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  • Peru is the home to many diverse, beautiful, and mysterious locations that travelers will remember for the rest of their lives. Offering something for everyone, from history buffs to adventure junkies, our Peru tour packages offer some of the best ways to explore The Land of Abundance. Come see locations on and off the beaten path that will give you a an authentically Peruvian experience for a 10-to-16-day period.

    Peru offers a vast range of experience that you are sure to enjoy, from slaloming between penguins living on the Ballestas islands, watching llamas who run free on the famous Andes Mountains, visiting cinematic coastal switchbacks, experiencing the burnt Huacachina deserts, or just learning about the archaic advanced civilizations and eating some of the world’s best fusion cuisine. No matter what you want out of your trip, Peru can offer it.

    With expert planned tour packages, it is possible to fit everything that Peru has to offer into a trip of any length. Our tours will take you from the enigmatic Nazca Lines to the Amazon jungle, Colca canyon and beyond. Planned by people who have actually carried out these trips, every step of the way is planned to give you the best possible experience.

    Peru travel deals

    We offer group rates for tours, couples, families, school trips, and more – contact us today for more information.

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    Group booking from 4$1836
    $1760
    Highlights Of Peru In 10 Days

    Inca Trail - Apurimac rafting

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    Group booking from 4$3169
    $2974
    Peru Vacation – Grand Tours

    Hike, bike & raft to Machu Picchu

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  • Our outstanding Peru round tour packages

    By taking advantage of our Peru trip packages, you will gain the ability to see this beautiful country directly through the eyes of its people. With diverse, exclusive experiences, you will get to experience one of the Americas oldest living cultures and most beautiful nations.

    Our tours are limited to 12 people or less, allowing everyone to connect with destinations and actually experience what Peru has to offer. By keeping our tour size small, we can take you off the beaten track and discover people and parts of Peru that don’t typically see tourism groups, you will experience something that very few others have.

    Fun – safe adventure round trip tour packages for Peru

    Include unique round trips between the most popular places in Peru: the coast, the Andes, and the Amazon jungle. You will experience Peru in a first class setting, complete with services, hotels, guides, equipment, and tour organization. Every trip is unique and varied, providing opportunities to take in everything that Peru has to offer, including historical tours, sightseeing, adventures, and cuisine.

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    Lake Titicaca, Amazon jungle, Inca trail & Machu Picchu (15 days)
    Apurimac rafting, Inca trail to Machu Picchu & Amazon mountain biking (15 days)

    Join our classic top destinations round trip packages

    Whether you are headed to Peru for business, leisure, or a retreat, we have a tour package that will fit your family, group, or honeymoon. Our experts can connect you to some of Peru’s top destinations, adventures, and leisure activities. Whether you want to focus on culture, nature, or history, we will personalize an itinerary to your needs. Our unique trips will capture the complete tapestry of Peru, including the varied foods, languages, cultures, religions, ruins, and countryside that categorize this brilliant nation.

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    18 days cultural, adventure and beach
    From Machu Picchu to Mancora beach

    Private Peru tour packages

    For those that do not want to travel in a group with people that they do not know, River Explorers offers private and personalized tour packages, which is perfect for those who are selective about what they do. If you have a large group or you have specific things that you want to do, a private group tour is the best way to do it.

    Whatever your requirements, we put together the perfect tour to accommodate your every wish and need. Our prices are based on a minimum of two (2) travelers, but we can also provide for solo expeditions upon request.

    • For couples: If you are a couple that wants to go on a romantic trip or just a getaway for friends, we can help you to find a tour that suits the needs of both people.
    • Groups: For groups of friends, school groups, church groups, or other groups, traveling to new places can be fun and build camaraderie. Our experts are here to show you what Peru has for you and can build tours based on your needs or likes. Choose any of our tour itineraries and pick your own departure date. The bigger the group the cheaper it will be per person.
    • For families: If you are a family that is traveling to Peru, you want to get the absolute most out of it. By booking one of our tours, you can focus on having fun and enjoying the culture, history, foods, and art of Peru instead of worrying about some of the small details that can bog you down. Most of our Peru tour packages for families tend to include fun activities, cultural immersion, and time for relaxation. You can change or modify the tour itinerary as you need – we are here to work with you to ensure that you will make lifelong memories.
  • Awesome destinations

    Girls at Humantay lake tourPeru has so much to offer travelers, art lovers, adventurers, and history buffs: from modern cities filled with amenities to stone age towns that keep the secretes of history, there is so much to see. Popular ventures include the Andean Mountains, Amazon rain forests, mysterious old ruins, beautiful river canyons, and so much more.

    Lima

    Capital of Peru “Lima”

    Lima is probably the most popular attraction for first time visitors. This is the capital city of Peru and contains so many possibilities that it could take a week just to explore what Spanish conquerors called “the King of Cities.” Lima has been a long-sought destination for food connoisseurs, architecture fanatics, history buffs, church trips, and nightlife seekers. It is also home to the 1,800-year-old Huaca Pucllana, Huaca Huallamarca and Pachacamac ruins. Our tours do not include any pre-set day tours in Lima, but you can contact us 48-hours before your stay in Lima to organize any number of activities.

    Ica

    Ica: Huacahina oasis, mommies cemetery and Nazca Lines

    Ica is one of the most enigmatic, popular, and special heritage sites in the world. There is so much to enjoy here, including the Nazca Lines which cover enormous figures of various shapes that are visible only by flying, the island of Ballestas (called “Little Galapagos” which is a national reserve where you can find many kinds of wild life, including sea life, or travel to the pre-Inca cemetery of Chauchilla where you can learn about how people lived and died: and how they uses unique skills to mummified their dead. There are plenty of other activities you can undertake here, especially for those travelling with a group or as a couple. From looking at the amazing landscapes (make sure to clear your phone so you have room for photos) to enjoying the oasis of Huacachina, the option is yours.

    Arequipa

    Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

    Arequipa, located between the Altiplano, the Andean Mountains and the Pacific Ocean is in the Southern region of Peru. Here, you will find the Colca Canyon, which contains many different ecosystems and breathtaking landscapes that are unique to Peru. For those who want something a bit quieter, tours here offer the scenery of quiet and quaint Andean towns. But don’t let the size fool you: there are plenty of activities on these trips, including hiking in the Misti volcano, mountain biking, rafting, and city tours are also available under request.

    Puno

    Puno and Lake Titicaca

    Any Peru tour package wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Puno, which is located in the flat lands of the Altiplano flanked by the shores of Lake Titicaca and the snow mountain peaks and the hills of the Altiplano (flat lands). This tour package is sought after because it is a bit off the beaten path – it takes you away from the tourist crowds and offers a more authentic experience. Here, you will be able to connect with Peruvian culture, cuisine, mythology, stories, traditions, and more. You’ll have the chance to spend some time at the Ticonata island and visit the famous Uros Islands.

    Cusco

    Cusco: Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Machu Picchu

    Cusco, otherwise known as the “Capital of the Inca Empire” is one of the premier locations on our Peru tour packages. Often a multi-day trip, Cusco take you inside here, allowing you to get a full view of the Inca civilization, including tours with educated guides who will explain all about the complexities and cultures of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo . There is much to see here: to the east, the lush foliage will take you on tours of Great Rain Forest; to the northwest, go to see Moray, an agricultural research center and the salt pans of Salineras both dated from many centuries ago; and in all directions you can hike the Andes to see the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu or you can go on whitewater tours if you want a bit more adventure.

    The point is this: our trip packages includes activities to Cusco’s highlights as well as off the beaten path tours that you cannot get all together anywhere else.

    Madre de dios

    Madre de Dios and the natural national reserves

    In Madre de Dios, the steam Amazon basin and lush rain forest come directly into focus – see on of the most ecologically and scenically diverse jungles in all of South America. Located in Southern Peru and access from Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios is home to three beautiful, stunning Amazon reserves: the great Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja Sonene National Park, and Madidi National Park, all lie along the Peru-Bolivia border. These are massive parks that will take a few days to see, but it is worth it to see plants and animals that you may never see again: these jungles are lush. For the best experience, you will want to get between 3 to 11-day package tour into the wilds

  • Transportation

    Traveling in the junglePeru has very good infrastructure, meaning that it is quite easy for tourists to navigate throughout the country. Some of the country’s most visited spots, including Cusco, Machu Picchu, Nazca lines, Colca Canyon, and the Amazon jungle are quite far apart (some 1,100 miles), so you need to plan for a long distance trip or two. There are plenty of ways to get around, including taking a plane, train, bus, boats, motorcycle and more.

    Airplane travel in and around Peru

    International travelers to Peru will most likely arrive at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, which is located in Lima and most tourists arrive here. However, there are twenty city airports located across Peru, making it easy to navigate and get the most out of your tour package. With River Explorers, you will use well-known and respect airlines like Latam, Avianca, Perúvian Airlines and Star Peru.

    Train travel around Peru

    Probably the slowest transportation option, but still a popular one, trains in Peru can be very expensive. However, if you have the time and the desire, it is one of the best ways to experience the openness and natural beauty of Peru. Popular rail service throughout Peru include lines between Puno and Cusco and from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.

    There are certain rail lines as well, each of which offers different classes, amenities, and commodities. All of our Peru tour packages includes service to and from Aguas Calientes in the tourist class.

    For those that want a truly luxurious trip, you can upgrade to a Vistadome fancier train or possibly one of the most luxurious trains in the Americas, Hiram Bingham for service between Cusco and Agua Calientes or between Cusco and Puno.

    Bus travel in Peru

    Probably the widest reaching form of travel, buses go almost everywhere in the country. Cruz del Sur is the only company that provides safe, dependable service from Lima, Paracas, Nazca and Arequipa. Their busses have toilet, sleep liners, pillows, reclining seats, and other amenities that will have you traveling in comfort.

    Our Peru tour packages use this tourist bus service between Arequipa and Puno, where you have amenities and plenty of time to take pictures in stopovers. We also use a tourist bus for transportation to a from Cusco and Puno, which includes lunch and stops to different ruins.

    For all of our other activities, like hiking, city tours, biking and rafting trips, or excursions where transportation is needed, we use private vehicles like vans, 4x4s, buses, or cars.

  • Frequently asked questions

    It is quite common to have plenty of questions before booking a trip to Peru. Below are some of the answers to most of our frequently asked questions – if you do not see your question here, or you need further explanation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

    Do I Need Visa to Enter Peru?

    You do not need a visa if you are traveling from many countries in the Americas and Europe. You do need to have a valid passport that has at least 2 blank pages and is valid for 6 months from the arrival date. However, you should check with your local agencies to see if you need a Visa before you purchase any tour packages, flights, or other vacation items.

    What Activities Are Included In The Peru Tour Packages?

    Our tour packages can be personalized to fit your needs, but they typically include incorporate cultural and adventure tours such as city tours, visits to ruins, hikes in the Andes, mountain biking, rafting and zip line this are combined with visits to the different top and off the beaten track destinations.

    I Haven’t Rafted/MTB/Hiked/Something Else Before – Can I Still Go On The Tour?

    Our tours are specially designed to fit various levels of fitness and experience. We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced pathways for all activities. Many of our events featured in the tour package are for all ages and abilities. However, some stops do require moderate physical condition and some experience.

    Do People Get Altitude Sickness In Peru?

    While people can get altitude sickness in Peru, we take great care to design our programs so that your body will gradually get adjusted to the different altitudes you may experience when hiking.

    Can I Drink Tab Water?

    No, it is not advised that tourists drink tab water. Peruvians are used to drinking this, but it is advised that tourists use bottled water or purified water.

    Is It Safe To Eat Fresh Fruit And Vegetables In Peru?

    For the most part, eating fresh fruit is safe. However, vegetables should be boiled for at least the first five days of your trip, just to allow your body to adjust to the food here.

    What Types Of Hotels Are Included In Your Peru Vacation Packages?

    Our trips include hotels with 3-stars that are ranked with 4 to 5 points on TripAdvisor and Booking.com. If you would like to upgrade your hotel to a 4-star or a 5-star hotel, that can be arranged. The hotels that we work with have been carefully vetted for cleanliness, safety, and comfort.

    How Safe Is Public Transportation In Peru?

    We utilize the safest and cleanest transportation company in Peru, Cruz del Sur. We utilize their services to transport tourists between Lima, Ica and Arequipa. Tourist service bus between Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. We also utilize private tourist transportation for local tour activities with licensed drivers and insured vehicles.

    Are Flights Included In The Tour Packages?

    Flights inside Peru are included in our tour packages, but the flight into Peru is not.

    Are Private Services More Expensive Than Group Tours?

    The answer to this question varies – it depends on the number of people in your group. For a private tour with families less than 4 people or couples, the prices are slightly more. For those with groups larger than 4, the prices could be cheaper.

    Are Entrance Fees Included To All The Destinations Visited On The Tour?

    All of the activities included in our tours are included in the package. There are some options along the way where tickets will need to be purchased in person as they cannot be booked in advance. It is recommended that you bring money with for other activities that you may choose to do while at certain locations.

    How Long In Advance Do We Need To Book A Tour?

    Most of our tours include trips to Machu Picchu, which is one of the most popular destinations and easily sells out in advance. We recommend that you book your tour at least 3 months in advance if you plan to see Machu Picchu. If you want to see the Inca Trail, you need to book at least 9 to 12 months in advance.

    Do You Offer Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free/Allergen Friendly Meals?

    Yes, we can accommodate any kind of dietary restrictions. You just need to let us know before your tour begins so that we can plan ahead.

Happy visitors enjoying Machu Picchu

What our clients says

"Excellent three week Peruvian adventure" David C - Shepparton, Australia.

We booked a 3 week 'private Peru tour package with River Explorers and had a GREAT time. Boris and Erica responded to all our questions and nothing was too much trouble. We did the 4 Inca Trail, Amazon 3 day and a six day Apurimac River rafting. I can't recommend River Explorers highly enough. We will be back...

Nice room amazon jungle tour packageOur hotels

River Explorers uses hotels and lodges that will bring you unforgettable tour experiences. Each type has its own personality, colonial, modern and in some cases home stays. Camping with us is great, 5 cm 2.5 inches sleeping pads, North Face sleeping bags Marmot tents and the best personal for your satisfaction..