Have you ever dreamed of visiting the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, or perhaps the splendid old town of Cusco? If you are a mountaineer, you have probably heard of the Cordillera Blanca with its snow-capped mountains. These are a few examples of what Peru can offer. If your bucket list is up for more, spice up your experience by adding a boat cruise on the mighty Amazon river or a plane ride over the enigmatic Nazca lines.
Peru offers a destination for everyone: the culturally-oriented, the action-avid or the nature lover.
At Latitud 0, we are committed to help you arrange an extension trip to our neighboring country after your stay in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
Your trip starts with an international flight, either from Guayaquil or Quito and onto Cusco - after a quick stop in Lima. Once there, explore the colonial old town and its features as the former capital of the Incas. The sacred valley is dotted with Inca ruins you can visit, and a train ride will take you to the Machu Picchu site.
Alternatively, you can hike for four days through Inca trails and end your excursion with a breathtaking sunrise above the ruins of Machu Picchu.
North of Peru:
The northern part of Peru offers some splendid pre-Inca sites:
Chanchan, the Chimú capital
Sipán, and the royal tomb
Chachapoyas and Kuélap
South of Peru
Not-to-be-missed sites include:
Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake
The Colca Canyon and the Condor spotting
The White Town of Arequipa
Huaraz is the starting point of an unparalleled trekking, hiking and climbing paradise:
Both the four-day Santa Cruz Trek and the longer ten-day Huayhuash Trek are considered to be among the top five trekking plans worldwide and a must-do for any outdoor lover.
Climb Alpamyo (5947 meters high), often claimed to be “the most beautiful mountain in the world” in a seven-day expedition.
As an option, you can climb the more accessible and less technically-demanding summits of Pisco (5.760 meters), Vallunaraju (5.686 meters) or Ishinca (5.530 meters).
The country of coffee is host to emeralds, salsa music, historical old towns, beautiful beaches and the magical world of Macondo. Its landscape diversity is reflected on the many different regional lifestyles and cultural features, they all blend to create the special charm of Colombia.
Colombians are very warm, welcoming and full of life, and they are considered among the best hosts in the world.
On a twelve-day trip, it’s possible to get a glimpse of the most scenic landscapes and towns in Colombia.
Featured locations – not to be missed!
Bogota and its famous gold museum, the Salt Cathedral close to Villa de Leyva, the beautiful Coffee Zone, Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast and the colonial, full-of-history town of Cartagena.
Like its bright skies, Bolivia remains largely unpolluted and stands out for its authenticity. There are several protected natural areas, and isolation is what best preserves the intense and often-bizarre beauty of Bolivia's landscapes. This is also why the cultural integrity of its people remains intact.
It takes time and patience to travel from one place to the next one but doing so offers endless opportunities for off-the-beaten-road exploration. Along the way, there are rest-stop cities and towns where travelers can indulge in some well-sought comfort.
When thinking of Bolivia, these are the places that most often come to mind:
Lake Titicaca with its crystal-clear water
La Paz, the highest capital city in the world
Salar de Uyuni, the vast white-salt plain
Potosí and its silver mines
Rurrenabaque, the access point to the Amazonian national park Madidi
From the Iguazú waterfalls in the lush green forest to Atacama, the driest desert in the world, this is what you will find when heading south to the two capital cities of Chile and Argentina. Try the windswept flatlands of the Pampa or the highest mountain in South America located in the Andean Cordillera, the Aconcagua. Spine down to the Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia or the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego … it’s impossible to describe the diversity of landscapes and ecosystems in the two vast countries in a few lines.
Depending your time frame and special interests, we help you to prepare a perfect journey to the countries.