There are so many rewarding things to do in Peru that
it can be somewhat daunting trying to figure out where
to spend your travel time here. You might also wonder
how you are going to go about visiting the attractions that you have singled out among the numerous possibilities.
Thankfully, there are a myriad of Peru tours that cover
just about every destination and activity you could conceive
of. From the desert coastal region of western Peru,
to the soaring Andes Mountains,
Peru tours can have you hiking a volcano,
or visiting impressive pre-Columbian ruins. East
of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon
Jungle awaits curious visitors with countless animal
and plant species. Peru tours to the Amazon are
a great compliment to other Peru destinations, and with
everything taken care of, all you have to do is worry
about having a good time. Peru tours are so efficient,
effective and easy to come by, that you will almost more
than likely end up taking at least one.
If you choose to spend some time in the capital city
of Lima during your Peru vacation,
you might find interest in the Lima city tours.
They are a good way to see all the main sights in the
city, as well as learn a little bit about them.
About 125 miles south of Lima, the Nazca
Lines attract a good amount of visitors, and the flights
over them are among the best Peru tours. You can
arrange Nazca Lines tours from Lima, or in the cities
of Ica and Nazca. Some of the more popular tours
north of Lima are offered in the cities of Trujillo and Chiclayo. The bulk
of northern Peru tours visit the archaeological ruins
of the Moche and Chimu civilizations, among the more notable
of which is Chan Chan.
These tours are generally not very expensive, and while
the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu are rightfully the most
visited ruins in Peru, these northern offerings are exceptional
Generally, the best Peru tours are offered in the tourist
haven city of Cusco, where the
agencies are plenty, and the variety impressive.
If you are looking for good budget Peru tours, there are
some wonderful options that are based in Cusco, or that
visit there. Budget Peru tours in Cusco can have
you visiting the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and the Amazon
jungle area of Manu. If Peru’s archaeological
sites are the reason you are coming to Peru, you can find
extensive budget Peru tours that take you from Lima to
Cusco, with stops in Chiclayo, Trujillo, Nazca, Arequipa,
and Puno. Talk about covering
some of the best that Peru has to offer. If you
want a taste of the different regions and histories of
Peru, there are budget Peru tours that can take you from
colonial Lima to the Amazon Rainforest city of Puerto
Maldonado. Visit Lake
Titicaca along the way, and experience the stunning
scenery that Peru’s distinct regions display. Trekking and mountain
climbing tours are popular in the Andes Mountains,
and these Peru tours can be arranged in Cusco and Arequipa,
but that doesn’t mean you won’t find more
agencies throughout the mountains. Tourism is one
of Peru’s top industries, if not its most profitable,
and as such, arranging Peru tours either beforehand or
on the fly is easier than ever. This is surely one
country that caters well to the traveler.
Peru tours can last anywhere from a few hours to a few
weeks. Becoming ever more popular are the Peru vacation
tours, which basically leave you to have to plan very
little. For example, the Amazon Jungle is a popular
destination for Peru vacation tours, and if you book one,
you will be taken care of from the time your plane lands.
Peru vacation tours provide an itinerary, hotel accommodations
along the way, and excursions and activities for each
destination. Book a package tour near the Amazon
city of Iquitos, and you might
stay at a hotel in town one night, and a jungle lodge
the next. Treks on the jungle trails are extremely
popular and are included in most, if not all jungle tours,
and river cruises are a nice way to sit back and take
it all in. The great thing about Peru vacation tours
is that your transportation is already arranged, and on
some, even your meals are accounted for. Regardless
of how many days you have and what you want to see, Peru
tours are always available to help you enjoy and maximize
your time in Peru.
It is worth noting that for outdoor tour options, the
city of Arequipa is among the top spots to base yourself.
Some of the best Peru tours are offered in Arequipa, such
as trips to Colca Canyon,
where you can hike and see the amazing Andean condors.
El Misti, one of the most notable Peru volcanoes, is an
enduring symbol of Arequipa. Misti hiking tours
are great for people who want to experience mountain climbing
without all the equipment and dangerous ascents.
As flying in Peru is relatively cheap, you will find that
many Peru tours include transportation by way of airplane.
Regardless of its fairly large size, Peru can be quite
easy to get around due to its many national airports.
Even if money is tight, you can find cheap Peru tours
to engage yourself with, and with so many Peru
hostels to choose from, taking that Peru vacation
doesn’t require saving as much money as you might
have thought it would.