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Why Peru Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination?

Fantastic beaches, contemporary cities and gorgeous weather; Peru is undoubtedly one of my favourite destinations in the world. And while it may not be the first choice for everyone’s summer holiday destination, it certainly is mine – and I’m ready to share my love of Peru with all my clients!

Easy to get to

In May 2016, British Airways launched brand new flights from Gatwick to Lima three times a week, not only bringing the South American country closer to home but also putting Peru on the map once again. From London, the flight to Lima is only 13 hours so I recommend booking an overnight flight in order to catch up on some Zzz’s before you explore this magnificent country.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu on it’s own is its very own reason to visit Peru, for the same reason it’s at the top of many people’s bucket list! Set high in the Andes Mountains, the ancient city of Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century by the Incans who settled there. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in South America, you can expect the hiking trails and railway line to be busy with people from all over the globe, but I suggest putting this at the top of your itinerary just for the view over the Andes!

 

Exploring Ancient Cities

Just beyond the modern-living of Lima lies the ancient city of Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. It is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas and retains links to its pre-Columbian past such as the ruins of Coricancha, a temple demolished by the Spanish in 1533. Despite its ancient history, the city has since been pedestrianised, making it easy for visitors to explore and acclimatize to the beautiful surroundings.

Exquisite Beaches

The chilly peaks of the Andes are a stark contrast to the scorching beaches in the northwest of Peru. Renowned for its tropical climate and golden sand, the Piura district is the perfect place for beach bums staying in Mancora resorts, where the waves, crystal waters and power-sands draw in guests.

Food and Drink

As one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations, Peru is best known for its ceviche, a seafood dish popular in the coastal reasons, but Lima is specifically recognized for its cutting edge Peruvian cuisine with its fabulous fusions and experiments.

Peru is also famous for its Pisco Sours, a combination of lime juice, syrup, ice, egg white, Angostura bitters and of course, Pisco, a brandy from Peru and Chile – the right way to start the night!

To book your perfect holiday to Peru, be sure to call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk.

Booking Last Minute Summer Holidays with The Travel Snob

While I am an advocate of booking your holidays far in advance, I’m also guilty of last minute tourism myself! As a travel agent who has seen over 115 countries and stayed in thousands upon thousands of hotels around the world, it’s about time that I share my secrets to booking last minute holidays.

If you’re looking to get away from whiney kids complaining about sun cream getting in their eyes and huge groups of stag dos parading the streets, avoid booking your summer holiday at the end of July or through August. While I can’t guarantee they will be no crying children or laddish men, booking during off-peak periods such as Whitsun week or late August can ensure you see less abs and more of your dream holiday destination.

Don’t be distracted by price cuts, promising you a great deal of ‘savings’! A holiday is a holiday, and prices are constantly shifting to reflect a supply and demand. What you should be focusing on is what is included in the quote!  Whether it’s in-flight meals, resort transfers, breakfast or half board, these packages are seen as a standard in many package holidays, but extras such as massages and free upgrades can be added depending on the quote.

There is no magic shortcut to finding a last minute holiday. Just like you would trying to book your typical holiday, it’s about searching for the right destination for you and your family. Now you may be a fan of price comparison websites, but how often have you look and found your dream holiday?

Maybe the lucky few but it’s certainly not common. When you book with The Travel Snob, you’re always in luck! With access to thousands of suppliers around the world and years of luxury travel experience, who better to book your next holiday with – even a last minute one!

From the finest boutique hotels to the most luxurious 5-star resorts, I can match the perfect holiday experience to your specific tastes. To find out what I can do for you, call 07990 018018 or email david@thetravelsnob.co.uk.