Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia



Take an adventure holiday to PERU with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Peru – A Superb Trekking Holiday Destination

Cusco, once capital of the great Inca Empire, stands at 3400 metres (11,200') in the heart of the southern sierra. It is remarkable for the perfect stonework of its Inca ruins, its many beautiful colonial churches and palaces, and of course the World renowned ruins of the lost city of the Incas at Machu Picchu.

World Expeditions operates a wide variety of treks in Peru from the classic Inca Trail trek to more remote treks through the Andes, such as the Huayhuash Circuit, through to easy walks that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our most famous adventure in Peru is the classic trek along the Inca Trail to  Machu Picchu, which can be enjoyed on its own or combined with other touring options in Peru.  

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This classic trekking holiday combines visits to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the unique markets at Chinchero with a trek along the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This holiday in Peru has been described as probably the most spectacular short trek in the world. You will be walking along a granite path built more than 500 years ago. More about the Inca Trail - Machu Picchu Trek.

The Salcantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu is giving the Inca Trail a run for its money with its spectacular close up views of Mount Salcantay and challenging yet rewarding hike over the Salcantay Pass (4640m). The trail has far less trekkers than its famous friend and does not require the same, and often sold out, trekking permits.

Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the sacred Salcantay Mountain, high in the mystical Andes, a sight which often evokes a deep emotional connection between you and your natural surroundings. 

The Peruvian Amazon: Sandoval Lake & Puerto Maldonado

The Peruvian Amazon makes up 60% of Peru and is the second largest portion of the Amazon after the Brazilian Amazon. You can cruise, raft and canoe your way through the lush jungles and twisting tributaries of the vast Amazon River basin whilst getting up close and personal to Peru’s wildlife at your jungle lodge in Puerto Maldonado. View Amazon Jungle Trips >> 

Responsible Travel in Peru

Responsible Travel has been at the heart of World Expeditions ever since our inception over 40 years ago. It really is the element of our company that drives most of our decisions about how we operate in the field. We’re always thinking about what we can give back.

From selecting our campsites, ensuring a Leave No Trace policy, removing litter through our 10 Pieces Litter Collection initiative, supporting our porters and mule drivers and giving back to local communities through our Community Project Travel program, World Expeditions is committed to true sustainable travel. 

Around Cusco: 

Cusco is an incredibly vibrant city enriched with culture, heritage and an energy all its own. From the ancient Inca people and the deeply revered goddess Pachamama - the Earth Mother - to the modern day gastronomic wonders of award winning Peruvian cuisine, Cusco is well worth a few nights in between exploring the Sacred Valley, trekking in the Andes and spotting wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon.

Around the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley connects Cusco to the Amazon and Machu Picchu. The area has many ancient archaeological Inca sites to discover. Spectacular highlights also include the local markets, the Inca cities of Ollantaytambo and Pisac as well as rafting the Urubamba River.

About Peru

Peru has a population of 21 million, made up of pure-blooded Indians (biggest group are the Quechuas, whose forebears were the "Incas") and Mestizos, who are a mixture of Indian and European backgrounds. More than half the population live in the largest cities, namely Lima, Arequipa and Trujillo. Its capital, Lima, located 12° south of the equator, was the capital of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the early 19th Century.

Geographically, Peru is made up of the three distinct regions: the coast, mountains and jungle. The arid coastal strip is mainly desert and runs up to 60 kms wide. Down the centre of the country runs a great range of snow peaks and highlands that make up part of the immensely long chain of mountains known as the Andes, running from Colombia in the north all the way to the southern tip of Chile. Trekking in the Andes is arguably one of the world's great adventure travel experiences.

The third region is the jungle - from the "eyebrow of the jungle" in the Andean foothills to the pristine jungles of the great Amazon rain forest. The coastal area is the economic heartland of Peru, and the coastal waters with the cold Humboldt Current running north up the coast contain some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. The highlands or "sierra" contain more than a third of the population, mostly the Quechua- or Aymara-speaking Indians engaged mainly in pastoral farming. This is a high, very often lush and fertile land of gentle slopes and valleys surrounded by the high peaks of the Cordilleras Vilcabamba, Vilcanota and Blanca.

Featured Adventures

Alpamayo Circuit

Said to be the most scenically spectacular walking route in the Peruvian Andes, this off the beaten track adventure crosses a number of high passes providing unsurpassed views of the beautiful Alpamayo peak
16 days |
Reviews 4

Amazon Rainforest

An ideal short jungle adventure into the Tambopata Reserve exploring the jungle on foot and by boat and experiencing the vast biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest
3 days |

Ausangate Eco Lodge Trek

A unique opportunity to trek along the "Road of the Apu Ausangate" to view the splendour of Peru's highest sacred mountain and experience the ambience of ecologically sensitive 'Tambos'
9 days |

Best of Peru

Peru offers so much variety and this 16 day itinerary combines it all. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore the Amazon jungle, immerse yourself in the cultural highlights of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca's and traverse the high Altiplano to Lake Titicaca.
16 days |
Reviews 2

Best of Peru & Bolivia

Few trips to Peru and Bolivia can possibly offer so much variety in less than 3 weeks. Our adventure combines the Inca Trail, the Amazon jungle, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca's, a journey across the high Altiplano to Lake Titicaca and concludes in La Paz.
19 days |
Reviews 11

Best of South America - Over 55's adventure

An unrivalled journey through Argentina, Peru and Bolivia and a trek along an alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Featuring the Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires, to the Amazon jungle, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and a stunning trek to Machu Picchu, this journey really has it all.
23 days |
Reviews 9

Canyons, Condors and Machu Picchu by Bike

The perfect cycling adventure in the Andes
13 days |

Classic Inca Trail

This classic trek along the historic Inca Trail is a great introduction to trekking in the Andes. Experience a complete range of environs all in the space of four days as we ascend the passes, jungle trails and cloud forest enroute to the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu.
12 days |
Reviews 6

Colca Canyon and Arequipa

Experience the white city' of Arequipa, and view the Andean condor soar over vast Colca Canyon, considered to be one of the deepest canyons in the world
4 days |
Reviews 2

Cultural Highlights of Peru

For those short on time, we highly recommend this amazing cultural odyssey through the traditional Inca empire of Peru stretching from Cusco and Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca.
11 days |
Reviews 2
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The Weather in Peru

The trekking season in Peru lasts from the end of April (the last month of the wet season) through to mid-October (by which time the rains have returned and hiking becomes more difficult due to muddy trails and snowed-in passes).

Temperatures in the area around Lima are warm during the day (20-25° C) and cool (5° C) at night.In the highlands of Peru, where the treks take place, daytime temperatures will be in the range of 10-20° C falling as low as –10° C at night.Also it is possible that we'll get some snow on the higher ground and some of the higher passes.

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