Guanaco, Patagonia


From the otherworldly wonders of Atacama Desert and the Valley of the Moon to the incredible marine and birdlife of the nutrient-rich Humboldt Current, the rugged western coast of South America is our stomping ground for our immersive Peru tours. With Zegrahm Expeditions experts and naturalists at your side throughout your Peru tour, you’ll visit quaint colonial towns and pre-Columbian ruins, discover the volcanoes and glacial lakes of Lauca National Park (a Biosphere Reserve)—look for the Andean flamingos!—and Zodiac cruise among seals, sea lions, Peruvian boobies, and pelicans. Our cruise to Peru is in style and comfort as we glide in and out of stops along the coast, including Lima, where we’ll take in the city’s beautiful colonial Spanish architecture and join an ornithologist for a birding excursion.

Upcoming Peru Expeditions

  • Machu Picchu, Peru

    Hiram Bingham's Hidden Peru

    October 18October 25, 2018

    Offered through our sister company Travcoa, this journey through Peru includes an overnight within the citadel of Machu Picchu—sunrise and sunset included. You'll also meet the locals of colorful Chinchero, experience the culture in the Valley of the Incas, and spend two nights aboard the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer train.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.