There, I’ve said it. It seems obvious, right? But if you judge by what you see of most visitor’s itineraries, you wouldn’t be wrong in assuming that there’s little else to see in this country.
From the mountain-top fortress of Kuelap near Chachapoyas to the vast Gocta Falls, grand Inca citadel of Choquequirao and the intricately carved mud temples along the northern coast, Peru is packing its fair share of ancient monuments and striking natural landmarks.
But where you can find information – in English – about these lesser-explored wonders? And how can you navigate the vast distances of Peru on a short vacation or even a longer backpacking trip? Does Machu Picchu really deserve all the hype?
Why trust Worldly Adventurer’s Peru trip planning service?
I’ve written plenty about Peru on Worldly Adventurer and I have solid credentials to prove that my trip planning service will deliver the goods:
- In 2015/2016, I spent seven months living and volunteering in Cusco. During that period, I explored the surrounding area, including the Sacred Valley and other lesser-known destinations.
- I’ve also travelled the entire coast from Lima to the border with Chile, stopping at towns such as Pisco, Paracas, Nazca and Huanchaco, as well as Arequipa.
- In December 2017, I started a two-month research trip for the 2018 editions of the Rough Guide to Peru and the Rough Guide to South America. This saw me travelling the entire northern coast of Peru, from Trujillo to the Ecuadorian border, west to the edge of the Amazon Jungle and south along the Andean Mountains from Tingo Maria to Cusco.
I’ve been published writing about Peru for other websites including World Nomads and I’m in the process of expanding the Worldly Adventurer archives to include brand new articles about travel in Peru. Having now updated two guidebooks, I consider myself a real expert and have knowledge about places in northern Peru and the Andean sierra about which little has yet been written on the internet.
How the Peru trip planning service works
Pre-conversation survey to identify your budget, timeframes and proposed destinations
Once I’ve received payment, I’ll send you a quick survey to get a sense of your budget, time restrictions and destination. This will inform the next stage of the Peru trip planning service.
A tailored, day-by-day travel itinerary or 30-minute Skype call*
Following the survey, I draw up a detailed itinerary for the duration of your trip, where I include day-by-day recommendations for:
Places to visit in Peru – the unmissables (and missables) on a trip to Peru and exactly how to undertake the task of planning a Peru travel itinerary.
Planning a trip to Machu Picchu – tips about how to plan your visit to Machu Picchu, including recommendations for how to get to Machu Picchu depending on your style of travel, timeframes and how much hiking you wish to do.
Hotel and restaurant recommendations – recommendations for where to stay and where to eat in Peru, according to your budget and preferences.
Transport recommendations – which routes to take, recommended bus companies, how to book transport in advance and how to get from A to B.
Beyond-the-beaten-trail travel suggestions – my speciality: unique places you’ve never heard of, many of which have yet to make it onto Worldly Adventurer.
Suggestions for travel in other parts of the continent – see what I can offer with my travel planning service for South America.
*If you only have a handful of queries and don’t require a complete travel itinerary, we can instead organise a 30-minute Skype conversation where I can help you to address any issues you have with you upcoming trip to Peru.
Two follow-up emails to resolve any queries
Following your receipt of your personalised travel itinerary, I’ll respond to two emails with further information to help resolve any queries that you may have about what I have suggested.
30-minute Skype call for basic queries: $100 USD
Travel itinerary for a Peru vacation of up to, and including, seven days: $150 USD
Travel itinerary for a Peru vacation of seven to 14 days inclusive: $250 USD
Travel itinerary for a Peru vacation of 15 to 21 days inclusive: $300 USD
Travel itinerary for a Peru vacation of 21 days and over: email me to discuss prices, which depend on the length of your trip
How to receive your Peru trip itinerary
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the duration of your trip and I’ll respond within 48 hours with payment details. Following this, I will send you the pre-conversation travel survey and you will receive your travel itinerary within seven days.