time of year. December to March is the main rainy season, with February having the heaviest downpours. But even so it doesn’t mean you should not come as there are less tourists here meaning less congestion at sites like Machu Picchu. In any case it doesn’t rain all day! Just in bursts….
Who are we at Tours Peru and Escaped Travel?
This is a new, compact website from Escaped Travel which focuses just on the Land of the Incas. The “boss”, Gary Sargent, has lived down here for many years and manages our staff who have lived, worked and traveled all over the continent. Take advantage of our knowledge on the destinations, hotels and tours on offer. Let us prepare the perfect your for you.
- “Door to Door” service (well, the airplane door that is!)
- Totally flexible programs – designed specifically for you
- With or without international flights
- You choose what you want to do and see
- We work within your set dates / customized to fit what you want
- We meet your budget and expectations – we advise you
- Combine many different locations & countries
- Superb customer service before, during and after you travel
- Great quality local partners and providers with a superb track record & feedback
- Massive range of hotel and lodge options to choose from in all the countries we work in
What to Visit with Tours Peru?
There is so much to do you could spend months here really, but as that is very rarely possible let us break it down into priorities for you. Firstly everyone wants to visit Machu Picchu, in thousands of clients there have only ever been one or two that we remember that didn’t want to visit! It is a visit that should be right up there on your bucket list.
So Machu Picchu is first. You need to decide if you would like to climb Huayna Picchu also, and we highly recommend spending the night in Aguas Calientes town, and visit the site twice plus Huayna Picchu – this is what the majority of our clients do.
In order to visit Machu Picchu you need to arrive in Cusco and travel through the Sacred Valley, so there you have the 3 principle visits that even a short trip to Peru requires.
Lima is the gateway to the country and is a very interesting city, big, brash and slightly mad…so if you have a day or two feel free to add it.
Then there are several options that people choose when they have more than 4 or 5 days. You can add 3 days for the Amazon Jungle for example. Or add 2 days more for Lake Titicaca, or add 3 days more for Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
After all of that people then would add the southern coast, visiting Nazca and Paracas……and if you had even more time and were very adventurous the North of Peru could be explored, it’s very much still off the main tourist radar.
And lastly beach infrastructure is not very well-developed in Peru but the area in the extreme north in and around Mancora is very nice, and laid back, so if you want to spend some time lazing about at the end of your trip Mancora is the place.
In any case you can spend from as little as 2 nights (generally clients visiting from cruise ships) to several weeks here. We would say that 7 to 10 days is a great amount of time to get an overview of the southern highlights though – We are here to help, send us an email, Skype or call us Toll Free.