Peru has one of the most breathtaking archaeological sights in the world in Machu Picchu. Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent sights, from the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains and Lake Titicaca to the colonial cities of Arequipa and Cuzco, and the fascinating and mysterious Nazca Lines.
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Currency: Peruvian sol
Flying time from London: 16 hours
Official language(s): Spanish
Time difference: -5 GMT
Visa requirements: Not required for UK passport holders
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Choose to walk the Inca Trail and approach Machu Picchu on foot – this famous walk follows an old Inca roadway with breathtaking views and fascinating archaeological sites en route. Alternatively, take a Vistadome, Inca Rail or Belmond Hiram Bingham train to arrive at Machu Picchu in style.
Watch condors at the Colca Canyon
One of the deepest canyons in the world, Colca Canyon is also home to numbers of condors that fly overhead. The observation point at Condors Cross is where you may be lucky to see one at close range, against the backdrop of distant snow-capped volcanoes.
See Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca is one of the world's most beautiful natural spots. Explore the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, inhabited by Uros Indians, and enjoy panoramic views of this clear lake backed by the Andes Mountains.
Experience Peru's Amazon
Explore remote areas unreachable by land and discover the varied wildlife of Peru's Amazon including primates, rare birds and dolphins.
Wander colonial Cuzco
The old Incan capital has a unique atmosphere. Explore it colonial cathedrals and churches, as well as impressive Inca remains.
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