Introducing the cultural experience
With a time shift of over 12hours, we’ll spend a few days taking it easy in Lima to recover from jetlag as well as starting the cultural experience.
Lima is the gastronomical hub for Peru’s diverse culinary experiences, and a number of significant archaeological sites exist in and around Peru’s capital.
Day trips will include Pachacamac in the south,...
Arequipa: The White City.
Set against a spectacular backdrop of several active volcanoes, much of the older city in particular is built using the local volcanic rock, a white crystaline stone called sillar.
Key locations within Arequipa include:
the historic plaza mayor including the cathedral and ‘company church’
the sprawling monasterio de santa catalina, and
the Museo Santuarios Andinos,...
The Valley of the Inca
Once in Cusco, we kick things off with a day trip into the sacred valley to visit some of the iconic locations such as the salt pans of las salinas, the highland town of Chinchero where live demonstrations of the milling and weaving of alpaca textiles can be observed/photographed (and souvenir clothing bought), the terraced slopes and temples of Pisaq, before finally resting in the...
From Lima, we fly into Iquitos, then board a speedboat to travel almost 100 miles up the Amazon and the Tahuayo tributary to the Tahuayo Lodge.
During our stay there, we have the opportunity to do shoots in the surrounding forest, including using the Canopy Zip Lines, hiking trails, or canoeing on the river.
We will also have a special encounter with indigenous locals (both...
We travel by bus to the region where the Andes are at their highest (the Cordillera Blanca is the 2nd highest range in the world), rising to above 5000 metres above sea level.
From Huaraz we’ll spend a day at high altitude glacial lagoons at the base of the permanent snow line of Huascaran—the tallest mountain in South America, potentially hiring bicycles for the trip back down....