Peru is not without reason called the land of contrasts, for Peru has something for everyone. Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Do not deceive yourself for a walk in the Amazon’s deep rainforest in Manu National Park, the unique mountains of the Andes or the marvelous desert landscape along the coast of Peru. Discover the history of Peru, which dates back several thousand years from the Moche civilization to the heyday of the Incas, to their decline during the Spanish colonial era.
On a round trip in Peru, you are taken to the west coast of South America, where the Pacific Ocean casts a glance from there. About 30 million Spanish-speaking people live in the country, and widespread sections of the population also speak the Inca local language Quechua. The capital of Peru is Lima – a vibrant city with 10 million inhabitants.
On a round trip to Peru you will be amazed by the unique history of the Incas, and the relics that are still stably left – much to the amazement of tourists and historians. With Tourist Travel you will get the best conditions for a content-rich and unique trip to Peru. Combine if necessary. your trip with a trip to one of our other unique destinations Bolivia , Ecuador and the Galapagos .
Climate and travel weather in Peru
The three geographical zones that you can experience when touring Peru each have their own climate. It gives you a unique opportunity to experience weather conditions of very different characters on your journey. The best time to go on a round trip to Peru therefore depends on whether the trip goes to the coast, the highlands or the rainforest.
June to September is Peru’s driest period, and is considered the country’s winter time. This period will be said to be high season, with the low season lasting from November to April. This is because there is rainy season in Peru, where there will typically be massive rain showers. Here there is a risk that the incastia will be closed due to the weather conditions. This is also called the country’s summer time.
Regardless of when you choose to go on a round trip to Peru and to which part of the country the trip goes, there are many unique experiences waiting, and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Questions and answers
Is it safe to travel to Peru?
Yes. Peru does a lot to make the travel experience to Peru safe and secure for tourists. This also makes Peru one of the safest countries in South America. If you take some simple precautions and use your common sense, you can take a trip to Peru calmly and safely.
When is the Best Time to Travel to Peru?
The peak season in Peru is from June to September, when it is dry and hot. However, Peru extends over three geographical zones, which provides an extremely varied climate, so always check the specific area you want to travel to.
What vaccinations should I get?
There are a number of vaccinations you must have before traveling to Peru. The number of vaccines depends on how long you have planned to be there. Most people are advised for Hepatitis A, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Malaria and Yellow Fever.
How is the food in Peru?
Peruvian cuisine has gained great popularity in large parts of the world – and is one of the big reasons why Peru won the “World Travel Report” in 2014. The food is quite varied – and is primarily characterized by the fact that it is based a lot on the local ingredients.
Can you travel to Peru with children?
Yes – you can easily do that. Peru offers beautiful, amazing and fascinating phenomena that will impress both children and adults. It is of course important that one’s children are armed with a little patience, as there can be both driving, walking and waiting time for some of the great experiences.
What is the Inca Empire?
Long stories could be written about the impressive Inca Empire, which was formed as far back as the 12th century. The Inca Empire was the largest empire in South America and originated in the Peruvian highlands. When you visit Machu Picchu it is the best preserved Inca town – here you get the most authentic experience of what the Inca Empire was like.
Is there only one route to Machu Picchu?
No – there are many beautiful routes to Machu Picchu. Most people only know the classic (Inkastien), which therefore has restrictions on how many tourists can go on it. At Tourist Travel, however, we know that there are just as beautiful and amazing alternatives as we offer travelers.
What is the difference between a llama and an alpaca?
If you visit Peru, you can see both llamas and alpacas, both of which are strong features of Peru and the Inca Empire. However, it can be difficult to spot the difference between them. Below you will find some basic tips to help you get the most out of them.
- The ears: Alpacas have large leaf-shaped ears, while llamas have small pointed ears
- The size: Alpacas are often smaller (about 1 meter), while llamas are often about 1.8 meters
- The coat: Alpacas have a finer, softer coat. The llamas’ fur is coarser and hairy.
- The face: The alpacas have a smaller face (more closely covered by their fur), while the llamas have a higher face and a slightly more bristling nose
- Both llamas and alpacas spit, but they usually do so only when they are stressed, scared or angry – and they very rarely spit on humans