The Peruvian Andes, part of the world's longest chain of mountains
Meeting Andean villagers in the Cusco highlands
Arriving to Machu Picchu following the Inca Trail
Toucans are fairly easy to observe in the Amazon
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Unequaled in South America for its archaeological, cultural and natural wealth, Peru is Southwind's forté and it's where it all began back in 1979. Half of the country's population continues to follow traditional ways and the majority speak Quechua, Aymara or another language. A rugged topography, ranging from desertic coast to Andean peaks and Amazonian forests, has created an impressive variety of ecosystems, 80% of those found on the planet can be encountered in Peru!
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World of the Incas
A classic cultural & archaeological tour of Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu. To better understand the Incas and traditional Quechua culture, we walk through engrossing ruins and stroll quiet village streets. On market day we join dozens of farmers in colorful attire and meet with master weavers to learn about their craft. We enjoy two nights at Machu Picchu. view details
Length: 9 days / 8 nights
Season: April - December
Rating: Grade II
Land Cost From: from $3,995
Improved! Southern Highlights Tour
Join us to explore traditional fishing villages and observe marine birds & wildlife at Paracas Reserve. Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines and visit Arequipa’s white-walled colonial plazas. Learn about the Quechua lifestyle on Taquile Island and meet with traditional weavers in Chinchero. Walk among silent Inca walls in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Pisac, and marvel at one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. view details
Length: 14 days / 13 nights
Season: April - November
Rating: Grade II
Land Cost From: from $6,025
Peru Amazon Cruise
This voyage takes us deep into the world’s greatest wilderness through an ever-changing vista of lush tropical rainforest. Our riverboat, the newest and most luxurious in the Peruvian Amazon, plies these waters with comfort, elegance and attentive service, affording superb wildlife viewing from her observation deck. view details
Length: 10 days / 9 nights
Season: Year-round
Rating: Grade I
Land Cost From: from $7,005
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Thousands of miles of roadways crisscrossed the Inca kingdom connecting Amazon jungles, highland valleys and the Pacific coast to Cusco, the Inca capital. Used to transport goods, move people and facilitate communications, these highways rivaled the ancient Roman system in terms of extent and accomplishment. Many sections were destroyed while others lay forgotten, engulfed by dense vegetation. Such was not the fate of one 25-mile stretch connecting the Sacred Valley to half-a-dozen impressive Inca sites bearing intriguing names like Forever Young and Town Above the Clouds. Known as the Inca Trail, this stone-paved route leads directly through the Sun’s Gate into Machu Picchu. view details
Length: 10 days / 9 nights
Season: April - November
Rating: Grade III
Land Cost From: from $4,025
Urubamba Weaver's Trek
Trekking the trails of the Urubamba Range is a walk back in time. This region is populated with scattered Quechua communities, enclaves of traditional culture that have, thus far, escaped the encroachment of modern society. Like the rugged peaks, in whose shadows they live, these gentle, hard-working people form the backbone of this country. By graciously welcoming us into their pueblos, they allow us to watch this traditional craft and glimpse a simpler life, a world apart from our own! view details
Length: 11 days / 10 nights
Season: April - mid-November
Rating: Grade III
Land Cost From: from $4,475
World of the Incas-Iconic Itinerary
An upgraded version of our classic cultural & archaeological tour of Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu. To better understand the Incas and traditional Quechua culture, we walk through engrossing ruins and stroll quiet village streets. On market day we join dozens of farmers in colorful attire and meet with master weavers to learn about their craft. We enjoy two nights at Machu Picchu. view details
Length: 9 days/ 8 nights
Season: April - December
Rating: Grade II
Land Cost From: from $4,895
New! Family Andean Discovery
A colorful family-oriented itinerary through Peru’s Sacred Valley, colonial city of Cusco, and magnificent Machu Picchu. Find experience-rich interactive fun for kids and fine dining and creature comforts for parents – all combined with active easy-to-moderate outdoor adventure and eye-opening cultural exchanges that everyone can share. view details
Length: 9 days/ 8 nights
Season: April - December
Rating: Grade II
Land Cost From: from $3,975

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