Southern Peru Trekking & Adventure

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5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Trekking
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18-60 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru
  • Enjoy multiday trekking in southern Peru while enjoying stunning mountain landscapes.
  • Ascend the colourful Rainbow Mountain (Mount Vinicunca)
  • Spend one night camping out under the stars, near the famous ruins of Choquequirao
  • Explore the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
Incorporating the best culture, history and natural environments of South Peru in and around Cusco. This is a multi-day adventure which will take you to some of the best Peru adventure sites in the Andes & Amazon Jungle.

- Start by landing in Lima and transfer directly, by domestic flight, to Cusco.
- Flying down to Cusco, you’ll do a Sacred Valley tour to acclimatise fully with some touring & activities before embarking on a warm-up trek of Rainbow Mountain (Mt. Vinicunca). Here you’ll trek one of the most intriguing and colourful mountain ranges in Peru.
- Then onto the main expedition trek of Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, an epic trek traversing the Apurimac valley taking you through both Incan citadels of Choquequirao and Machu Picchu.
– Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek: This 65 km trek takes you through lush jungles; deep canyons, and many snow-capped peaks along the way to Machu Picchu. If you’re in for a great Peru adventure, this is one of the most beautiful treks in the Cusco Region.
- Peru Amazon Tours – Flying into the Amazon jungle, for some exploration & relaxation after a long trek. This trip is designed for the adventurous; whilst also allowing you to see the best of Tambopata Jungle Reserve wildlife.
- Take a domestic flight back to Cusco on your final day; before heading back out to Lima for onward connecting international flights.

This plan is fully customisable, please contact us so we can design the right trip plan for your group.
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Jennifer Fey
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Trekking in Cotahuasi Canyon
“I was very keen to trek in Cotahausi Canyon, an isolated area 8 hours travel by bus from Arequipa, and well away from general tourist attractions. I had contacted many trekking companies from Arequipa and Cusco but most were only interested in taking me to Colca Canyon, a popular and closer option. Through Bookmundi, I was lucky enough to contact James Mackender, Unu Raymi Expeditions, who was willing to look into the possibility of arranging flexible trekking options for me from the township of Cotahuasi, in Cotahuasi Canyon. James also organised the guide from Arequipa as well as accommodation, meals, bus and plane fares.

I travelled with my guide in a bed bus from Arequipa to Cotahausi and at 5:00 am the next morning we caught a collectivo to start the first trek. All travel to the distant little villages in the Canyon was by local collectivos and the guide used his knowledge of the timetables to catch the collectivos on their return journeys. Travelling with local people was an extremely interesting glimpse into everyday life.

One morning we caught a bus at 3:00 am to travel to Puyca to walk up to the Wari ruins high above the village at the Archaeological site of Maucallacta, 3925 metres: such a peaceful, pre Inca site high up against the heights of the Canyon overlooking ancient terraces that swept down to the bottom of the valley. There was even a stone bathing area that we recognised as an Inca addition.

Cotahausi Canyon is extremely beautiful, remote, diverse and unspoilt with many interesting attractions to walk to including the impressive tall Cactus Forest and Sepia Falls. One very cold morning we travelled to a village called Huaynacotas high up on the sides of the Canyon. It had snowed the night before and a volcanic crater and the ridges above the snow line were dusted with white. After walking along the ridge road to enjoy the view along the canyon, we took five hours to walk on a narrow track down to the river and then on to Luicho to splash in the local thermal pools.

Cotahuasi Canyon is an amazing place to trek and I am very grateful to James and my guide that I was given the opportunity to have such an authentic experience.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hola Jenny! Many thanks for your detailed review, it was a real pleasure to have you with us and helping you to plan and operate your trip. I'm absolutely delighted we could setup Cotahuasi Canyon for you, because it is remote but also a really beautiful place. The thrill of the adventure is what we enjoy the most and knowing we helped you get the most from your trip is awesome. Thanks Jenny, I know we'll keep in touch and would be great to see you back someday!”
  • Kristi Newmyer
  • From USA
  • On Sep 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Amazing trip!
“Amazing trip! Have not done much traveling outside the U.S., so was a bit nervous. Our travel specialist was James Mackender, and he made us feel very at easy with traveling abroad in Peru. Everything was perfectly planned--flights, pick-ups and drop-offs. Our guide for the Treehouse Lodge/Iquitos was Guido. Very knowledgeable, spoke excellent english, friendly, very personable. The Treehouse Lodge was beautiful, and the day and night excursions were once in a lifetime. Our next part of our Journey in Peru was seamless--the guide from the Treehouse took us directly to the river boat. The 7 man crew on the Spondias was amazing. They were so attentive, knowledgable about the amazon and Peru. My favorite part of this portion of the trip was when we spent time with a local family at the river village. They invited us into their home, we shared some food, and discussed the commonalty and differences of our daily lives. Our guide on the Spondias was Charlie, and he likes birds and was very knowledgeable about the different species of birds. Our chef, Francisco, was wonderful and his creations were excellent. Our waiter/purser was Jairo, he was a friendly young man, full of knowledge and we practiced english and spanish together. The only flaw was that we missed our connecting flight in Lima to Cusco. After an hour of being sent to 5 different desks to get our flight rescheduled, one phone call to James and in 10 minutes the whole situation was remedied. It relieved so much stress to know that James was looking after us. The last stretch of our trip was to Cusco and Machu picchu, and Zac was our guide. Zac was, hands down, the best guide I have ever had. He was so knowledgeable about Peru, Cusco, Incan history, Machu Picchu. The way he introduced us to Machu Picchu was perfect, and he even took video of our initial reaction to seeing this Wonder of the World. He was so kind, so enthusiastic, I definitely would do another trip with him as our guide.

This trip was just perfect. James did an amazing job listening to what we wanted to do, and making all of those wishes come true. Will definitely be using James again when we travel!!”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Kristi, thanks for your comments & it's great to hear about your trip. Peru is an awesome country & I think you've experienced some of the best of it! It was a pleasure to have you both with us and look forward to keeping in touch, best James”
  • Alex Keylin
  • On Sep 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Very happy traveler
“I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was to visit Machu Picchu and see as many remote Peru sights as time allows. James was excellent. He understood exactly what I was looking for and made it a reality. Peru has all the elements of adventure tourism: Friendly and open culture, unique natural beauty, uncrowded remote areas, ancient archeological sights, night life, also good infrastructure that makes it easy to access the remote areas. Thanks to James I was able to experience the best Peru has to offer. Whether you are looking for a main stream tour, or a unique custom trip James has the rare combination of experience, attention to detail, and passion that will make your adventure the best experience it can be.
Highly recommend!”
  • Day 1: Lima airport arrival & transfer to Barranco
  • Day 2: Lima - Cusco (flight)
  • Day 3: Cusco acclimatization
  • Day 4: Cusco - Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)
  • Day 5: Via Ferrata Combo & optional zipline
  • Day 6: Cusco ‒ Chiquisca
  • Day 7: Chiquisca ‒ Choquequirao
  • Day 8: Explore Choquequirao
  • Day 9: Choquequirao - Mayisal
  • Day 10: Mayisal - Yanama
  • Day 11: Yanama - Totoru
  • Day 12: Totoru ‒ Lucmabamba
  • Day 13: Machu Picchu tour - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
  • Day 14: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado (Huitoto Lake Lodge)
  • Day 15: Huitoto Lake - Jungle Lodge
  • Day 16: Jungle Lodge - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco
  • Day 17: Last day in Cusco
  • Day 18: Cusco to Lima (domestic flight)
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