Region: Peru

Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay

Situated in a 300-year-old Franciscan monastery a beautiful chapel and surrounded by lush gardens

Tierra Viva Puno Plaza

Located in a central part of Puno, close to Lima Street with its restaurants, popular art stores, bars and peñas

Cusco

The World Heritage Site of Cusco was founded around 1100AD and for over 400 years served as the capital and spiritual home of the Incas. Largely destroyed and rebuilt by the conquering Spanish, the city is now a vibrant mix of Inca architecture, Spanish colonial buildings, museums, galleries, restaurants, hotels and small boutiques. At an … Continued

Lima

Peru’s capital is a typical modern city, yet its Spanish colonial past is well reflected in various buildings mainly centred around the Plaza de Armas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as interesting museums and galleries, Lima has some good beaches , a lively clifftop entertainment complex, and some excellent world class restaurants.

The Inca Trail

Snaking high above the Sacred Valley the popular Inca Trail leads hikers to Machu Picchu – the fabled Lost City of the Incas. During a four- of five-day trek, hikers traverse a variety of microclimates from arid cactus zone through native Polylepis forest and bleak high altitude grassland, to bromeliad and moss-festooned cloud forest, all … Continued

Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos Holiday

This was our second holiday booked by Reef and Rainforest. It was as excellent this time round. John Melton put together a really enjoyable first week in Peru…Spectacular Galapagos in every respect…Could not have gone better.

Manu Wildlife Centre

Located in an area that has some of the highest diversity of microhabitats in the Manu area

Double Tree El Pardo

Conveniently located in the heart of Lima’s Miraflores district, close to the restaurants and cafés of Kennedy Park

Explora Lodge Sacred Valley

Located between Machu Picchu and Cusco, this incredible lodge offers a superb base from which to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

La Hacienda Bahia Paracas

A perfect location to relax after exploring the Paracas National Reserve and the rich marine life of the Ballestas Islands

Peru Tailor-made Tours: surpassed every expectation

The tour was excellent. We have no complaints and always recommend your services to our friends…We must stress we are full of praise for the tour – the itinerary was excellent – and the scenery surpassed every expectation. Your choice of hotels was equally good – we enjoyed the opportunity to swim where it was … Continued

Chachapoyas

East of Chiclayo, a day’s journey travelling deep into the interior take you to the town of Chachapoyas. The civilisation of the same name fought the Incas from high forest strongholds and the whole area is littered with ruins, tombs and mummies. The most spectacular site is the fortress of Kuelap, perched on the shoulder … Continued

Manu Tented Camp

Located just across the Manu River from the largest and most beautiful of Manu’s lakes

Adventurous Peru for Active Families

The ideal family holiday to Peru by combining some of the most spectacular archaeological and natural sites in the country

Mancora

Located on the northern Pacific coast, Máncora boasts some of the best beaches in the country and a vibrant nightlife. It is the ideal place in Peru to try your hand at surfing, or simply relax and enjoy the seaside.

South America

A cornucopia of new sights, sounds and experiences

Peru Holiday

This was our fifth trip arranged by Reef and Rainforest and we have been very pleased with the arrangements! Our desire to see birds and wildlife as well as sites of interest in the countries has been well met.

Peru Tailor-made Tours: We had an excellent holiday

We had an excellent holiday [in Peru] and appreciate all the arrangements you made for us… To conclude: overall the standard of guiding and general care to ensure that we had no worries was extremely high and the people delightful.

Tambopata National Reserve

The 3.7 million-acre reserve, a diverse mix of rainforest, oxbow lakes, palm forests and savannah, contains a wealth of plants, insects and animals, and the world’s largest macaw clay lick.

Chaparri Eco Lodge

Set in the Chaparri Private Conservation Area in the dry forests of northern Peru

Manu Learning Centre

Educates overseas visitors and volunteers about the importance of the Amazon rainforest

Arequipa

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the splendid colonial city of Arequipa is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes and famed for its white stone buildings, historic churches and cathedral. Santa Catalina Convent is a walled citadel of more than 20,000 square metres which for four centuries has served as … Continued

Palacio Nazarenas

Combines colonial history and artefacts with modern facilities and quality service

Sol y Luna Hotel

Set within a 25-acre estate just one kilometre from the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

A luxury hotel, incredibly located adjacent to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

Colca Canyon

Over millions of years, the Colca River carved its way through the Altiplano creating the world’s second deepest canyon, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. Farmers still tend their crops on ancient terraces built in the 5th Century, a marked contrast to the otherwise stark and arid landscape. The canyon’s Cruz del Condor viewpoint … Continued

Peru Tailor-made Tours: cannot thank you enough

I cannot thank you enough for organising our trip to Peru which was such a colossal success in every way…it truly surpassed every expectation. The organisation both here and on the ground was exceptional and given the inherent difficulties of travel and timings in South American countries it all went incredibly smoothly…Once again we cannot … Continued

Chiclayo

Chiclayo is located about four hours by road north of Trujillo. It is a major commercial hub servicing a large agricultural hinterland and a strong Afro-Amerindian influence is reflected in its distinctive music and cuisine. The city’s well-known witchcraft market sells a variety of potions and remedies to satisfy even the most confirmed hypochondriac. There … Continued

Cock of the Rock Lodge

Set on the southernmost tip of Manu National park where on a clear day the magnificent lowland Amazon can be seen for miles

Tambopata Research Centre

A rainforest lodge in the middle of the uninhabited portion of the Tambopata National Reserve

Manu Biosphere Reserve

Established in 1973, Manu was so feted by the world’s scientists and conservation organisations that in 1987 it was gazetted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. There are three vegetation zones within the reserve: lowland rainforest, mid-range cloud forest and the high Andean puna, all with their own distinctive plant and animal life. Regarding … Continued

Peru Tailor-made Tours: a personal thank you to all

[We] would like to add a personal thank you to all who were involved in organising our trip to Peru. Jonathan and Claire were extremely helpful and professional when dealing with our initial queries and the whole trip went like clockwork until the BA flight was late leaving Miami on the way home!!! Our guide … Continued

Peru Tailor-made Tours: I plan to go again

Back from Peru, we would like to say how much we enjoyed the trip…The organisation was excellent and the agent looked after us very well.. thank you for the good organisation. What a great country. I plan to go again with my husband.

Peru Tailor-made Tours: very many thanks

We are back from Peru, safe and sound, hale and intact, and VERY happy! It was a super trip and all so well arranged. Very many thanks…All in all it was a superb journey, which we thoroughly enjoyed and we much appreciated the excellent way in which you and [your representative] made all the arrangements … Continued

Trujillo

One hour by air north of Lima, Trujillo has an attractive colonial centre, important pre-Inca Moche and Chimu archaeological sites, and some of the best surfing beaches in Peru. The archaeological sites include the exquisitely decorated Moche temples of Huacas del Sol and de la Luna, and Chan Chan, once the capital of the Chimu … Continued

Nazca Lines

The small desert town of Nazca hosts the world’s largest sand dune and a series of markings in the desert that have baffled scientists since 1941. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covering a huge area, the Nazca Lines are a mysterious collection of geometrical lines and shapes resembling, among others, a killer whale, … Continued

Lake Titicaca

Occupying a great swathe from Ecuador to Argentina, the vast Altiplano is the largest high plateau outside Tibet. One of the world’s great rail journeys traverses the plateau from Cusco to Lake Titicaca which, at 4000m in altitude, is the world’s highest navigable lake. Titicaca is home to alpacas, llamas and the Uros and Aymara … Continued

Hotel Doubletree Paracas

Luxurious hotel on Santo Domingo beach with close proximity to the Paracas Natural Reserve

Peru

When it comes to nature’s gifts, Peru seems to have stolen the lion’s (or perhaps jaguar’s) share

Peru Tailor-made Tours: Thanks for an enjoyable holiday

Here is some feedback on our holiday to Peru…We were very impressed by your overseas agents – the transfers were on time, not too early and were smooth and professionally undertaken. The hotels in Lima and Cusco were excellent and well placed for the various attractions. The guides on the tours here were knowledgeable and … Continued

Machu Picchu

Kept hidden from the Spanish conquistadors, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu remained undisturbed until its rediscovery in 1911. Justly deserving its UNESCO World Heritage status, the site occupies a breathtaking position on a limestone ridge overlooking rainforested mountains and the Urubamba River some 600 metres below. Having evaded Spanish destruction, the buildings are in … Continued

Refugio Amazonas

Located in a 200-hectare private reserve surrounded by the community of Condenado

Peru Tailor-made Tours: Simply faultless

All in all a fantastic trip, exceeding expectations. Hotels, transfers and guides all incredibly well organised…. The trip was without doubt the most interesting, fascinating and well organised that we have been on in over 30 years of travelling. … Simply faultless. A completely trouble free trip from beginning to end. Well done and thank … Continued

Titilaka

A beautiful boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca

Posada Amazonas

Nestled in a patch of primary Amazonian rainforest in the world famous Tambopata National Reserve

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Flanked by Andean peaks and rising to an altitude of over 3000m (10,000ft), the fertile valley of the Urubamba River was the bread basket of the Inca empire as well as providing safe passage from high mountain passes to the jungles of the Amazon basin. Today it is a patchwork of farming terraces, small villages, … Continued

Hotel Emancipador

Located close to the Paracas waterfront where many restaurants, shops and amenities can be found.

Chaparri Conservation Area

This community run reserve lies around 45 miles north-east of Chiclayo. It supports 214 bird species, 21 mammals and 20 reptiles and amphibians and the excellent wildlife viewing opportunities include good chances of wild spectacled bears. In addition to spectacled bears, which can also be seen at a rehabilitation project, the list of wildlife includes … Continued

Peru Tailor-made Tours: such a magnificent holiday

We would like to thank you again for organising such a magnificent holiday for us in Peru, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The arrangements worked very smoothly, and coped with the inevitable ‘glitches’ (like transport strike in Cusco) as if they were part of the program. The guides and couriers were excellent, without exception, … Continued

Highlights of Peru and Colombia in Comfort and Style

This top quality Peru and Colombia programme showcases both countries with superlative accommodation for those who like to travel in high comfort and style. Encompassing many of the top attractions Peru and Colombia have to offer, the itinerary will appeal to those who wish to explore all aspects of a destination. Included are the Inca … Continued

Alto Purus National Park

East of Manu, the Las Piedras River winds its way through some of the most remote and pristine rainforest in the world. At its head, the 6.7 million acre Alto Purus National Park and Communal Reserve was set up to protect a huge area of forest, home to the nomadic Mashco-Piro tribe. Shunning strangers, little … Continued

The Ballestas Islands

Dubbed the “poor man’s Galapagos”, the Ballestas Islands are an important breeding ground for sea birds including the guanay cormorant and Peruvian booby, found in huge colonies. The islands are also home to large numbers of sea lions, pelicans and penguins. Dolphins and small whales can be seen swimming in the bay, and sea lions … Continued

Colca Lodge

Perfect base for exploring the pre-Inca history of the valley and for viewing the magnificent Andean condor