Best Time To GoApril - October
Travel Machu Picchu & Peru
Machu Picchu Vacations
From the soaring peaks of the Andes and the lush Amazon Rainforest to pre-Columbian ruins and Spanish colonial mansions, Peru beckons with the allure of the ancient and mysterious. Join A&K on a luxury vacation to this spellbinding country and its most significant sites, including the "lost city" of Machu Picchu.
With A&K, discover Machu Picchu and Cusco alongside the country's finest travel guides. Catch the sun rising over Huayna Picchu as the morning mist parts to reveal Machu Picchu. Then, explore this pre-Columbian fortress and other sites in the Sacred Valley with a former resident archaeologist. Witness indigenous rituals and meet Andean artisans to gain an understanding of Peru's deep cultural roots. On select A&K Peru and Machu Picchu trips, you may even travel to the Incan citadel aboard the elegant Hiram Bingham train.
Beyond Machu Picchu, Peru offers an incredible array of travel destinations. Experience the colonial grandeur of Lima as you tour historic cathedrals and privately dine in a centuries-old mansion. Venture into the Amazon and its winding river systems on board 'Aria.' Delve into the less-frequented southern region of the country and discover the breathtaking beauty of Colca Canyon, said to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Whether your Peru travel program takes you to Machu Picchu or further afield, expect A&K's signature blend of luxury, comfort and service at every step of your journey.
Travel to the Amazon in Peru
Second only to the Nile in length, the Amazon River is the largest in terms of the size of its watershed, the number of tributaries and the volume of water discharged into the sea. Not surprisingly, it maintains a monumental presence to communities that have sprung up along its banks. The Amazon is home to the largest tropical rainforest in the world and to many Indian cultures. The river nurtures a staggering variety of plant and animal life, which flourished for millennia before the earliest indigenous settlers migrated here from the Caribbean. However, it didn't become a major source of transportation and food until the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.
Experience life along the Amazon in Peru with an A&K cruise aboard 'Aria Amazon' as you sail several of the river's tributaries and stop in native villages to meet locals carving their living from farming and fishing. In Brazil, stay in an Amazon jungle lodge, hike the forest, fish for piranha and tour the Anavilhanas Islands by boat. Join A&K on an expedition to explore a world rarely seen by the ordinary traveller: the Amazon.
A&K's Recommended Journeys to Machu Picchu
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Delve deep into Peru's mysterious Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo as local guide Wilbert Yañez reveals archeological clues frozen in time. Go on-site to learn how the Inca built this monumental royal estate with little more than sheer manpower and mind-boggling ingenuity.
A&K Resident Tour Director® and Lima local Victor Pulisci shares his expert insights into the city's neighborhoods, dining, nightlife, art and architecture — including a surprise pick for an unforgettable family dinner.
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