Peru is probably one of the top travel destinations in Latin America. Host to the ruins of Machu Picchu and home of the Inca culture, Peru offers a tremendous opportunity to travel back in time and experience first-hand nature, archaeological treasures,s, and amazing food. Below, we have collected the top things to do in Peru during your visit. Check out our top itineraries to make sure you make the most of your adventure or call the number above to talk to an adventure specialist.
Visit Machu Picchu
Visiting Machu Picchu is a must during your trip to Peru. The famous Inca citadel is one of the new 7 wonders of the world. You can catch a quick flight from Lima (about 1.5 hours) for as low as $150 round trip if purchased in advance. From Cusco, you can then get a transfer to the train station and enjoy a wonderful 3.5-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes. Visitors can spend the go for the same day or choose to spend the night. Making advance reservations is highly encouraged for Machu Picchu and one of the add-on hikes; Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Check our many Machu Picchu tour options to find the perfect itinerary for you.
Hike the Inca Trail
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most unique adventures you and your family will ever experience. You can choose from the classic 4 days hike or a shorter one-day option. The most popular itinerary is our 10 days Inca Trail Expeditions.
Discover the Real Amazon
The Amazon Basin in Peru offers a incredible diverse exposure to wildlife. There are two key areas that you can visit during your time in Peru. The first and one of our favorite is the Tambopata National Park where you spend several days enjoy nature at an Amazon Lodge and exploring the park at your own pace. An alternative to Tambopata is the Amazon river portion that runs through Peru. There you can board a cruise and sail the river while experiencing the comfort of a luxury yacht.
Salkantay Trek Adventure
A great alternative to the Inca Trail is doing the Salkantay Trek to the town of Machu Picchu. Rated as one of the top 20 hikes by National Geographic, our Salkantay Trek tours deliver the best the trail has to offer. After 4 days of hiking, you will arrive at Machu Picchu to experience firsthand the amazing Inca sanctuary.