Highlights of Peru
This adventure brings you face to face with the authentic highlights and diversity of Southern Peru. Arequipa’s colonial architecture is compelling, watching the Andean Condors at the Colca Canyon is unforgettable, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca are magical, exploring the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley is intriguing for both history buffs and casual visitors and experiencing the World Wonder of Machu Picchu at sunrise is mind-blowing.
Arequipa & Colca Canyon
- Stay overnight and explore Arequipa’s beautiful colonial “White City”.
- 2 nights in Colca Canyon: spectacular scenery, local culture & condors!
- Admire Condors soaring above Colca Canyon before traveling to Titicaca.
Located in the southwest of Peru, Arequipa is known as the White City due to its beautifully preserved historical center filled with colonial architecture. Combining European and native characteristics into a unique style the city of Arequipa is one of the most charming cities to explore in Peru. Ask any Peruvian which city is the capital of food and you’ll be surprised to hear them not say Lima but Arequipa instead! You’ll have the fortunate task of eating your way through its huge menu of local dishes that will leave you more than satisfied. One of the main reasons people travel to Arequipa is down to its proximity to the Colca Canyon; home of the majestic and mighty Andean Condor. A colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, the Colca Canyon has a number of small villages filled with local traditions and culture and are some of the most well-preserved in the country. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States, the landscapes surrounding the Colca Canyon are simply breathtaking! This is one of the best places to spot the Andean Condor as it soars and glides through this vast valley. It is also the perfect place to stop off at and acclimatize before heading to Lake Titicaca.
- 2 nights in Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca.
- Acclimatize to the altitude, you’ll be at 12,555ft. above sea level!
- Visit the floating islands of Uros, meet local weavers on Titicaca.
Puno is located in the south of Peru on the shore of Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water. The city of Puno is also considered the folkloric capital of Peru due to its annual traditional festivals and strong local cultures. You’ll discover the magic of the stunning blue water of Lake Titicaca with the backdrop of the Andes and the history of being the origin of the Inca civilization. During your stay in Puno you’ll visit Taquile Island, where Inca laws and social systems are still practiced and where you’ll meet some of the skilled local weavers. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to walk on the the remote floating reed islands of Uros which is an unforgettable experience!
Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu
- 3 nights in Cusco, 1 in the Sacred Valley and 1 night at Machu Picchu.
- See the breathtaking World Wonder of Machu Picchu at sunrise!
- Explore the ancient Inca history of Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Cusco was the historical Capital of the Inca Empire and the UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect place to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the Inca culture and civilization. Situated between Cusco and the World Wonder of Machu Picchu is the beautiful Sacred Valley which forms an essential part to your time in this amazing region and your understanding of the Inca way of life. The main reason many travelers come to this part of the world is to be able to visit the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Sitting on top of a mountain and one of the manmade Wonders of the World, no words can describe the awe-inspiring experience of being on Machu Picchu and exploring its history through the Inca ruins that can be found there.
The Peruvian Amazon
- The world’s largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest, the Amazon!
- Experience living deep within the Peruvian Amazon.
- Discover the diversity of the Amazon wildlife.
Arrive in the remote and pristine primary rainforest of the Peruvian Amazon. Your comfortable eco-lodge is situated deep within the rainforest and offers outstanding opportunities to see wildlife and the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem including oxbow lakes and clay licks. The climate is hot and humid and the experiences are spellbinding…staying and exploring the Amazon is an experience you will never forget!
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