PERU: Peru is fast becoming the place to go for those in the know. Whether it's the World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. Exploring the ancient Inca city of Cuzco , wandering the cosmopolitan MiraFlores section of Lima, spending a few days in a Amazon Jungle lodge or maybe visiting the floating Islands of Lake Titicaca Peru has something for everyone.
Rain Forest Alliance has a number of rain forest lodges with native guides that we can suggest to you
We offer a different way ti see Machu Picchu. it's downhill via mt bike . It's a great alternative to the train or trek. You get to stay in small towns away from the crowds, You can enjoy local hot springs with visits to the Sacred Valley and the indigenous town of Pisac with it's great local market and
Olyamtantambo with great Incan ruins.
If you have the time the train from Cuzco to Puno to see the highest Lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.There are several indigenous villages that live on the lake on reed woven islands You can actually spend the night in basic primitive huts. a really unique experience From Puno you can travel on to Bolivia and experience the indigenous revolution that Pres Evo Morales and the peasants are fighting for in restoring political and economic democracy to a long exploited people
Peru is probably the hottest destination in South America today with Machu Picchu the prime destination. We offer 1/3 day Inca Trail treks, several train options and something different, a mt bike trip to Machu Picchu. Don't worry it's mostly down hill , it's supported and apptopriate for all skill levels. Typically we are using a group of locally owned small lodges called Casa Andina Private Collection. They are small locally owned.
A typical itinerary might include a day in Lima to see the capital. 2 days in the ancient Inca town of Cuzco , a day trip to the sacred Valley for more ruins and the Pisac market. The t MP depending on how you care to go , and your budget.
Something really new and exciting is the train through the Andes from Cuzco to PUno on the shores of Lake Titicaca with a visit to the Indigenous and the floating Islands . You can even spend a night on one of the floating Islands in a primitive hut meals included. Other folks also like to take a trip to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Basin. The wildlife here is incredible. Iquitos on an Amazon tributary is also another interesting trip