Travelling to Peru on an organized tour: the 4 essentials for a successful stay

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Which organized tour to take on a trip to Peru? Discover 4 itineraries for an unforgettable stay in Inca country.

Peru is a dream destination for many travelers. With its varied landscapes, ancestral culture, archaeological sites and gastronomy, it’s a country to remember for a long time to come. With so many places to visit, it can be difficult to decide where to go and how to get there. An organized tour is a practical way of ensuring that your trip to Peru is a success.

Would you like to discover the Inca civilization, explore the Amazon rainforest or explore the Andes? Entrust theorganization of your trip to the responsible tour operators of Nomade Aventure for a complete and successful holiday. As an adventure travel agency, Nomade Aventure is committed to sustainable, authentic vacations. To help you find what you’re looking for, here’s our selection of organized tours for a trip to Peru.

Touring the wonders of Peru

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  • 👍 Number of participants: 5 to 12 people
  • Duration: 15 days
  • 💙 We love: discovering a lesser-visited but equally fascinating Peru

While the majority of foreign tourists take a trip to the south of Peru, why not choose an organized tour that takes you to the north? Here you’ll discover other, less-frequented places that are just as enriching.

Your exploration begins near the Peruvian capital, Lima, with a visit to the archaeological site of Pachacamac. The next day, you’ll fly north to Trujillo. You’ll stroll through this colonial town, then spend three days discovering a number of pre-Incan ruins. These include the Huacas de la Luna y del Sol and Chan Chan. Here, you’ll learn many anecdotes about the Moche and Chimu cultures, which predate the Incas. You’ll also discover the pyramids of the El Brujo site and the Tumbas Reales Museum, an important burial complex.

You will then leave the Pacific coast and head for the Amazonas region, to the town of Chachapoyas. From here, you’ll be accompanied by a French guide with a doctorate in pre-Hispanic archaeology. With him, you’ll survey theancient fortress of Kuelap, set in a marvellous mountain setting. In this region, you’ll also hike to the imposing Gocta waterfall (one of the highest in the world). Other hard-to-reach archaeological sites in the area include the Karajia sarcophagi and the Revash burial complex.

Finally, enjoy the region’s lush nature, exploring the blue Sauce lagoon and the Cordillera Escalera park. Here, you can bathe in the cool waters of a waterfall, with the possibility of encountering toucans if you’re lucky!

The essentials of Peru in a tailor-made trip

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  • Duration: 18 days
  • 💙 We like: the variety of tours

Create your ideal trip to Peru with this organized tour that will take you to the main tourist sites. This customizable tour is perfect for honeymoons or any other special occasion. You’ll discover breathtaking landscapes, spectacular archaeological sites and meet wonderful people along the way.

First, you’ll stroll through the white city of Arequipa to spot its colonial buildings and impressive Santa Catalina convent. You can also visit the Andean Sanctuary Museum, dedicated to pre-Columbian culture and featuring the famous Juanita mummy.

You’ll then discover the Colca Valley and its imposing canyon, one of the deepest in the world. During your walks, you’ll meet women in colorful traditional dress and see condors. Then it’s off to Lake Titicaca, where you’ll sail from island to island, staying overnight with local people to learn more about the thousand-year-old local culture.

Then it’s time to explore the capital of the Inca Empire: Cuzco. You’ll be able to stroll through its narrow streets and visit the superb Plaza de Armas. For a typical meal, head to the San Pedro market, among the locals. From here, you’ll head off on a 2-day trek into the mountains, visiting the main points of interest in the Sacred Valley for another 2 full days. Finally, you’ll explore Machu Picchu accompanied by a local guide who will tell you more about the mythical city.

To finish the trip on a natural note, you’ll head to the Amazon, around Puerto Maldonaldo. You’ll be on the lookout for caimans, birds and monkeys. What’s more, you’ll enjoy splendid sunsets and the beauty of the forest before returning home.

Private tour packages in Peru for family vacations

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • 💙 We love: discovering Peru with a tour suitable for children

Take your family on a tailor-made trip to Peru, with this organized tour suitable for young and old. You’ll enjoy an intimate stay with your loved ones. The change of scenery starts right away with anexploration of the Amazon jungle in Puerto Maldonaldo. You’ll spend 3 days discovering Amazonian animals and learning more about local plants. Cruise the river and soak up the natural ambience. You’ll also spend time with local people to learn more about their daily activities.

To find out more about the land of the Incas, head for Cuzco. You’ll explore the capital of this pre-Columbian empire and the surrounding archaeological zones. Then it’s on to the Sacred Valley, where Inca sites abound in breathtaking scenery. You’ll visit the famous Machu Picchu, the Maras salt flats, the Moray terraces and the Chinchero ruins.

You’ll then make your way to Lake Titicaca, the cradle of Inca civilization. Here, you’ll leave the hotels behind and stay with local people to enjoy the local experience. You’ll be amazed by the floating islands of the Uros and adore the beauty of the islands of Amantani and Taquile.

Journey through Peru’s must-sees

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  • 👍 Number of participants: from 4 to 12 people
  • Duration: 15 days
  • 💙 We like: alternating between hotel and home-stay nights to discover Peruvian culture

Combine the different facets of Peru in a single trip, and share it with the whole family on this organized tour. To begin with, you’ll arrive in the Amazon by plane at Puerto Maldonaldo : the perfect opportunity to appreciate the immensity of this place. You’ll stay in lodges to get as close to nature as possible. You’ll have the chance toobserve animals, taste exotic fruits, learn about the properties of local plants and even fish for piranhas!

After this natural interlude, it’s on to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley to discover the wonders of the Inca Empire. You’ll explore magnificent historic sites such as the ancient fortresses of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, as well as the impressive Maras salt flats. This is also a good time to observePeruvian handicrafts in the village of Chinchero. You’ll then take the train to Aguas Calientes, the small town next to Machu Picchu. You’ll explore this fabulous citadel with a guide to learn more about the place and its history.

Then back to Cuzco for an Escape Game tour of the city. A fun way to learn more about the Inca capital! Those with a sweet tooth will also be delighted to learn the secrets of chocolate-making, followed by a tasting session. Last but not least, you’ll head for the superb Lake Titicaca, situated at an altitude of 3812 metres, where you’ll discover the simple life of the inhabitants of the lake’s islands.

These organized tours will take you to different sites ona trip to Peru, depending on what you’re looking for. This diverse country is a treasure trove for all travelers. Which of these itineraries appeals most to you?