- Officially the Republic of Peru, located in western South Americas and shares borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile
- 5th most populous country in South America with about 29.1 million inhabitants
- The capital is Lima
- Official languages spoken are Spanish and Amerindian languages, such as Quechua and Aymara
- Ranks among the world’s top producers of silver, copper, lead, and zinc. Its petroleum industry is one of the world’s oldest, and its fisheries are among the world’s richest.
Things to Do, Places to See
- Try trekking the legendary Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu. With several different routes to choose from, the trek allows you to experience Peru’s amazing beauty up close as you admire the breathtaking landscapes.
- Rafting has also become an activity that a majority of tourists participate in. Experience a rafting trip along the Urubamba River for approximately two hours in rapids of varying classes, II, III, IV+, and V, depending on the route selected based on your ability and the season.
- Interested in horseback riding? Enjoy an exciting ride following the ancient Inca trail, the Salkantay. This less traveled route will guide you through the Cordillera Vilcabama, a beautiful Andean mountain range, and down into the forested canyons below.
The Amazon Jungle
Get a glimpse of the nature that calls this jungle home and take a trip through the Peruvian Amazon, one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Some of the wildlife you will see can include: colorful macaws, owls, tamarind monkeys, capybaras (the largest rodents in the world) tapirs, and deer.
According to legend the first Inca, known as Manco Capac, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca under the orders of the Sun God, to start the Inca Empire in and around Cuzco. Visit the floating islands of the Uros Indian tribes who remain today living in the same way their ancestors lived in Inca times, the Island of Taquile, and the amazing ruins of Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground.
The Mysterious Nazca Lines
Explore the Nazca Lines with an unforgettable flight over the enormous ancient calendar of the Incas drawn in the desert sand. It’s been said that ancient Nazca was visited by extraterrestrials and, after they left, the Nazca created the huge figures to try to draw them back to Earth. Let your imagination run wild as you fly over this amazing site.
Codors of Arequipa and Colca Canyon
Visit Colca Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, and see the majestic flight of the Andean condors or take a trip through the Andean villages. Stop at the Antahuilque viewpoint, known for its mysterious lagoons, where one can observe the andenes or cultivation terraces for which the canyon is famous.
Cuzco in Peru is the rumored capital of the Inca Empire and the gateway to Machu Picchu. The city is lined with cobblestone streets and colonial and Renaissance churches and mansions laid out centuries ago. Visit the city and immerse yourself into the Andean culture.
Yampu Tours applies its unrivaled expertise to plan luxury journeys of a lifetime with must visit destinations in Peru. Taking guests to seldom explored regions and hidden treasures with local expert guides is our specialty. From an adventurous tour including river rafting, mountain biking or horseback riding including a visit to the remarkable ruins of Machu Picchu to a personalized motorcycle tour or an educational trip to immerse you in traditional Peruvian language and culture, Yampu Tours takes delight in customizing each trip for our guests. In each destination experience unique, off-the beaten path excursions crafted by our knowledgeable travel consultants.