Luxury Peru Vacations
How do you decide which destinations will create your perfect luxury Peru vacation?
Creative Travel Adventures specializes in custom-crafting a luxurious and memorable Peruvian vacation for couples, honeymooners, families and groups—whether you seek romance, ecotourism or adventure. Peru’s tropical latitude, mountain ranges, gorgeous coastlines and beautiful scenery provide an unprecedented backdrop for both relaxing and adventurous activities for all ages.
Contact Margi, your luxury-travel consultant, for an expertly designed, flawless itinerary created just for you or your group, full of incredible values and memories to last a lifetime.
There are literally hundreds of things to do in Peru! Margi can help you narrow down your selections based on the region of Peru that most interests you. From engaging in outdoor sports, active adventures and touring historic landmarks, to immersing yourself in Peruvian culture and foods, museums, and festivals—you won’t be bored one minute on your luxury excursion to Peru! What are you hoping to do?
Why choose a luxury Peru vacation? Hidden treasures are many!
- Enjoy a romantic getaway to a boutique hotel or an intimate hideaway
- Relish your visit at 4- and 5-star, all-inclusive hotel resorts
- Awaken all of your senses in a luxurious jungle or desert hotel resort
- Take a 4-day trek through the Andes on The Inca Trail
- Visit a small, seaside village
- Kick back after a long day’s hike in a world-class spa
- Set out on a sightseeing tour to a richly historic Peruvian city
- Bask in the South American sun of a Peruvian beach
- Get wet snorkeling, scuba diving or swim with sea lions
- Go on bus & minivan, full-day, half-day, private and guided tours
- Visit ancient ruins, temples and archaeological wonders
- Embark on walking and biking tours
- Indulge in culinary, wine and nightlife tours
- Take pleasure in a cruise, sailing or go on a water tour
- Discover an abundance of cultural and theme tours
- Learn about eco tours, hiking & camping, the nature & wildlife of Peru
- Embark an a literary, art or music tour
- Take a horseback-riding tour
- Do a three-day Amazon Jungle adventure
- Go aloft on an air, helicopter or hot-air balloon tour—and more!
Important information for your luxury Peru vacation:
A valid passport is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. You’ll receive a card from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Visit the Embassy of Peru Website for the most current visa information. Travelers should guard against the theft of luggage and other belongings, particularly U.S. passports.
At all airports, passengers must pay a departure tax of $31 for international flights and $6 for domestic flights, payable in cash only (either U.S. dollars or Peruvian nuevos soles).
No immunizations for entry are required, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Peruvian government recommend that travelers to Peru receive a yellow fever vaccination and carry documentation of the vaccination with them on their trip.
Peru’s official currency is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN), divided into 100 centavos. Many Peruvian hotels, tour operators and transportation vendors charge prices solely in U.S. dollars. A general sales tax (IGV) is added automatically to most consumer bills (19%). In some upscale hotels or restaurants, service charges of 10% are often added.
Peru does not observe Daylight Savings Time and is in the same time zone as the U.S. east coast.
Most people leave about a 10% tip for the wait staff in restaurants. In nicer restaurants that add a 10% service charge, many patrons tip an additional 5% or 10% (because little, if any, of that service charge will ever make it to the waiter’s pocket). Taxi drivers are not usually tipped unless they provide additional service. Bilingual tour guides on group tours should be tipped ($1-$2, per person for a short visit; and $5 or more per person for a full day). If you have a private guide, tip about $10 to $20.
Peruvian customs regulations require that many electronic items or electronic items for commercial use be declared upon entering the country. Failure to make a full and accurate declaration can lead to arrest, incarceration or significant fines. Undeclared items, including personal laptop computers, may be seized and held. All outlets are 220 volts, 60 cycles AC (except in Arequipa, which operates on 50 cycles), with two-prong outlets that accept both flat and round prongs. Some large hotels also have 110-volt outlets.
Crimes can and do happen. Do not travel or sightsee alone. Stay with guided tour and hiking groups; avoid excessive drinking of alcohol; avoid large, political demonstrations; and avoid walking alone or hailing taxis at night. Do not leave any valuables in sight or unattended in parked vehicles and secure purses and other personal belongings when in cafés and restaurants as street criminals are adept at surreptitiously removing items of value from purses or clothing slung over chairs.
Travel with complete peace of mind.
Start Planning Your Perfect Trip with Margi, your luxury travel advisor.