An Adventure in Peru
Rather than voyaging to London for an adventure like Paddington Bear head to his homeland of Peru for an exploration of discovery and surprise on a journey like no other. Discover the wonders of his homeland for yourself on a holiday experience full of once in a lifetime moments to capture forever.
Travelling with a little more than just a hat, coat and marmalade sandwiches prepare yourself for an exciting adventure full of mesmerising sights and new cultural experiences while travelling in pure luxury and relaxing comfort.
Peru sits in a unique part of the world with its capital Lima set upon the arid Pacific Coast and part of the Amazon Rainforest and the world-famous Machu Picchu an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes Mountains. Contrasting beauty that makes Peru truly unique and immensely spectacular.
With so much on offer in this wonderful country, you will definitely enjoy a holiday that is brimming with exciting sights to see and many new cultural experiences to reflect upon, so let’s head on a journey of discovery and see what is on offer in Peru.
Known for its vast archaeological sites Peru is rich in history and breathtaking Inca sites including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. On a mountain ridge in the Eastern Cordillera of Southern Peru, high above the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu is a world-famous 15th century Inca citadel that many believe was built for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. Polished dry stone walls classical of the Inca style cascade across the mountain ridge creating a boldly composed pattern that provides a striking contrast against the rugged mountain landscapes behind. With an atmospheric tropical mountain environment exploring the magnificence of the Inca sites is sure to be a unique experience.
The Sacred Valley stretches from the Pisac to Ollantaytambo and provides stunning scenery high in the mountains. Archaeological sites and towns provide rich cultural experiences to discover and the fertile grounds irrigated from the Urubamba River provide luscious landscapes that are beautiful and unique.
Maintaining the traditional farming methods in the Colca Canyon in Peru are the Collagua and Cabana cultures who cultivate the pre-Inca terraces just as their ancestors did in Spanish colonial times. The Colca Canyon of the River Colca has a depth of 3,270 metres and is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. With tranquil farming traditions set against the vast drama and stance of the canyon, this is an area that adds power to the landscape and demands attention.
Surrounded by three Volcanoes lies the Colonial-era Capital Arequipa with stunning breathtaking Baroque buildings built from white volcanic stone known as Sillar. Palm trees line the streets of Arequipa creating a relaxed atmosphere to soak up the sunshine, sights and sounds of this vibrant city. While away the hours by exploring the 17th Century Neoclassical Basilica Cathedral full of religious objects and art, then select a shady spot to relax with a cooling refreshment and reflect on your travel experiences so far.
Lake Titicaca is one of South Americas largest lakes and its shores are home to Puno City one of Peru’s most vibrant cities. Brimming with traditional festivals, music, dance and Andean Baroque style architecture Puno has lots on offer and provides an authentic Peruvian experience.
An adventure in Peru is sure to be exciting and definitely an experience like no other. Whatever you choose to see or explore in the wonderful homeland of Paddington Bear hold onto the memories and treasure them forever.