Ancient Inca pyramids. World class museums. Indigenous villages. Peru's cultural offerings are wonderful and widespread, and these tours will introduce you to some of the top attractions in this category. Guides lead the tours and provide participants with a wealth of knowledge and information.
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This tour introduces you to local history and some truly stunning views. On this educational tour, your guide will point out the agricultural, residential, and religious buildings. Because we have so few written records left behind by the Inca, historians have had to make educated guesses about what purpose some of the structures served and much of the site remains shrouded in mystery.
4 hrsFrom $135
Take this tour to see one of the only Inca bridges that still exists. It’s made of straw and stretches 92 feet across a canyon, and offers stunning views of the surroundings, including the Apurímac River. If you’re feeling brave, walk across and get one of the most incredible views of the Inca landscape.
11 hrsFrom $92
Lake Titicaca is an enormous lake with islands that are home to indigenous people. On this 2-day tour you will meet some of these natives, and even spend a night at the home of a family that lives on Amantani Island. On your tour of the lake, you’ll also learn about the history and mythology of Lake Titicaca.
10 hrsFrom $133
This tour of Peruvian culinary excellence will introduce you to a new dimension of sustainable cuisine. On this culinary tasting tour Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino will show you how he makes award-winning dishes with ingredients from the Peruvian Amazon.
5 hrsFrom $281
On this luxury train ride to Machu Picchu you’ll get to speed through the pastoral beauty of the Sacred Valley. First you’ll take a 4-hour train ride, and then a 30-minute bus ride up the side of the mountain. On they train voyage you’ll get to eat, drink, and enjoy live music.
14 hrsFrom $1009
Experience distinctly Peruvian food and drink at the Quierolo Vineyard lunch and wine pairing. You'll have the benefit of a sommelier tour guide's expert insight into the production and flavor of locally grown wine and pisco brandy.
4 hrsFrom $88
Visit the Infierno village of the Ese Eja tribe for a half-day tour that will introduce you to the guardians of the Amazon. In this village, locals are still very much connected to the jungle. You’ll get to see their handicrafts, as well as the ancient artifacts that still have a role in everyday life. Your hosts are happy to tell you about their culture and explain what these objects mean to them.
4 hrsFrom $87
Set in the foreground of the scenic El Misti Volcano, Arequipa’s white stone architecture is truly a sight to behold. This tour will introduce you to several of the city’s religious buildings – including the very special Santa Catalina Monastery – and take you to a few key lookout points to see the city of from above.
3 hrsFrom $60
Get closer to Andean traditions with this ceremony in Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, in the midst of a beautiful landscape. These religious practices predated the Inca, and have survived for many thousands of years. The ritual culminates with a three-part ritual. By the end of the ceremony, practitioners should feel filled with a strong positive energy.
3 hrsFrom $121
On the Quierolo Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour, you’ll tour one of Peru’s most beautiful and successful vineyards. Besides Peruvian wine, this tour will serve as an educational introduction to Peru’s favorite liquor, pisco. Pisco is a brandy made from grapes, and Quierolo has some of the finest piscos in the country.
2 hrsFrom $23
Located in the high Andean plateau between Peru & Bolivia, Uros Khantati is one of over 50 small islands in an extraordinary archipelago of floating reed islands populated by the Uros, an ancient indigenous people. This island, Khantati, is an authentic rural homestay you won't find anywhere else. Their goal is to provide you, the visitor, with a living hands-on experience there among the reed islands of Lake Titicaca. Their lives depend on the lake, so they strive to ensure their impact on the environment is minimal. Their island accommodations are clean, comfortable, and always ecologically friendly.
23 hrsFrom $156
There is much more to the Nazca Desert than the Nazca Lines. Nazca and Paracas culture spread throughout the surrounding valleys, and the artifacts they left behind are still being uncovered today. On this tour, you’ll get to view the entire landscape the ancient Nazca inhabited.
2 hrsFrom $297
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