Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru

Mysterious Inca ruins, piquant piscos, and the mist-cloaked Andes Mountains beckon any explorer

Adventure Holidays in Peru

Venture to the land of the sun and you’ll be richly rewarded with world-class trekking, mysterious ruins, vast natural wonders, a majestic rainforest, seemingly-magical floating islands, and mind boggling ancient riddles… for Peru is a country that’s only just beginning to offer up its secrets.

Once home to the sun-worshipping Inca civilisation, bought to its knees by gold hungry Europeans, the glorious mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu was only uncovered in the last century. And this is but one of Peru’s archaeological treasures. With Exodus you can also explore the mysterious Nazca Lines and visit and remote communities to get a little closer to the past.

But Peru isn’t all about the Incas. Exodus offer a wide range of adventure, activity and walking holidays here. Aside from some of the world’s best trekking, there’s rafting, zip wires and bike trails, all yours for the taking. A backdrop of the wildest imaginable landscapes, from frozen peaks peeping through clouds to the deepest rainforest – where you can sleep in a riverside jungle lodge – is home to a wonderful selection of wildlife. 

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Peru Adventure Holidays

Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru

Essential Peru

Discover southern Peru's archaeological and natural wonders

Guided Group

Discovery & Wildlife
15 days
From $2,505 USD
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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca Trail

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Walking & Trekking
9 days
From $1,615 USD
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate
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El Mist Volcano and Arequipa Cathedral - Arequipa, South America

Peru Explorer

An in-depth discovery of southern Peru from the Andes to the Amazon

Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures

Discovery & Wildlife
22 days
From $4,265 USD
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
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Must-Do Peruvian Adventures

1. Tackle the Inca Trail: trekking the Inca Trail will leave you gasping with astonishment. Pass through Inca ruins and exotic cloud forests as you walk the worn Inca pathways to the glorious citadel of Machu Picchu. It’s an unforgiving but unforgettable journey.

2. Marvel at Machu Picchu: a mysterious lost city hidden for hundreds of years above the clouds, the view stretching from Machu Picchu across the Andean mountains is perhaps the most famous in all the world. This is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and there’s no wonder why.

3. Island hop on Lake Titicaca: this revered body of water is South America’s largest lake and awash with possibilities for adventure travel. Clear azure blue waters are punctuated by ancient manmade floating islands, where indigenous communities with centuries-old customs await.

4. Gaze over Colca Canyon: easily as impressive, twice as deep but nowhere near as famous as the Grand Canyon, Colca is a 100 km long, 3000 metre deep canyon surrounded be volcanoes with snow peaked mountains in the distance. It’s home to decoratively adorned Quecha women, traditional Peruvian villages, and families of condors cruising on thermals above. 

5. Solve the mystery of the Nazca Lines: super-sized neoglyphs of animals, abstract symbols and geometric shapes etched into the desert, the Nazca Lines are spread across an astounding 500 sq km, and only visible from the sky. Their purpose and origin is a mystery, and we can we still only guess what they were made for: astronomical calendars, water worship or even extraterrestrial airports? Flying over these intricate ancient artworks will amaze you.

6. Roam the Amazon Rainforest: be overwhelmed in the Amazon Rainforest by the sheer mass of towering trees, damp and dense undergrowth, unusual flora, buzzing insects, animal noises and amazing wildlife sightings you won’t get anywhere else on the planet. Tragically, the forest is disappearing fast, but that’s all the more reason to visit before it’s too late. Travel responsibly and let your tourist cash contribute to the conservation of this most precious natural resource.

7. Adventure into the Andes: for an off-the-beaten-track adventure, try the Moonstone Trek or extend your Inca Trail trek with several days’ hiking around the snow-capped peak of Salcantay, or hiking in the Cordillera Huayhuash, the peaks made famous by Joe Simpson in ‘Touching the Void’.

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We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, perfect if you’d like to change the dates, itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All Tailormade Adventures run with a minimum of two people, but the more who travel, the less it costs per person – and you’ll still get a local guide and all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain, or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates, and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more, or to arrange your own Tailormade Experience call 0203 733 4849

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