Imperial Cusco and Machu Picchu
Imperial Cusco and Machu Picchu - 4 Days - 3 Nights
Designed for those who may be short on time, but who nevertheless want to capture the essence of the Inca empire with visits to Cusco, the Sacred Valley in general, and the Lost City of the Inca. The tour begins with a traditional visit to Cusco and its surroundings. We take in two Inca fortresses, those of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, as well as the ever-mystical Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. The tour isn’t strictly traditional, though. We visit the fascinating and photogenic agronomical laboratory of the Incas in Moray, as well as the Inca Salinas in Maras. Also included, a visit to the archaeological ruins located in Chinchero.
The flight of the condor
The flight of the condor – 3 Days – 2 Nights
Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru, is sophisticated in its own way. A predominant, cream-coloured stone dominates construction in the city. Its cuisine is fresh and original - and whets the appetite. Here, at 2,400 meters above sea level, one finds exceedingly talented weavers working wonders with Peru’s long-standing, traditional fiber: alpaca. In this world, the world of the Andes, time seems to stand still. And many people are surprised to learn that the world’s second-deepest canyon, the Colca, is located nearby. Surrounding communities - Chivay, Cabanaconde, and Yanque - demonstrate to tourists how life can be lived at such high altitudes. Exceedingly high mountains, sacred mountains (!), sweeping panoramic views, and the flights of soaring Andean condors will entice you, delight you, and welcome you to southern Peru.
Ethnic Lake Titicaca
Ethnic Lake Titicaca - 4 Days, 3 Nights
Discover the ethnicity of Peru and its fabulous Lake Titicaca islands: Amantani, Taquille, and Uros. Sail Lake Titicaca and travel back in time. See firsthand how the inhabitants of Amantani live -without electricity-and prepare a meal with the ingredients they cultivate. Meet with the wonderful people of Taquile and learn how skilled they are in the art of hand woven textile crafts. Visiting the Uros will give you a feeling of an ancestral instinct mixed with a puzzling dilemma: how do they cope with modernity? Finally, we follow Manco Capac’s route and see many of the archaeological sites encountered by the founder of Cusco and the Inca civilization.
Nazca Lines to Lima
Nazca Lines to Lima - 4 Days - 3 Nights
Hidden between sand dunes and the Pacific Ocean, the Nazca Lines to Lima is a tour full of visits to archaeological sites, pisco (Peruvian national drink) traditions, wild nature, and museums. Majestic, mysterious, and puzzling, the Nazca Lines are the highlight of this tour. After this sun-baked day, we chill out at the Huacachina, enjoy a Pisco tasting, and have a go at sand boarding.
A full immersion in the wild nature of the Ballestas Islands will leave you speechless! It’s no wonder they’re known as the “Peruvian Galapagos”. We finish off visiting Colonial Lima and the refined Museo Larco.
Lima Nazca Express
Lima Nazca Express - 4 Days - 3 Nights
Lima, with its well-defined colonial style, as well as the refined Museo Larco, provides a wonderful introduction to Peru. With a taste of Peruvian culture under your belt, it’s time to venture south a bit, on the legendary Panamericana highway! Just south of Lima, one encounters dramatic sand dunes along the coast as the road winds down to “the Peruvian Galapagos”, the Ballestas Islands. This wonder-filled and wonderful marine sanctuary is awe-inspiring. The tour continues with a visit to the Huacachina Oasis, a pisco tasting (a popular, local brandy, most often enjoyed in the classic pisco sour cocktail), and a stop at the Ica Regional Museum, to learn a bit more about the Paracas culture. At day’s end, it’s time to relax and simply enjoy the lagoon, the focal point of the Huacachina oasis and a romantic spot indeed! The Nazca Lines, of course, are the highlight of this particular tour. Thanks to the work of Maria Reiche, these spectacular geoglyphs - at once mysterious and wonderful - are one of Peru’s top archaeological sites.
Lima-Paracas Wildlife Sanctuary
Lima-Paracas Wildlife Sanctuary - 2 Days - 1 Night
Lima, with its well-defined colonial style, as well as the refined Museo Larco, provides a wonderful introduction to Peru. With a taste of Peruvian culture under your belt, it’s time to venture south a bit, on the legendary Panamericana highway! Just south of Lima, one encounters dramatic sand dunes along the coast as the road winds down to “the Peruvian Galapagos”, the Ballestas Islands. This wonder-filled and wonderful marine sanctuary is awe-inspiring. After a quick but memorable tour, it’s time to return to Lima - The City of Kings.
Colca Canyon Tour
Arequipa - ColcaCanyon - Arequipa
Your tour to the Colca Canyon begins from your hotel. Departure from Arequipa is at 8:30 a.m.
Our spectacular trip to the Colca Canyon begins in a northwest direction, winding behind the Chachani volcano and headed (eventually) to Chivay. Our first stop is at the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca at 3,900 meters above sea level (12,795 feet). From here we can see three different types of South American camelid: vicuña, the endangered species from which the finest and most expensive fiber in the world is produced, as well as herds of alpaca and llama.