Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3-night stay at an Amazon lodge. A short flight from Lima or Cusco brings us to the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. Surrounding Puerto Maldonado are three wildlife reserves consisting of more than 8 million acres of primary rainforest. A motor canoe takes us down the Madre de Dios River to a trail leading to the lodge, perched above one of the most attractive lakes in the Peruvian Amazon. Our local guide teaches us some of the secrets of this ecological treasure as we look for monkeys, tapirs, capybara, macaws, toucans and more. At night, we'll search for caimans near the shores of our camp.
Explore the countryside during this multi-day biking and raft trip and visit the Inca cities of Cusco and Ollantaytambo. Travelers will have a half-day hike on a remote section of the Inca Trail to hike down to the Apurimac River, one of South America's premier rivers. Single-track and more advanced biking routes can be arranged based on travelers' experience.
Explore Peru's highlights during this extension to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon for a rich cultural experience and visit to one of the world's deepest canyons.
A version of our 4 day/3 night Arequipa and Colca Canyon extension including a one night homestay with a local family in the village of Sibayo. This is a unique opportunity for travelers wanting to experience the daily and communal life of a rural Peruvian village.
One negative consequence of modernization's impact in the Andes is an increase in post-consumer waste. Without adequate disposal options in rural communities, household garbage accumulates and is scattered around the countryside. Our service project will allow travelers to go into the community and help families collect waste, separate it based on recyclables, biodegradable/compostable waste, and disposable garbage and educate and promote composting and recycling efforts in Cachicatta.
During this 5 day/4 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring homes, planting native trees, and visiting school and supporting a healthy breakfast project. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. The trip ends with traditional Inca ceremony and offering as a time to reflect over the previous days' experiences.
Adventure Life's guides and partners have identified the poorest families in the Cachiccata community. The elements can cause damage to homes over time, and many families do not have the extra means to make renovations to their homes. During this 4 day/3 night trip, participants, side-by-side with the family members, will work on cleaning, repairing, and restoring their homes. We stay in the community campground each night to immerse ourselves in the village life. The trip ends with traditional Inca ceremony and offering as a time to reflect over the previous days' experiences.
Explore Peru's vast jungle with a 3-night stay at Ceiba Tops Lodge. A short flight from Lima or Cusco brings you to the jungle town of Iquitos. This is the heart of the Amazon and the headwaters of the greatest ecological zone on earth. A motor boat takes you 25 miles downstream to the Ceiba Tops Lodge, a beautiful sanctuary with air conditioned cabins, hot water showers, and a relaxing pool and waterslide! A local guide shares some of the secrets of this ecological treasure as you look for monkeys, tapirs, capybara, macaws, toucans and more. At night, enjoy cool drinks while listening to howler monkeys in the canopy.
Explore the lost civilization of Chachapoyas. This trip in northern Peru features visits to the huge mountaintop temple and fortress of Kuelap, the Leimebamba museum with its collection of 200 mummies, and the Revash tombs. There is an optional hike to Gocta Falls, the world's third tallest free-falling waterfall.
Ride from the Andean Highlands to the Amazon Basin during this 4 day trip that begins and ends in Cusco. Ride from Cusco and head east and downhill as you descend into the Amazon Basin and the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Fully-supported trip with vehicle assistance and deluxe camping.
Travel to the world's most isolated bit of land - Easter Island. A tiny pinprick in the great Pacific, the island is actually a mound of consolidated lava and ash from three submarine volcanoes. Fly from Santiago, Chile, and spend 5 days discovering the ancient history and traditions of Easter Island.
Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. This extension spends two nights in Puno.
Indulge and immerse in the splendor and spirit of the lake at Titilaka. Surrounded by stunning scenery and astounding Andean geography, Titilaka's contemporary design integrates with the natural environment, paying homage to the ancient Titicaca, origin of the great Inca culture. Here you will find a haven for re-energizing after a day of excursion by boat, mountain bike, hiking or car -- the choice is yours. Explore the Andean communities on the islands of Taquile or Uros; visit the archeological sites of Chullpas de Sillustani and the splendid colonial churches in the towns of Juli, Pomata and Lampa; or simply absorb the spirit of the region.
A great option for a traveler interested in a more active trip to Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau. Unique opportunity for a traveler interested in kayaking on the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Travelers enjoy interacting with the local community whose roots date back to ancient cultures that settled in this area. Their hospitality opens a door to share with their families and allows us the homestay opportunity.
Explore Lake Titicaca, a geographic landmark at the crossroads of the Andes and the Andean plateau and the world's highest navigable and South America's largest lake. Travelers enjoy interacting with the local community whose roots date back to ancient cultures that settled in this area. Their hospitality opens a door to share with their families and allows us the homestay opportunity on Amantani Island.
Relax and enjoy the turquoise waters and coastline of Mancora Beach on this 3 day extension. A short flight takes you to Tumbes along the coast where you will transfer to your beach oasis for the next three days of relaxation.
Visit the small town of Paracas where desert literally meets the ocean. On the following day, you will visit Paracas National Reserve and the Islas Ballestas where you will view a variety of sea birds and sea lions that make their home there. The Paracas Reserve has one of the highest concentration of marine birds in the world. Then it is on to Nazca, where you can choose to take an early morning over-flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines that were etched into the desert many years before the Incas ruled.
A 2 day/1 night whitewater rafting trip on the Urubamba River, the sacred river of the Incas. Experience Class II-IV rapids on this trip that includes one overnight of camping and great food after your day's adrenaline-filled adventure on this great river.