170 Things to Do
Santiago is home to the main administrative buildings and government of Chile. It has 37 communes, 26 of which are located in the metropolitan area. In these communes we find entertaining neighborhoods with vibrant nightlife, restaurants, designer shops and art galleries.
Come see the Altiplanic Lagoons for their startling and unusual beauty. These are part of the Atacama Desert and the Los Flamencos National Reserve. These high-altitude lagoons come in unusual colors and provide a habitat for an abundance of wildlife, including some unusual birds. Pack for two very different temperatures – this is a desert, and it gets warm during the day but cold at night.
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.
This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
This 2-day, 1-night tour offers travelers an excellent introduction to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. You’ll take the train to and from Cusco, hike along a section of the Inca Trail towards the Wiñay Wayna archeological site, and explore Machu Picchu. What more could you ask for?
The Colca Canyon is one of Peru’s most beautiful and dramatic areas. This canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon and is scattered with mountains, rivers, and small villages. During this tour you’ll spend 2 days and 1 night exploring the Colca Canyon.
This luxurious 7-day trek to Machu Picchu allows you to have an unforgettable trekking experience in between stays in luxurious lodges that include perks like massages and Jacuzzis. Guides carry the bulk of your supplies and handle all of the meal preparations — while you hike, all you need to to focus on is the views and adjusting the tremendous altitude. Dinners include wine pairings and the cooks are ready to cater to your special requests.
Embark on this two-day, one-night trek to see some of the most breathtaking views near Arequipa. Although the terrain doesn’t require technical skill, the presence of ash and sand and the high altitude make it a more challenging hike. That being said, the landscape here is quite beautiful and worth the extra effort. You’ll sleep in a warm, comfortable tent, and have all your meals prepared by your guides and served in the dining tent. Travelers carry their own backpacks, but all the other equipment gets transported by porters.
Take a 4-day, 3-night trek down the Salkantay trek to see the stunning sights of the Vilcabamba mountain range, including fascinating archeological sites along the way. You’ll be hiking the slopes of the Apu Salkantay, which is considered a sacred mountain according to Inca mythology, reaching a height of 15,232 feet along the Salkantay Pass, passing through strikingly different environments along the way.
This tour provider ensures that you’ll get to see this remote trail without having a negative effect on the environment. You’ll get to do quite a bit of hiking during the day, although this trek includes bus trips and train rides, with most your tickets included in the price of the trek . Porters will carry the bulk of your equipment and prepare all of your meals during the trail – be sure to let them know ahead of time if you have any dietary requirements.
**Note: All your meals are included, except breakfast the first day and lunch on the last day.
At the start of the trek, you’ll get to give your sleeping bag and any other items you don’t want to carry to your porter. They’ll even provide you with a small duffel, with a weight limit of 15.4 lbs .**
Salkantay is the longer and someone less frequented trail to Machu Picchu. This 5-day, 4-night trek takes you to see glaciers, remote Andean villages, and Andean fruit and coffee plantations. The Salkantay Mountain served as an important point in the Incan concept of sacred geography.
Take a tour to combine the very best of Peruvian food and adventure. Your dining experience will take place in a transparent dome, suspended 1,312 feet in the air, securely fastened to a cliff that looks out over the Sacred Valley. This dining experience is open to a maximum of 12 people, so you and your fellow guests will have enough room to take in the incredible view.
Your service will start out with a brunch. A little while later the service continues with lunch. Your meals include non-premium beverages, including a tempting wine list — you might start your trip with a refreshing glass of orange juice and a glass of sparkling wine.
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.
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.
The Belmond Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip. Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory*, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music.
Explore the latest discoveries in Peruvian archeology on this tour. You’ll visit the Sun and Moon Huacas and the Huacas de Moche Museum.
Double your adventure when you depart from the border city of Puno, Peru to explore La Paz, Bolivia. This tour will take you to colonial structures, museums, ancient replicas, intriguing city shops, and more. With a half day and full day option, you can decide how much Bolivian excitement you can handle in one day!
N° 7 as Best Latin Americas's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. The story began in 1994. Upon finishing their culinary studies in Paris, Gastón Acurio and Astrid Gutsche founded their eponymous restaurant in a small house in the district of Miraflores. At first, the restaurant was quite French, as it was dictated by the global trend. Over time, it became decidedly Peruvian. As Gaston has described "we embraced our culture and flavors, experimenting with local ingredients and recipes with one goal in mind, to promote our cuisine around the world."
Central is an unmissable part of the itinerary, with its tasting menu travelling from 25 metres below to 4,200 metres above sea level. Central made its debut on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013 at No.50 and has since rocketed to No.4. Chef Virgílio Martínez’s star has been rising rapidly for the last few years, coinciding with Lima’s ascent to become one of the world’s leading foodie destinations.