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Peru Tours including Macchu Picchu Ruins, Luxury Peru and Amazon Packages

Peru destinations include Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Nazca, Amazon jungle lodges, Colca Canyon, and the Sacred Valley. Our Peru tours take you to a wide range of landscapes, climates, and cultures. If your passion is trekking, mountain bicycle riding, culture tours, rafting, shopping or any combination of these, we will custom design a trip that includes any number of activities. We offer both small group adventures and private trips for as few as two people.

Classic Machu Picchu Tours

Our Peru cultural tours visit some of the most important ruins in Peru such as Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo. These trips are easy paced adventures that offer the perfect trip for anyone with a sense of curiosity and adventure. Click below to view our Peru Cultural adventures.

Machu Picchu Express - 5 days - $1,970/Person Machu Picchu Express Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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SPECIAL DEPARTURE JUNE 18th 2014

Inti Raymi Festival & Machu Picchu - 8 days - $2,650/Person
Inti Raymi Festival & Machu Picchu Travel Highlights: Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun
Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Experience Machu Picchu - 7 days - $2,295/Person Experience Machu Picchu Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Luxury Peru - 8 days - $4,190/Person Luxury Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca - 9 days - $2,795/Person Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca Tour Details, Click Here

Amazon & Machu Picchu - 9 days - $2,780/Person Amazon & Machu Picchu Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Jungle
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Amazon & Machu Picchu Tour, Click Here for Details

Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon - 10 days - From $3,650/Person Machu Picchu & Colca Canyon Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Arequipa
Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Luxury Peru & Amazon - 10 days - $4,695/Person Luxury Peru & Amazon Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Rainforest
Reserva Amazonica Lodge
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
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Peru Highlights - 11 days - $3,240/Person Peru Highlights Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Jungle
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
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Best of Peru - 14 days - From $3,850/Person Best of Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca, Amazon Rainforest
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Inca Trail Hiking Tours

Choose between the Inca Trail or a high alpine adventure on the Salcantay Trek to reach Machu Picchu. If you're looking for something more adventurous consider the Cordillera Blanca in the northern highlands, one of South America’s top trekking destinations. Or travel south to hike in the Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Our trekking tours will be sure to challenge you with stunning scenery and great rewards. Southern Explorations has world class local guides and first class equipment. Click below to choose your Peru trekking adventure.

Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge - 13 days - From $4,765/Person Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge Travel Highlights: Spectacular Lodge Based Inca Trail Hike
Excellent Hiking Meals
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley, Cusco
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Alternative Inca Trail - 11 days - From $3,125/Person Alternative Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Inca Trail (4D)
Machu Picchu
Local Perspective
Off the beaten Trek
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Inca Trail Express - 8 days - From $2,860/Person Inca Trail Express Travel Highlights: Add a fully serviced Southern Explorations Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu to your independent Peru vacation.
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Short Inca Trail - 7 days - From $2,495/Person Short Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Short Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
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Peru Day Hiker - 9 days - $2,965/Person Peru Day Hiker Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Epic Day Hikes in the Andes
Machu Picchu
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Classic Inca Trail - 10 days - From $2,995/Person Classic Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Cusco
Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Urubamba Valley
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Cordillera Blanca Hike - 10 days - From $2,655/Person Cordillera Blanca Travel Highlights: Lima
Huaraz
Huascar'an N.P.
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Amazon & Inca Trail - 12 days - From $3,470/Person Amazon & Inca Trail Travel Highlights: Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley
Amazon Jungle Lodge
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Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca - 12 days - From $3,565/Person Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Inca Trail Trek
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
Details on our Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca Tour

Salcantay & Inca Trail Hike - 12 days - From $3,495/Person Salcantay & Inca Trail Hike Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Inca Trail
Salcantay
Machu Picchu
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Inca Trail & Colca Canyon - 13 days - From $3,835/Person Inca Trail & Colca Canyon Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Sacred Valley
Inca Trail Trek (4D)
Machu Picchu
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Discover Peru - 14 days - From $3,720/Person Discover Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Cusco
Amazon Lodge (3D)
Sacred Valley
Lake Titicaca
Machu Picchu
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Adventure Peru - 17 days - From $4,700/Person Adventure Peru Travel Highlights: Lima, Amazon Lodge (3D)
Arequipa, Colca Canyon
Lake Titicaca
Cusco, Sacred Valley
Inca Trail Trek (4D), Machu Picchu
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Peru Multi Sport Tours

Multi Sport tours combine some of the best adventure that Peru and South America have to offer. Among the trips described below, you’ll find multi-sport options for visiting Peru’s top sights. Choose climbing a wildlife observation tower and hiking in the Amazon Rainforest, mountain bicycle riding, hiking the Inca Trail, or rafting class V water on the Apurimac River. These one-of-a-kind trips are packed full of excitement and provide breathtaking memories.

Active Machu Picchu - 9 days - From $2,970/Person Active Machu Picchu Travel Highlights: 1 Day Each Rafting, Hiking, Mountain Bicycling and Via Ferrata & Lines
Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Active Machu Picchu Tour Details!

Raft, Bicycle & Hike Tour - 12 days - From $3,250/Person Peru Raft, Bicycle & Hike Tour Travel Highlights: Apurimac River
Sacred Valley
Mountain Bicycling
Inca Trail
Machu Picchu
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Country Combo Tours - Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu Tours

Travel to Peru and the Galapagos Islands all in one adventure. This is the perfect way to see two amazing ecosystems. Choose a Galapagos itinerary and combine it with a trip to Machu Picchu for a trip of a lifetime. We offer five different Galapagos Machu Picchu tours, enabling you to explore the enchanted islands by land or sea, choosing a cruise or a land-based tour paired with different options for reaching Machu Picchu, according to your schedule and desired activity level.

Machu Picchu & Galapagos Island Combo Tours Machu Picchu & Galapagos Island Combo Tours 13+ days
Travel Highlights:
Lima, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Quito, Galapagos Is.
Machu Picchu & Galapagos Combo Tour Itineraries


Peruvian Amazon Ecolodge Tours

Choose Amazon travel along one of three different tributaries staying at the ecolodges of Manu, Sandoval Lake or Posada Amazonas. These are three magical places where you'll see more birds and animals than you'd expect to see in a lifetime. For those unfortunate travelers who will only get the opportunity to visit this fascinating country once, we offer two combination itineraries that include a Machu Picchu tour.

Hacienda Concepcion (3-4D) Hacienda Concepcion
 
Hacienda Concepcion Lodge Gallery & Details

Posada Amazonas - 3-4 days - From $480/Person Posada Amazonas
Located on the Ese'eja Native Community's territory, directly adjacent to Tambopata National Reserve, attractions include an oxbow lake, giant river otters, monkeys and 100s of bird species
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Reserva Amazonica - 3-4 days - From $540/Person Reserva Amazonica
This tranquil lodge is nestled in the rainforests adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon, home to nearly two thirds of all living ecological diversity in the world.
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M/V Aqua - Amazon River Expedition - 4-8 days - From $2,800/Person M/V Aqua - Amazon River Expedition
Journey deep into the heart of the majestic Amazon rainforest aboard the M/V Aqua. . . the 24-passenger Aqua offers its travelers unique access to remote areas of the Peruvian rainforest. . .
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M/V Aria - Amazon River Expedition - 4-8 days - From $2,950/Person M/V Aria - Amazon River Expedition
. . . luxurious M/V Aria takes 32 passengers deep into Peru’s Amazon wilderness to places only ever visited by only a fortunate few. . .
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Delfin I - Amazon River Expedition Cruise - 4-5 days - From $3,495/Person Delfin I - Amazon River Expedition Cruise
Passengers aboard Delfin I receive all the comforts of luxury accommodations and amenities in the most exotic of settings.
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Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour 15+ Days
Starting at $4,425 per Person
Travel Highlights:
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Quito, 5D Galapagos Cruise
Galapagos Cruise, Machu Picchu & Amazon Tour deatils

SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT PERU
TOURS AND TRAVEL

ARTICLES & INFORMATION ABOUT PERU
TOURS AND TRAVEL

Peru Regions
An Introduction for Travelers
In and Around Lima
The Inca Heartland
The Amazon
The Northern Coast
The Southern Coast
The Northern Highlands
The Southern Highlands
Miscellaneous Peru Reading
Cusco (Cuzco, Qosqo), Peru
Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca), Peru
Lake Titicaca By Train
Life On The Inca Trail
Life On The Alternative Inca Trail
The Sacred Valley (Urubamba Valley), Peru
Convent of Santa Catalina Gallery
Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge Gallery
Whale Watching on Peru Tours
Baleens on Tour in Peru and Ecuador
Penguin Watching on Peru Tours
Adding Penguins to Your Itinerary
The Humboldt Penguin
Camelids
The Political History of South American Camelids
The Guanaco
Protecting the Guanacos of Peru
Vicunas on Tour in Peru
Protecting the Vicunas of Peru
The Chacu as Vicuna Management Tool
Crafts & Weaving in Peru
Indigenous Markets of the Sacred Valley
The Weavers of Lake Titicaca

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The International Ecotourism Society Leave No Trace American Whitewater Ecuadoran Rivers Institute Adventure Travel Trade Association KEXP 90.3FM Seattle International Galapagos Tour Operators Association Washington Wilderness Coalition Headwaters Institute La Pagina en la Puerta (The Page in the Door) Cascadia Wildlands Project
International Rivers
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