Peru offers incredible history, heritage, beauty of countless cultural
landscapes, outstanding biodiversity, and living cultures.
Larger than Portugal, Spain, France, and Germany all together, Peru has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. This country covers a large portion of the Central Andes, a narrow coastal desert line along the Pacific Ocean, but most of all, 60% of it remains inside the realm of the Amazon basin. Peru´s spectacular geography is expressed in over 150 different life zones or ecosystems, including some of the driest deserts on Earth, untouched cloud forests, extensive Puna and Altiplano grasslands, several permanent snow peaks crowning sub-tropical valleys, and several millions of hectares of remote and well-preserved Amazon rainforests.
This biogeographic richness makes Peru one of the 10 most biodiverse countries on the Planet, and therefore it is an exciting place, the perfect one, for people who want to experience culture, nature tourism, adventure, trekking, biking, photography, bird watching, and scientific research.
Imagine yourself travelling and experiencing the enigmatic Nazca Lines, the surreal Paracas Peninsula to observe unique marine wildlife, or the wild vicuñas still grazing puna grasslands not far from the coastline. Even more, imagine crossing the steel blue waters of Lake Titicaca, hiking the impressive Colca and Cotahuasi canyons where the Andean Condor soars, also enjoy the warm weather and beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Have a walking tour in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire that proudly shows its past and several closer Incan archaeological parks, or the mysterious Citadel of Machu Picchu shrouded in clouds, to where some arrive after hiking the Inca Trail; probably the most classical hike in the Americas.
In addition, before or after your Machu Picchu escorted tour, you can add a special highlight to your trip: a 2 or 6-day comfortable trip to the Amazon rainforest to visit the Manu and Tambopata rivers, both offering the best wildlife sighting like nowhere else in South America, and are easily accessible by commercial flights from Cusco or Lima.
Rich in pre-Columbian, Inca, colonial and republican history, Peru is also a magnet for those interested in archaeological tours, Andean revival, and ancient cultures that once ruled coastal regions and the Andes. Ask for our Northern Peru tours including the royal tombs of Sipán, the Moche citadels, and Caral, the oldest city in the Americas. While you visit colonial and republican cities in Peru, you will also have the opportunity to tour museums, enjoy live music, or taste the exceptional Peruvian gourmet cuisine in Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cusco or Arequipa.