An in-depth exploration of the highlights of southern Peru
This trip is the perfect three-week introduction to one of the most diverse countries in South America, visiting all the major highlights.
Our journey contrasts the incomparable scenery of the Andes with the lush vegetation of the world's richest rainforest, as well as its driest desert. Peru's landscape is adorned with ancient cities, buildings and fortresses of colossal size and in settings of amazing beauty.
For walking enthusiasts there is the option to trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and for wildlife lovers the Ballestas Islands and the Amazon Rainforest.
Selected departures of this trip are Premium departures - these are indicated in the Dates and Prices section. The itinerary is exactly the same as for the standard weeks, but we use upgraded accommodation wherever possible and offer a premium trekking service on the Inca Trail option, with a higher personal weight limit. Please see the Trip Notes for full details.
Moonstone Trek Option
We now offer the Moonstone Trek as a fantastic, more challenging and isolated trekking alternative to the Inca Trail route on this trip - and no permits are required! For more information please visit Moonstone Trek Option page.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip, we use small, locally owned hotels wherever possible, and use local tour leaders and other staff to ensure that local communities benefit as much as possible. For the Inca Trail option, we operate a zero-impact policy, removing all waste from campsites and separating it for easy recycling/composting. We use a toilet tent at lunch stops and in camp, removing the need to dig holes at campsites. Our camp staff are paid a fair wage and receive all accommodation, transport and food during the trek. They are also trained and encouraged to put environmental protection practices into use in their own communities.
14 - 15
Group at Machu Picchu