Peru Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Peru Encompassed

Intrepid Travel
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20 days
$ 203 / day
$ 4,056
From : $ 5,476
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Discover Lima’s grand colonial facades, Spanish houses, endless culture and delicious cuisine during your free time in the Peruvian capital.
  • Take the opportunity to board a scenic flight over the Nazca Lines – whether they’re the work of ancient civilizations or something more supernatural, it’s an incredible experience.
  • Trek the Inca Trail, the Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, no matter how you get there, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination.
  • Explore Cusco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city, with its ancient foundations and interesting blend of Inca and colonial influences.
  • Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caimans.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Arequipa, Cusco, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Peru
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Affordable Brazil (first Class)

7 days
$ 240 / day
$ 1,680
From : $ 2,066
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Arrive Rio de Janeiro
  • Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro – City Tour / Corcovado
  • Your morning tour features a ride by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take in spectacular views of the city from Corcovado to Guanabara Bay and Niteroi Bridge. Later, drive along the Leblon and famous Ipanema beaches before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, visit Corcovado, upon which stands the statue of Christ the Redeemer. En route, see Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the traditional Cosme Velho neighborhood. Take a cogwheel train to the famous statue and enjoy the stunning vista before descending. (BL)
  • Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro
  • The mountain retreat of Petropolis has been called the Imperial City since the times of Emperor Pedro II. Visit the Imperial Museum, which was the summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II, and is where all of his treasures are displayed. Continue to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried. Also view the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there, you will see the Crystal Palace, which was built in France and moved to Brazil, where it was destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel. (B)
  • Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro
  • Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)
  • Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro / Iguassu Falls
  • Fly to Iguassu. Transfer to your hotel. Later, take a walking tour with a local guide along the Brazilian side of the amazing waterfalls, one of the  natural wonders of the world. (BD)
  • Optional: Helicopter ride over the spectacular falls. Day 6 – Iguassu Falls – Iguassu National Park

  • Travel by coach to the Argentine side of the falls. Continue on to Iguassu National Park to enjoy a guided walking tour of this natural wonderland. The afternoon is free. Tonight, enjoy a barbecue dinner and Latin show at the Rafain Hotel. (BD)
  • Day 7 – Iguassu Falls / Sao Paulo/ Depart Sao Paulo
  • Depart by flight to São Paulo. Arrive and connect with your flight to onward destination. (B)
  • EXTENSION TO BAHIA: SALVADOR or GUAEAJUBA (VILA GALE MARES) Day 7 – Sao Paulo – Salvador

  • Arrive Salvador and transfer to your city hotel or to Guarajuba (1 hour drive from Salvador). (B)
  • Day 8 – Salvador
  • Enjoy guided city tour (for city hotel) or day at leisure if staying at Guarajuba. (B)
  • Day 9 – Depart Salvador
  • Visit the civic center, La Moneda Palace and the Pre-Columbian Museum, home to a large collection of ancient artifacts. Also visit Plaza de Armas, which is surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitana, the National Historical Museum and the central post office. Visit the Central Market, which offers fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
Visits:
Brazil, Peru
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Majestic Peru

Intrepid Travel
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15 days
$ 251 / day
$ 3,960
From : $ 4,627
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Opt to trek the 1-Day Inca Trail, an excellent option for those wanting to experience trekking in Peru, but don’t want to do the full four days
  • The giant desert inscriptions of the Nazca Lines are one of Peru's great unsolved mysteries. Scrutinise them up close on a viewing platform or from a bird's-eye-view on an optional flight
  • Cusco is a great city to explore on foot. Enter a bygone era as you explore the ancient Incan ruins dotted all over the city
  • A trip through Peru wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour around the ruins as well as plenty of free time to discover it on your own
  • Spend a full day exploring the floating islands of Lake Titicaca and Taquile Island, with the chance to meet the local Uru people
Visits:
Arequipa, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Urubamba, Peru
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Surprising Salta, Jujuy & Iguazu Falls (deluxe)

10 days
$ 190 / day
$ 1,895
From : $ 2,558
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Buenos Aires
  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo, scenery of the most important events of the country from 1810, to then continue to the neighbourhood of La Boca and finish in Palermo and Recoleta. In the evening, we attend a dinner show where we take a tango lesson, learn the basic steps of this rhythm, and then enjoy the magnetism of tango. (D)
  • Day 2 – Buenos Aires / Salta
  • Fly to Salta this morning. In the afternoon, the city awaits us to explore Salta by a walk through its streets, churches, colonial buildings and the Museum of High Mountain Archaeology (MAAM), in charge of sharing and conserving the “Niñosdel Llullaillaco”, one of the most important archeological discovers in the last decades. (B)Max. altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)(Note: The Town Hall and the MAAM close on Mondays. San Miguel Market closes on Sundays)
  • Day 3 – Salta / Cachi / Cafayate
  • Departure from Salta to start our trip through Calchaquíes Valleys. During the trip, we stop at Del Obispo Slope, Recta de Tin Tin and Los Cardones National Park. Arrival at Cachi and enjoy free time for lunch (not included) and walk around the town. We continue towards Cafayate through National Route 40, passing by enchanting towns such as Seclantas, Angastaco and Molinos, apart from amazing De Las Flechas Gorge. Arrival at Cafayate.(B)Travelled distance: 325 km (201 miles)Travel time: 11/12 hoursMax. Altitude: 3.457 MASL (11342 ft.)(Note: Pablo DíazMusem closes on Mondays)
  • Day 4 – Cafayate / Salta
  • In the morning, we go on a tour of the town. Later this afternoon, depart for Salta visiting De Las Conchas Gorge, characterized by its curious formations, such as the Amphitheatre and the Devil´s Throat, both a consequence of wind and water erosion. Arrival in Salta and accommodation.(B)Travelled distance: 198 km. (123 miles)Travel time: 7 hoursMax. Altitude: 1.660 MASL (5.446 ft.)
  • Day 5 – Salta / Purmamarca
  • Early departure travelling along Del Toro Gorge to reach the town of San Antonio de los Cobres and discover part of the route that the Train of the Clouds used to do. After lunch (not included), we continue along the Puna to reach Salinas Grandes Salt Flat, the third largest in the world. Then, we descend along De Lipan Slope to Purmamarca, where the well-known Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colours Hill) is located. (B)(Note: The Vine and Wine Museum closes on Mondays)
  • Day 6 – Purmamarca / Salta
  • Today we explore Humahuaca Gorge, a Humanity Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, visiting typical and colorful villages such as Tilcara with its Pucara, Uquía and Humahuaca. On the way back, we stop at Maimará, to admire Paleta Del Pintor (the Painter’s Palette). Return to Salta. (B)Travelled distance: 319 km (198 miles)Travel time: 10-11 hoursMax. Altitude: 3.000 MASL (9.843 ft.)
  • Day 7 – Salta / Puerto Iguazú
  • Morning at leisure. At due time transfer to the airport to embark towards Puerto Iguazu. Arrival and accommodation.(B)
  • Day 8 – Puerto Iguazú
  • In the morning, we visit Iguazú National Park, Argentinian part of the falls, which has been declared Natural Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. During the tour, we go through the three circuits of the park: Garganta Del Diablo (to reach the balcony and viewpoint of the most imposing waterfall of the park), The Upper (that provides a vertical view) and The Lower (that offers a closer contact with the vegetation and the falls). During the tour, time for lunch (included) and optional chance to take The Great Adventure, an excursion that combines a boat ride at the foot of some waterfalls and a crossing through the jungle. In the afternoon, return to the hotel.(BL)
  • Day 9 – Puerto Iguazú / Buenos Aires
  • We leave Puerto Iguazú to get Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and visit the waterfalls in the Brazilian side. We enter the park and walk along the only path that leads to the viewpoint of Gargantadel Diablo. While we walk, we are able to appreciate a panoramic view of almost all the falls. Return to Puerto Iguazú to board the flight to Buenos Aires. (B)
  • Day 10 – Buenos Aires
  • Time at leisure. If your flight allows it, we suggest you take “Fiesta Gaucha” (Gaucho Party) tour, to taste the traditional Argentinian barbecue: “asado”. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight. (B)
Visits:
Argentina, Peru
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Peru with Machu Picchu & the Nazca Lines - Cl ...

14 days
$ 274 / day
$ 5,050
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • Nazca: Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and see this UNESCO World Heritage Site from above. From the air you'll be able to see these giant geoglyphs drawn in the desert sand by the Nazca people, composed of over 10,000 lines, some of which measure 98 feet (30 metres) wide.
  • Paracas: Meet a local fisherman who will share details about their daily life and routine in Paracas, the beautiful national reserve which is home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins, flamingoes and other protected species.
  • Machu Picchu: In the afternoon, take your first guided visit to Machu Picchu with Local Experts where you’ll explore the sophisticated 15th century Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Cusco: This evening, make your way to Cusco's planetarium to learn more on how the Incas interpreted the stars. After a reception with hot wine (or tea) and appetizers, local experts will explain and share stories about the influence the stars had on Andean culture. You'll then be led to a room specially accommodated to view the ancient night skies, weather permitting.
  • Lima: Unwind at your luxury abode, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the evening for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Lima:  Make your way to Lima's Pueblo Libre District and indulge on a Highlight Lunch in the Museo Larco's 18th century garden.
  • Sacred Valley: Enjoy lunch at Altar Inca with impressive views of the Sacred valley surrounded by the breathtaking Andes Mountains.
  • Sacred Valley: Make your way to the small lagoon of Laguna Piuray where you’ll enjoy your Highlight Lunch of Pachamanca, a traditional Peruvian feast.
  • Machu Picchu: Head back to your hotel to unwind, before sitting down to a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Cusco: Enjoy an immersive slow-cooked Cusquenian lunch at Pacha Papa. Lunch will be served al fresco at the courtyard of a historic mansion in the artsy neighbourhood of San Blas.
  • Cusco: In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner at Calle del Medio, where you'll enjoy innovative interpretations of classic Peruvian Creole dishes while toasting to your new adventures.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Breakfast (B), 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 7 Lunch (L)
  • Cathedral of Lima: This morning, explore Peru's buzzing capital with your Local Expert, including the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and City Hall.
  • Lima: After lunch, meet a local guide who will take you around the Museo Larco, a private museum located in Lima's Pueblo Libre District and home to the largest collection of Pre-Columbian art.
  • Sacred Valley: Start your day with a visit to the Maras salt pans, where the Incas once harvested their salt. Today, salt from this regions is exported to the entire world. Afterwards, make your way to Moray where you'll visit an archaeological labratory.
  • Machu Picchu: Transfer to the station for your 360° IncaRail train ride. This train ride offers an unforgettable experience journeying through the Andes Mountains in style with large panoramic views allowing guests to enjoy the amazing scenery of the lush mountains and the Urubamba River en route to Machu Piccu Pueblo.
  • Machu Picchu: On the way, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, consisting of a large fortress built in the 1400s, a stepped terrace, and an area known as the Princess Baths, where ceremonial bathing took place. Later, stop by a a local house in the village and meet the family living there.
  • Cusco: Once you arrive, head on a walking tour of Cusco with a Local Expert. Explore what's known as the "historic capital" of Peru as you discover its ancestral magic through visits to the cathedral and the Korikancha temple.
  • Cusco: Start your day with a walking tour of Cusco, before heading to Sacsayhuaman.
  • Sacred Valley: Visit a local traditional Quechua weaver in the Sacred Valley for a private textile presentation. You'll learn about ancient weaving techniques and the importance these textiles have in shaping personal and regional identities.
  • Cusco: Choose to join a Local Expert on a trek of the Inca ruins in Puca Pucara. Alternatively, choose to explore the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas and visit the prestigious art galleries.
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Andean Crossing(With Inca Trail Trek,Start Lima, ...

Contiki
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13 days
$ 288 / day
$ 3,750
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair accessible
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Included flight to Puerto Maldonado
  • Canopy hike for amazing jungle views
  • City sightseeing tour of Puerto Maldonado
  • Included flight to Cusco
  • Take a walking tour of Cusco
  • Entry into the Sacred Valley and Pisac ruins
  • Meet some resident llamas in a local farm in Cusco
  • Visit Pisac town and Pisac Market
  • Locally guided walking tour
  • See San Francisco Church and Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Visit the Witches’ Market, Plaza Murillo & colourful Jaen Street
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, La Paz, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Uyuni, Bolivia, Peru
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Peru Real Food Adventure

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 285 / day
$ 2,850
From : $ 3,848
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • It's delicious, diverse and hands-on. You’ll learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own Pisco sour, learn a few Andean cooking tips with a foodie in Cusco and eat empanadas straight from the wood-fired oven
  • Pay a visit to a cacao farm and get involved in the whole process from planting to the final product. Enjoy a farm-cooked dinner and stay overnight on the family's plantation.
  • Indulge in an optional tour and tasting at one of the Sacred Valley's first craft breweries. Whet your whistle with a pint of the fruity local IPA, the citrus tinged American pale ale, the caramel malts of the Ayrampo Roja red ale or the hearty chocolate notes of the imperial porter.
  • Discover the breadth of Peruvian cuisine in all its rich and colourful history, from the rustic ‘pachamanca’ tradition to Lima’s world-class urban street food scene
  • No trip to Peru is complete without seeing Machu Picchu, so you’ll spend a day exploring this magical metropolis of the Incas
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Peru in Luxury

7 days
$ 825 / day
$ 5,775
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Ride the rails through the Urabamba Valley aboard the panoramic Hiram Bingham train
  • Visit the famous Larco Museum in Lima
  • Tour Cuzco, the oldest inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere
  • Tour the fascinating Sacsayhuaman fortress
  • Explore the extraordinary ruins of enigmatic Machu Picchu
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Peru
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Discover the Galápagos & Peru

15 days
$ 507 / day
$ 7,549
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour; visit San Francisco Monastery; Larco Herrera Museum and welcome dinner
  • Visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman
  • Fly to Quito via Lima
  • Excursion to Otavalo's Indian market and Peguche; Hacienda lunch
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve on San Cristobal Island
  • Española Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Floreana Island: Naturalist-guided walks; snorkeling
  • Santa Fé & Santa Cruz Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit EL Chato Tortoise Reserve; fly to Quito
  • Fantastic treasures await you on this cruise vacation to Peru and the Galápagos Islands
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Lima; guided sightseeing in Quito, where you can have your photo taken at the “Center of the World,” and also in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire; and an excursion to Otavalo’s famous Indian market, where you can shop for beautiful textiles, artwork, and other unique souvenirs
Visits:
Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Otavalo, Quito, Sacred Valley, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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Inca Trail Express

Intrepid Travel
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7 days
$ 161 / day
$ 1,220
From : $ 1,519
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • This trip gives both trekkers and non-trekkers the chance to visit Machu Picchu with Inca Trail, Quarry Trail and train options.
  • Travel through the Sacred Valley - known for its steep and soaring scenery, its mystical significance for the Inca and the indigenous cultures that still reside here.
  • Explore the greatest icon of ancient South America, Machu Picchu on a guided tour.
  • Explore Cusco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city. The city has ancient foundations, an interesting blend of Incan and colonial influences, and seemingly endless things to do and see.
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Amazon River Cruises

10 days
$ 480 / day
$ 4,798
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • International Expeditions’ exclusive Amazon River tour covers more than 600 miles on the Amazon and its tributaries.
  • Travel deep into the protected Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
  • Explore three different habitats so you have the best chance of spotting rare wildlife
  • Look for monkeys, birds, sloths and other mammals
  • Spot pink and gray dolphins 
Visits:
Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, Iquitos, Lima, Peru
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Peruvian Pathways

Intrepid Travel
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14 days
$ 262 / day
$ 4,530
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment. Hard
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Tour Peru's enthralling capital with a guide, checking out its majestic colonial architecture and colossal cathedrals. There's nothing quite like being shown around by a local
  • Venture deep into the Amazon Jungle with your local, multilingual guides and encounter magnificent fauna, flora and wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a day out on tranquil Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water, and explore the floating islands crafted by the indigenous Uru locals
  • In the early hours of the morning, soak up a sublime sunrise from the gates of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the ruins and explore the area in your own time
  • Peru is a world-class culinary destination. Feast on the nation's favourite dish of ceviche in gastronomic Lima and sip on a pisco sour
  • Enjoy plenty of free time in Cusco to discover the city's colonial and Incan architecture
Visits:
Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Inca Trail, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Puerto Maldonado, Sacred Valley, Peru
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Best of Peru - Premium Adventure

Exodus Travels
Preferred
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17 days
$ 423 / day
$ 7,679
From : $ 9,719
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Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Discover the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the colonial cities of Cuzco and Arequipa
  • Day walk on a section of the famous Inca Trail , arriving by foot at the Sun Gate for your first glimpse of Machu Picchu
  • Spend two nights deep in the Amazon at the secluded Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción Take a dip in the natural thermal pools during a two night stay at the Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs
  • Spend a full day exploring Lake Titicaca, visiting its traditional island communities
  • Enjoy a typical Andean “Pachamanca” lunch in the Sacred Valley
Visits:
Arequipa, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Peru
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The Inca Empire and the Amazon River Cruise

10 days
$ 460 / day
$ 4,599
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Experience the wonders of Peru featuring an excursion to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the Amazon aboard the exclusively chartered Amazon Discovery for a six-night cruise
  • Enjoy the culture and sights of Cusco, and a full-day excursion to Machu Picchu with overnight stays
  • Visit Monkey Island and the Native Boras Community at Momon River
  • Discover the natural beauty, flora and fauna of the Tahuayo and Yarapa Rivers including iguanas and pink dolphins
  • Enjoy a jungle tour at night in Nauta Cano
  • Enjoy bird watching and an "Amazon-style" fishing excursion with traditional equipment. Plus, an opportunity to catch a piranha.
  • Experience a hike in the Amazon jungle for a wildlife viewing
  • Visit the villages of San Francisco and Santa Ana where you meet with the locaal people, visit a school and enjoy a dance performed by the local children
  • Visit a local village on the Amazon River
  • Cooking demonstration of a native Peruvian dish
  • Experience travel via Vistadome train through the Andean highlands
Visits:
Cusco, Inca Trail, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Santo Domingo, Peru
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From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with ...

18 days
$ 538 / day
$ 9,469
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Lima
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery and Larco Herrera Museum; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado
  • Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko, visit Awanakancha to see various camelids from the region, and explore Pisac Market
  • Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins; take the 360°Train to Machu Picchu; walking tour of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a second included entrance to Machu Picchu; return on the 360°Train to the Sacred Valley and continue to Cusco
  • Walking tour of Cusco, visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral
  • Fly to Iquitos via Lima; board the Delfin III; onboard welcome reception; wildlife viewing excursions during the afternoon and evening
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning and afternoon; cooking demonstration and Pisco Sour-making lesson
  • Wildlife viewing excursions during the morning, afternoon, and evening; visit Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; endemic fruit presentation; kayaking; piranha fishing; special farewell dinner
  • Disembark the Delfin III; visit the Manatee Rescue Center; fly to Lima
  • Welcome to Quito
  • Walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner
  • Fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling
  • Disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito
  • Experience the archaeological treasures and scenic beauty of Peru with the fascinating untamed rainforest of the Amazon and the stunning marine life and tropical waters of the Galápagos Islands
  • This amazing river cruise vacation offers a little something for everyone!

    Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Lima with a guided sightseeing tour, a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, and a special welcome dinner in an ornate family-owned mansion
Visits:
Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Machu Picchu, Quito, Sacred Valley, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador, Peru
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3,604 Peru Tour Reviews - Summary 95% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
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Terrible 61
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Iguana 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Peru and Galapagos was absolutely spectacular. Active Adventures didn't miss a detail and their primary objective was to make us happy and safe in everything we did. Our family of four - my husband and me, and our two college-age kids, loved all the activity which included hiking, biking, kayaking, scuba, and snorkeling. We started every day early in the morning and didn't end until well after 8:00 pm. The trip also included planes, trains and automobiles that was much like the movie of that name, but no reason to dwell on that. I felt like we got to be with the local culture and were immersed in our South American environment. Our group was also fantastic and will hopefully travel again with our new friends.

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Operator Active Adventures

Peru is a hilly Country/ Galapagos has towns !

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The Iguana trip really is 2 trips taken over a 2 week period of time just as advertised. The Peru portion definitely is activity level 4 compounded by the Altitude. I would definitely suggest that guests arrive a few days early in an attempt to acclimate to the altitude. We stayed in the Inka 1 hotel for the 2 days we had arrived in advance & highly recommend this hotel . They transported us from the airport & allowed us to check in @ 8 am to get some much needed shut eye after an overnight flight . Our tour actually went out of the Hotel San Agustin- very nice hotel but very noisy which made it difficult to sleep . The visit to Sacsayhuman was perfect for day 1 . Day 2 bike / Hike was simply awesome & the surprise lunch was fantastic. Our tour guide for the week in Peru was Arturo and he was everything anyone could ask for - attentive, articulate, knowledgeable and pleasant . The Day 3 hike had to be changed due to mudslides- thus an already long & Challenging hike was made even more difficult. ( 9 am- 6 pm at altitude). A rescue horse was available although the team did not use it . We had excellent weather and I don

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Operator Active Adventures

Great Introduction to Lake Titicaca

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Although it was just a short trip down to Puno and Lake Titicaca, it was a great way to see the area and visit some of the islands.

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Serendipity in Travel

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

An unexpected tour hiccup pushed me onto the Chinchilla in a serendipitous turn of events that allowed me to discover the beauty and wonders of Lake Titicaca and the Uyuni Salt Flats. Whilst my original intent was to do the Inca Trail, the Chinchilla was not a lesser alternative, as all the usual bells and whistles of an Active trip were still in abundance, plus the bonus of the spectacular sights I saw instead. (I did manage to do an abbreviated Inca trail on my own, with Rainbow Mountain thrown in. Which led to this epiphany: the Jaguar and Chinchilla would make an incredible combination.) That said, I did find the Chinchilla less strenuous than the Jaguar (as described), and would have wanted a little more Active with the Adventure. In part, this was because the supplemental tour guides may not have gotten the memo, and failed to incorporate certain activities that were advertised (e.g., the hike to the highest point on Taquile Island didn't happen). There is a fair amount of travelling involved, shuttling from Cusco to Puno to Copacabana to La Paz, which could have been a factor, but I would have been perfectly happy to start earlier, as well, if it allowed for more activities.

Or in some instances, tweak the itinerary. I was underwhelmed by the visit to Isla de la Luna, as we spent considerably more time travelling on the boat, than on the island itself, and the ruins were not particularly interesting or impressive. I wonder if a visit to Isla del Sol would have been better, despite being overrun by tourists. Maybe from a cultural perspective?

And maybe a little less time in Copacabana. The climb up and the view from Calvary Hill redeemed this stop for me, but other than this, there wasn't much in terms of cultural interest. The scene by the lake shore was busy and frenetic, but the water was too cold for me to venture in.

Nevertheless, the trip was incredible. I was impressed and awed by the beauty of Peru and Bolivia. I tried to stay awake during the long drives because the scenery, from the mountains to Lake Titicaca, were almost always spectacular. And don't get me started on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Beyond words. And the Luna Salada Hotel was simply amazing. I couldn't believe we were staying there.

As with Active trips, the food is usually an attraction in itself, moreso in Peru. The restaurants in Cusco and Puno were stellar. But also dominated by tourists. I was always itching for the opportunity to try more authentic local cuisine in establishments that are popular with the residents. The smaller group size for this trip afforded us the opportunity to go off the tourist track on a number of occasions, which led to wonderful discoveries, as well. The chicharron I had in Puno was the best I had in South America, and the fast food chicken (Pollo Copacabana in La Paz) that our driver in Uyuni recommended was flavorful and delicious. Perhaps that's an option you may want to include in your future tours. Other travellers may not be as adventurous, but I would welcome alternatives if offered, even if it was on my own.

Finally, the guides. Wilson did an excellent job of shepherding our small group around, even if he was under the weather. He was quick to respond to our questions, as well as to accommodate our requests. He managed the logistics seamlessly, and provided guidance and direction, especially on what foods to try.

And a special shout out to Israel Villaroel and Juvenal of Sande Andino. They made the trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats truly spectacular. They knew the territory well, and brought us to the best spots for photographs or to admire the view, especially at sunset. Our day at the salt flats was hands down, the best of the whole trip.

All in all, another amazing trip.

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Amazing In-Depth Experience of Sacred Valley, Ausangate, Macchu Picchu

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This was an amazing trip that offered cultural depth and access to some of the most beautiful parts of the Sacred Valley, Macchu Picchu and Ausangate with some challenging and beautiful hikes. The lodge-to-lodge experience was beyond compare - we didn't see a single non-Andean person along our our three-day hike (until we passed the Rainbow Mountain) and the lodge services (cooking, house-cleaning) were performed by people from local villages, which really added a special flair (not to mention the delicious, authentic Andean foods our wonderful cook, Hernan, made for us!!). The fact that llamas carried our things from lodge to lodge was also very cool. Everything was extremely well-organized and seamless on this adventure, thanks mainly to our tremendous guide, Mayra, whose in-depth knowledge of local experiences (and the locals of the many towns we stopped in) as well as great food/restaurantms made our trip absolutely amazing. I was truly impressed when Mayra came up with an alternative set of activities for a day when my husband was too sick to hike - those activities proved to be some of the highlights of the trip. Overall, I could not recommend this Active Adventures trip enough!! Fabulous!

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Operator Active Adventures

Andean Adventure

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

The Alpaca trip was a wonderful hiking-oriented adventure in the Peruvian Andes with exceptional guides (Mayra from Active and Lichi from partner Andean Lodges). Machu Picchu is beautiful but the standout was our 3-day trek in Ausangate. Just watch out for the altitude sickness if you don't have prior experience this high up.

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Operator Active Adventures

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