The most sought after all-inclusive Peru tours give travelers the chance to explore the amazing diversity of Peruvian culture and landscapes without skimping on comforts and without having to worry about the minor details of trip planning. With a fully planned itinerary that includes pre-booked Peru tours, hotels, and other services, you can focus on what’s most important – living your travel adventure.
There are various ways to organize an all-inclusive package. Depending on the total number of destinations you will be visiting, the ideal amount of time for a vacation in Peru is between 1 and 3 weeks. This allows sufficient amount of time to enjoy the attractions and amenities available in each destination.
Most people will travel to Peru to get to Machu Picchu. The popular Inca Trail is the most scenic and adventure-packed way to get here or, if you are not up for the physical challenge, enjoy the gorgeous train ride from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes. If you do hike the Inca Trail, be sure to book early as permits are limited and sell out far in advance.
Taken together, Cusco and Machu Picchu are the most spectacular destinations in Peru, providing glimpses into the grandeur of the Inca past. Ancient Inca walls remain standing throughout Cusco, the longest continually inhabited city in South America. Machu Picchu was a royal estate for Inca elite and is among the most well-preserved examples of Inca architecture in Peru. Seeing the Inca citadel in person is the experience of a lifetime.
For a greater understanding of Peru’s Andes and for insights into the cultural connections that have been forged across a difficult geography, visit Peru’s other Andean destinations. Aside from Cusco and Machu Picchu, there are two stunning locations that stand out: Arequipa and Lake Titicaca.
Arequipa provides an excellent transition for travelers arriving from sea level to altitude. “La Ciudad Blanca,” so-called on account of its building constructed from white volcanic stone, sits at 2,335 m (7,661) – significantly lower than Cusco. With its palm-shaded plaza, cobblestoned streets, and excellent gastronomy, Arequipa is a pleasant and relaxing destination. Adventure-lovers will want to continue to the Colca Canyon for condor-spotting or to trek one of the deepest canyons in the world.
Lake Titicaca can be visited before or after Cusco. The main attractions are the island communities that subsist on the highest navigable lake in the world. Take a boat ride from the city of Puno and visit Amantani, Taquile, or Uros, the famous floating reed islands. Being on the lake is a visually striking experience that you won’t want to miss.
You can tailor your all-inclusive Peru package to any specific interest, be it culture, nature, adventure, or history and archaeology. Given Peru’s rich archaeological past, travelers keen on exploring tombs and temples and museums have plenty of options to fill an itinerary.
You might be surprised to know that Lima, the capital city of Peru with a population of over 8 million residents, hosts a wealth of archaeological attractions. Pre-Inca cultures flourished on the arid coastal deserts around present-day Lima. Today, travelers can visit Huaca Pucllana, squarely within the bustling Miraflores district. Lima also hosts a wealth of museums, including the Larco Museum in the historic center, which houses an unmatched collection of pre-Columbian erotic art.
Further up the coast, a tour of Trujillo & Chiclayo is indispensable for travelers with an interest in archaeology. The cities themselves are wonderful, providing a taste of northern Peruvian culture and of the excellent beaches of the northern coast. Ruin rats, however, travel here to see the Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipan, the adobe city of Chan Chan, the Moche Temples of the Sun and the Moon, and more.
Choose from a wide selection of Peru hotels ranging from budget to luxury and everywhere in between. An expert travel agent will be able to guide you in selecting a hotel. Sites like TripAdvisor are also great resources for choosing a hotel. For a special occasion or just to splurge, Cusco offers a fine boutique hotels such as Palacio Nazarenas and Aranwa Cusco.