South America: those two words stir in us a sense of passion, adventure, opportunity, and mystery. A world that feels familiar, yet untamed and enigmatic. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of life that beats with Latin rhythms in the hearts of cities like Rio, Buenos Aires, and Lima. Only the majesty of the Amazon forest or the enigma of ancient cultures can still the din of modern civilization. Let us elevate you to Machu Picchu, fly you over the plains of Nasca, and bathe you in the gentle mists of Iguazu Falls. Allow us to lead you on your hunt for the lost treasure of The Inka.
Peru: The Amazon to Andes
Two of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural components, the expansive Amazon River and the commanding Andes Mountains, are all fully discovered on The Evolved Traveler’s 12-day luxury journey to Peru: The Amazon to the Andes.
Your journey begins with an evening in Lima before heading to Iquitos, Peru’s gateway to the Amazon. Enjoy luxury accommodations on board the Delfin I, where your time on the river will afford you the opportunity to experience staggering and compelling biodiversity through daily inclusions that are conducted by expert naturalists.After returning to Iquitos for your onward journey, you will travel to Lima for the start a new chapter of your Peruvian discovery, including historical, traditional, cosmopolitan, and artistic wonders you won’t soon forget. Continue on to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, which share both Incan and Peruvian history, and discover monuments which provide fantastic opportunities to engage in the local culture. Your journey will close with the same wonder it began with when you arrive at enchanting Machu Picchu for a two-night stay.
Highlights:4-day/5-night luxury Amazon cruise, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Cosmopolitan Lima welcomes you on arrival, but this is only the start of your exciting exploration of Peru. From Lima to Machu Picchu to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, The Evolved Traveler’s 16-day Peruvian Explorer journey will take you to some of the country’s most iconic and varied locales.
After your time in lively Lima, head south to Arequipa, a warm and welcoming town that is the gateway to southern Peru. Arequipa opens your journey to some of Peru’s most diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes, including snow covered volcanoes, quaint villages, and desolate plateaus populated with guanaco, alpaca and vicuna. Continue on to Puno and Lake Titicaca, where you will visit Condor Cross Lookout—the best place to see the Andean Condor in flight—as well as to the Colca Canyon, Peru’s version of the Grand Canyon. Lake Titicaca is next to be explored as you spend two days learning about this enigmatic destination and its locals—a people who live on reed towns that float freely through the lake, and maintain a lifestyle that has not changed for hundreds of years. Next, head north on the luxurious Andean Explorer, off to explore Colonial Cusco and majestic Machu Picchu before finally heading deep into the Amazon Rainforest for a 3-night stay. Here, one of the world’s most rich biodiverse regions will reveal itself to you with river excursions, canopy walks, visits to local farms and much more! Heading back to Lima you’ll soon see this wasn’t just an exploration, it was the trip of a lifetime.
Highlights:Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno and Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest.
The Pinnacles of Peru: Lima to Machu Picchu
Lively Lima, enchanting Cusco, the revered Sacred Valley and of course the mysteries and wonder of Machu Picchu are the dramatic and diverse highlights to be experienced on The Evolved Traveler’s, “The luxury, 9-day, “The Pinnacles of Peru: Lima to Machu Picchu.”
Begin in vibrant Lima, one of South America’s most trending destinations, take in everything from the historic Colonial Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the artisan-rich Barranco District, the city’s inspiring Bohemian quarter. Venture into the Andes and delightful Cusco where the history is as stunning as the scenery. Explore further into Incan land with visits to the Sacred Valley, the bustling Pisac Market and the imposing fortress of Ollantaytambo. Lastly, journey aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham train along the Incan Trail to wondrous Machu Picchu where you will relish two full days to take in its magic and mystique.
HighlightsLima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu