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 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).
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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