Hard-pressed are we to find a first-time Peru-goer who isn’t headed for the Incan heartland of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu—and for good reason. But there’s a lot else to this beguiling country, so we’ve crafted a menu of additional excursions for your consideration designed to easily accompany our scheduled trips or be a stand-alone adventure. From the solitude of Lake Titicaca to the volcanoes surrounding the “White City” of Arequipa, the biological riot of the Amazon to the mystifying Nazca Lines, Peru prides itself on more than just its famed Andean citadel.
Arequipa & the Colca Canyon
Savor the mix of colonial charm and Andean culture in Arequipa, then hike and hot spring amid one of earth’s deepest canyons—a great place to spot soaring condors.
Cruising the Peruvian Amazon
Travel deep into the rain forest aboard a luxurious floating hotel, reaching gems only accessible by boat. Explore the jungle by foot and dugout canoe, and experience local village life.
Commune with the famous stone giants and learn about the culture that built them while staying at a deluxe, ocean-facing lodge on this distant Chilean territory.
Negotiate by kayak, canoe, sailboat, bike, and foot with expert guides around this vast, sky-high lake’s jaw-dropping scenery and indigenous communities—some of which are in Bolivia.
Nazca Lines & the Mysterious Southern Coast
Not your ordinary sand and surf vacation: Fly over the famously puzzling desert geoglyphs, then set sail for a marine sanctuary rich with sea life.
Northern Kingdoms of Peru
Learn about the predecessors to the Incas—and perhaps meet a few archaeologists hard at work—in a journey along Peru’s scenic northern coast.
Reserva Amazonica Lodge
Take advantage of Peru’s rain forest secret: an award-winning eco-lodge for nature walks, canopy tours, and canoe trips, with quick and easy access to streamline your visit.