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With its rugged natural beauty, ancient ruins and architecture, rich history and vibrant culture, Peru is an unforgettable destination.

From deep within the Peruvian Andes rises Machu Picchu, the most spectacular legacy of the Inca Empire. Enshrouded in clouds and perched surreally among the verdant slopes of the Andes, the grand temples and terraces of Machu Picchu are one of the most awe-inspiring sights on Earth.

There's the striking city of Cusco, with its marriage of ancient Inca and Spanish colonial architecture; the vibrant capital of Lima, with its museums, galleries and buzzing food scene; the bustling markets overflowing with vivid textiles and handicrafts.

We trek and cycle among the sacred valleys, snowcapped peaks and ancient ruins of the Andes, and journey across the solitary high plains of the Altiplano; we cruise, raft and canoe our way through the lush jungles and twisting tributaries of the vast Amazon River basin; we tour vibrant cities and set our lenses on diverse and dramatic landscapes, always engaging with the people, culture and history of this incredible country.

No matter your age or inclination, World Expeditions has an exciting adventure ready to take you deep into the heart of Peru.


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Our all inclusive approach

Our trips offer exceptional value for money featuring good quality, centrally located hotels and private transportation. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as gear hire on treks, entrance and permit fees, transfers and most meals.

Authentic experiences

Whether you are trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, canoeing the waterways of the Amazon Rainforest, savouring the cuisines of Lima and Cusco or experiencing a traditional homestay on Lake Titicaca, our diverse range of active itineraries encapsulate the cultural heart of Peru. Our adventures take you off the beaten path to provide realistic insight into this corner of the world and the ways that its incredible geographic and cultural diversities fit together.

Experienced local guides

Our guides in the field are the real keys to our success, demonstrating a wealth of local knowledge and passion that they are eager to share with you. From climber Simon Yates of 'Touching the Void' to Javier Bello, one of the most experienced guides in the Andes, our team of experts ensure you receive the very best service as you gain insight into the unique Peruvian culture.

World firsts

We proudly pioneered the first commercial Inca Rivers Trek in Peru in 2004, showcasing a remote trail to the north of Machu Picchu. As a result, our knowledge of the region and logistics is second to none, ensuring your adventure is unforgettable.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Peru. When you book one of our adventures you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.


Litter collection

The 10 Pieces litter collection initiative, where travellers collect 10 pieces of plastic or paper litter on the trail each day, is offered on all our Peru treks. This simple yet effective initative harnesses the collective power of tourists to keep wilderness trails clean and to educate local communities about the negative impact of litter on their environment and tourism economy.

7 Principals of Leave No Trace

We use campsites that are not on cultivated land, are not near sources of drinking water and are always on durable, well drained surfaces. All waste is carried out, and campfires are not lit on our treks, with the exception of village visits where sheep or llama droppings are used as a fuel source or an underground stone oven is used.

Porter welfare policies

Porters receive the same access to medical service as clients. We provide three meals per day, as well as gas stoves for cooking, and are one of five companies (among almost 200) that pay the highest wages. All porters can access interest free long-term loans from us and are provided with basic life and accident insurance, full coverage of medical costs that they incur, transport to and from the trek's start and finish, sleeping tents, sleeping pads and bags, footwear, warm jackets and raingear.


In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.


Our lodges provide comfortable accommodation that is well maintained and with good facilities.


Gain wonderful insight into the local culture during a homestay, a style of accommodation where a local family opens their home to you.


Enjoy our fully supported camping in quality two person tents erected in scenic wilderness.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.

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Nuevo Sol (divided into céntimos/cents)

US dollars are easily changed.

Credit cards and ATM are available in most large cities and hotels, however it is not recommended to rely on these solely.

International Dialing Code


Type A plug

Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts, at 60 hertz. The most common pin types are A. (2 flat prong) or type C. (2 round prong).


A visa is exempt for passport holders from the following countries visiting Peru for short term tourism purposes:


New Zealand


United States

United Kingdom

For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy.

If you are entering Peru from Bolivia, Ecuador, or any land border, please ensure you source a Peruvian entry stamp at the border. Take initiative at the immigration checkpoint, as they may not approach you. Failure to obtain an entry stamp requires applying for an exit or expulsion order at the Immigration Office in Lima. Without this order, air travel out of Peru is not allowed, and it may lead to a 10-year ban on re-entry. Please note however that passports will not receive immigration entry or exit stamps at any international airport in Peru. Instead, entry and exit from the country will be digitally recorded.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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