Amazonas Explorer

Amazonas Explorer

Why Travel With Amazonas Explorer?

For more than 30 years Amazonas Explorer has used a different approach in leading high-quality trips and adventures in South America. While the company had its beginnings in adventure tourism, its success in building a strong team of knowledgeable guides has enhanced its ability to offer a range of innovative cultural tours. By raft, bike, foot, horse and even paddleboard, travelers are immersed in their surroundings to explore in unique ways the highlights of southern Peru, the company’s home turf. Every adventure with Amazonas Explorer is treated with impeccable care and top-notch services, all focused on the client’s comfort and safety. The owners, while originally from the United Kingdom, have lived and played in the Cusco region for more than 20 years. The itineraries they’ve crafted are based on places they love and activities they enjoy. Their obvious love for Peru shines through in the company’s efforts to maximize benefits to local economies and to promote responsible tourism across the country. Beginning in the home office, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew are well cared for as they build rewarding careers for themselves within the hierarchy of the company. With more than 20 office staff and a Peruvian team total of nearly 200, Amazonas Explorer prides itself on being a great place to work. On an Inca Trail hiking trip, for instance, it is likely you will have the support of porters who have been with the company more than 10 years. Amazonas has a porter protection policy in place and all employees enjoy the provisions of proper working conditions, fair wages, quality gear, and insurance. Dedicated to sustainable tourism projects in alliance with local communities, Amazonas Explorer purchases local food and, when available, local equipment and gear. Its exceptional cultural experiences include engagement with local people and opportunities for travelers to purchase local crafts and weavings directly from their source. The largely paperless company takes significant steps to further reduce its carbon impact by minimizing its impact to the environment with small group sizes, smart transportation choices, recycling whatever it can, cooking with gas not kerosene or firewood and carefully disposing of all waste generated on trips. Above all, the entire crew of experts holds collective focus on safety and on providing memorable experiences that are equal to none. Amazonas Explorer is also a member of One Percent for the Planet, donating annually its time and money to reforestation efforts in Peru’s Lares Valley.

 

Amazonas Explorer

Amazonas Explorer

Why Travel With Amazonas Explorer?

For more than 30 years Amazonas Explorer has used a different approach in leading high-quality trips and adventures in South America. While the company had its beginnings in adventure tourism, its success in building a strong team of knowledgeable guides has enhanced its ability to offer a range of innovative cultural tours. By raft, bike, foot, horse and even paddleboard, travelers are immersed in their surroundings to explore in unique ways the highlights of southern Peru, the company’s home turf. Every adventure with Amazonas Explorer is treated with impeccable care and top-notch services, all focused on the client’s comfort and safety. The owners, while originally from the United Kingdom, have lived and played in the Cusco region for more than 20 years. The itineraries they’ve crafted are based on places they love and activities they enjoy. Their obvious love for Peru shines through in the company’s efforts to maximize benefits to local economies and to promote responsible tourism across the country. Beginning in the home office, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew are well cared for as they build rewarding careers for themselves within the hierarchy of the company. With more than 20 office staff and a Peruvian team total of nearly 200, Amazonas Explorer prides itself on being a great place to work. On an Inca Trail hiking trip, for instance, it is likely you will have the support of porters who have been with the company more than 10 years. Amazonas has a porter protection policy in place and all employees enjoy the provisions of proper working conditions, fair wages, quality gear, and insurance. Dedicated to sustainable tourism projects in alliance with local communities, Amazonas Explorer purchases local food and, when available, local equipment and gear. Its exceptional cultural experiences include engagement with local people and opportunities for travelers to purchase local crafts and weavings directly from their source. The largely paperless company takes significant steps to further reduce its carbon impact by minimizing its impact to the environment with small group sizes, smart transportation choices, recycling whatever it can, cooking with gas not kerosene or firewood and carefully disposing of all waste generated on trips. Above all, the entire crew of experts holds collective focus on safety and on providing memorable experiences that are equal to none. Amazonas Explorer is also a member of One Percent for the Planet, donating annually its time and money to reforestation efforts in Peru’s Lares Valley.

 
5.00 out of 5
$2,294$2,488

On the Ultimate Lares Trek with 1-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you enjoy Cusco before heading out to trek the Lares Valley where you camp in small, Quechua-speaking villages and interact one-on-one with the direct descendants of the Inca's before hiking the last day of the world-famous Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of Sun. Length: 9 Days Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares, 1D Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, 3- or 4- star hotels Activities: Moderate hiking, cultural interaction, Inca ruins

5.00 out of 5
$2,707$4,233

The Peru Explorer is a comprehensive cultural and hiking tour through Southern Peru, exploring the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the high desert city of Arequipa and the nearby Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, Cusco, the stunning and culturally rich Sacred Valley of the Incas, and culminating with a 1-Day Inca Trail hike so that you arrive into Machu Picchu on foot. Length: 13 Days Destination: Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, 1-Day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Lodging: 3-Star Plus Hotels and small lodges Activities: Inca ruins, culture, day hikes

5.00 out of 5
$1,945$3,015

The Inca Trail Multisport is an active and adventurous journey that gets you off the beaten path to explore the culture and history of the Incas and their descendants still living in the Machu Picchu area around Cusco and the Sacred Valley.  You will visit the most interesting sites in unusual ways, and at different times, than most tourists, then you will hike the Inca Trail on the 5-day schedule so you avoid the crowds and have time to explore ruins along the way. Length: 9 Days Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, boutique 3-star hotels Activities: Rafting, mountain biking, Inca ruins, trekking  

5.00 out of 5
$1,925$2,057

A fantastic adventure for families who want to experience a little bit of everything in the Machu Picchu and Cusco region: whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and Inca ruins, including arriving on foot into Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail trek. Trip Length: 8 Days Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, 1-day Inca Trail Lodging: 3- or 4-star hotels Activities: Moderate hike, kayak, stand up paddle board, bike, Inca ruins

5.00 out of 5
$892$1,897

This demanding trek takes you around the stunning Ausangate mountain, a place sacred to the Incas and modern Andean people; easy to add-on Machu Picchu. Trip Length: 5 Days Destination: Ausangate Circuit, Peru Lodging: Comfortable tent camping Lodge Specialty: Very challenging hiking, Inca ruins, hot springs

5.00 out of 5
$2,350$2,432

This challenging trek goes far off the beaten path to explore the amazing ruins of Choquequirao, high above the Apurimac River. From here you continue to trek past Inca ruins and high Andean peaks to a unique, and spectacular view of Machu Picchu, before then exploring this incredible Inca citadel. Trip Length: 9 Days Destination: Cusco, Choquequirao ruins, Machu Picchu Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, 3- or 4-star hotels Activities: Very challenging hiking, Inca ruins, cultural interaction

5.00 out of 5
$804$1,147

This is a unique way to experience Arequipa & the Colca Canyon without the crowds of tourists. Trip Length: 4 or 5 Days Destination: Colca Canyon & Arequipa Peru Lodging: First-Class lodge & hotel Activities: Nature sight-seeing, walking, wildlife viewing

5.00 out of 5
$1,275$2,100

Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, then relax in in comfortable, local boutique hotels at night. You will experience Peru like no other tourists and you will even get to hike the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, just like the Incas did centuries ago.  World-class guides will entertain you and enhance your understanding of what you are seeing, giving you a very complete Inca Peru experience. Trip Length: 6 Days Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: 3-Star or 3-Star Plus Hotels Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins

4.94 out of 5
$2,013$2,488

Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu after acclimatizing with hikes to ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The 5-day Inca Trail Trek allows you to hike and camp apart from most of the crowds who walk together on the 4-day trek, while giving you extra time to explore ruins and at Machu Picchu. Expert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch, complete experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airport. Length: 9 Days Destination: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru Lodging: Comfortable camping, boutique 3- or 4-star hotels Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March - December  

4.67 out of 5
$1,159$1,912

The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco 5-day trip is a fantastic, less active exploration of Inca ruins and culture, taking in the very best Inca sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and culminating in a deep exploration of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. World-class local guides get you off-the-beaten path and away from the crowds for this fascinating exploration of the Inca Empire. Length: 5 Days Destination: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, & Cusco, Peru Lodging: 3-star or 3-star plus hotels Activities: indigenous markets, Inca ruins, optional hiking

4.50 out of 5
$3,313$4,575

This is one of the greatest journeys into the pristine Amazon rainforest that you've never heard of. Perfect for serious adventurers and nature lovers alike. Length: 11 Days Destination: Lake Titicaca, Tambopata, Peruvian Rainforest Lodging: Tent camping Activities: Expedition river trip, rafting, wildlife viewing

$2,438$3,125

Nine days packed with the best adventures Peru can offer: Apurimac class IV rafting and hiking the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Length: 9 Days Destination: Cusco, Apurimac River, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Lodging: Tent camping, 3-star hotels (upgrades available) Activities: Challenging hiking, whitewater rafting, Inca Ruins

$2,669$4,240

Bike from the world's highest navigable lake to the Lost City of the Incas on this challenging crosscountry bike journey across the Altiplano to Machu Picchu. Trip Length: 12 Days Destinations: Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: 3 -Star lodges and comfortable tent camping Activities: Mountain biking, Inca ruins, cultural tour

$1,744$2,569

Why hike before seeing Machu Picchu when you can bomb down thrilling and technical singletrack for days on end? Trip Length: 9 Days Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: 3-Star Haciendas, lodges, or hotels Activities: Mountain biking, Inca ruins, cultural tour

$749$1,108

One of the world's best whitewater rafting trips perfect for seasoned river rats or thrill-seeking novices; close to Cusco, but still very remote. Trip Length: 2 Days Destination: Apurimac River (Granite Canyon), Peru Lodging: Comfortable tent camping Activities: Whitewater rafting (IV - V), camping

$1,432$1,813

For those looking to see and experience the best of Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley, and who want to be active and get off the beaten path, this short adventure is the perfect Peru trip. See Cusco like a local, raft the Urubamba's fun whitewater, cycle through the Sacred Valley, and hike the 1-Day Royal Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot. Trip Length: 6 Days Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru Lodging: 3-Star or 3-Star Plus Hotels Activities: Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, Inca ruins, culture