PERU & ECUADOR SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
Hiking in the magnificent snow-capped Andes
Mysterious Machu Picchu and Cusco – home of the Incas
Birders paradise with soaring condors, jewel like hummingbirds and Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Land of the orchid – there are hundreds of species around Machu Picchu alone
The enchanted Galapagos Islands, on every wildlife lovers bucket-list
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MACHU PICCHU Enquire Now
A shroud of mystery envelopes Machu Picchu, tucked deep within the Peruvian jungle. The views are otherworldly and the ruins most definitely live up to their reputation. We highly recommend the “mini” Inca trail – after hiking through the ravishing Andes, with a swollen tumbling river below and snow dusted peaks in the distance; arriving at Machu Picchu is quite simply incredible. For orchid lovers Machu Picchu is a botanical adventure of note.
CUSCO AND THE SACRED VALLEY Enquire Now
Cusco was for the Incas the navel of the world, from here the Quechua armies issued forth to build the most extensive empire to have existed in the Americas. This mysterious city, nestled high in the Andes, remains the spiritual capital for Peruvians and is the cultural hub of the region. Bustling markets brimming with authentic curious, and beautiful architecture inspired by both the Incas and Spanish add to the charm of the city.
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Enquire Now
Before they were the Galapagos, they were Las Encantadas, “the enchanted ones”. The Galapagos Islands are truly without parallel, a completely unique “laboratory of evolution” forming a living museum of natural history that is absolutely a bucket-list destination for any lover of the natural world. The islands are famed for the fearlessness of the wildlife and you truly can get up close and personal with many of the island’s inhabitants.
MASHPI CHOCO FOREST Enquire Now
Wild orchids, coiling vines, giant ferns, and above it all the towering tree canopy dominate the landscape. Mashpi Private Reserve is located in the heart of the Chocó biodiversity region stretching from Panama through Colombia and down to the Andean slopes of northern Ecuador. Small rainforest mammals that are more easily sighted include squirrels, armadillos, ring-tailed coati, agouti and tayras. The avian life is outrageous with 32 hummingbird species and a myriad of toucans, tanagers, trogons, euphonias and other showy birds.