Peru conceals many treasures offered to whoever wants to visit it. Between the authenticity of its cities, the abundance and diversity of its fauna and flora, the contrasting landscapes of arid steppes with snow-capped peaks, the country is full of breathtaking sites. The best way to experience these unforgettable moments is to stay as close as possible to Peruvians and share their place of life. Discover our trips to Peru.
An authentic stay
The spirit of the trip is to privilege the meeting at the center of the daily activities. The essentials can be discovered in the company of the locals who will welcome you with open arms. On the sublime Capachica peninsula of Lake Titicaca, the community of Paramis will introduce you to the traditional practice of fishing.
In Cuzco, your host family will introduce you to the ancestral crafts of the Quechua people at the Féria El Marques de San Francisco. Choose side roads such as visiting the Inca remains in Sacsahuaman, discovering the white city of Arequipa at an altitude of 2,335 m at the foot of the Misti volcano, hiking in the Colca Canyon and its picturesque villages or even Sharing the daily life of the people of Lima. Find more information for a trip to Peru on voyageva.com.
On the heights of Lake Titicaca
The road to the lake perched at an altitude of 3,810 m passes through the stunning Altiplano region with breathtaking landscapes. The Colca Canyon is a pearl set against the Ampato and Sabancaya volcanoes. The Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve offers landscapes of salt flats, volcanoes, rivers and dry puna where condors and vicunas evolve majestically. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is home to the village of Pisac famous for its terraced cultivations, the salt basins of Maras on the mountainside, the Inca site of Moray, the city of Calca with its cold and sulphurous thermal baths as well as the legendary fortress of Ollantaytambo. The exceptional meetings are with the communities of Llachon for an immersion in their way of life to discover Inca music, cooking,
The secrets of Machu Picchu
The new wonder is classified as cultural and natural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The site is a marvel of Inca engineering, most of the citadel’s work being done underground without iron tools, wheels or draft animals. Scattered in the hollow of green mountains at an altitude of 2,400 m in the south of the country, the archaeological complex houses granaries or colcas, the Intiwatana or sacrificial altar as well as a U-shaped town.
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The need to immerse ourselves in it reflects our evolution: to travel, to communicate with others, to discover their culture, their little habits, to taste new flavors and to break down barriers. Do not cling to preconceived ideas and feel that we are one whole, one tribe: humans. If there’s one way to travel that can offer you all of this, it’s homestay travel .