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From the soaring peaks of the Andes and the lush Amazon Rainforest to pre-Columbian ruins and Spanish colonial mansions, Peru beckons with the allure of the ancient and mysterious. Join A&K on a luxury vacation to this spellbinding country and its most significant sites, including the "lost city" of Machu Picchu.

With A&K, discover Machu Picchu and Cusco alongside the country's finest travel guides. Catch the sun rising over Huayna Picchu as the morning mist parts to reveal Machu Picchu. Then, explore this pre-Columbian fortress and other sites in the Sacred Valley with a former resident archaeologist. Witness indigenous rituals and meet Andean artisans to gain an understanding of Peru's deep cultural roots. Trek the last portion of the Inca Trail from KM 104 to Machu Picchu on select departures of our group journeys.

Beyond Machu Picchu, Peru offers an incredible array of destinations. Experience the colonial grandeur of Lima as you tour historic cathedrals and privately dine in a centuries-old mansion. Venture into the Amazon and its winding river systems. Delve into the less-frequented southern region of the country and discover the breathtaking beauty of Colca Canyon, said to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Whether your Peru travel program takes you to Machu Picchu or further afield, expect A&K's signature blend of luxury, comfort and service at every step of your journey.

Travel to the Peruvian Amazon

Second only to the Nile in length, the Amazon River is the largest in terms of the size of its watershed, the number of tributaries and the volume of water discharged into the sea. Not surprisingly, it maintains a monumental presence to communities that have sprung up along its banks. The Amazon is home to the largest tropical rainforest in the world and to many Indian cultures. The river nurtures a staggering variety of plant and animal life, which flourished for millennia before the earliest indigenous settlers migrated here from the Caribbean. However, it didn't become a major source of transportation and food until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.

Experience life along the Amazon in Peru with an A&K cruise aboard Aqua Expeditions' 'Aqua Nera' or 'Aria Amazon' as you sail several of the river's tributaries and stop in native villages to meet locals carving their living from farming and fishing. Join A&K on an expedition to explore a world rarely seen by the ordinary traveller: the Amazon.

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Best Time To Go
April - October
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Lima (LIM)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to visit Peru and Machu Picchu?

    It’s best to visit Peru and Machu Picchu between April to October, a period marked by a predominance of sunshine and blue skies, but Peru and Machu Picchu can be comfortably visited year-round. The warmest month is October, with an average high of 69°F, while the coldest month is July, with an average high of 65°F.

    It’s best to visit Peru and Machu Picchu between April to October, a period marked by a predominance of sunshine and blue skies, but Peru and Machu Picchu can be comfortably visited year-round. The warmest month is October, with an average high of 69°F, while the coldest month is July, with an average high of 65°F.

  • Will the altitude of Machu Picchu affect me?

    With an elevation stretching near 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu’s altitude may affect some travellers, but many tolerate it without issue. Some travellers find it helpful to acclimatize prior to visiting.

    With an elevation stretching near 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu’s altitude may affect some travellers, but many tolerate it without issue. Some travellers find it helpful to acclimatize prior to visiting.

  • How fit do I need to be to visit Machu Picchu?

    Exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu via the main park entrance requires only a basic level of physical fitness and mobility. While some intrepid travellers chose to hike in on the Inca Trail, the vast majority of visitors access Machu Picchu’s main park entrance via the Vistadome Train and a short coach ride up a switchback road. Once inside the park, the paths that wind through the ruins of the citadel traverse several acres of terraced hillsides, narrow stairways and uneven terrain, but there are plenty of places to rest and explore at your own pace.

    Exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu via the main park entrance requires only a basic level of physical fitness and mobility. While some intrepid travellers chose to hike in on the Inca Trail, the vast majority of visitors access Machu Picchu’s main park entrance via the Vistadome Train and a short coach ride up a switchback road. Once inside the park, the paths that wind through the ruins of the citadel traverse several acres of terraced hillsides, narrow stairways and uneven terrain, but there are plenty of places to rest and explore at your own pace.

  • What are my options for hiking the Inca Trail?

    There are several options for hiking the Inca Trail spanning simple one-day, guided hikes to several-day treks supported by a mobile camp. The most popular one-day hike traverses the last portion of the Inca Trail, starting at stop KM 104 of the train route and ascending to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) overlooking Machu Picchu. Three- to five-night treks pick up the trail further back, revealing amazing archaeological sites and natural wonders for intrepid travellers willing to put in the extra steps. Discerning travellers can opt for hikes supported by a mobile tented camp complete with a chef and masseuse.

    There are several options for hiking the Inca Trail spanning simple one-day, guided hikes to several-day treks supported by a mobile camp. The most popular one-day hike traverses the last portion of the Inca Trail, starting at stop KM 104 of the train route and ascending to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) overlooking Machu Picchu. Three- to five-night treks pick up the trail further back, revealing amazing archaeological sites and natural wonders for intrepid travellers willing to put in the extra steps. Discerning travellers can opt for hikes supported by a mobile tented camp complete with a chef and masseuse.

  • What should I wear on a journey to Peru and Machu Picchu?

    Choose versatile, casual clothing that can be layered, as temperatures change with the altitude and time of day. Expedition-type ventilated long-sleeved shirts and pants with zip-off legs are well suited to adventures in the Peruvian Amazon. Light and neutral colors are best. Black, navy or other dark colors tend to attract insects. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    Choose versatile, casual clothing that can be layered, as temperatures change with the altitude and time of day. Expedition-type ventilated long-sleeved shirts and pants with zip-off legs are well suited to adventures in the Peruvian Amazon. Light and neutral colors are best. Black, navy or other dark colors tend to attract insects. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings. Formal clothing is not necessary.

  • Do I need a visa to visit Peru?

    No. Holders of U.S. and Canadian passports are not required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Peru for stays of up to 183 days.

    No. Holders of U.S. and Canadian passports are not required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Peru for stays of up to 183 days.

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