Peru is the most extreme country on Earth, with the highest tropical peaks, the driest desert, the most bird species, the most amazing mix of indigenous cultures, and the most spectacular archaeology. The country boasts the enchanting mountain citadel of Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan imperial capital, unchanging deserts and the most biodiverse region of the Amazon, where SouthWild began.
Begin in Lima with South America’s best traditional and fusion cuisine and a range of historic museums, churches and colonial architecture. The Inca capital of Cuzco is a world heritage site and leads to the Sacred Valley and a variety of outdoor activities including birding, photography, mountain biking, trekking, horse-riding, river-rafting, and rock-climbing.Everyone wants to see Machu Picchu, the still-mysterious mountain citadel in the world’s most romantic setting.
The majestic Andes including high-elevation lakes with tens of thousands of rare flamingos, rolling mountain grasslands with thousands of wild, golden-colored camels, and snowcapped peaks with some of the world’s most dramatic (and accessible) glaciers.
The Peruvian Amazon is the most biodiverse place in earth, with over 15,000 species of plants, over 1,000 species of birds, and over 400 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Join us in exploration of the most remarkable country on Earth.