While Machu Picchu is common to most travelers’ bucket lists, Peru is a beautiful melting pot of modern culture and ancient civilizations with experiences beyond Machu Picchu that should not be missed. Take in the markets and culinary scene of Lima, the breathtaking scenery in the Colca Canyon, ancient ruins of the Sacred Valley, unique biodiversity of the Amazon and soar above the mysterious Nazca Lines.
What’s To Love in Peru
Seek A Shaman
Experience a private spiritual ceremony with a Shaman that embodies the bonding of the human spirit to Mother Earth and a shared hope for peace and community.
Day Hike into Machu Picchu
A privately guided day hike into Machu Picchu brings trekkers to the Sun Gate high above Machu Picchu in the late afternoon followed by a tour of famous ruins as the sun sets.
Hike Iconic Wayna Picchu
Early risers can be one of the lucky few to hike up the steep peaks of Wayna Picchu, rewarding hikers with magnificent views of Machu Picchu.
Exlpore Lesser Known Yet Spectacular Ruins
Explore a number of lesser known Inca ruins that dot the Urubamba River Valley and former Inca Empire capital of Cusco.
Raft in Colca Canyon
Trek and raft along the white water in Colca Canyon, one of the deepest river canyons in the world and a habitat for the giant Andean condor.
See Arequipa: the White City
Spend a couple of nights in Arequipa, high in the Andean Mountains, a Mestizo city where different bloodlines of European, African, Asian and indigenous American fuse into one. Known as the White City or “La Ciudad Blanca,” it has many Spanish colonial-era buildings made of “sillar,” a greyish white volcanic rock creating a beautiful cityscape for photographers.
Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, lies on the border between Peru and Bolivia. At 3,812 m (12,507 ft.) above sea level, it is the highest navigable lake in the world, notable for the unique floating islands of the Uros people, made from totora reeds.
Cruise the Amazon
Travel deep into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, birthplace of the Amazon river, on a 3-,4- or 7-night Amazon river cruise aboard the MV Aria. Native naturalist guides take you on a journey exploring their local villages and introduce you to the unique biodiversity of plant and animal life found only in the Amazon.
Contemplate Ancient Geoglyphs
Take a private flight above the The Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs believed to be created between 400 and 650 A.D., located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards.
Peru is a year-round destination, but if you plan to hike the Inca trail avoid the months of January-March which is the rainy season. May - October are the preferred months, but shoulder seasons can offer some price concessions. It is best to book 6-12 months in advance, especially to assure you can obtain a permit to hike Machu Piccu and Wayna Piccu.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Peru can run from $600-1000+ per person per day. We strive to work within your budget and provide guidance on how you can achieve your goal. Quoted Tour prices include hotels, required regional flights, guides, excursions, entrance fees, hiking permits, equipment rental, drivers and ground transfers, and daily breakfast. Depending on the itinerary many of the meals and beverages including alcoholic beverages may be built in as well.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.