Off the Beaten Path Tours in Peru

Looking to explore more and avoid the more touristy areas? Our Off the Beaten Path Tours in Peru highlight some of our local favorites and much lesser-known destinations. As locals who live in and love Peru, we’ve traveled every corner of the country and love sharing the spaces and places where you can truly experience the best of Peru. Dive deeper and we’re certain you’ll go back home with enormous appreciation for the people and environment in Peru!

If you’d prefer, we would be happy to create a custom itinerary for you instead. We’ve been crafting personalized trips for years and we love a challenge! There are truly endless possibilities here, so feel free to peruse our tours below or we can start working on your own custom plan.

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Kuelap's slim entrance in a yellowish rock wall that seems to be infinite along the mountain ridge | Responsible Travel Peru
Routes to discover

Searching for the lost Kingdom of the Chachapoya

7 Days 6 Nights
Availability : from April to October
After this trip you will never see Peru in the same way. The Chachapoya culture and its former kingdom is something not to miss.
FromUSD$1,158
Child Matsiguenga posing for our photographer | Responsible Travel Peru
Once in a lifetime adventure

Exploration to the heart of the Manu National Park

6 Days 5 Nights
Availability : From April to November
The Manu Biosphere Reserve has always been the territory of ancestral peoples such as the Matsiguenka, considered to be the expert hunters and connoisseurs of the medicinal secrets […]
FromUSD$652
The dunes take shapes of great beauty and walking on them is a great experience | Responsible Travel Peru
Active and Unique Expedition

The magic desert

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
Enjoy off-the-beaten-path and unique places of the south coast desert, combining natural beauty, wildlife, communities, archaeology and history.
FromUSD$310
Traveler and local woman from Sibayo, Colca Canyon, sharing knowledge about wool spinning | RESPONSible Travel Peru
Active and Unique

Active Colca Canyon tour with Collagua Hike and homestays

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : All year round
We believe the community of Coporaque is the real must-visit of the Colca Canyon. Stay in their lovely homestays and travel deeper!
FromUSD$255
The traveler carrying his sand plate from the top of Cerro Blanco | Responsible Travel Peru
Active and Unique

On top of the desert: Nasca

3 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
A demanding trekking in the Nasca desert with spectacular views and many cultural surprises. Enjoy a unique and challenging terrain!
FromUSD$205
Deep blue waters, mountain land and the canoe | Responsible Travel Peru
Must do!

Row to Paramis at Lake Titicaca

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : April-December
A very special visit to Lake Titicaca of 3 days and 2 nights. It is a comfortable tour ideal for families.
FromUSD$280
Homestay accommodation on the peninsula of Capachica overlooking the Chifrón beach and Lake Titicaca. Stay here with RESPONSible Travel Peru!
Practical & unique

From Puno to Cusco the RESPONSible Way!

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : All year round
The most practical way to visit Titicaca's hidden gems and have a unique experience on your trip through Southern Peru!
FromUSD$270
Young woman and villager enjoying the spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca, from Vicos, Huaraz, Peru | Responsible Travel Peru
Like traveling back in time

The most authentic community experience in the Cordillera Blanca

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
Immerse in one of the most authentic Andean communities with this popular active three-day experience to Vicos including hikes and many cultural activities.
FromUSD$100
Guido assisting the locals in Vicos with opening the Pachamanca and gathering the freshly cooked potatoes. Community-Based Tourism in the Andes - RESPONSible Travel Peru
The first RESPONS experience!

The complete Vicos experience with Pachamanca

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
This is the first tour of RESPONS ever; our top-favourite evergreen of community-based tourism! Vicos still offers one of the most authentic travel experiences, don't miss it!
FromUSD$120
Spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca from the community of Vicos | Responsible Travel Peru
The perfect acclimatization tour

Short immersion in the Andean community of Vicos

2 Days 1 Nights
Availability : All year round (Apr-Dec preferably)
This short visit to Vicos is perfect for acclimatization or when you're short on time. A unique and adaptable RESPONSible experience!
FromUSD$60
Travelers with local woman from Lima | Responsible Travel Peru
Unique and authentic Lima

Lima’s Local Communities Tour (HD)

5 Hours
Availability : All year round
This educational Lima tour takes you off the beaten path to a different and authentic side of Lima, where locals live and work. A day of culture immersion.
FromUSD$78
Urban art in Lima, Peru | Responsible Travel Peru
For Street Art Lovers!

Callao Get-Away! Urban Art, History and Gastronomy

4 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Get to know Callao following the graffiti route with murals made by different artists. Visit art galleries and taste the exquisite cuisine of Callao.
FromUSD$70

Looking for something else?

If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to search our entire list of tours in Peru. You can filter according to location, activities, tour duration, and more! We’re also continuously adding more tours to our list. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, feel free to get in touch and tell us your travel goals. We might just have the perfect itinerary for you waiting behind the scenes!