FROM THE HEIGHTS OF MACHU PICCHU TO THE DEPTHS OF THE AMAZON JUNGLE...
A PERU VACATION ENGAGES ALL THE SENSES.
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Travel to Peru is a rich cultural experience. For many reasons, a Peru vacation tops the bucket lists of many of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Between the wildlife and nature-viewing available in the nation’s jungles, the unique sites in the Andes Mountains, there are many experiences travelers can only have while on a trip to Peru.
There are experiences that can only be had by wandering the cities of this wonderful country, soaking up the local culture and creating memories that are off the proverbial beaten path, and all your own.
Experience Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge
Crossing the Apurimac River near Cusco, the Q'eswachaka is a rope bridge made of braided grass that's 92-feet long. It is part of the Qhapaq Ñan road...
Experience The Hiram Bingham
To get to Machu Picchu from Cusco, one can trek the steep mountainside, take the rickety bus up the winding road, or take the train --...
Experience Andean Explorer
South America's first luxury overnight train. Peru is a marvelous destination offering many amazing experiences. One of the newest is to enjoy this epic rail journey...
Experience Maras Salt Pans
About an hour's drive north of Cusco, Peru, salt has been harvested for centuries by creating pools along the mountainside to capture spring water; the pools...
Experience Upper Amazon River Cruises
Travel where few have ever been. A cruise on the Upper Amazon River in Peru is not unlike an African safari or a visit to the...
Peru Travel Experts
Our expertise and personal contacts will enhance your visit to Peru, no matter what time of year you choose to travel.
Peru’s Hotels & Resorts
The major cities of Peru all have a wide range of accommodations, from modest to five-star luxury hotels. In the more rural parts of Peru, finding luxury accommodations can be challenging. A few of our select hotels include:
Did you know?
Potatoes are originally from Peru, which has more than 3,000 varieties of the spud.
Over a mile up in the mountains, Machu Picchu was built by hand on a ridge 8,000’ above sea level!
Each year, over 50% of the migrating birds in the Americas fly over Peru.
The longest river in the world, the Amazon starts in Peru’s Andes and ends 3,278 miles later in the Atlantic Ocean.
Near Arequipa, Cotahuasi Canyon has a depth of nearly 10,605 feet, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon.
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Things to See and Do
Peru is made up of three remarkably different geographic zones. These zones run from the north of the country to the south, and separate Peru into three very distinct areas both culturally and environmentally. By name, these zones are the desert coast, the highlands of the Andes, and the westernmost reaches of the Amazon. A Peru vacation should allow you the freedom to concentrate your activities in one or more of these zones, while providing some activity in all three.
Here are the ancient ruins at Saksaywaman and the Nazca Lines; the lost fifteenth century Incan city of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; and the many other (less traveled) cultural sites of the Incan Empire, like Ollantaytambo. Peru displays Spanish colonial charm in the cobblestone streets of Cuzco, and modern flair in the cutting edge restaurants that make up the culinary wonderland of modern Lima. Colca Canyon is one of the world’s deepest gorges, where the Andean condors soar; while the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca borders Peru and Bolivia. You can hike eleven thousand foot-deep Colca Canyon, visiting remote Andean villages along the way, or take an airborne tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Nazca Lines.
You could go sand boarding on the dunes along the Peruvian coast before surfing the waves or just relaxing on the beach. You could tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, or limit your Incan archaeology to a trip to Machu Picchu.
Our expertise and personal contacts will enhance your visit to Peru, no matter what time of year you choose to travel.Contact us today to arrange a unique Peru vacation that’s perfectly customized to your desires. You can also learn more about and search for some of our Peru vacation offers here.
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