Discover Top Drone Videos of Peru

Drone Tour of Peru
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Colours of Peru | DJI Mavic Pro Platinum (4k)

Daniel Molina

Contributor Daniel Molina spent 22 days traveling Peru with his fiancee and his DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone.  His footage allowed him to create this spectacular aerial tour of the southern part of the country, which is home to most of the country's greates natural and cultural treasures.  His video includes aerial footage of Miraflores, Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Colca Canyon, Puno; Cusco, Salkantay Trek, Humantay Lake, Machu Picchu (from a distance), Rainbow Mountain, Huaypo Lake, and more.

Amazonian and Andean Peru
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Exploring Peru (with my Mavic Pro)


TravelsinSouthAmerica used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to record highlights from a three week trip to Peru in 2017.  The video will show you the extent to which there are really "two Perus".  The first part of the video features the northeastern part of the country, which is where the mighty Amazon River rises.  This is extremely flat country; in the area around Iquitos there is no observable elevation.  Move to the second half of the video, and you will see a very different Peru - the land of the mighty Andes Mountains.  

Peru's Inca Country
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Land of the Inca: A Journey through Wild Peru

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Top contributor Msember took a 10 day driving and hiking journey through Peru to experience the wildlife, landscapes, culture, and adventure of this Andean land.  He used a combination of a DJI Mavic Pro drone and GoPro cameras for ground shots to create this truly epic virtual tour of the famed Land of the Incas.   The Inca civilization arose in the 13th century and ruled much of western South America until it was conquered by the Spanish explorers late in the 16th century.  

Lima: Capital City
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Lima, Peru from Above: DJI Mavic Pro

14tooth Films

Peru's capital city Lima, located midway down its Pacific Coast, is a new city by Peruvian standards.  It was founded in 1535 by a Spanish Conquistador who had conquered the Inca Empire around Cusco, the older city to the south.  Now Lima is home to over 10 million, making it one of the top 3 cities in South America.  14Toothfilms used  a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this memorable aerial view of the Peruvian city, whose population exceeds the next largest city by roughly ten times.   

Andean Trek: Ausangate
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Ausangate Trek Peru 4k Short Edit

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This Drone Video of the Week Nominee shows off the beauty of Ausangate Mountain in Peru. Part of the Andes and about 60 miles southeast of Cusco, it is home to alpaca and llama hearding communites that are some of the last pastoralist societies in the world. The Ausangate Trek is the highest trek in Peru, reaching an altitude of about 4k meters (over 13k ft.) over its 70 km (45 mi.) length.  The trek can end with a journey to Machu Picchu - the ancient Incan citadel.

Amazonas: Ituitos
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Iquitos and the Amazon


Contributor Travelsinsouthamerica created this amazing drone video of the area of Iquitos, in the northeastern corner of Peru.  Iquitos is the capital city of the country's Maynas province, not far from the borders with neighboring Colombia and Brazil.  Iquitos is considered one of the prime gateways to the vast Amazon rainforest, which covers much of eastern Peru in addition to a good deal of northern Brazil and several other South American countries.  

Drone Views of Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu: Lares Trek to the Inca Lost City


In 2016, Nomad Drone created this incredible aerial tour of the trek to Machu Picchu, the great Inca city high up the Andes Mountains in Peru.  With amazing aerial shots of the landscape as well as the local inhabitants, this drone video will astound you.  Built in the early 16th century in the Andes Mountains as a royal estate for the Inca King, Machu Picchu was abandoned prior to the completion of the Spanish conquest of Peru.  It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  

Spectacular Rainbow Mountain
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Hiking the Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Unraveled Studios

Unraveled Studios used a drone to capture the unbelievable beauty of Peru's Rainbow Mountain, a truly unique geological phenomenon.  Also known as Vinicunca, it's part of the Andes range in the south central part of the country.  The mountain is known not for its height (5.2k m or 17k ft) but rather for its stunning rainbow colors which derive from a unique sedimentary pattern.  Unrivaled Studios gives us a breathtaking aerial look at the mountain, which has only recently opened for tourism. 

Chavin: Pre-Inca Peru
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Chavin Peruvian Inca Lands


Among the many archaelogical sites of Peru is the Chavín de Huántar, a site associated with the pre-Inca Chavin natives.  The site was built no later than 1200 BC in the Ancash region of west-central Peru, over two millennia before the Inca civilization arose in the 13th century.  In this video, contributor Daniel Garate shows us drone footage he took with a hexicopter in connection with work for a 2015 documentary on Chavin culture.  The natural and human scenery in this aerial video is epic.  

Cusco and Surroundings
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Cusco, Peru: Tupananchiskama Waykey

Niels Ahmes

If you've wondered why Peru is becoming one of the hottest destinations in South America, look no further than this magnificent drone video by Niels Ahmes.  He takes us over some of the most spectacular sights of the areas around Cusco, in the heart of the Peruvian Andes.  You will be treated to epic views of Andes Peaks, Inca ruins, llamas wandering through alpine valleys, and the spectacular Rainbow Mountain, one of the most exotic looking mountains in the world.  

Ausangate: Andes Peak
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Ausangate Trek: The Beauty of Peru


Part of the Andes system, Peru's Ausangate is one of the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere.  The might mountain stands nearly 6.4k (21k ft.) above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota subrange.  Contributor Jturner took a DJI Mavic Pro drone on a 5 day hiking trek around this mountain, which sits in southern Peru.  Prepare to be astounded by the sights these hikers encountered: turquoise lakes, red mountains, golden pastures, alpaca, and llamas.

Aerial Tour of Cusco
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Soaring over Cusco


Located in southern Peru, Cusco was the seat of the Inca Empire from  the 13th century until the area was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century.  Contributor Martigen traveled to Peru in early 2018 with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  He created this amazing aerial video of this city which lies at an altitude of 3.4k m (11.2k) feet and which is the gateway to the great Incan royal estate and citadel of Macchu Picchu.  Like Macchu Picchu, Cusco has also been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage cultural site. 

Peru's Bird Sanctuary
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Punta San Juan Natural Reserve Peru


At Punta San Juan in southern Peru, a nature preserve has been established to study rare birds in an increasingly endangered environment.  The preserve is home to 4,500 birds, some of them quite rare, including the Humboldt Penguin.  Contributor Danielgarate77 used a drone to visually capture the diversity of the bird life in this park.  The reserve is located on Peru's Pacific coastline, roughly equidistant from Peru's two largest cities, Lima and Arequipa.  

Cruise on the Amazon in Peru
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Cruising the Amazon in Peruvian Rainforest


Despite the fact that the Amazon is most closely associated with Brazil, a very large percentage of Peru is part of the Amazon basin as well - more of the country than that which is part of the Andes Mountains system.  In this amazing drone video, Danielgarate77 used a hexacopter drone to film a boat cruising one of the many Amazon tributaries in the Pacaya-Samiria preserve in northeastern Peru, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage natural site.  

Ausangate Glaciers
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Glaciers of Ausangate, Peru


For drone's eye views of massive glaciers in the Andes, look no further than this epic aerial video by contributor Jturner.  He took a five day trek on Ausangate in Peru, whose peak sits 6.4k meters (almost 21k ft), above sea level.  Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, he was able to capture some incredible footage of the glaciers which cover this mountain near Cusco, one of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere.  Ausangate is the highest peak in the masif known as the Cordillera Vilcanota.

Peruvian Beach Town
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Parapente en Chacra y Mar

Niels Ahmes

While Peru may be known more for Machu Picchu, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Rainforest, it's also home to some great beaches.  Charca y Mar Beach is llocated up the coast from the capital city Lima.  It is, among other things, an ideal spot for paragliding - beautiful sloping sand dunes provide a perfect launching point.  In this video, contributor Niels Ahmes used a drone to capture some of the epic flying action on the Peruvian coast.

Ruins of Lima
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Huaca Pucllana: Lima, Peru


Check out this amazing drone video of some famous ruins in Lima, Peru, compiments of contributor Auquicu.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Air drone, the video beautifully captures the Huaca Pucllana ruins in the Peruvian capital city.  The centerpiece of the site is a tiered pyramid constructed of adobe and clay materials.  The structure was built by the Lima Culture, a pre-Incan society centered around modern-day Lima which existed in the first seven centuries AD.  

Mining Scar on Peru
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Illegal Minery in Peru

Niels Ahmes

South America is of course closely associated with mining, going back to the days of the Spanish conquistadors.  While the continent's gold resources have largely been exhausted, the Andean nation of Peru continues to be one of the world's most important countries for mining.  Unfortunately, some of this activity is performed illegally, at great cost to the environment.  In this video, contributor Niels Ahmes used a drone to expose an illegal mining operation in the Amazon Basin.  

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South America: Peru & Bolivia by drone - 4K

chris short

Check out the epic bird's eye views of South America's Peru and Bolivia, two of the world's most beautiful countries.  The video by contributor Chris Short, which was nominated for the Drone Video of the Week contest, features amazing DJI Mavic Pro aerial footage from both countries, including the Peruvian capital Lima (one of the continent's largest cities), the Inca mountain redoubt of Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains, portions of the Amazon Rainforest, and the Atacama Desert.  

Colca: World's Deepest Canyon
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Colca Canion, Peru

Esteban Clua

Behold this drone video of Peru's Colca Canyon, one of the great natural wonders of South America.  The canyon was created by the river of the same name, and is situated about a two hour drive northwest of Arequipa, Peru, the principal city of the southern end of the country.  The canyon has a depth of almost 3.3k meters (about 10.7k ft.), making it the deepest canyon in the world and about twice as deep as the USA's Grand Canyon.  It is one of Peru's most-visited tourist sites.  

Arequipa: Peru's Second City
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Arequipa Plaza de Armas

Esteban Clua

Check out this drone video from the Plaza de Armas (main square) of the city of Arequipa in southern Peru, compliments of contributor Esteban Clua.  Although its population is less than a tenth of Lima's, it is Peru's second largest city by that measure.  It's situated in the region of the same name, which is the third province up from the country's southern border with Chile.  Founded by the Spanish in the midst of their conquest of the country, Arequipa is one of the most industrialized cities in the country.  

Aerial Tour of Andean Peru
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A Journey Through Wild Peru

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Check out this stunning video from a ten day trek through Peru, compliments of top contributor and drone pilot msember.   The video features footage of some of the most spectacular sites in this South American country, ranging from the ruins of Machu Picchu to the old Inca city of Cusco and the stunning Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range (part of the Andes system) southeast of Cusco.  Watch it and you will quickly understand why Peru is becoming a go-to destination for more adventurous travelers.  

Cordillera Blanca: Mt. Urus
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URUS - Cordillera Blanca

Javi Mora

Check out this stunning drone video from a climb to the top of Urus Mountain in Peru.  The mountain, which has a peak altitude of around 5.4k meters (around 17.8k ft.), is part of the great Cordillera Blanca range.  These "White Mountains" are also home to Huascarán, the tallest mountain in Peru.  The entire range is part of the Ancash region of the country, which is situated north of Lima and extends from the Pacific coast well into the interior of the South American country.   

Iquitos: Amazon Gateway
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The Amazon | Iquitos Peru | Cinematic Drone Video 4K

Seven Cinematics

In this magnificent video by Seven Cinematics, you will be taken into the heart of the Peruvian rainforest.  Iquitos is the primary city of northeastern Peru and essentially the capital of the Amazonian portion of the country.  Peru's ninth largest city by population, the city  sits on the great river, whose headwaters lie to the west and southwest of the city.  Among other things, it serves as one of the main gateways for travelers heading into the rainforest which covers a sizeable percentage of the country's surface area.  

Aerial Views of Rainbow Mountain
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Rainbow Mountain, Peru

AirVūz Official

A member of the AirVuz staff was in Peru doing some freelance work on a film project and created this video of Peru's Rainbow Mountain, one of the great natural treasures of this South American country.  Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca), which only recently opened for tourism, is part of the Andes Mountain range.  It's located a bit to the south and east of Cusco, the main gateway into the Peruvian Andes region.  The mountain's fantastic coloring derives from an unusual pattern of sediment deposition.

San Martin Region: Tarapoto
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Niels Ahmes

Neils Ahmes created this beautiful drone video from Tarapoto, a city northern Peru.  It's situated northeast of the capital city Lima, on a plateau which sits between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon River Basin.  It's used as a departure point for trips into the Amazon rainforest which covers much of the northeastern part of the country.  It's the largest city in the San Martin region, which is the transition region between the two main topographies of the country - mountains and jungle.  

Nanay River: Amazon Tributary
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Peru's Nanay River

Niels Ahmes

The Mighty Amazon River becomes "mighty" in part due to the many tributaries that feed it as it courses through the vast area of rainforest known as the Amazon Basin.  One of these is the Nanay River, in northeastern Peru.  The river runs about 315 km (around 200 mi.) before joining the Amazon at the city of Iquitos, the main city in the Peruvian Amazon region.   In this video by contributor Niels Ahmes, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Nanay as it joins the larger waterway.