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Peru Luxury Tours with Big Five

Few countries in the world can rival Peru for the sheer drama of its archeological sites and the awesome physical beauty of its landscapes.

Book by Jun 30, 2021

The mist-shrouded peaks of the Andes Mountains envelop Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, once thought to be mere legend.  The Sacred Valley and the royal tomb of Sipan testify to the early inhabitants of Peru.  Intriguing riddles remain unsolved such as the dry desert site of the famed Nazca Lines.  Peru shares the world’s highest navigable body of water, Lake Titicaca, with Bolivia. 

 

Other Peruvian gems include the rainforest of the upper Amazon River; and Colca Canyon, with depths of 11,000 feet, making it twice that of the Grand Canyon.  Many of Peru’s ancient cultures and traditions are still splendidly alive in villages such as Pisaq, Willoq, and the floating islands of the Uros culture, where families live much as their ancestors did.  Whether hiking the ancient Inca trail, strolling the narrow streets of colonial Cusco, or boating remote Amazonian headwaters, a Peru luxury tour is rather like an extraordinary gourmet meal, where every morsel tastes better than the one before.

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR OUR DREAM AWAY ATTENDEES 

When you book a Big Five Peru tour with us by June 30, 2021 Big Five will donate $250 per booking on your behalf to their Peru initiative with Awamaki.

 

Awamaki was formed in early 2009 to support a cooperative of 10 women weavers from Patacancha, a rural Quechua community in the Andes of Peru.  The association’s founders, Kennedy Leavens, from the U.S., and Miguel Galdo, from Peru, had worked together at a predecessor organization with the weaving cooperative for two years. When that organization collapsed, Miguel and Kennedy formed Awamaki to continue their work with the weavers. The organization grew rapidly to include programs in health and education, as well as other artisan cooperatives and a sustainable tourism program. In 2011, Awamaki spun its health program off into an independent sister organization, and made the strategic decision to focus on income improvement and market access through fair trade artisan cooperatives and sustainable tourism. It has grown, too, in the number of women helped. The organization now works with eight cooperative helping nearly 200 women.

 

Our Recommended Peru Tours 

be sure to ask your travel advisor for other tours to Peru, as well as South and Central America and Antarctica. 

 

Peru Northern Climes & Cultures11 days

Lima to Chachapoyas | Enrichment Series | Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Book by June 30, 2021 and Big Five will donate $250 per booking on your behalf to their Peru initiative with Awamaki.

Discover Peru through its renowned cultures and sacred sites such as the 5,000-year-old Sacred City of Caral-Supe, the oldest center of civilization in the Americas. Experience the country’s well-earned culinary reputation while exploring local markets, traditional bodegas and artisan eateries. This extraordinary journey offers trekking along high-altitude mountain paths, and into lush cloud forest with jungle-like vegetation as you approach spectacular Gocta Waterfalls for a refreshing dip. You learn about the Warriors of the Clouds at Kuelap, one of the largest ancient stone complexes in the western hemisphere. Now, this is an adventure!

Peru Adventure: Kids Kouncil Approved™8 days

Lima to Cusco | Precious Journeys | Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 lunches
Book by June 30, 2021 and Big Five will donate $250 per booking on your behalf to their Peru initiative with Awamaki.

This thrilling journey offers families looking for adventures and encounters with new cultures where kids meet other kids. Climb up the face of a mountain and zip line down — all are securely harnessed so that even the young and those inexperienced can share this thrilling adventure in the Andean mountains. Take a train ride into the Andes, wander through local markets, and kids enjoy opportunities for authentic encounters with local children in natural situations. This is a grand adventure for the entire family.

Northern Peru Warriors of the Clouds11 days

Lima to Cusco | Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Tapas/Snacks, 7 Dinners
Book by June 30, 2021 and Big Five will donate $250 per booking on your behalf to their Peru initiative with Awamaki.

Explore the Sacred Valley in depth, with a day of discovery at the legendary mountain fortress of Machu Picchu. Travel back into ancient Peru as you discover the Tombs of Revash high in the hills of Peru’s northern cloud forest on the edge of a limestone cliff. Enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access to areas of the Leymebamba Museum not usually open to the public, including the special climate-controlled depository where ancient mummies are kept and laboratories where bio-archaeologists are preserving and cataloging the Laguna de los Cóndores artifacts. Be among the very few to visit Kuelap, one of the largest ancient stone complexes in the western hemisphere that has been referred to as the Machu Picchu of the north. Hike through the lush cloud forest to Gocta Waterfalls, one of the highest in the world, and take a dip in one of the falls natural pools

Peru Andes Adventure by Train11 days

Lima to Arequipa | Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Book by June 30, 2021 and Big Five will donate $250 per booking on your behalf to their Peru initiative with Awamaki.

Train lovers enjoy THREE different train experiences: The Vistadome to Machu Picchu; the luxury Hiram Bingham train back through the Sacred Valley; and the Belmond Andean Explorer Train to Puno and Lake Titicaca. Go paddle boarding on Lake Huaypo, boasts incredible views of snow-capped mountains and high altitude plains. Explore the world of Peruvian artisan textiles at a local weaving cooperative in the Andes, where women are learning to run successful businesses creating authentic, high-quality products, and you have the opportunity to try your hand a weaving. Discover Sumbay Caves, at an altitude of 4,127 meters/13,540 feet, to see some of the nearly 500 pictographs dating back some 6,000 to 8,000 years. Explore magnificent Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas high on a mountain ridge at some 2,430 m/7,972 ft above sea level, where you can choose to walk the Inca Bridge or hike to Inti Punku, the “Sun Gate”.

With Big Five Tours & Expeditions you'll travel on a unique path, exploring destinations such as Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific. We believe in a sustainable future for all, and that is at the core of Big Five. You benefit from our partnerships with properties and suppliers with sustainable ethics built into their operations, assuring that you experience the best a destination has to offer. To that end, we employ local professional guides and drivers in each destination; and support local initiatives dedicated to cultural preservation and habitat conservation.