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Traveling to Peru and experience ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungle! Plan your Peru tour to trek the Inca Trail, wander the charming Cusco markets, and explore the steamy Amazon rainforest. If Machu Picchu tours sound too arduous on foot, no problem! Machu Picchu trip can also be done by train. These Peru tours present the dramatic visage of the Inca ruins and the friendly faces of the Inca descendants. You’ll be confronted with exotic flora and fauna in the verdant cloudforest, as well as the snowcapped mountains that tower like the ancients of old over the Sacred Valley. Your Peru travel experience will illuminate the dynamic culture, history, and landscape of the Andes and Amazon
This 6-day trip through Peru is a journey of a lifetime! Witness and capture remarkable photos of the magnificent ruins and natural landscapes of this gorgeous country. You’ll get to explore the Sacred Valley, hike part of the Inca Trail, and visit the iconic Machu Pichu. You’ll also get to visit the stunning Rainbow Mountain and get to learn all of Peru’s rich culture and history. From breathtaking views to a deep dive into local culture, this trip has it all. You’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will make sure you don’t miss a thing. On this tour, your heart will surely fall for the staggering beauty that is within Peru. Don’t wait, book your trip now and make unforgettable memories!
Join us on an all inclusive 17-day adventure through Peru! This tour will take you to the most iconic destinations in the country. You’ll start in Lima, where you will explore the city’s rich history and culture. Next you’ll visit Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands, where you’ll experience the beauty of the desert and wildlife of the pacific ocean. Enjoy a visit to the mysterious Nazca lines. Next in Arequipa, you’ll tour the city’s stunning architechture and the stunning Colca Canyon, where you will see the majestic Andean Condor. Visit Puno and the Uros islands and learn about their unique lifestyle on floating islands. The tour will then take you to the stunning Rainbow Mountain and hike through the beautiful Andes mounatins. Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. No tour of Peru would be complete without a guided tour through Machu Picchu, where you’ll explore ancient ruins and learn the fascinating history of the Inca. Finally, you’ll visit Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon, where you will experience the incredible biodiversity of the rainforest. This 17-day tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Peru. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.
This tour will take you through the most famous destinations in the country. You’ll start in Lima, where you will explore the city’s rich history and culture. Next you’ll visit Huacachina and the Ballestas Islands, where you’ll experience the beauty of the desert and wildlife of the pacific ocean. Experience the mysterious Nazca lines from above in a private aircraft. Next in Arequipa, you’ll tour the city’s stunning architechture and the stunning Colca Canyon, where you will see the majestic Andean Condor. Visit Puno and the Uros islands and learn about their unique lifestyle on floating islands. The tour will then take you to the stunning Rainbow Mountain and hike through the beautiful Andes mounatins. Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. And of course, no tour of Peru would be complete without a guided tour through Machu Picchu, where you’ll explore ancient ruins and learn the fascinating history of the Inca. This 14-day journey is perfect for anyone looking to fully experience the many adventures Peru has to offer. Book your tour now and make lifelong memories.
Find your perfect itinerary with our selection of Peru tours. Experience the best of Peru with our all-inclusive trip! Explore the vibrant city of Lima, marvel at the stunning Colca Canyon, and discover the unique culture of the Uros Islands. Take in the breathtaking views of Cusco and the Rainbow Mountain, and ride ATVs through the rugged terrain. Visit the ancient city of Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in the local history. End your adventurte in the Amazon rainforest of Puerto Maldonado. Visit one of the most fascinating countries on the planet with local guides and first-rate accommodations, and cross some top destinations of your bucket list. Book your tour now and make unforgettable memories.
Join us for a thrilling 7-day adventure in Peru! Enjoy a tour through the natural salt mines and learn their traditional methods of extraction. Hike back in time and follow the famous Inca Trail and discover ancient ruins of Machu Picchu along with the natural beauty of different ecological niches ranging from high deserts to tropical forests. Explore the Sacred Valley and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Andean people. Take in stunning views of the Rainbow Mountain and experience first hand the recently discovered vibrant colors of this impressive hike. Our expert guides will ensure you have a safe and unforgettable journey. So don’t wait! Book your tour now and make memories that will last a lifetime.
This is the complete all inclusive tour package that gives you the most important cultural and archeological highlights: Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley with all of its treasures to discovery and archeological sites, and the Classic Inca Trail with Machu Picchu. Finish your journey with the unique experience of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. This adventure hiking package is the best choice for the complete Peruvian experience! Book your unforgettable tour now and make memories that will last a lifetime!
The very best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September (Peru’s winter). This is the dry season in the Andes Mountains, therefore it’s the best time to see the most popular sites like Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Inca Trail. The best time to visit coastal Lima is the opposite, between December and April (Peru’s summer). During the summer months you can enjoy Lima’s warm sunshine and avoid the chilly mist and clouds of winter.
You can see the top sites of Peru in as little as four days, while you can get the full breadth of the country in two weeks. The majority of visitors spend somewhere in between — around a week to 10 days depending on what destinations they wish to see. Travelers focused on the beloved Andean sites of Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Cusco need a week or so. Travelers wanting to see the coast, mountains and rainforest should plan 10-11 days. Additional destinations like Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Nazca Lines each add another 2-4 days.
Visitors from the United States, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand and select other countries do not need a tourist visa to visit Peru. Peruvian Immigrations will mark your passport upon arrival to Peru with how many days you are permitted to stay, typically 90 days. Remember that your passport must be valid for more than six months after your departure date. For specific information about additional countries’ visa requirements, visit VisaHQ.
In general, all travelers should have their routine vaccinations up-to-date, plus Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines (especially those staying in rural areas). Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for those visiting the Amazon rainforest. For more information, visit the CDC Peru website and speak with your doctor for information about vaccination recommendations and requirements when traveling to Peru.
The primary language spoken throughout Peru is Spanish. Other official languages of Peru are the indigenous languages of Quechua and Aymara, which you will hear more in rural areas. English is not widely spoken in Peru, though you can get by with no problem with the help of guides, hotel personnel and language translation apps. It is helpful to learn some basic Spanish before your trip if possible as well.
Yes, Peru is a safe tourist destination. Violent crime is no more common in Peru than any other tourist destination in the world. Of course, like anywhere, you should exercise caution to avoid petty crime like robbery by keeping your valuables secure and avoiding dark, non-touristy places at night. Be aware of your surroundings, know your route and keep your personal items secure and you will be fine.
In Peru, the tap water is not safe to drink. For drinking water, stick to bottled water. We recommend brands like San Mateo and San Luis, which can be found at any corner bodega or supermarket. Tap water boiled vigorously for a minute or more is also safe for hot beverages, although those with a sensitive stomach should boil bottled water instead. The tap water is fine for brushing your teeth, just avoid swallowing it.
At Peru for Less, our vacation packages include all your secure transfers and transport with specific pickup locations for your ease and convenience. For any independent exploring throughout the city, we recommend simply booking a secure taxi through your hotel. Or, you can use a rideshare app like Uber or Cabify. We recommend apps like Uber over hailing a street taxi, so that you can confirm your driver/vehicle and easily visualize your route. The street bus system can be a bit tricky to navigate, but Lima’s Metropolitano offers easy rides to the historic center.
Peru uses a 220 volt, 60 cycle current while the US uses a 120 volt supply. Luckily, most laptops, cameras and mobile phones can accept dual voltage (110V/220V) , but be sure to confirm before plugging in. Other electronics, like hair straighteners, are likely 110V so you will need a converter for those. Conveniently, the outlets in Peru are often the two-pronged flat type like in the US, especially at popular hotels, but in some locations you will find the two or three prong circular kind. It’s a good idea to bring both a converter and adapter just in case. However, the converter can be skipped if you are sure your electronics are dual voltage.
The currency in Peru is Peruvian Soles and abbreviation is PEN. Currently, $1 USD is equal to 4.10 PEN. Money can be exchanged at any casa de cambio (exchange house). The touristy areas all have several casas de cambio that you can go to and find a good exchange rate. Some major supermarkets accept USD although the exchange rate won’t be as good, and change will be given to you in soles.
Yes, and they are plentiful in the major cities. You can step into any BCP, Scotiabank, Interbank, BBVA Continental or others and use their ATM with your debit card for a $3-$6 fee. The machines at these banks all have options in English. Opt to use an ATM located inside a bank rather than on the street for higher security.
Absolutely! Lima is a very interesting metro area with many things to see. There is a historic central area, a beautiful coastline with 2+ miles of continuous parks, an artsy bohemian district and a world-renowned culinary scene. You can stay at a comfortable hotel in the popular Miraflores, San Isidro or Barranco districts and enjoy day tours or wander around at your leisure sampling the amazing food and wandering into the shops. Keep in mind that between the months of June and October it is extremely cloudy and often misty in Lima, the rest of the year is more moderate and sunny.
To get to Machu Picchu first you need to fly into Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport. From there, you need to take an hour and a half flight to Cusco. Once in Cusco, you can take a three hour and 15 minute train. Once in the town of Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu, you take a 40 minute shuttle bus up to the citadel.
Most travelers get to Machu Picchu more gradually than outlined. They spend a night or two in Lima, a night or two in Cusco, and a night or two in the Sacred Valley before making their way to Machu Picchu. The train from Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu takes a little less than two hours. Some travelers also opt for a multi-day trek to Machu Picchu like the Inca Trail, Lares Trek or Salkantay Trek instead of train.
Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, occurs in 40-50 percent of people who live in low elevation areas traveling to an elevation of 10,000 feet or more. It occurs in 25 percent of people traveling to a destination of 8,000 feet or more. It is a temporary condition characterized by slight headache, shortness of breath when walking, fatigue, minor dizziness and loss of appetite. Symptoms develop between 6 to 24 hours of being at higher elevations, and last one to three days. It is typically mild and no need for alarm.
There are many ways to combat altitude sickness, like drinking lots of water, avoiding heavy and fatty foods, no smoking or drinking alcohol, eating whole grains and veggies and taking it slow the first couple days. Do not begin a challenging hike the first two days at high elevation, start your trek on day three the earliest.
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Sam Corporations is a 100% Peruvian family-owned company with no shareholders. We offer a highly exclusive personalized service of the highest quality. Our treks are operated by our regularly trained and highly experienced SAM CORPORATIONS staff and guides. We strive to be environmentally sustainable and a responsible tour operator by incorporating the most important universal principles of tourism. Our team has been trained within these principles.
We have put together packages that include locations that we have personally experienced. Traveling the great length of our country we have compiled the most compelling, must visit location in Peru. Sam Corporations will take you on an unparalleled journey in our modern vehicles, in small intermate groups, whilst upholding our reputation as an outstanding service provider.Read more