Known for its ancient ruins, spiritual wisdom, and wandering Inca trails, on this trip we’ll also go off the beaten path for a local experience.
From climbing aboard a local bus to a family home for a traditional Peruvian meal and introduction to Peruvian life (as we pour drinks, break bread, and fall into conversation as if we’ve known each other all our lives) to following mystery, tradition and legend as we trek, paddle board, and travel by boat through sacred valleys, snow peaked mountains, Andean landscapes, ancestral lakes, the mysterious Amazon jungle, and the incredible Machu Picchu.
You’ll experience what most people overlook as we connect with local stories, venture to hidden lodges, and witness all sides of Peru.
Travel off-the-beaten-path like true explorers.
Real connection with each other and the communities we meet.
Chase stories, culture, heritage, and discovery.
11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
TWIN SHARE (SINGLE SUPPLEMENT AVAILABLE)
11 BREAKFASTS / 7 LUNCHES / 5 DINNERS
Our guide Tina (a passionate, knowledgeable, single mum raised in the depths of the amazon jungle) will take us to her favourite places and beyond. We think you’ll be amazed by Tina’s story and moved by her passion for the land!
We’ll plunge from ancient to modern as we go from Peru’s tribal and colonial past to current life among artists, activists, and entrepreneurs who are doing everything from challenging Peru’s patriarchy to crafting the local drink, chichi. Will be sitting, talking, sampling, tasting and learning as part of our truly immersive experience of Peru.
You’ll leave this beautiful country with a new perspective, lifelong friends and understanding of how the wisdom from the ages meets modern life.
Our guide Tina is an incredible, passionate and knowledgeable single mum raised in the depths of the Peruvian jungle. She came to Cusco to finish a basic education and ended up working in a restaurant as a waitress so she could provide for her child and send money back to her family in the Amazon. Picking up the odd English words and phrases from the tourists who ate there, and listening to their exciting stories sparked something inside of her.
At the age of twenty-seven, (which in Peru is not considered the time for women to be embarking on a career) she decided she wanted to train as a professional guide, a career that was primarily focused on men. In fact, at that time there were less than fifteen female guides in the whole of Peru and none were Inca Trail guides, an area Tina wanted to specialize in. Training was hard, but her will to succeed and be the best possible guide was greater. She excelled in the rigorous exams and is now not only living her ultimate dream, but is also one of the most humble, authentic and genuine guides in the whole of Peru. I feel honoured that Tina is our personal guide.