Katy Perry is planning a three-month "healing" holiday
The `Part of Me` singer - whose divorce from ex-husband Russell Brand was finalised over the weekend - wants to take a substantial time off work so she can finally get over her heartbreak.
A source said: "Ever since Katy split from Russell in December, she`s been saying she wants to get away from everything and truly heal her heart.
"Katy`s said she wants to jet off to a place where she`s never been. She`s planning a three-month vacation with her brother David and one of her best pals. They`ve provisionally booked a trip to South America, starting off in Peru and doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - something Katy`s always wanted to do."
Although she is currently dating Florence + The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd, she has said it`s not serious and she is keen to have some fun while she`s away.
The source added to heat magazine: "Katy`s realised that she can`t date anyone so soon after her divorce. She wants to have fun. She`s desperate to `live it up`."