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Peru is a South American country that's home to the Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu. Lima is officially the capital city of Peru; however, Machu Picchu is a popular tourist destination. It is an ancient Incan city that has been marked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

What To Expect From Peru Vacation?

From the soul-stirring sights of the Inca Trail to the Peruvian Amazon, Peru offers spectacular views of the Sacred Valley during Peru vacation. Here are some good reasons to visit Peru:

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best ways to explore the country that consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Among these three, Mollepata is the longest one. 

Machu Picchu 

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is set high in the Andes Mountains at 2430 meters which dates back to the 15th Century.  

Rainbow Mountains 

Peru’s streaked mountains are famous tourist attractions in Peru. A trip to Palcco Rainbow Mountain will land you up into the rainbow world of a mountain which seems no less than a paradise of Vinicunca.

Amazon rainforest 

The Amazon is the world’s most incredible ecosystem and Peru has the second-largest portion of the Amazon rainforest after the Brazilian Amazon. It is home to several animal and plant species and Peru’s Amazon is the highlight of any trip to Peru. 

Before taking up Peru Vacation Packages, you must look out for the best packages deal. 

When it comes to doing things in the top cities in Peru, there is much more to do in the country than just visiting Machu Picchu. If you are not well-versed with the places and the best activities  to do while on Peru vacation, simply go through with the below information that will guide you about the things to take up when on the leisure vacation:

  1. Climb the mountains: Hike and climb the most challenging snow-clad peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash to get your adrenaline-pumping. 

  2. Explore the Amazon Rainforest: Discover the second largest Amazon Rainforest that is located in Peru. 

  3. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Trekking to the Inca trail to get a view of the landscapes around Machu Picchu.   

  4. Hike the Colca Canyon: Discover the world’s deepest canyons, Colca to see the Andean Condors in Colca Canyon, Peru. 

  5. Decode the meaning of Nazca lines: Read between the Nazca lines that are large and intricate drawings made on the barren landscape of Peru’s coastal desert. 

It is recommended to go for expert advice by contacting the best Peru travel agents before you make the best Peru vacation packages.

The dry season is the best time to visit Peru for trekkers, which falls between May and October. The days are bright and sunny which makes it the most-visited season. The dry season is a peak season in which the travelers ensure to make advance bookings with the hotels and flights. 

The rain is usually noticed between November and April; however, January and February are considered as the wettest months of the year in Peru. The travelers get an advantage in making bookings during this time of the year as the fare of the flights and accommodations are quite affordable along with breathtaking views of the landscapes.  

The weather conditions in Peru vary region to region as the coastal areas are cooler, whereas the temperature remains the same in Machu Picchu despite some fluctuations in the temperature. 

Here is a piece of brief information about the weather in Peru month-by-month:

Region 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Coastal

27

27

27

24

24

20

20

20

23

25

24

27

Machu Picchu

20

20

20

20

20

19

19

19

19

22

20

20

Amazon

32

32

32

30

30

29

29

29

29

33

33

32

January- April 

Known as the wettest months of the year, this is the best time to visit the Andes and the Amazon. The Inca Trail is closed in February but trekking is still possible as Machu Picchu remains open for the trekkers. Near Easter time, when the Inca Trail reopens, the trekkers are likely to begin trekking for the complete Peru trek tour. Peru and the Galapagos Islands are most-visited during these months. 

Best Place to Visit During the Wet Season: Machu Picchu 

Events and Festivals (January-April)

  1. The Feast of the Three Kings in January.

  2. Feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria in February. 

  3. Holy Week from March to April.

May-September

This is the driest season of the year which compels tourists to visit during this period of time. Therefore, most of the trekkers around the globe wish to visit Rainbow Mountain Cusco to trek to Machu Picchu.

Best Place to Visit During the Dry Season: Lima (the capital city of Peru)

Events and Festivals (May-September)

  1. Inti Raymi in June.

  2. Santa Rosa de Lima in August.

October-December 

This period of time brings in a lot of tourists to the area as it is the end of the dry season but the weather is still pleasant. This is a perfect time for tourists who wish to admire the flora and fauna, especially orchids and Gallito de las Rocas, Bosque Nublado. The water level in the Amazon is usually high during this time, which means that the fauna life is less likely to be seen around this time. 

Best Place to Visit During the Dry Season: The Amazon Jungle

Events and Festivals (October-December)

  1. Lima Mistura Food Festival in October.

  2. Puno Festival Week in November. 

  3. Santuranticuy Market in December.

No matter what month you choose to visit Peru, this diverse land has something beguiling and intriguing to offer its visitors.

 

Peru is one of the most coveted destinations in all of South America that offers breathtaking views of the snow-clad Andes, amazing Amazon rainforest, astonishing cloud forests, and the awe-inspiring Atacama. Undoubtedly, there are many tourist destinations in Peru that are worth visiting during Peru vacation; however, below mentioned are top destinations to explore in Peru, hence, it is suggested to include them in your Peru vacation packages: 

  1. Machu Picchu: one of the seven wonders of the world is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains.

  2. Rainbow Mountain Cusco: these colorful hills of the Vinicunca Mountain, also known as the Rainbow Mountain are located far off the beaten track in Peru. 

  3. Uros Floating Islands in Puno: made out of buoyant totora reeds, this floating island is home to several indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia.

  4. Desert Oasis Huacachina: Huacachina is a small desert town that is built around the natural desert oasis in South America.

  5. Colca Canyon in Arequipa: a canyon of the Colca River is located about 160 kilometers (99 mi) northwest of Arequipa. 

  6. Paracas National Reserve: this National reserve is home to several marine animals and bird species. 

  7. Nazca Lines: this UNESCO heritage site forms 70 etchings with different designs of animals, flowers, and plants, which was founded in the late 1920s by a Peruvian archaeologist. 

  8. Kuelap Fortress: this stone monument is 3000 meters above sea level which is located in the north of Peru.

As suggested by the Peru travel agents, here are some customized Peru vacation packages for all the interested travelers. 

14-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Kuélap, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, Arequipa, and the Colca Canyon

The number of places to visit: 8

Destinations: Huayna Picchu, Temple of the Moon, Inti Punku, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Tambomachay, Moray, Magic Water Circuit, Cathedral of Lima, Cusco Cathedral, Plaza De Armas, Isla de la Luna, Larco Museum, and Park of the Reserve.

Minimum Price: $2,899*

Maximum Price: $3,777* 

Vacation Duration: 2 Weeks

Activities on the Trip: Bird-watching, hiking, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, explore Cusco's ancient cobblestone streets, enjoy an unforgettable biking experience, discover the secrets of Machu Picchu, explore the turquoise Humantay Lake, discover Inca ruins, White-water rafting on the Urubamba River, and many more. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

12-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Colca Canyon, and Puno

The number of places to visit: 5

Destinations: Wiñay Wayna, Huayna Picchu, Inti Punku, Los Jardines de Mandor, Sangalle, Mirador Cruz del Cóndor, Uyu Uyu, Historic Centre of Lima, Rio Colca, Chachabamba, Cusco, Titicaca National Reserve, Yavari, Sillustani, The Inca Trail, and Wanakawri. 

Minimum Price: $2,972* 

Maximum Price: $3,560*

Vacation Duration: 12 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Explore Cusco's ancient cobblestone streets, enjoy an unforgettable biking experience, discover the secrets of Machu Picchu, explore the turquoise Humantay Lake, discover Inca ruins, White-water rafting on the Urubamba River, and many more. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Machu Picchu, and Cusco. 

Hotel Type: 4-5 star 

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Adventure Vacation - Peru's Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Machu Picchu

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Rainbow Mountains, Humantay Lake, Moray & Maras, Lima, Urubamba River, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay and Humantay, Ollantaytambo, and Cruzpata.

Minimum Price: $2603*

Maximum Price: $3119*

Vacation Duration: 10 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Cusco, and Sacred Valley. 

Camping: $199* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Inca Trail & Amazon Excursion 

The number of places to visit: 5

Destinations: Sacred Valley, Cusco, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Lima, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Yuncachimpa, Warmihuañusca Pass, Chaquicocha, Puerto Maldonado, Tres Chimbadas, and Parrot Clay Lick.

Minimum Price: $1593*

Maximum Price: $1779*

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hiking, surfing, nightlife, walking through the streets of the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, exploring the culture of the Sacred Valley, hiking the Inca Trail, exploring Amazonian wildlife like macaws, and tapir.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu. 

Camping: $189* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Peru's Cultural Vacation 

The number of places to visit: 5

Destinations: Nazca Lines, Huacachina, Paracas, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands, and Taquile Island.

Minimum Price: $999*

Maximum Price: $1,109* 

Vacation Duration: 5 Days  

Activities on the Trip: Exploring the Lake Titicaca,Bird-watching, hiking, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, a walking tour to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, and far more. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Uros Floating Islands, and Taquile Island.

Camping: $409* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Lima and Peruvian Amazon Excursion 

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Lima, Peruvian Amazon, Madre de Dios River, Puerto Maldonado, and Reserva Amazonica.

Minimum Price: $1,089*

Maximum Price: $1,897* 

Vacation Duration: 8-Days

Activities on the Trip: Walking tours, an excursion to flora and fauna of the rainforest, bike tours, taking a culinary tour of Lima, and several exciting activities. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Madre de Dios River, and Puerto Maldonado.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

6-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Peru Highlights & Jungle Adventure Tour

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Lima, Cusco & the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, Reserva, Tres Chimbadas, Parrot Clay Lick, Botany Tour, Aguas Calientes, Rainbow Mountain (Mount Vinicunca), and Amazonica

Minimum Price: $2,099* 

Maximum Price: $2,589* 

Vacation Duration: 6 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Take the Amazonian wildlife on guided jungle excursions, Walking tours, an excursion to flora and fauna of the rainforest, bike tours, exploring the famous Larco Museum, taking a culinary tour of Lima, and several exciting activities. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Rainbow Mountain (Mount Vinicunca), and Amazonica.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Lima, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu Vacations 

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Rainbow Mountain (Mount Vinicunca), Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Uros Floating Islands, and Taquile Island.

Minimum Price: $2,189*

Maximum Price: $2,798* 

Vacation Duration: 5 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Trekking on the ancient Inca Trail, exploring the historic center of Lima, visiting the Casa Aliaga, strolling around the Pueblo Libre district, spending precious time in eclectic 'Love Park', enjoying the nightlife, trekking, and hiking. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Uros Floating Islands, and Taquile Island.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

4-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Rainbow Mountain Adventure.

The number of places to visit: 3

Destinations: Inca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Rainbow Mountain, Sacred Valley, Chinchero.

Minimum Price: $879*

Maximum Price: $1,090* 

Vacation Duration: 4 Days

Activities on the Trip: Visit the Incan amphitheaters of Moray, explore the Maras Salt Flats, Hiking, surfing, nightlife, walking through the streets of the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, exploring the culture of the Sacred Valley, hiking the Inca Trail, exploring Amazonian wildlife like macaws, and tapir.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

3-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Peruvian Amazon Adventure 

The number of places to visit: 1

Destinations: Amazon, Puerto Maldonado, and Tres Chimbadas Lake.

Minimum Price: $687*

Maximum Price: $897* 

Vacation Duration: 3 Days

Activities on the Trip: Fishing and kayaking in the Amazon, Bird-watching, hiking, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Puerto Maldonado, and Tres Chimbadas Lake.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Adventure Lima Vacation 

The number of places to visit: 5

Destinations: Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas and Manu National Park. 

Minimum Price: $819*

Maximum Price: $997* 

Vacation Duration: 5 Days

Activities on the Trip: Fishing and kayaking in the Amazon, Biking, bird-watching, hiking, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Lima, Trujillo, and Chiclayo. 

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

6-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Northern Peru Vacation: Lima, Trujillo, Chachapoyas, and Chiclayo. 

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Lima, Trujillo, Chachapoyas, and Chiclayo. 

Minimum Price: $989*

Maximum Price: $1,097* 

Vacation Duration: 6 Days

Activities on the Trip: Biking, bird-watching, hiking, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Chachapoyas, and Chiclayo. 

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Inca Trail & the Sacred Valley Excursion

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Inca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Urubamba River, and Trujillo.

Minimum Price: $789*

Maximum Price: $997* 

Vacation Duration: 5 Days

Activities on the Trip: Walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Lima, and Machu Picchu.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

4-Day Peru Vacation Packages - Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu 

The number of places to visit: 2

Destinations: Inca, Lima, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley. 

Minimum Price: $589*

Maximum Price: $897* 

Vacation Duration: 4 Days

Activities on the Trip: Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, bird-watching hiking, windsurfing, wandering, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley.

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7-Day Peru Vacation Packages

Machu Picchu, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Rainbow Mountain.

The number of places to visit: 4

Destinations: Machu Picchu, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo, Rainbow Mountain, and the Sacred Valley.

Minimum Price: $869*

Maximum Price: $1,097* 

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Hiking, biking tour, walking tours, sightseeing, sailing, walking tours, bike tours, enjoy the views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a private tour to Machu Picchu, the Incas ruins, rafting on the Urubamba River, hiking the Rainbow Mountains, explore the history of Cusco, and several exciting activities and far more.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Machu Picchu, and Cusco. 

Camping: $309* per person

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

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