A cruise holiday to Peru has a lot to offer: bustling cities, stunning landscapes and ancient cultures. The first thing most people think of when Peru is mentioned is the legendary lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu and with good reason. It must be one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the world. [ReadMoreMob]
From the port of Callo, it is within easy reach as are Lima, the stunning Lake Titkaka and Cusco with its cobbled streets and unique combination of colonial and religious buildings.
A cruise to Peru is all about the history, people and ancient ruins. But you mustn’t forget the imposing mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungles. The food also won’t disappoint. Hot and spicy in nature, Peruvian food uses garlic and hot pepper to create its distinctive taste. Watch out for the pisco – the national spirit, which is brandy distilled from grapes.
All in all a 2017 or 2018 cruise to Peru is like stepping back in time. So grab your Indiana Jones hat and unearth some ancient Inca treasures.
The iconic sound of pan flutes, also known as panpipes, is synonymous with South American culture. The distinctive sound is created by blowing through wooden tubes of different lengths tied together and a common instrument in Peruvian folk music.
Loved by locals - so much so that it has its own national holiday on 28th June - Peruvian ceviche is a traditional dish made with raw fish marinated in citrus juice with onion and chilli. Simple but delicious, Peruvian ceviche is a culinary delight.
This group of islands is known for its superb wildlife populations and rocky landscapes. Although they are protected, meaning tourists are not allowed ashore, visitors can catch sight of the islands’ impressive array of wildlife from a boat tour.
Sample Pisco and Ica Wine
Peru’s national drink, Pisco is a grape brandy which was first created by Spanish settlers in the 1600s. When the Spanish people first started distilling, they baptised the grape brandy with the name of ‘Pisco’, along with the port from where it was shipped out. The brandy is made from grapes grown south of Lima in the region of Ica.
Sea Wolves and Penguins
Large numbers of sea wolves (South American sea lions) and Humboldt penguins can be found on and around the Islas Ballestas, along with many other types of wildlife and birdlife. The mighty sea wolves are often seen playing in the water near tourist boats.
Mystery surrounds these ancient desert drawings, including straight lines, shapes, figures, animals and plants, which can only be seen from above. Hundreds of these geoglyphs can be found in the Nazca Desert, some up to a staggering 30 miles in length.
Cruises to Peru
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- An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
- Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
- Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia