Where to go on you next vacation is something most people think about every year. With so much to see and do in the world the selection is endless. What you should consider is South America, not as busy as Europe the continent has much to see and do. While in South America, Peru is one country that needs to be explored. If you have limited time than you will need to choose from the many and varied things to do on your Peru private tour.
Peru is one of the most bio diverse countries on the planet with three distinct zones that make up the country. These zones include the Coast, the Highlands and the Jungle, each featuring their own unique attractions. You will want to visit the coast and try the traditional Peruvian food that the coast and the capital of Lima are famous for. Travel to the Highlands and see all the remains of ancient cultures that are available for you to visit. The last zone you need to visit is the jungle for the all the natural beauty imaginable.
Once you have decided where you want to visit you will need to select Peru private tours to take to see the country in style.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru is of course Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is on most traveler’s wish list and should not be missed on any Peruvian vacation. Getting to the Inca ruin is an adventure and one that begins in Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. For most people the train is the way to go. Two train services operate the route Cusco to Machu Picchu. The first is Peru rail; the company offers two different services, the Expedition and the Vistadome train. Both train have regular departs to and from Machu Picchu. There is also the Belmond Hiram Bingham train that is for the train lover and also the non-train lovers that will get you to Machu Picchu in style and comfort.
While in the Cusco area, spend some time in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Here you can enjoy a few days of luxury and pampering. The valley is one of the most spectacular you will see with high snow covered mountains and flowing rivers. The Inca civilization used the valley to grow food for the it’s people and there are some wonderful Inca ruins to tour. The valley has many resorts and spas where you can relax and refresh while enjoying a wonderful mild climate.
The city of Cusco is also a wonderful place to be. Cusco is full of Spanish Colonial architecture most of which has been restored into luxury hotels and museums. The terracotta roofs will remind you of old European cities and the plazas are a great place to spend some time.
On your Peru expeditions take the time to travel to the jungle regions of Peru. The northern Peruvian city of Iquitos is the perfect place to start. Luxury cruises leave the city and cruise the Amazon basin at a wonderfully slow pace. Stay in luxurious cabins and dine on Peruvian cuisine. Pass a few days relaxing and seeing Pink dolphins passing the boat. Take shore excursion to discover the diversity of the rainforest.
Close to the Cusco region is the jungle region of Puerto Maldonado. The region features many lodges. There is something for all budgets from five star to budget friendly. Here you will get a great look into the rainforest and take trips up the river to visit local communities. Getting to Maldonado is easy with flight leaving both Lima and Cusco daily.
The southern city of Puno has much to offer the tourist, on the shores of Lake Titicaca; Puno is the starting point to all tours on the Lake. What most people come to see is the fascinating Uros Islands. These islands are unlike anything that you will see anywhere else. The Uros people many centuries ago left the mainland and made these islands out of the reeds that grow in the lake. Centuries later the Uros people still live on the islands and several are open to tourists to visit.
Just south of the capital Lima, is the desert town of Nazca, a great little town with a nice warm climate. What people come to see in Nazca is just outside the town in the desert plains. Centuries ago, the mysterious Nazca for reasons unknown draw many hundreds of designs on the desert floor. The drawings are of many different shapes and animals and can be best seen from the air by small plane, something not to be missed while in Peru.
There are many more wonderful sites in Peru to see and all you can do in private, take the time to do some research and see what you want to experience. You may have heard many Peru travel warnings. Peru like most countries has it problems with crime and theft but if you are careful with your belongings than you will have no problems in Peru, so book your Peruvian adventure today.