Feefo service rating

Call us on 01707 537200

  • Monday - Friday9am - 5pm (GMT)
  • Saturday - SundayClosed
  • Bank HolidaysClosed

Call us on 01707 537200

  • Monday - Friday9am - 5pm (GMT)
  • Saturday - SundayClosed
  • Bank HolidaysClosed

A Journey In Ancient Peru

Discover Peru’s myriad pre-hispanic civilisations as we venture off the tourist track through stunning scenery in ancient Peru.

  • Peru

  • 15 nights
  • Worldwide Journeys



  • Oct


What does this mean?

Tour codes: 45910

Book now from £5,050

View Destinations


Walking grade

Grade 4

This is a Sightseeing Grade 4 holiday. It combines sightseeing around outstanding pre-Hispanic sites and walking in the Peruvian Andes. Some of the ancient sites we visit are huge in scale. We will cover some ground in looking around them. This walking will always be on good paths with plenty of stops so our local guides can bring to life the significance of what we are seeing. There are plenty of opportunities for walking through beautiful scenery. Many of these walks will be at high altitude, for instance, the Cumbemayo walk from Cajamarca starts at about 3590m. The reality is that it is an undulating walk which immediately goes down to 3570m, then up to 3615m at its highest point. The walk finishes approximately 3550m. Paths are generally good underfoot. However they are sometimes stony and steep for short sections so walking poles can be useful. The walks will be at a slow pace to take account of the altitude and will typically last a maximum of 3hrs.


Holiday Highlights

  • Take the cable car to Kuelap - the Machu Picchu of the north.
  • Glimpse Gocta, the 5th highest waterfall in the world?
  • See Atahualpa’s ransom room in Cajamarca.
  • Enjoy scenic walking to Cumbemayo.
  • Visit the beautifully laid out museum of the Lord of Sipan.
  • Learn from expert local guides for expert knowledge and guidance.

The north of Peru is covered in ancient sites left by the many civilisations that lived here before the arrival of the Spanish! Each remaining monument is to be savoured for both its magnificence and its heritage. We travel along the coast and into the high Andes combining spectacular walks with visits to ancient sites. These vary from cliff side burial niches to entire abandoned cities.

We start our journey in Lima, with an introduction to pre-Incan sites and ancient artefacts, before flying north to Chiclayo on the coastal plains. Here, we have a morning walk in the Bosque de Pomac forest, ending at the archaeological site of Sican. We visit the Senor de Sipan museum, built in the shape of the adobe pyramid where the artefacts were discovered. Next, it's south to Trujillo, a desert oasis between sea and mountains. Trujillo is a Spanish colonial city, one of a few Hispanic sites we visit on this holiday. We also visit the ruined city at Chan Chan, where little imagination is required to see what it would have been like in its heyday. A day's drive into the highlands includes a stop at the Chavin site of Kuntur Wasi with its stone monoliths on the way to Cajamarca. Here we can enjoy mountain walks and pre-hispanic ruins in the cooler air.

The spectacular journey to Leymebamba crosses the central Andean mountains chain and the mighty Maranon river. At Leymebamba, we enjoy more stunning mountain scenery and indigenous culture. We continue to Chachapoyas, meaning ‘Cloud People' in the Aymara language, still widely spoken in the area. Here, we visit the Sarcophagus of Karajia, as well as Kuelap, an immense pre-Inca ruined city as spectacular as Machu Picchu but without the crowds. We should be able to use the recently built cable car to visit the city. We will hike to the sacred Gocta waterfall, said to be the fifth highest in the world. Finally, we drive to Jaen to catch a flight back to Lima for our final night in Peru.

Only recently has it been possible to enjoy these spectacular and little known sites. Everything you will see here is every bit as engaging as the more popular highlights in the south of Peru but without the crowds. Be one of the first to discover the area!

  • Return flights from London to Lima
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken in the hotels
  • Dinners taken in hotels or local restaurants
  • Lunches included throughout
  • Assistance of an English speaking local guide throughout
  • All local transport costs.
  • Internal flights
  • A 'Water to Go' filter bottle posted to you before departure
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

View Holiday Information Sheet

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1



You fly from London to Lima and transfer to our hotel. Dinner is not included tonight but your tour leader can point out eating options if required. You might just want your bed after a long day.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


You start with a brief tour of Lima, making short stops to get to know pre-Incan Lima, finishing with a guided visit to the Museo Larco, including lunch in the beautiful museum restaurant. Later, we transfer to the airport to take the flight to Chiclayo where to travel a short distance to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


This morning, you enjoy a walk in the Bosque de Pomac forest, ending at the archaeological site of Sican. The picnic lunch can be taken in the gardens of the archaeological site of Tucume. This afternoon, we visit the Senor de Sipan museum to see many fascinating artefacts and treasures which were discovered buried with the Senor. The design of the magnificent museum building is based on the original tomb, called Huaca Rajada. Tonight, we have dinner in a Chiclayo restaurant.

Day 4



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Today, we drive to Trujillo, stopping to visit the fascinating archaeological site of Huaca el Brujo, and the site museum of and La Senora de Cao en route. These sites are next to the ocean and enjoy magnificent views over the coastline. We will enjoy a packed lunch on the beach. In the afternoon we continue the short distance to Trujillo. On arrival we have a guided walking tour around followed by some free time to relax.

Day 5



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


This morning you visit the gigantic archaeological grave hills of Huaca del Sol and Huaca de Luna. Afterwards, driving to the Pacific coast and the village of Huanchaco it is common to see fishermen riding the waves in their traditional reed fishing boats. We will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the sea. In the afternoon we will travel on to see the famous Chan Chan ruined city.  The former capital of the Chimu culture, the city was built of mud bricks which have weathered over time but it is still possible to get a good idea of the grandeur of the complex. Your guide will help bring everything to life.

Day 6



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today you drive on to Cajamarca. It is a long journey first north back along the coast and then inland through ever increasing undulating terrain. We stop at the ruins of Kuntur Wasi dating back to the Chavin culture and enjoy a walk up to the ruins to see the site and the panoramic hilltop views. 

Day 7



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


You start the day with a tour of Cajamarca. The highlight of the city for many will be the ransom room which Atahualpa was held by Pizarro after the Spanish massacred the Incan army. Also look out for the Belen complex and cathedral in the main square. You will take in a visit the coffee shop of Hospedaje Los Jazmines and ice cream shop Holanda. In the afternoon we drive the short distance out to Ventanillas de Otuzco. The pre-Incan necropolis consists of tombs constructed in the cliff with windows cut into the rock. 

Day 8



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


In the morning, you will walk in the Cumbemayo geological-archaeological park, and see the remarkable ancient aqueduct, which is decorated with strange ritual carvings and symbols. We start at around 3500m and follow an undulating trail with maximum altitude around 3600m. Our walk takes us into the local countryside where we will take our picnic. On the way back from Cumbemayo we will enjoy panoramic views from the bus of Cajamarca and its surrounding valley from the Apolonia Hilltop.

Day 9



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    1 hours

  • Distance

    1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today is a very early start leaving the hotel before dawn. There will be a boxed breakfast and lunch. The early start allows us to make the best of the day and hopefully enjoy a spectacular sunrise across the Maranon Valley. The journey takes us across the central Andean range, through Abra Comullc. At 3800m, this is the highest point reached during the holiday.  We will then drive down to cross the spectacular Maranon River at Balsas (854m) travelling through an incredible display of eco diversity including high altitude moorland, mountain cloud, dry scrub, mango plantations and stunning valleys. We will also walk in the Balsas Valley enjoying panoramic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. We plan to arrive at the Hummingbird Cafe in Leymebamba early afternoon in time for a cup of coffee before visiting the impressive Leymebamba Museum. From here you can either walk or take the bus down to the hotel. A long but spectacular day.

Day 10



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    3.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


You walk up to get a closer look at the incredible Mausoleums of Revash. Here, a cliff conceals a sacred burial site comprising a row of Chachapoya tombs built amongst narrow cliff hangings in the shape of miniature houses.  These fascinating structures were used to store the mummified remains of the dead. The walk starts in the valley below the cliff and climbs up with ever improving views. Keep an eye out for orchids growing in the hedgerows. It takes about 2.5 hrs to walk up to Revash. The burial chambers can be viewed from a viewing platform a few metres away. Binoculars are useful here to get the best view. From here we continue along a generally level path into the village of San Bartolo to meet the bus. The plan is to arrive back in Leymebamba to enjoy some free time or wander around the village.

Day 11



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    2.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


We drive from Leymebamba to Nuevo Tingo.  Here, the recently constructed cable car system takes us to Kuelap, a magnificent fortified citadel high up amongst the clouds at 3000m.  The Chachapoya people built this large and impressive city around 1600 years ago. Kuelap is breathtaking, not least because of its unique, mystical and inaccessible location, and its many yet undiscovered archaeological mysteries. We walk a considerable distance around the site whilst taking in its mysteries. The journey continues along the scenic Utcubamba Valley for 2hrs 30mins to the city of Chachapoyas (2300m) where you stay overnight.

Day 12



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


This morning we drive north to the village of Cruz Pata, to walk into the Aishpachaca gorge.  Here we will see Karajia, an elite burial site where a group of huge human-shaped sarcophagi once contained the mummified remains of Chachapoya rulers and leaders. In the afternoon we have some free time to explore Chachapoyas, particularly its bustling main square.

Day 13



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


  • Time

    4-5 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


From Chachapoyas we drive to Cocachimba, where we begin a pleasant hike to the sacred Gocta waterfall.    The walk goes along a well-constructed path through beautiful scenery before entering a narrow gorge where we can see the spectacular waterfall, said by some to be the fifth highest in the world.  The waterfall was only discovered by accident quite recently!

Day 14



Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


You leave Chachapoyas after breakfast to drive down to Jaen de Bracamoros, (729m). From here you catch a flight back to Lima to spend the last night. Lunch today will be taken on the way to Jaen airport. Once back in Lima we will have our final dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 15

In flight



After breakfast there will be some free time in Lima before the return flight to the UK.

Day 16


We arrive back in the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

9th Oct 2024 - 24th Oct 2024 (15 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Flights: London to Lima
  • Arrival transfer by road (c45mins).
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Antigua or similar

The Hotel Antigua building dates from 1923. Featuring antiques and original art, the pleasant rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TVs and safes. Breakfast served in a chic restaurant. There's a courtyard garden with a fountain to be enjoyed by guests.

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

On a tranquil street, the Casa Andina Select lies 2 km from both the centre of town and the airport. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, TV, iPod docks,  minifridges, and tea & coffee making facilities. A breakfast buffet is served on the terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, sundeck and gym.

Casa Andina Trujillo

In downtown Trujillo, the Casa Andina is a 2-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas and a 5-minute walk from Trujillo Cathedral. Clean, comfortable rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as safes.

Costa Del Sol Cajamarca Wyndham Hotel

Adjacent to St. Catherine Cathedral and across the street from Plaza de Armas of Cajamarca, the 4 star Costa del Sol Wyndham Cajamarca hotel ideally located on the main square in the city. Pleasant rooms feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, tea & coffeemaking equipment, as well as minibars. Room service is available 24/7. Amenities include an event hall, bar, plus a heated indoor pool, and restaurant with terrace. A spa features a hot tub and 2 saunas. 

Hotel La Casona de Leymebamba

The Casona de Leymebamba is a family run hotel in the centre of the village, two blocks from the main square. It is a very simple and rustic hotel and best in village. The rooms mostly surround the lovely open central atrium, with plants all over atrium including orchid’s as the owner is an enthusiast.

Hostal la Xalca

The Hotel La Xalca was recently built in Spanish hacienda style with a lovely courtyard in the central atrium and rooms off this. Centrally located, for the main square 3 blocks away. The rooms are large and comfortable. Free teas and coffee all day in breakfast area. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Sightseeing Grade 4 holiday. It combines sightseeing around outstanding pre-Hispanic sites and walking in the Peruvian Andes. Some of the ancient sites we visit are huge in scale. We will cover some ground in looking around them. This walking will always be on good paths with plenty of stops so our local guides can bring to life the significance of what we are seeing. There are plenty of opportunities for walking through beautiful scenery. Many of these walks will be at high altitude, for instance, the Cumbemayo walk from Cajamarca starts at about 3590m. The reality is that it is an undulating walk which immediately goes down to 3570m, then up to 3615m at its highest point. The walk finishes approximately 3550m. Paths are generally good underfoot. However they are sometimes stony and steep for short sections so walking poles can be useful. The walks will be at a slow pace to take account of the altitude and will typically last a maximum of 3hrs.

Walks & Excursions

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Please note: The itinerary has been planned to be busy and full so that you make the most of your time and experience as much as possible. There will be some free time during the tour for you to explore on your own or relax, and details will be confirmed by your leader.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity program for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Holiday Currency

The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN). US Dollars are not widely accepted the north of Peru away from the tourist circuit.  ATMs dispense either Nuevo Sol or US Dollars. It is nearly always better to pay in Nuevo Sol and you will get a poor exchange paying in dollars. In many of the places we visit you will only be able to pay in Nuevo Sol.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the program for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

We fly with British Airways from London Gatwick direct to Lima and vice versa. 

Within Peru we travel by air and road as per the itinerary. Details of your baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately ten days before departure.

As we travel between eight hotels, and you will have to handle your own baggage, please try to travel reasonably light. You should be able to lift and carry your own luggage. At some hotels, the coach may have to stop some distance short of the hotel entrance. Also, within some of the hotels there may be some long walks between the rooms and lobby area, which may include steps. Your luggage should be kept to a maximum of 20kg (44lbs).

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passport Information for Peru

For entry into Peru a passport is required which should be valid for 6 months beyond your intended stay. Your passport is often required when checking into hotels and when changing money, so carry it with you on these occasions. It is also an excellent idea to memorise your passport number for the form filling. No visas are required for UK nationals.

Hotel Changes

The hotel(s) listed within this document are examples of standard only. Whilst we strive to deliver the hotel(s) listed within this Holiday Information Sheet, there will be times throughout the year when they change. You will be sent an accommodation list with air tickets about three weeks before departure. From time to time hotels will change near to departure and you will not be advised until after arriving into the destination. We always aim to provide a replacement of similar standard and location, although we cannot guarantee similar facilities such as pool or bar.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.


...are very useful on this holiday to view close up the details of inaccessible tombs, of which there are many to be seen and to enjoy better the bird life.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Peru

Electricity is supplied at 110 Volts at 60Hz. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a two pin North America style adaptor with flat pins. More information can be found at  https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWW15 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

The following books have been recommended by previous clients:

  • Three Letters from the Andes - Patrick Leigh Fermor, Penguin
  • The Penguin History of Latin America - Edwin Williamson
  • Eight Feet in the Andes - Dervla Murphy, Flamingo
  • The Conquest of the Incas – John Hemmings
  • Inca Kola ~ A Travellers tail of Peru – Matthew Parris

Many local libraries stock a good selection of travel guides/books which may offer you more information on Peru. You may find the following website useful: Peru State Tourism: www.peru.info

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Peru

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Peru.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunisation is recommended.

You might also like to consider immunisation against Rabies, Diphtheria and Yellow Fever.

There is a risk of Malaria in some low altitude regions and a very low risk in other parts of the country. 

Dengue fever and Zika virus also exist in Peru; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites. 

Seek pre-travel Zika virus advice from your health care provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, particularly important if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.  

You should also be aware of issues associated with travelling at high altitudes. The lower atmospheric pressure at higher altitudes results in less oxygen finding its way into the blood. Problems usually start for most people at around 2,500 to 3,000 metres. If you reach this altitude gradually the body can accustom itself to having less oxygen, and once you are above it if you gain further height slowly you are less likely to have problems. It is important on arrival at destinations at this kind of altitude to rest for a few hours and not to over-exert yourself in the first day or two, as over-exertion can make altitude problems more likely. Local people also swear by coca leaf tea, which you will probably be offered on arrival, as a means of preventing or treating altitude problems. It is harmless and if you drink plenty of it, it will at least help you to avoid dehydration, something else that makes altitude problems more likely, so drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol!) at these high altitude destinations. Anybody who has a medical condition affecting blood circulation or breathing or has any other worries should consult their doctor before departure.

High Altitude

Altitude sickness can affect travellers whose itineraries take them above about 2,500m although some individuals can experience a milder form above about 1,900m. 

Early symptoms include a headache, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and insomnia.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritize the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


What customers are saying

Useful Information

Find out more


  • Capital


  • Currency

    Nuevo Sol

  • Language


  • Time Difference

    UTC -05:00

  • Flight duration

    12hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 90mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 97mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 53mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 28mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 18mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 19mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 50mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 55mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 72mm

View Dates & Book

Choose your preferred departure date

Can't find what you're looking for?

Call for help or regional flights on 01707 537200

View Dates And Book
Feefo service rating