Peru offers travelers plenty of options for private group vacations, whether you’re interested in a bespoke tour, rail journey, river cruise or something in between.
Small-Group and Custom Tours
Audley Travel offers bespoke tours in a variety of destinations throughout Peru in 2022 and 2023. Audley’s experts tailor the trip to your preferences, from the itinerary to the accommodations. Butterfield & Robinsonspecializes in private tours. Collaborate with the tour team on the type of trip you envision, from a family adventure or riverboat trip to a wellness vacation or cultural immersion tour. Peru for Less offers travelers flexible, fully customizable itineraries. Explore well-known and off-the-beaten-path destinations in Peru. For those interested in mountain climbing, book a tour with Peru Summit Adventure. Trek through Peru’s best hiking areas with cultural activities along the way.
Private Train Journeys
Book a rail tour on Belmond’s Andean Explorer, South America’s first and only luxury sleeper train. Opt for a one- or two-night journey to experience the stunning landscapes of Peru. Aracari Travel offers travelers an exclusive private charter train to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Your group has use of a private car on the train to enjoy a five-course gourmet meal, open bar and live music on the daytrip. Belmond Hiram Bingham also brings travelers to Machu Picchu. Reserve an individual carriage or charter the entire train for up to 84 guests. Opt to customize your journey with bespoke menus and live entertainment.
Luxury Amazon Cruises
Experience the majestic Amazon River up close. Aqua Expeditions boasts two luxury riverboats accommodating up to 40 guests. Relax on the boats while taking in river and jungle views. Adventure Lifestrives for low-impact travel and to protect the Amazon. The company offers small-ship river cruises from four to seven days for eight, 12 or 44 passengers. Adventure Smith Explorations combines small-ship cruising with land excursions. View the Amazon while on board and opt to add customized daytrips.
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