“My love affair with Peru started when I was eight years old - I remember putting a sticker on my junior atlas and promising myself to visit and hike the Inca trail one day. Fast forward to 2010 and I finally realised my dream and now have a collection of fond memories from many trips to Peru; including watching the sunrise from the sungate over Machu Picchu after hiking the Inca trail!
Every time I travel to Peru I discover something new and exciting; there are many more layers to this country than the famous Inca Trail. I've watched condors dancing in the thermal air in the colourful Colca Canyon, I’ve locked eyes with a skulking jaguar on the banks of the Amazon on a night boat tour and hiked Huayna Picchu for an alternative perspective of Machu Picchu.
The climate is suitable for year around visits; the best time is the dry season from April to October. There are plenty of great activities like the markets, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and surfing as well as the famous multi-day Inca trail hike and other hiking trails. Peru is easy to get around with luxury rail travel with Belmond offering a unique way to travel and relax in the luxurious hotel enroute.”
- Joanna Hussey, Head of Latin America