Join Aqua Expeditions on an Amazon adventure steeped in luxury and explore Peru’s Amazon River, travelling deep into the Amazon rainforest...
Peru, located in the northwest of South America, is a nation that encompasses a diverse treasure trove of rich history, indigenous cultures, wildlife, natural resources and overwhelming beauty.
Peru is…. the majestic Amazon River, surrounded by walls of green with almost 60% of Peru lying in the Amazon rainforest. Peru is Cuzco and the towering Incan ruins of Machu Picchu from the great Inca Empire, the largest state in pre-Columbian America. Peru is the vast Pampa Colorada, home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and the towering canyons of the Colca River near Arequipa. It is Lake Titicaca, where natives still live on islands made of reeds. Peru is miles of Pacific beaches, vast desert areas, the sheer towering Andes Mountains, lush green cloud forest and the high country of the Altiplano. Peru is the Amazon jungle with its wealth of wildlife, birds and plants and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest. Peru is the rural haciendas and elegant churches built by the Spaniards, who conquered this rugged land of mountains, rivers, and valleys in the 16th century. It is the small villages and markets of Peru’s indigenous people--the women clad in rainbow-colored clothing topped by serious-looking bowler hats. And Peru is also the bustling, modern capital of Lima, Peru.
It would be hard to find a more diverse country than Peru, anywhere in the world. Peru is a land of 28 million people, many speaking Spanish, many also speaking the native language of Quechua. Our mix of cultures has created cuisine, music, art, and folk traditions unlike any you will find anywhere else in the world. Our innate spirit of hospitality means that you will always find a warm welcome waiting for you when you arrive in Peru.
Join Aqua Expeditions on a luxury cruise down the Amazon River, and journey through history, culture, wildlife and natural beauty which is Peru - today.