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Birding And Wildlife In Peru


Peru is a true paradise and home to approximately 20% of the total bird species in the world, it is one of the best and most diverse nations on earth for birdwatchers. The magnificent colorful country offers bird enthusiasts more birds than any other country, there are 2,000 species of migrant and resident birds including 110 endemics that can be seen at various locations throughout the country. The landscapes in Peru include the high grasslands of the Andean mountain range, the lush verdant Amazon rainforest, and the unique ecosystems of the coastal desert. The mighty Amazon is home to 427 mammals, 378 reptiles, 428 amphibians, 1,294 birds, 3,000 fish, 40,000 plants, and 2.5 million insect species. Birding in the megadiverse country of Peru plays a vital role in its tourism sector with three distinct birding routes (Southern, Central, and Northern).

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  • Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most alluring destinations in Peru, encompassing the areas between Pisac and Ollantaytambo along the Urubamba, Vilcanota and Wilcamayu Rivers.

  • Nazca Lines

    The gigantic fascinating Nazca Lines are found throughout the Nazca Desert in Southern Peru, created over 2,000 years ago. These baffling geoglyphs depicting animals and humans cover the desert floor and can best be viewed from the sky.

  • Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia is one of the world`s most fascinating lakes, home to over 500 aquatic species. The world`s highest navigable lake is fed by meltwater from glaciers on the sierras.

  • Colca Canyon

    Colca Canyon is one of the deepest, most breathtakingly beautiful canyons in the world soaring 10,730 feet deep, twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. The superb canyon is the place to see soaring condors, breathtaking vistas, healing thermal waters, and endless blue skies.

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  • Wine and Dine in South America

    For food and wine lovers, South America has some of the best culinary offerings; from high-end restaurants to mouthwatering street food, there’s incredible diversity to be discovered. South America is also home to some of the world's most breathtaking and varied landscapes, and it shouldn't be a surprise that the soil from those landscapes is as fertile as it is stunning.

  • Lima, Cuzco, and Beyond

    The city of Cuzco boasts a long history, an extraordinary destination that has retained its cultural essence throughout each historic period. A vibrant, charming, and fascinating city offering plenty of attractions and activities along with deliciously authentic dining options, colorful markets, and the majestic Sacred Valley.

  • Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands

    The magnificent Machu Picchu a Wonder of the Modern World (2007)and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) located on top of a mountain in the middle of a tropical forest, is Peru’s star attraction.

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  • Tambopata - Machu Picchu - Titicaca - Colca Canyon
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  • Wonderful Peru!. Visit Lima(for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine), , Amazon Lodge in Tambopata Reserve, Cuzco (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and possessor of a style on its own, where you will have the chance to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife), Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca's town of Puno (Lake Titicaca is the world's highest navigable lake, the dwelling of culture hold fast to their ancient traditions and that will provide you a few days of intense experiences), Arequipa; the so-called 'White City' abounds with colonial mansions and churches made of with white volcanic stone, which have been perfectly preserved throughout the centuries and Colca Canyon. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight Lima to Puerto Maldonado (suggested flight is before 1pm)
    • Transfer Airport to Lodge in Puerto Maldonado
    • 2-nights excursion to Tambopata Reserve with transfers, meals and tours
    • Transfer Lodge to Airport in Puerto Maldonado
    • Flight Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco
    • Transfer Cuzco Airport to Hotel in Sacred Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sacred Valley
    • Train to Machu Picchu plus Guided tour (All transfers)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Machu Picchu
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cuzco
    • Transfer from Cuzco to Puno
    • Transfer Juliaca Airport to Hotel
    • Hotel for 2 nights in the Lake Titicaca
    • Transfer from Hotel to Juliaca Airport
    • Flight from Juliaca to Arequipa
    • Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Arequipa
    • Hotel fo r1 night in Arequipa
    • Transfer from Arequipa to Colca Canyon
    • Hotel for 2 nights in the Colca Canyon
    • Transfer from Colca Canyon to Arequipa
    • Hotel for 1 night in Arequipa
    • Transfer from Hotel to Airport in Arequipa
    • Flight from Arequipa to Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima


  • Lima - Cuzco - Tambopata Reserve by Air
    6 nights from $679*
  • Enjoy Peru!. Combine Lima (taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine), Cuzco (City to discover more Incan and Colonial sites)and Peruvian Amazon with flights between cities. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 nights in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Cuzco
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cuzco
    • Flight from Cuzco to Tambopata-Puerto Maldonado
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tambopata Reserve


  • Amazon Cruise (MV Aqua Expeditions) - Cuzco
    9 nights from $5,280*
  • A journey through the best of Peru!. Visit Lima for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine. Next, fly to Iquitos and begin this your journey cruising the world's greatest rivers in unparalleled luxury, The Amazon River. Indulge your curiosity, expand your intellect and taste the exotic flavors of international cuisine as you float downriver in the custom-designed 5-star vessels of Aqua Expeditions. Then fly to Lima again to rest and continue to Cuzco City to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife. Then, take a tour to Machu Picchu, the new Wonder of the World. Finish with a stay in Lima before heading back home. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Iquitos
    • 3 nights cruising through the Amazon with Full Board, Guided Tours and Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights. Please note flights with arrival and departure after 5pm are the most recommended ones
    • Flight from Iquitos to Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Cuzco
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Cuzco
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cuzco
    • Train to Machu Picchu and Guided tour
    • Hotel for 1 night in Machu Picchu
    • Hotel for 1 night in Cuzco
    • Thursday Departures


  • Amazon Cruise (MV Aqua Expeditions) - Machu Picchu
    11 nights from $5,974*
  • Discover The Amazon and Machu Picchu in Style!. Visit Lima for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine. Next, fly to Iquitos and begin this your journey cruising the world's greatest rivers in unparalleled luxury, The Amazon River. Indulge your curiosity, expand your intellect and taste the exotic flavors of international cuisine as you float downriver in the custom-designed 5-star vessels of Aqua Expeditions. Next,fly to Lima to spend a night before going to Cuzco airport and immediately continue to the Sacred Valley, a magical land where Indian Markets and Incan Constructions mix with Corn Fields, the Andes Mountains, Picturesque Towns, Salt Mines and a Legendary river. Proceed to Machu Picchu, the new Wonder of the World and then, stay in Cuzco City to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife. Finish this trip with a stay in Lima before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • 1 night in Lima
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Lima
    • Flight Lima to Iquitos
    • 3 nights cruising through the Amazon with full board, guided tours and transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights. Please note flights with arrival and departure after 5pm are the most recommended ones
    • Flight Iquitos to Lima
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Lima
    • 1 night in Lima
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Lima
    • Flight Lima to Cuzco
    • Private transfer Airport in Cuzco to Hotel in Sacred Valley
    • 2 nights in Sacred Valley
    • Full day Machu Picchu tour including round-trip train ride, all transfers, guided tour and lunch.
    • 1 night in Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes town
    • 2 nights in Cuzco
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Cuzco
    • Flight Cuzco to Lima
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Lima
    • 1 night in Lima
    • Private transfer Hotel to Airport in Lima
    • Thursday Departures


  • Amazon Cruise (MV Delfin II) - Machu Picchu
    11 nights from $4,810*
  • Luxury Cruise in the Amazon River and A Must-See: Machu Picchu!. Visit Lima City for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine then fly to Iquitos to enjoy an unforgettable Amazon experience onboard the Delfin II. In the following 4 days, you will experience an ideal combination of natural wonders, dramatic scenery, indigenous cultural history, and a relaxed self-contained way to explore the Amazon River while sightseeing nature at its best. Next Fly to Lima to spend a night before going to Cuzco airport and immediately continue to the Sacred Valley, a magical land where Indian Markets and Incan Constructions mix with Corn Fields, the Andes Mountains, Picturesque Towns, Salt Mines and a Legendary river. Proceed to Machu Picchu, the new Wonder of the World and then, stay in Cuzco City to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife. Finish this trip with a stay in Lima before heading back home. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Iquitos
    • 3 Nights Cruising through the Amazon. Including: Full Board and Guided Tours
    • Flight from Iquitos to Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Flight from Lima to Cuzco
    • Private transfer Airport to Hotel in Sacred Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sacred Valley
    • Train to Machu Picchu + Guided tour (all transfers)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Machu Picchu
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cuzco
    • Flight from Cuzco to Lima
    • Hotel for 1 night in Lima
    • Saturday departures year round.


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Experiences and Adventure

  • Peruvian Cuisine

    Peruvian cuisine is made up of huge flavors and is all about spices. Peru is the Hope Diamond of Latin America and home to famed dishes such as ceviche, Lomo Saltado (beef stew), Aji de Gallina (creamy chicken) to mention a few. The cuisine in Peru is a jumble of flavors made up of European, African, and East Asian techniques that blend seamlessly with the ancient Peruvian cuisine creating utterly unique dishes.

  • Birding and Wildlife in Peru

    Peru is a true paradise and home to approximately 20% of the total bird species in the world, it is one of the best and most diverse nations on earth for birdwatchers.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Peru

    The fascinating country of Peru features 12 otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 8 are listed as cultural sites, two as natural, and two as mixed with both cultural and natural criteria. These spectacular sites spread throughout the country are among some of the most significant cultural destinations in the world.


  • The Inca Trail

    The amazing Inca Trail in South America is celebrated as one of the world’s most famous treks, 26 miles of trail that lead to the Citadel or “Lost City of the Incas” in Machu Picchu, the final destination.

  • Off the Beaten Path in Peru

    Heading out Off The Beaten Path in Peru is an incredible experience through awe-inspiring landscapes and exciting destinations such as Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley.

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