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Peru - custom tailored just for you

Ancient cultures, archeological wonders, Amazon jungle, high altitude lakes, fine dining and more!

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Perú - a study in contrasts

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Peru is on virtually every traveler's "must-see" list, and for good reason. An abundance of nature, culture, history and activity make it the ideal destination for individuals and families alike.

Lima continues to reign as the culinary capital of South America, with several restaurants ranked in the world's Top 20. From the manicured parks and trendy restaurants of Miraflores to the the bohemian chic galleries of Barranco, Lima is well worth a stop before venturing onward.

Peru’s celebrated Incan heritage is front and center throughout the Sacred Valley, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Continue a bit further afield to explore Lake Titicaca and the highest navigable body of water in the world and the indigenous communities living on floating reed islands. Delving still deeper, you can travel north to the center of pre-Incan civilizations and explore ancient archeological sites of Sipán and Chan Chan, or head south to Nazca to see the mysterious geoglyphs carved into the desert sands.

Nature enthusiasts can venture deep into the Amazon. In far northeast explore the Pacaya Samiria Reserve from the comfort of luxury riverboats, or delve into the lush Tambopata Nature Reserve in the southeast and explore the rainforest from one of several remote lodges.

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Lima - The culinary capital of South America

Fine Dining

Gastón Acurio put Lima on the culinary map with his eponymous Astrid Y Gaston restaurant, and elevated Peruvian cuisine to the world’s attention in 1994. Since then, an entirely new generation of chefs blaze new trails, such as Virgilio Martinez at Central, and Mitsuharu Tsumura at Maido, ranked #6 and #10 in the Top 50 Restaurants of the World.

Beyond world-class cuisine, visitors to Lima will have an opportunity to explore colonial heritage and one of the finest collections of pre-Columbian art.

When not exploring the city, guests will enjoy impeccable hotels selected for their unsurpassed hospitality and comfort.

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Incan heritage

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Often overlooked in the rush to get to Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Valley is a wealth of Incan heritage, traditions, and important archeological sites, from the ruins at Pisac at the southern entrance to the valley to the ruins of Ollantaytambo at the northern end. Between them, indigenous villagers continue to farm the land, and weave traditional cloth using methods largely unchanged from Incan times.

Accommodations include a selection of luxury lodges that provide a comfortable base from which to explore the entire valley.

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Machu Picchu

Little in life is as moving as sitting quietly, alone, watching the warm curtain of morning light pushing clouds away from two venerable mountains—Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. As the outlines of ancient structures loom in and out of the mist, you can slowly discern the silent ruins of the "lost city".

Guests will enjoy a guided tour of the citadel, the option to climb either Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains, or walk to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge.

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Pre-Incan Coastal Cultures

The North Coast

On the dry North coast lie the pre-Columbian sites of the Moche, Chimú and Lambayeque cultures. Visit the Tomb of the Lord of Sipán, the pyramids of Túcume and Huacas del Sol y del La Luna. Explore the vast Chimú adobe complex of Chan Chan, the largest urban center in all of Pre-Columbian America and a UNESCO World Heritage site. To learn of modern-day cultures, walk a local traditional healer's market, inspecting the varied offerings. Witness a demonstration of the fabled Peruvian Paso horses, world-renowned for their unique, smooth gate.

 

The South Coast

Head south of Lima to learn about the Paracas, Ica and Nazca cultures which flourished in the arid coastal regions south of Lima, now the center of Peru's wine production. Fly over the Nazca lines which have puzzled for generations. Make your own analysis over pisco or wine, as you explore Peru's southern coastal desert.

 

The Amazon

Northeastern Amazon

Indulge in a luxurious river cruise aboard the Delfin I or Delfin II and enjoy unparalleled accommodations, exemplary service, fine cuisine, and exhilarating river and jungle excursions. This is Peru luxury travel at its finest.

Explore the Pacaya Samiria Reserve by kayak, canopy walks, hiking and fishing trails. Swim with dolphins and visit native communities.

Call us to add a luxury Amazon cruise to your custom Perú itinerary.

 

Southeastern Amazon

Adjacent to the lush Tambopata Nature Reserve, lies Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, a comfortable lodge along the banks of the Madre de Dios river, and your gateway to a lush rainforest experience.  

Explore this 42,000 acre private ecological reserve with nature walks, canoe excursions, canopy walks, birding and more, then return back to your lodge for a well-earned massage.

If you prefer a lodge based Amazon adventure, let us know and we will customize it to your exact wishes.  Amazon lodge adventures can be added to any custom Peru adventure.

 

Pricing

Each custom luxury package is unique and tailor-made to your specific interests and preferences.

The overall cost of your itinerary will depend on several factors, such as:

  • Number of travelers

  • Time of year

  • Length of stay

  • Meal inclusions

  • Grade of accommodation

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I go?

April through July in Peru tend to have the clearest days and most mild temperatures. Avoid the crowds during the months of May and September.  
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What will I see?

From the dry desert coastline to the highlands to the Amazon basin, knowledgeable guides guide you on an active and educational tours through pre-Columbian civilizations, tropical jungles and waterways, and the magnificent Incan culture of Cusco,the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Read more

How can I be sure this trip is right for me?

Peru trips offer a perfect balance of activity, education, phenomenal cuisine and pure luxury. We recommend a moderate level of fitness for the highlands as the high elevation and optional hikes have uphill and sometimes steep portions. Good balance, health and proper footwear are essential for the most enjoyable adventure. Read more

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