One of our very favorite destinations, Peru offers a combination that is tough to beat: awe-inspiring ancient cultures, stunning scenery, wonderful people, world-class cuisine, and remarkable wildlife. We strive to create itineraries that allow you to experience the best of what the country has to offer, while making sure to also get you off the beaten path. Review some of our most popular suggested Peru itineraries below, or just give us a call to discuss your custom travel plans with one of our highly knowledgeable Destination Specialists. The trips on this page are meant to give you an idea of some of your possibilities. We thoughtfully customize every itinerary to match our travelers’ interests, dates and budget.
Explore Cusco, the spectacular Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu
See the classic highlights of Peru while also getting off the beaten path. All accommodations and transportation included, excellent English speaking local private guides, outstanding small local hotels.
8 days, flexible start dates $3,890 / person with 2 travelers
A more active way to see the highlights of Peru
Great day hikes in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, a day of mostly downhill mountain biking past ruins and small villages, and then a full day hike to Machu Picchu. An exceptional way to see Peru!
8 days, flexible start dates $3,990 / person with 2 travelers
Combine two of the most magnificent highlights of South America
Experience spectacular Machu Picchu and the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands in one trip. Fascinating history in Peru, and outstanding vessels and guides in the Galapagos.
12-15 days, flexible start dates from $5,260 / person
Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, plus the Amazon jungle
Two of the highlights of South America in one trip. Explore Cusco and its environs, then travel to Machu Picchu for an overnight. Finish off your visit with a trip to a premier eco-lodge in the Amazon Jungle.
10 days, flexible start dates $4,490 / person with 2 travelers
Combine the highlights around Machu Picchu with a trip to Lake Titicaca
You will explore Cusco, the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, and then continue your journey to mythical Lake Titicaca.
10 days, flexible start dates $5,490 / person with 2 travelers
Acclimatize in Cusco and the Sacred Valley and then trek to Machu Picchu
Three nights camping on the Inca trail; outstanding guides and equipment; six nights in great local hotels. Private services except while camping for 3 nights, which is with a small group.
10 days, flexible start dates $4,600 / person with 2 travelers
Our trips to Peru will help you get to know this extraordinary country up close. You’ll enjoy the finest local hotels, carefully chosen to reflect the best of what the country has to offer, whether you prefer a simple B&B style inn, a more refined boutique hotel experience, an exceptional jungle lodge, or some combination of all of the above.
On our trips you will also enjoy the company of truly outstanding English-speaking local private guides, who will give you a deeper appreciation for and personal perspective on the local culture. Our guides will be happy to detour and make spontaneous changes to the itinerary to help make the absolute most of your time. Since the excursions are in private, you’ll have the type of total flexibility that helps make trips unique and exceptional. We are also careful to create itineraries suited to our travelers’ interests; just let us know if you want more free time built in, or want to add nights in a specific location, or want some help figuring out how to get off the beaten path.
You can review the itineraries above to get a sense of some of the options you have, and decide whether you want to stick to the main highlight areas of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, or whether you have time to visit other regions of the country, such as the teeming Amazon, mythical Lake Titicaca, or the enigmatic Nazca Lines. You may also consider combining a trip to Peru with the Galapagos Islands, a trip that is hard to equal if you have the time (usually a minimum of 13 days). Please contact us with any questions or to discuss your plans.