Sea lions in Peru

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 flying in Peru

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.

colorful parrots on wall in amazon jungle in peru

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.

Featured trip

Amazon Jungle Lodge

Duration:4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
Location:Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
View this trip Add to cartView all Peru trips
Sea lions in Peru

Featured trip

Sea Lions and Sand Dunes

Duration:3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
Location:Lima - Islas Ballestas - Huacachina - Arequipa
View this trip Add to cartView all Peru trips
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.
Trekking options
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

Our Tales

Why a trip to Peru is different with Rickshaw

18th February 2016 by Marek

Marek tells us all about why travelling to Peru should be the top of everyone's list, and how to do it with a Rickshaw twist.

6 min read

Read More - Why a trip to Peru is different with Rickshaw

Top Tips

Fiona’s Top 5 Peru Bucket List

3rd February 2015 by Fiona

Looking for inspiration for your Peru trip? Our Travel Specialist Fiona shares the top 5 experiences on her Peru bucket list.

5 min read

Read More - Fiona’s Top 5 Peru Bucket List

Recently Viewed