An incredible itinerary exploring the bustling cities of Peru followed by tracking through the Peruvian Amazon rainforest in order in search of the incredible flora and fauna which calls this area home.From 7000 per person
Peru contains huge diversity within its ecosystems thanks to the Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains and coastal areas. For this reason you’ll find habitats that support a wide variety of animals. Some you might encounter on your trip include the Jaguar, Amazon River Dolphin, Andean Condor, Spectacled Bear, Humboldt Penguin, Poison Dart Frogs, Humpback Whale and Bottlenose Dolphin.
The best time to visit Peru depends on your preferences and the regions you plan to explore. Generally, the dry season from May to September is considered ideal for most travellers, as it offers pleasant weather and clear skies in popular destinations like Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. This period is especially well-suited for trekking and outdoor activities. The months of June to August are peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices. The wet season from December to March brings rain to the coastal areas but is a good time to visit the Amazon rainforest due to higher water levels. Ultimately, the choice of when to visit Peru depends on your interests and the experiences you wish to have.
Before travelling to Peru, it's advisable to consult a travel health professional to determine the necessary vaccinations based on your itinerary and activities. Commonly recommended vaccines include hepatitis A, typhoid, and routine vaccinations. If you're visiting lower-elevation areas or the Amazon rainforest, a yellow fever vaccine may be required.
British citizens travelling to Peru for tourism purposes do not require a visa.
In many urban areas of Peru, such as Lima and Cusco, the tap water is treated and considered safe to drink. However, the water quality can vary between regions and even within different parts of a city. To err on the side of caution, especially if you're not accustomed to the local water, it's generally recommended for travellers to drink bottled or boiled water and avoid consuming ice made from tap water.
Yes, you can swim in the ocean in Peru, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind. The Pacific Ocean along the Peruvian coast can be quite cold, particularly in the southern areas like Lima. Water temperatures vary throughout the year, with warmer conditions generally found in the northern coastal regions. Popular beach towns like Mancora and Punta Sal offer more favourable swimming conditions with warmer waters.