Sea lions in Peru

Penguin islands and desert lagoons

Welcome to the peculiar coastline of Peru. Sleep next to a surreal lagoon in the middle of the desert, whizz down giant sand dunes and for a wildlife wanderer sail around the islands crammed with sea lions and penguins. 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 pink dolphins as well.

Condor flying in Peru

Condor spotting in Colca Canyon

Zigzag into the dizzying Colca Canyon. You’ll certainly appreciate the landscapes of the green valleys and enjoy getting involved with the local in their remote traditional villages, with ancient terraces carved into the hillsides and alpacas grazing on the plains, it’s packed with Peruvian romance. Watch the magnificent condors – the largest flying bird in the world – gliding through the sky on our  Condors in the Colca Canyon trip (go in June-November dry season for best wildlife encounter).


colorful parrots on wall in amazon jungle in peru

The amazing Amazon rainforest

Explore the Amazonian rainforest by motorised canoe. See some of the world’s rarest animals in there natural habitats! Amazon wildlife in Peru is one of a kind. Watch one of the most richly-coloured species on the planet, the macaws at the claypicks. Take nerve-jangling night walks and come face to face with the caimans! The perfect end to a busy Peruvian adventure, swing in a hammock as toucans fly overhead and feel completely lost in the jungle. It’s a real walk on the wild side.

Your Peru itinerary can take you from sand deserts to rugged coasts, and from lush Amazonian jungles to the snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca—each with wildly different flora and fauna to enjoy. Take a peek at our Mystical Heights to Amazon Nights itinerary to experience these incredible Peru animals in their natural habitat.

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Amazon Jungle Lodge

Duration:4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
Location:Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
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Sea lions in Peru

Featured trip

Sea Lions and Sand Dunes

Duration:3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
Location:Lima - Islas Ballestas - Huacachina - Arequipa
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Customers on their trekking tour with lamas in Peru


Trekking in Peru
Fancy being active during your time in Peru but not sure which trek is the best option for you? Be inspired by our trekking guide.
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A view across the Bolivia Salt Flats with birds bathing in the water


Combine Peru with Bolivia
Travel from sacred valleys to endless salt plains, mixing Bolivia with Peru. Trek the Inca Trail, sail across Lake Titicaca and feel dwarfed by Andean peaks.
Combined itineraries

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Peru For Kids - An Adventure at Altitude

2nd July 2018 by Fay

Travelling to Peru with kids?! We are here to reassure you lovely folk that a Peru family holiday, even with the under 10’s, will still be a trip of a lifetime!

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Top 10 Places & Sights to Visit in Peru

20th February 2018 by Lizzie

Planning your once in a lifetime trip to Peru? From the iconic sights to some hidden gems, we’ve got the top ten places to add to your bucket list.

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