unique wildlife of the rainforest
new cultures and ways of life
unique and beautiful place
The Peruvian Amazon covers nearly 60% of the country and boasts an incredible amount of biodiversity. Watch parrots feed at sunrise and fish for piranhas! Then head to Machu Picchu to top off this epic week in Peru. Journey through the Sacred Valley visiting ruins and meeting the locals. Zipline, hike, swim and relish in all that is Peru!
The Amazon Basin– Madre de Dios River, Peru
Not only does the Amazon Rainforest have the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world but it is also ripe with ancient legends that have been passed down through the generations. The Madre de Dios river system is the headwaters of the main Amazon and it is swirling with world class hiking, jungle exploration and mythical stories of the rainforest. Here you will find some of the world’s largest expanses of virgin rainforest and an incredibly diverse array of birds, animals and plants. Colorful macaws can be seen flying overhead while monkeys call out in the distance. The adventures are too numerous to list. A visit to the Amazon is an experience that will leave you awestruck and inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature.
Valley of the Incas– Sacred Valley, Peru
High in the Andes mountains, visit the ancient ruins at the Sacred Valley located near the Incan capital of Cusco. Although historians believe that humans lived in the area since 6,000 B.C., it is better known for being very important farmland for the Incan Empire. Its rich soil was a perfect place to plant the crops that nourished the ancient people and was said to produce Peru’s best corn. The surrounding area boasts colorful indigenous markets, historic ruins and spectacular sites of numerous peaks, ranges and valleys of the Peruvian Andes. After exploring this ancient wonder, relax at a spa and enjoy an incredible Peruvian gourmet meal.
The Iconic Machu Picchu ~ Aguas Calientes, Peru
An UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is the ultimate bucket list destination. This ancient city gives us a glimpse into the intricate story of one of the world’s greatest empires, the infamous Incas. Machu Picchu is a mystery because the Incans abandoned the city intact during the Spanish conquest. The Spanish never found the community and it wasn’t until 1911 that is was discovered by outsiders. Some say the inhabitants of this ancient village left, fleeing the threat of European disease, but the truth of their departure is as mythical as the people themselves. Take a walk through time and listen to the whispering winds of the majestic Andes as they blow through this breathtaking ancient city and maybe the secret will be revealed.
City of Gold ~ Cusco, Peru
As you wander the cobblestone streets of Cusco, it feels as though you’ve stepped back in time. Intricate Incan walls topped with colonial Spanish architecture tells the story of the turbulent conquest of South America and depicts the living history that still remains today. Impressive cathedrals, boutique art galleries, and exquisite Peruvian food line the streets and give way to many easy and interesting ways to pass the time. Plan to stay at least one full day here…this historical town with continue to dazzle.
Note: This trip is based on small group pricing. Actual per person costs will vary based on group size, activities included and hotel choices.
STARTING AT: $7900 per person