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PERU TRAVEL GUIDE

Peru Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure, eco-travel, or historical and cultural tours, you will find it in Peru. From cruises to remote Amazon villages, to whitewater rafting expeditions and hikes to the glorious ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru will amaze and inspire.


A room at Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco
OUT WITH THE NEW
Palacio Nazarenas

Part restoration and part new build, the renovation project of this former palace and convent has preserved the building's eighteenth-century features and replaced the modern buildings with new structures that better match its original architectural design.

TOP 10 YOGA RETREATS
Jangala Retreat

Check out our Top 10 Yoga Retreats to find out more about Jangala Retreat, secluded deep in the Peruvian rainforest, where retreatants receive help restoring not only the balance between their body, mind and spirit, but between them and their environment.
Jangala Retreat in Iquitos, Peru

The M/V Aria on the Peruvian Amazon
EXPLORE THE AMAZON
Aqua Expeditions' M/V Aria

Learn more about the launch of Aqua Expeditions' new ship — a floating boutique hotel that gives travelers the opportunity to explore remote areas of the Amazon River, featuring sixteen specially designed cabins and a fully air-conditioned top deck with observation lounge.

STAYING IN
Peru Hotels

A former 18th century colonial-style monastery, the Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley Yucay is surrounded by lush gardens and towering mountains. This 84-room property is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, which is a one hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. more...
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Sonesta Posada del Inca Sacred Valley Yucay

A cruise boat on the Amazon
AMAZING AMAZON
A Cruise Through Paradise

A cruise along the Peruvian Amazon reveals virtually untouched sections of the river where 100,000 plants, close to two million species of insects, and 4,000 species of butterflies flourish.

VOYAGE INTO MYSTERY
Peru—Mucho Cuczo
Four centuries after the rumor spread among the Spaniards in Panama that a fabulous empire of untold riches stretched to the south of the isthmus, we still are awed when we experience the land of the Incas.
Machu Picchu on GAYOT's Top 10 Must-See Travel Destinations
A view of Machu Pichu

ELEVATE YOUR SPIRIT
Sanctuary Lodge: Machu Picchu

The only lodging within the sanctuary of Peru’s ancient Machu Picchu citadel, this cozy, rustic hotel is the closest the 21st century traveler will get to experiencing the world of the magnificent Lost City of the Incas.

LAN Peru's Nonstop Service to Lima
Are you interested in visiting the mythical ruins of Machu Picchu, the lush Amazonian rainforests or the Moai statues on Easter Island? LAN Airlines is now offering nonstop service from San Francisco, the airline's fourth U.S. gateway to South America.

 

For more information visit Peru's Official Site of Tourism, Travel and Promotion, www.peru.info or Peru's Official Travel Planning Web Site, www.go2peru.com

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(Updated: 04/19/13 CT)

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