Southern Peru tailor made holiday

“Brilliant 19 day tailor made holiday of Peru, where the Inca Trail is just a tiny part of the adventure. For those who want to view so much more of Peru. ”

Highlights

Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | One day trail to Machu Picchu including train journey | Amazon rainforest | Superb Amazon wildlife watching | Canoe trip Lake Sandoval | Orient Express train | | Altiplano | Lake Titcaca | Uros floating islands | Taquile Island | Suasi Island | Guided hike in Colca Canyon | Condor watching | Arequipa

Description of Southern Peru tailor made holiday

Enjoy the highlights of southern Peru in style. Spot wildlife in the Amazon, explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley with your dedicated guide, walk the ONe Day Inca Trail to arrive on foot to Machu Picchu, relax as you travel to Suasi Island in Lake Titicaca.

Highlights
- Enjoy the stunning variety of Peruís cultures, scenery and wildlife.
- Walk the Royal (One Day) Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Explore Cusco, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu with your dedicated local guide.
- Delve deep into the Amazon to see amazing wildlife in virgin rainforest.
- Cross the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca on a luxurious Orient Express train.
- Stay in a remote but comfortable private island lodge on Lake Titicaca.
- Stretch your legs in the mighty Colca Canyon.
- Relax in the lovely town of Arequipa.

Best time to go: March to November.

Note on Inca Trail permits: there is a strictly regulated system in place governing the number of permits available to trekkers and staff on the Inca Trail. This system means that the Inca Trail is usually fully booked for approximately 3 months after the date of enquiry. We therefore encourage clients to book early to secure their places on the Trail.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made anytime between April and November
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Holiday type

Tailor made holiday

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Southern Peru tailor made holiday

Environment

The lodge in the Amazon has excellent environmental credentials, including a strong sustainability policy, community engagement programmes, and is carbon neutral. The company which owns the lodge has a variety of ecological / research programmes operating, including the establishment of permanent conservation areas and a rescue centre for Andean, or spectacled, bears.

We take longer to walk the Inca Trail, keeping you away from the overcrowded and environmentally depleted campsites. Instead you stay at peaceful campsites where numbers are very low and therefore environmental impact minimal. We are scrupulous about carrying everything out with us.

Similarly, we avoid the main visitor site on Taquile Island, instead travelling to the far side of the island which receives visitors usually once a week and is therefore a genuinely interesting opportunity for cultural interaction and again provides an income for communities without being invasive.

Community

We only run our own dedicated Inca Trail departures exclusively in conjunction with a small family business in Cusco. We have our own team of local guides and porters in place in Peru. We can be sure that we are only working with the best and most experienced guides. It also means that we work with a single community to provide portage services thus ensuring a stable and reliable source of income for local families.

Our porters come from the community of Chacllanca, about 45km from Cusco. Generally they are subsistence farmers who supplement their earnings by working on the Inca Trail. Our two head chefs, Virgilio and Herlin are in charge of getting the teams together and are therefore the bosses. Your team of porters is usually therefore made up of friends, family and neighbours who respect one another and work well together. Needless to say, we adhere strictly to the Porter Protection Policies in place on the Inca Trail.

On Lake Titicaca we are careful to visit only those floating islands which are genuinely inhabited so you can get a sense of how they actually live day to day and your visit benefits the people you visit.

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