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Discover Pure Nature & Wildlife in Peru
Discover Pure Nature & Wildlife in Peru

Explore Peru's biodiverse areas and immerse yourself in its rich heritage. Visit Chaparri Reserve, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.

Peru at its Purest - Nature, Wildlife, Culture
Peru at its Purest - Nature, Wildlife, Culture

Explore the Amazon jungle and admire beautiful sceneries with mountains, flora, fauna. Disconnect from modern life and immerse yourself in Tambopata, Peru.

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Our local travel planners are carefully selected for their knowledge & professionalism.

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Connect with native communities for genuine local adventures.

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Your trip dollars help improve quality of life and natural conservation.

Peru is a nation steeped in heritage and traditions, with roots tracing back to ancient times. The Inca Empire, whose legacy still resonates in Peru today, is evident in everything from the traditional attire to the myriad of archaeological wonders dotting the landscape. Beyond its ancient history, Peru was also shaped by its colonial era, leaving an indelible mark on its architecture and cultural practices, adding to its allure and magnetism for tourists. But Peru's appeal doesn't stop at its history and culture. The country is equally celebrated for its breathtaking natural splendors, from the majestic Andes mountains to the pristine Amazon rainforest. Whether you're trekking the iconic Machu Picchu, marveling at colonial-era edifices, or immersing yourself in the vastness of nature, Peru offers a diverse tapestry of experiences for every traveler.

When to visit

Peru's climate can be broadly divided into three regions: the coastal desert on the Pacific Ocean, the Amazon rainforest in the east, and the Andes mountain range in between. Within each region, there are a variety of microclimates. The coastal region from Tacna to Piura has a warm and humid climate, with heavy mist in the winter and higher temperatures in the summer. From Piura to Tumbes, the climate is warm and dry, with heavy rainfall occurring between December and April. Average temperatures in this region are around 75°F. In the highlands, there are two distinct seasons: summer (April to October) is characterized by sunny days, cold nights, and little rainfall, making it the ideal time to visit. Winter (November to March) brings frequent, heavy rain and can be quite chilly, with daytime temperatures around 75°F and nighttime temperatures dropping to 27°F. The Amazon rainforest also has two well-defined seasons: the rainy season from November to March and the relatively dry season from April to October. Humidity is high throughout the year, and the best time to visit is during the dry season.

What you will be doing

When you visit Peru, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will allow you to fully experience all that this amazing country has to offer. From trekking in the Andes mountains to exploring ancient Inca ruins and embarking on rainforest expeditions, there are plenty of ways to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors. You can also immerse yourself in local communities and participate in immersive adventures, giving you a chance to learn about the culture and traditions of Peru. With some of the best cuisine in South America, you'll have the opportunity to taste delicious food and even take cooking classes to learn more about Peruvian cuisine. In addition to its natural beauty and cultural richness, Peru also boasts a beautiful coast and numerous lakes, providing ample opportunities to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. By getting to know the people and amazing places of Peru, you can truly experience all that this diverse and vibrant country has to offer. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a cultural enthusiast, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, you'll find it all in Peru.

Travel Style

Peru is a paradise for travelers who are interested in culture and the outdoors. In Lima, you can experience the city's vibrant gastronomy and urban culture. Other popular destinations for adventure and culture include Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca. If you're looking for something more off the beaten path, consider visiting the Chachapoyas region or staying in a remote lodge in the rainforest. In Peru, you have the freedom to choose how you want to experience the country. You can stay in local communities or with families, or opt for luxury hotels. No matter what type of travel style you prefer, Peru has something to offer. The adventure awaits!

Best Ways to Get Around

Peru is a country with a diverse landscape, which means that there are several different ways to get around. Depending on your preferences and the specific destinations you want to visit, one option is to take buses, which are widely available throughout the country. This is a good choice if you want to travel on a budget and have time to spare. If you are short on time, however, there are other options to consider. In the coastal region near Lima and in the south of Peru, there is a well-developed train infrastructure. Trains run from Cusco to Puno, and there is also a train to Huancayo. This is a convenient way to travel if you want to see more of the country and don't mind the slower pace. Flying is another option for getting around Peru, as there are many domestic flight options to choose from. This is a good choice if you want to cover a lot of ground quickly and don't mind paying a bit more for your transportation. In the Amazon region, you will likely be traveling by boat, either departing from Puerto Maldonado or Iquitos. This is a unique way to explore the rainforest and see some of the most remote areas of the country. Finally, you can also consider renting a car or hiring a local driver to take you to your destinations. This is a good choice if you want more control over your itinerary and don't mind doing the driving yourself. Overall, there are many different ways to get around Peru, and the best choice will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

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Thank you so very much for this wonderful experience. Our guide Omar is able to balance between being there when we need him and leave us alone when we needed that. He has very good knowledge about the nature and the organization, and a very good english. We felt most welcome at Julias nice farm. Our room was large and clean. The food was delicious. All fresh from the farm. We learned a lot about cacao and coffee, and we had a trip we will always remember.

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5 star review
I had an unforgettable time at Refugio Amazonas! We were very fortunate to see so many different kinds of wildlife, including a jaguar on the river bank! Very knowledgeable guides, and it remains my favourite place that I've visited yet. Boat rides up the river, nature walks, great food, and lots to see and learn about!

Sacred Valley, Cacao/Coffee Farm, and Machu Picchu Tour

5 star review
David planned the perfect trip to Cusco for us! From trekking through the jungles exploring the Cacao plantation to riding the train to the magnificent city of Machu Picchu, our guides brought us amazing insight and unforgettable memories. All of our meals and accommodations were fantastic and I can't recommend this tour enough. For those that want to pack in a lot into a short amount of time, this is the way to go. Thank you David for an unforgettable trip to Peru!

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In order to provide a consistently local experience we make sure our Lokal trip planners are always from the country you’ll be visiting. This not only means you’ll be getting an authentic local experience but you know first hand that your money is going directly to the communities you visit. How’s that for a win/win? Rather than endless searching for "best places to stay in peru," "adventures in peru," "must see peru," why not just ask an expert who lives there and knows all about amazing experiences perfect for your specific travel style?

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Anne Godoy
Anne Godoy
Lima, Peru
Her name is Anne Godoy, a passionate dancer with a particular love for Peruvian folk dance, which she is currently studying. She makes it a point to visit the city of Cusco at least once a year, as it holds a special place in her heart. Anne has been lucky enough to explore 19 out of the 24 regions in Peru, and she was born and currently resides in Lima, where she takes pride in being a Limeña. Having completed her degree in Tourism Management, Anne learned about the significance of sustainable tourism in Peru and was motivated to contribute to this cause. She was fortunate enough to find a company that shares her values and is passionate about promoting sustainable tourism in Peru. Anne firmly believes that tourism can have a positive impact if it is properly promoted and managed. Sustainable tourism has the potential to diversify the economy, empower rural women, and create conservation opportunities for culture and nature. Her goal is to continue working with local businesses, communities, and protected areas to promote sustainable tourism in Peru.

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Eytan's Peru Adventure
Monday: Pickup, Checkin, Massage
Tuesday: Tour of Ancient Ruins
Wednesday: Zip-lining and Birdwatching
Thursday: Community Visit & Festival
Friday: Shopping in City Center
Friday: Picnic at Waterfall

Day Trips or Short Overnight Experiences

Overnight Coffee or Cacao Tour in the Jungle of Cusco
2 Days/1 Night
Overnight Coffee or Cacao Tour in the Jungle of Cusco

If you would like to share a unique experience with a local family during your stay in Peru, and love coffee and/or chocolate, then look no further than this tour! You'll visit families in the jungle of Cusco that are members of a local cooperative to learn about the arduous work that goes into coffee or cacao production.

Sacred Valley, Cacao/Coffee Farm, and Machu Picchu Tour
3 Days/2 Nights
Sacred Valley, Cacao/Coffee Farm, and Machu Picchu Tour

Enjoy the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and discover the magnificent Incan constructions at Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Then visit a local coffee farm and family who will teach you about local agriculture, principally coffee production.

Refugios Amazonas Eco Lodge: Nature Adventure in Tambopata Reserve
4 Days/3 Nights
Refugios Amazonas Eco Lodge: Nature Adventure in Tambopata Reserve

Experience the beauty of the Amazon rainforest at Refugios Amazonas Eco Lodge, located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. This stunning 32-bedroom lodge is the perfect escape for adventurers, nature lovers, and families who want to immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of the rainforest. Whether you're seeking adventure or simply want to relax and appreciate the natural surroundings, Refugios Amazonas has something for everyone.

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