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Sitting on South America’s picturesque west coast, Peru is rich in ancient cultural history, natural attractions and man-made wonders. This nation is known as the home of the ancient Inca civilization and is famous for its diverse landscapes.
You have 5659 hotels to pick from on Expedia starting at NZ$116 a night, so we’re confident there’s one to suit your budget. If you want to be kind to your credit card, bundle your hotel and flight bookings into a Peru Holiday Package — you’ll save even more if you add car rental and experiences too. Cusco is bursting with amazing sights, so why not book a tour to the breathtaking rainbow-coloured landscape of Vinicunca Mountain?
Day 1-2: To get to Lima, most travellers fly into Jorge Chavez International Airport. Collect your bags, check in to your hotel and then explore the top attractions. Larco Museum, Huaca Pucllana Pyramid and San Francisco Convent and Catacombs are fantastic places to start.
Day 3-5: Take a short flight to Iquitos, the Peruvian gateway to the Amazon. Visit indigenous villages and cruise down the mighty Amazon River. Keep an eye out for wildlife like pink river dolphins and three-toed sloths.
Day 6-9: Fly to Cusco and explore this charming high-altitude city before heading to arguably Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu. Take the train to this lost Incan city and marvel at one of the world's most incredible archaeological sites.
Join in the celebrations on Fiestas Patrias (Peruvian Independence Day) held July 28 and 29 each year. You’ll find festivities in parks and plazas across the country, with the largest held in Lima.
Our Lima Holiday Packages provide excellent options for getting the most out of your time (and budget) in Peru’s capital.