The Inca rule once spanned from Colombia to Chile based from their glorious capital of Cuzco. The massive stone architecture of the Inca transport visitors back 500 years. Imagine trekking the Inca trail and watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu or floating down a previously impenetrable Amazon tributary.
Amazon Peru is a mega-diverse country by excellence, as not only do the Andean Mountain Ranges run through its territory but also the Amazon River that shapes one of the planet’s last virgin forests. Visiting the Amazonian jungle is getting to know a completely natural set of ecosystems, getting integrated in the activities of Amazonian communities and treading on paths full of life. If you want more information, contact us.
Arequipa is the Second most important city in Peru, located on the southern coast, the capital city is at 2200 m above sea level and has numerous places to visit and enjoy.
Colca canyon The Colca Valley and Canyon are one of the major atractions in the Arequipa region, the lowlands are surrounded by small towns with teir own personalities, bieng the most representative Chivay. The canyon is a marvel carved on the rocks where the condor, one of the biggest flying birds, flies. The water falls and turbulent river that goes along is used for practicing adventure sports.
THE BEST INCA TRAIL TREK ALTERNATIVES
The popularity of the Inca Trail and scarcity of available spots have led to the opening of several alternative Hike to Machu Picchu. Between the main ones we have the Salkantay Trek, Ausangate Trek, Choquequirao Trek, Lares Trek and more.
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Below you’ll find the best-of-the-best, hand-selected tours of Inca Trail Tours compiled by Best Andes Travel’s team of Peru travel specialists. Visit Machu Picchu by trekking the Inca Trail for four days then watching the sun rise majestically over the ruins.
The Inca Trail– the most famous in South America – snakes over high Andean passes, through lush cloud forest and past cliff-huggins Inca ruins from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu is considered Peru’s most important tourist destination and one of the most-visited sites worldwide. Situated at 2,360 meters above sea level, in the Urubamba River Valley, Machu Picchu dazzles all who visit it with its beauty and mystery. Best Andes Travel offers a confortable and original way to reach the Lost Inca City on Expedition, Vistadome and Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu Train from Perurail company and Executive Class and First Class from Inca Rail train company.
We offer six trips which incorporate the Inca Trail
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Ica is located south of Lima, on the coast line, is a fertile valley where the famous PISCO was born and has numerous sites to visit , including the also famous Nazca the ballestas islands and the ancient Paracas culture .
Peru is one of the most diverse countries in South America, as it presents a series of contrasts in its geography, from the arid deserts on the coast to the Amazon’s exuberant vegetation. The mountain ranges of the Andes present picturesque villages and Andean towns. Cusco is the center of the old Incan Empire of the Tahuantinsuyo which dominated great part of South America and today, Machu Picchu is South America’s most significant attraction and is located a few hours away from Cusco by train. Choquequirao is a mysterious archaeological complex located amidst of the jungle’s edge region and is considered as a good trekking alternative. Another interesting attraction is the Nazca Lines carved in the coastal desert, by advanced Pre-Incan cultures. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and presents appropriate alternatives for Rural Tourism, with traditional local communities, as well as for practicing kayak in its legendary waters. The Colca Canyon is the second deepest in the world and it is an obligatory place to visit if you want to see the Condor in its natural habitat.
On this Lake Titicaca tour, you’ll be dazzled by views east to the 20,000-foot peaks of the Royal Range that enhance the scenic beauty of the lake. You’ll stop at Inca and pre-Inca sites, the unique floating-reed Uros Islands, and visit Taquile Island, a steep terraced rocky island inhabited by Quechuan people.