Welcome to Peru
Why People Go
Peru has something incredible for everyone. Peru is the birthplace of the Amazon River, the gastronomical hub of South America, and home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Peru is generally divided into 3 sections: desert, mountain, and jungle. Those also happen to be the top 3 most-visited areas in Peru: Lima (Coastal Desert), Cusco (High-Andes Mountains), and Iquitos (Jungle).
Private Vacations Highlights
- We’re proud to offer the only Treehouse Lodge in the Amazon Rainforest.
- Featuring 12 treehouses, ranging between 40 – 80 feet high in the jungle canopy, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- An all-inclusive property, Treehouse Lodge is the perfect place for you to experience life in the Amazon.
For those seeking even more adventure, Private Vacations offers tour packages throughout Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.
More Info About Peru
The number one tourist attraction in Peru is Machu Picchu, hosting almost 3,000,000 visitors each year. Cusco was recently ranked the #1 city to visit in Central/South America by Travel+Leisure magazine. Iquitos (where the Amazon is born) is another major tourist destination and is known as one of the top places in the world for exotic bird-watching.
In Southern Peru, you find Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world, and Colca Canyon, which is over two times deeper than the Grand Canyon of the United States and is home to the Andean Condor (a bird with an 8-10 foot wingspan).
On the northern coast lies Mancora, which is home to some of the most famous surfing waves in the world. There are over 400 culinary dishes that have their roots in Peru, the most famous of which is Peruvian ceviche. Ceviche is basically a fish salad, marinated in lime and mixed with garlic, onions, cilantro, limo chile pepper, corn, and sweet potatoes. Other famous dishes include pollo a la brasa, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, cuy, and seco. What are you waiting for Peru is calling.