Community-based tourism in Peru
A selection of our best authentic experiences in Peru
Our trips to Peru
Information about Peru
Make your South America dreams come true and travel to Peru with us! Explore the ancient Inca Empire on a journey through time.
There’s so much to Peru to discover. As well as learning about ancient cultures and colorful local traditions, you’ll see some amazing, almost untouched habitats and wildlife. And you'll sample delicious cuisine—including our favorite, the tasty arroz chaufa.
Peru is full of ancient Incan sites, but none are as breathtaking as the fabled "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Reaching the famous summit of this majestic archeological site will take your breath away. Machu Picchu is one of those rare landmarks that everyone should visit in their lifetime.
A perfect adventure through Peru wouldn't be complete without hearing the calls of exotic animals while trekking through the Amazon rainforest, or sailing on legendary Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world.
Let us plan your Peru vacation, and you will be indulging in fresh ceviche and sipping pisco sours before you know it!
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Peru Highlights in Peru
Peru is one of the most diverse countries in all of South America. In an area more than three times the size of Germany, you can find almost every type of climate. From the Amazon rainforest to the Pacific coast, from the snow-covered Andes to sandy deserts—the variety of landscapes in Peru is astounding.
With so much to see, it's difficult to pick highlights, but here are some of ours.
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most-photographed destinations, and with good reason—it’s spectacular. The stunning site in the mountains is connected to Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, by the legendary Inca Trail.
One-day trips along part of the path, as well as multi-day camping hikes covering the whole length of the Inca Trail, are available.
Lake Titicaca Not only is Lake Titicaca the largest lake in South America, it’s also the highest navigable lake in the world at more than 3,800 meters above sea level!
There’s something magical about the lake's dark blue water against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The peaceful settlements of the Aymara and Quechua peoples are on the lakeshore, and the Uros, an Indigenous people, live on floating reed islands on the waters of the lake itself. This excursion is included in most of our Peru tours.
The Peruvian Amazon If the cooler temperatures of the Peruvian highlands aren’t your thing, how about a trip to Puerto Maldonado in the forested east of the country? There are a number of gorgeous forest lodges within easy reach of the city, offering guests adventures in the tropical rainforest. Day and night hikes, piranha fishing, caiman watching, and direct contact with local tribes are all possible.
The Nazca Lines The world-famous Nazca Lines are another “must-see” during any visit to Peru. This mystical site consists of more than 800 straight lines, 300 geometrical shapes, and 70 spectacular drawings of animals and plants, scraped into the dry, rocky desert of the Pampa Colorada.
Some lines are several miles long and only recognizable as shapes from the air. Those who made the lines had no idea of what the final design would look like. Who made the lines—and why—is still an archeological mystery. The nearby Maria Reiche Museum offers some theories.
There are so many highlights in Peru that we can’t possibly describe them all. We are proud to offer a huge range of adventures that allow you to explore a single region in-depth, or travel around the country experiencing as much as possible. Contact us today and speak to one of our South America specialists for advice on building your perfect trip to Peru.