Multi-active Peru with a touch of Archaeology
Do you thirst for adventure? Do you wish to go off the beaten path for a truly authentic experience? Then this Peruvian journey is for you. Designed with the expert traveler in mind, this trip will put you in direct contact with locals, giving you hands on engagement with the Peru’s astounding trove of archaeological discovery.
Our specialists have curated this journey to highlight the ancient cultures of Peru, including the Inca, Chachapoya, and Moche, blending nature hikes and engagement with local communities and customs. Yes, this is for the adventurous, but with us, your safety is guaranteed!
Best of all, this trip will not only provide you the opportunity to learn, but our tailored itinerary benefits the local communities as well — the profits are win-win! If you’re looking to get your hands dirty and eyes opened, this is for you…
Trip designed by Travel Expert Guido
You land in the bustling center of Lima, where ancient and modern cultures collide. Dine in style while sitting beside the most well preserved archaeological site in the city. Venture to the bustling market and try your hand at bargaining, then head to the famed city center where the Spanish influence remains imbedded in the architecture.
Taking a couple days to acclimate to the altitude, you will explore the remarkable Quechua culture in living color. Our Digital Concierge will provide you with tips for navigating this charming town, allowing you to explore at your own pace.
This is the best alternative short route to Machu Picchu, as it takes you from snowy peaks into the lush cloudforest where coffee plantations can be found! The route will bring you in contact with coffee farming families that will welcome you as a friend, before you hike through the cloud forests, getting closer to your most epic destination…
Witness the legendary granite citadel put on the map hundreds of years ago, and embrace the sense of awe and wonder. Our guide provides the ideal balance of information you need to appreciate Machu Picchu, getting all questions answered without inundating you with historical citations, allowing you to commune with nature.
Drive from Ollantaytambo through the ancient Sacred Valley, home of some of the country’s most epic ruins. Visit the Inkariy Museum, Pisac and it’s unbeatable flourishing market. Walk amongst the friendly street dogs, laughing children, and make sure to dodge the motor carts!
Try your hand at haggling in the overflowing San Pedro market. Check out the megalithic Sacsayhuaman, to the bohemian San Blas to the exquisite Qoricancha temple. Rich with color and life, the roadside towns from Cuzco to Puno are a synthesis of the Andean and Spanish cultures, luring keen travelers with its mythic temples and baroque churches of ancient and modern religions in Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and Pucara.
Temperatures start to drop as you make your way to Puno’s altiplano -- volcanoes, lagoons, and flamingos will keep you glued to the window as you journey to Titicaca. Then catch a boat, and take in the dozens of living cultures spread along the shores and islands of the great lake.
After staying in this city, you will understand why the locals are so in love with it. Despite it being known to some as “the white city” due to the chalk-like volcanic blocks, this town is packed with color, especially around the Santa Catalina Monastery. Our Digital Concierge will offer tips as you meander the streets and visit authentic, delectable restaurants.
Board the plane, because it’s time to fly South to North! You will be blown away by this land and its stories — the Inca Atahualpa was killed by the conquistadors, the ransom for his life not honored. You will visit the very Rescue Room were the fateful deal went down… Soak in gorgeous views, hot springs, and delicious cheeses.
Jump in a car and let the wheels drive you on a spectacular, scenic road trip. Once you arrive, visit a museum in Leymebamba itself, and ogle at the room full of mummies. Here you will be introduced to the world of the Chachapoyas, also known as “warriors of the clouds”.
Venture to the archaeological center called Kuelap, with its fortress-like appearance and then stand next to the precipice to see the Karajia sarcophaguses. The Chachapoyas must have enjoyed embellishing its already dramatic territory — and the wildness still reverberates about the land today.
You make your way to the land of Moche, home to pyramids and great burials — mythic kings of the sea resound about these lands. Loom native cotton with the locals, and explore the modern museum to deepen your understanding of all that you see.
It’s time to bid farewell to your dear Peru. Let your reflections settle, as you dust off your boots, bag your bags, and prepare to return to home — taking with you a bundle of unmatched experiences and insights into the cultures of yore!
C'est vraiment le PÉROU !!!
Nous avons longuement cherché une agence pour organiser sur mesure notre séjour au PÉROU et nous ne regrettons pas d'avoir choisi Responsibletravelperu. L'organisation en amont et sur place est top, ils sont très à l'écoute de nos souhaits, très réactifs et le prix tout à fait compétitif. Nous voulions aller au devant des communautés andines si possible en dehors des flots de touristes et nous sommes enchantés des rencontres avec les familles et des activités comme le lama-trek ou le cours de tissage à Huilloc Alto. Si vous voulez voyager écolo éthique et responsable, n'hésitez pas, voyagez Responsibletravelperu ! Un grand merci à toute l'équipe et particulièrement à Pauline et Saby
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Perfekte Organisation und einmalige Erlebnisse
Respons ist spezialisiert auf Community-Tourismus. Und so besuchte ich eine Bauernfamilie in Coparaque im Vale de Colca, eine Webereikooperative bei Ollantaytambo und die Shipetiari im Regenwald. Natürlich auch die touristischen Highlights wie Machu Picchu, Cruz del Condor, Vale Sagrada, Titicacasee. Alles organisiert durch Respons. Schon bei der Planung war das Interesse am Reisenden spürbar, um den bestpassenden Ablauf zu finden. Für mich als ältere Person waren beispielsweise Ruhetage dazwischen wichtig. Und es hat bei der Umsetzung einfach alles perfekt funtioniert. Was für ein tolles Gefühl, an einem neuen Ort anzukommen - ob mit Flugzeug, Bus oder Kleinbus - und es wartet jemand mit meinem Namen auf einem Schild, um mich zum Hotel oder wohin auch immer zu bringen. Einfach jedes Mal! Und das Ganze zu einem Preis, der dem Vergleich stand hält. Ich bin einfach nur begeistert. Gerne gebe ich auf Wunsch jederzeit mehr Details.
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Amazing, unforgettable experience for a solo female traveller!
It is so great to know that my trip has contributed to sustainable tourism, benefiting Peruvians as much as possible, rather than a big package-deal international company. Overall, my trip was a fantastic experience and I’ve come back home with a love of Peru and definitely wanting to return again to revisit some of the same places and explore more of the north as well!
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Ha sido una experiencia de viaje espectacular, original y hecha a nuestra medida.
Perú ya de por sí es un país muy preparado para el turismo y la gente es muy amable y atenta, pero Respons nos dió ese plus que buscabamos en cuanto al servicio, la calidad de los guías, las experiencias en diferentes lugares y comunidades locales y la flexibilidad de gestionarnos un viaje bastante hecho a nuestra medida. Definitivamente lo recomiendo a cualquiera que desee visitar Perú a su propio estilo y busque algo más que haciendo una ruta convencional.
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We were very pleased with our trip, and especially with Eloy, our wonderful personal guide. The drivers were very helpful and friendly, and the hotels Responsible Travel selected for us turned out to be lovely places to stay. We are committed to sustainable travel, and we feel the trip was much more ecologically sound because we worked with a responsible company. Kudos to everyone involved!
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Un magnifique voyage sur mesure à prix modéré
Visite du sud du Pérou (Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Chivay, vallée de la Colca, vallée sacrée, Moray, Cuzco, Machu Picchu....). Charmants hôtels. Souci social de l'agence (par exemple, l'hôtel de Cuzco - accueil en anglais et en français - fonctionne parfaitement avec des enfants tirés de la rue et excellemment formés et au profit des enfants déshérités ; un des logements en famille locale et excellents repas parfois en famille péruvienne). Excellents guides locaux, la plupart en français. L'agence était à nos côtés pour pallier nos difficultés au cours du voyage et adapter celui-ci. Un grand merci à ce tour opérateur
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We zijn een Belgisch gezin met kinderen van 11, 13 en 14 jaar en gewoon om een avontuurlijke reis in elkaar te steken. We botsten echter op Responsible Travel via het internet en hebben hen aangesproken om een voorstel te maken voor onze reisideeën naar Peru. Heel luisterbereid, hebben ze een voorstel op onze maat gemaakt. Heel flexibel om wat meer of minder luxe in te passen en toch rekening houdend om lokale initiatieven en mensen te steunen. Alles was tip-top in orde naar voorbereiding, organisatie en ook tijdens de reis was men heeeeel bereikbaar en flexibel om nog aanpassingen te maken als we dit vroegen (thanks Saby, Mily & Agnes!)!!! Absolute aanrader. Wij zijn heel lovend over Responsible Travel!
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My experience with Reponsable has just been fantastic. I find personalizing one´s trip an exciting way to explore not only Peru, but also other countries. I first had a WhatsApp call with Alejandro to explain him my destination, trip duration and especially, what are my interest points. After that, Alejandro returned me with his great insight and feedback, introducing me the routes & possibilities that I´d never thought or read that Cusco & Titicaca would offer me. - The guide that they offered me was amazing! Not only knowledgeable, but also very caring and good photographer (for a sole traveler, this is essential)! You can notice that, when they are well paid, they are more willing to perfect their job - Surprisingly, I did my first mountain bike in my life in Ollantaytambo - I did a llama trek solely, basically walked up to a hill in companion with apx 15 llamas, with 2 natives and had a quite picnic - I spent the whole Christmas with Titicaca´s natives and I even explored villages and regions in which seemingly I was the only foreigner during that period The whole wasn´t cheap, but certainly every penny was worthy taking into considerations that all the brand new experience that I had and all the unbelievable stuff I did.
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Beautifully planned experience & and 24/7 support
We booked 3 days and 2 nights through the Colca Canyon. From the beginning, Responsible Peru took care of everything and finding out exactly what kind of trip we wanted while keeping the costs down. We had 2 homestays during our trip with one stay at Sibayo (wIth Eusebio and Nieves) and the next in Coporaque (With Amanda). The homestays were truly a great way to experience not only like in the Coca Canyon, but also in Peru in general. Not to mention the food was Authentically GREAT ! First Day: Arequipa to Chivay (as part of a group tour)- Followed by a private transfer to the Homestay in Sibayo. Second Day: Hike in the Canocota Canyon and transfer to Coporaque Third Day: Group tour to the Cruz de la Condor. - Transfer to Puno While this was the outline of the itinerary, there were several experiences within this that made it an experience to remember from the conversations with the families over dinner, to the beautiful views along the hike. It's a great way to contribute to the local communities and at the same time get to see a truly fascinating region. I must admit, even though I'm not a fan of group tours, the company was excellently selected and the tour leaders did a great job. I would definitly recommend incorporating Reponsible Peru during you trip through the country.
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Excellent trip, good hotels, well organized and planned. We especially want to recommend our wonderful guide in the Andes, Eloy Chambi Molina. Very knowledgeable, deeply connected to the old culture, he taught us about the plants and flowers along the trails, the customs and practices of the peoples of the Inca empire. He added so much to our experience. A terrific very engaging person. Highly recommended.
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Our intent was to do the Inca Trail and then see a bit of Peru. One of our friends recommended Responsible Travel - best decision we made. Alejandro and team made all the bookings: transport, hotels, restaurants, city guides, Inca Trail - we just had to show up. And since we paid upfront no issues at any of the establishments. The Inca Trail was super hard but super fun but Sonia our guide from Wayki was beyond good. In fact all the guides and drivers were really superb. We adjusted some of our arrangements on the go and the team at Responsible Travel were highly responsive and accommodating. We had a WhatsApp group and all our messages were immediately answered. Well run company, with a strong philosophy and lovely, warm people. When we go back to Peru, Responsible Travel will be our only option.
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We spent almost 10 days with this…
We spent almost 10 days with this excellent team in Peru and Bolivia. The whole tour was absolutely perfect! Organization, guides, support, hotels selection, local families etc etc. Resp travel agency is definitely one of the best organizations we have travelled with so far. I really wish there is more such professionals in this area in other countries!
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