Our small group tours to Peru are an ideal introduction to this South American favourite, offering comprehensive itineraries that take you between the highlights. Joining no more than 18 guests, you will be accompanied by a tour manager who knows Peru from top to toe and guided by local English-speaking experts. Solo guests are welcome on both our general tours and our dedicated solo Peru holidays.
We will show you Peru’s natural beauty, including Lake Titicaca – where the Uros people live on floating reed islands – and the Colca Canyon, whose plunging slopes are the runway for enormous condors. You can also delve into Peru’s colonial heritage and contemporary culture, with tours of cities including the handsome capital, Lima, and baroque Arequipa.
Then there is Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City of the Incas’. It is an essential stop on our small group tours to Peru, and the mountain-crowning glory of the Incan civilisation. This 500-year-old citadel was virtually unknown until explorer Hiram Bingham brought the ruins to the world’s attention in 1911. With us, you can journey to this man-made marvel in style: via the Vistadome train, with its extra-large windows designed for sightseeing. The Vistadome isn’t the only railway highlight. Cox & Kings is one of the few travel companies to include an overnight stay aboard the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train as part of its Peru escorted tours.
As you navigate the country, you will stay in comfortable hotels carefully chosen for their location, character and amenities. In Peru, this ranges from stylish city-centre properties to rural chalets surrounded by misty mountains. You also benefit from Cox & Kings’ Signature Experiences: activities designed to provide deeper engagement with Peru’s culture and nature.