Peru is a fantastic destination for its spectacular wild scenery and the combination of ancient Inca and Spanish-conquistador heritage which threads through everyday life. The world-renowned mountain-top citadel of Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, famous for its floating reed islands, just have to be visited in any traveller’s lifetime.

Wander around the cobbled streets and glorious cathedrals of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983 and visit the densely packed museums in Lima. Get a bird’s eye view with a flight over the mysterious Nazca lines or head out to the dramatic Colca canyon with its soaring condors.

If you can, take time out to witness the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon Basin. And for an intriguing cultural insight we would particularly recommend venturing into the High Andes to visit its remote villages — where the indigenous highland Indians still speak the ancient tongue of Quechua and maintain a traditional way of life.

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