Machu Picchu draws well in excess of one million visitors annually, but hundreds of less-frequented Incan ruins lie scattered in the jungle and mountains around Cusco. Most are surrounded by equally spectacular scenery, and many are reachable via epic hikes. Here's a list of the most impressive Incan ruins to visit while evading the tourist crowds.
Back in 1975, we were the first adventure company to operate commercial treks on the Incan Trail, as well as to Choquequirao and in the Carabaya Mountain Range. Since then, we have been providing adventurers with authentic life-changing experiences in Peru. We ensure the quality of our trips, by operating our own programs in Cuzco, Huaraz, Lima and Puno, surpassing our clients´ expectations in travel experiences, as our planning expertise enables us to design programs that fit your interests and ensure the best adventure vacation. We are strongly committed to preserving the environment, by minimizing negative impacts. Our operations help keeping local environments healthy, and develop resident communities.
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With 10 days in Peru, you can explore several regions by taking internal flights or get to know one region in more depth. The highlights of the Cusco and Machu Picchu region can easily be combined with Lake Titicaca or the Amazon jungle. Alternatively, head north to enjoy lesser-known archaeological highlights, spectacular treks and beaches. Another very popular route is to travel south into the desert, then up through the canyons to the high Andean plains. Here are five different itineraries to help you make the most of your trip.
This awesome eight-day trek takes you to the pristine heartlands of the Cordillera Huayhuash, one of the most stunning mountain areas in Peru. Your lungs will be tested as you cross four passes over 14,700 feet - but the challenge is well worth it for the chance to see colorful lakes, glaciers, wildlife and Peruvian mountain culture.
With its mysterious Inca ruins, quaint villages, beautiful sunsets and colorful Quechua culture, Peru makes for a fascinating and romantic honeymoon. The following list covers the best places to visit in Peru after you say “I do.”
With one week in Peru you can explore one region in detail or take internal flights to enjoy the highlights of two regions. Southern Peru has an incredible diversity of landscapes, while the north boasts archaeological sites that rival Machu Picchu. The popular Cusco region is perfect for sightseers and trekkers alike, and the jungle is accessible enough to combine with a trip to the highlands.
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17 day peru adventure, Peru - Oct 27 - Nov 12, 2017
Very well organized! Had a great time without having to worry about details! Thank you!
Evelyn was very quick to answer questions and make the perfect itinerary for us!