SURFING LIMA & DESERT ATV RIDE
Begin your adventure in Peru’s vibrant capital city of Lima. While exploring its colorful, idiosyncratic neighborhoods, stop in at its stately museums, contemporary art galleries, and absorbing pre-Colombian temples.
Epic surfing opportunities are on the doorstep in this buzzing city, with Punta Hermosa Beach renowned for its superb waves including Pico Alto—one of the biggest breaks in South America. Spend a day surfing with surfing world champion Sofia Mulanovich (South America’s first), who has spent more than eight consecutive years ranked as one of the top five surfers in the world.
Continue south to the parched Paracas Desert with its fascinating history, culture, and sensational landscapes. Spend an afternoon riding ATV buggies across the dunes, stopping for sundowners as the sun slips below the horizon. Cruise out onto the ocean to explore the scenic bays of the Peruvian coast. Sail to Islas Ballestas, a nature reserve hosting the largest populations of penguins, Peruvian boobies, and sea lions on the coast.
Witness the skill and creativity of the ancient Peruvians as you visit the Nazca Lines—geoglyphs and oversized lines engraved on the desert floor. Let Pelorus take you on an exclusive flight over the Nazca Lines to see this collection of more than twenty huge desert images, including a monkey, spider, and hummingbird.
CUSCO & SACRED VALLEY
Fly to Cusco, the heart of the former Incan Empire located at an altitude of over 11,000ft above sea level. The city is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Explore this historic city’s cobblestoned streets, colonial architecture, and colorful local fashions. A knowledgeable Pelorus guide will lead you on an eye-opening tour of Cusco’s Incan ruins and elucidate the Incas’ remarkable construction methods.
Journey through the foothills of the Andes, via a narrow, winding road, to reach the Sacred Valley—both an important archaeological site and an adventurer’s paradise. Explore the Incan ruins scattered throughout the valley, as well as the local Peruvian villages and markets.
See the Sacred Valley in novel fashion as you ride the rapids during your own private white-water rafting adventure. Quad bike through the hills, before stopping for a picnic lunch by the lakeshore. Set out on a secluded scenic hike through the mountainous terrain, accompanied by exotic bird calls and inquisitive llamas.