Penguin islands and desert lagoons
Sleep next to a surreal desert lagoon, hurtle down giant sand dunes and sail around islands crammed with sea lions and penguins. Welcome to the curious coastline of Peru. Machu Picchu, the Andes and the Amazon might take all the glory, but this area of Peru takes the biscuit when it comes to bizarre.
Our Sea Lions and Sand Dunes trip combines the desert oasis of Huacachina with a trip to the Ballestas Islands, where you can spot sea lions, pelicans, boobies, penguins and—with a bit of luck—flamingos and dolphins as well.
Condor spotting in Colca Canyon
Zigzag into the dizzying Colca Canyon, watch silver-winged condors soar and visit sleepy mountain villages. Deeper than the Grand Canyon, epic is an understatement. With ancient terraces carved into the hillsides and alpacas grazing on the plains, it’s packed with Peruvian romance. You’ll be sure to see the giant condors on a Colca Canyon trek—they’re truly massive creatures with wing-spans often exceeding 2 meters.
Amazon rainforest tours
Explore the Amazonian rainforest by motorised canoe, spotting monkeys and watching multi-coloured macaws at the claypicks. Take nerve-jangling night walks, learn about the flora, swing in a hammock as toucans fly overhead and feel completely lost in the jungle. It’s a real walk on the wild side.