Begin your journey in Peru’s vibrant capital city, Lima, a bustling hub with each district containing unique soul, sound and colour. Discover stately museums, contemporary art galleries and fascinating pre-Colombian temples. This coastal city provides some epic surfing opportunities with Punta Hermosa Beach boasting superb and varied waves, including one of the biggest breaks in South America, known as Pico Alto. Spend a day surfing these famous waves with world champion Sofia Mulanovich, the first surfing world champion in South America, who has spent more than eight consecutive years ranked as one of the top five surfers in the world.
Continue down the coast to reach Paracas desert, the driest in the world, boasting a fascinating history, culture and sensational landscapes. Spend an afternoon riding ATV buggies across the desert dunes, stopping for sundowners as the sun slips behind the horizon. Cruise out onto the ocean to explore the scenic bays of the Peruvian coast as you sail to Islas Ballestas, a nature reserve and excellent place to observe the largest concentration of penguins, Peruvian boobies and sea lions on the coast.
Witness the amazing creativity of the ancient Peruvians and discover one of the greatest mysteries of mankind; geoglyphs and oversized lines engraved on the desert sands by the ancient Nasca people. Let Pelorus take you on an exclusive flight over the Nasca lines to witness these bizarre and fascinating sketches of more than twenty figures including a monkey, spider and hummingbird.
Fly to Cusco, the heart of the former Inca Empire sat at an altitude of 3,399m and the gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Explore the charming town, a beguiling blend of cobblestoned streets, colonial architecture and colourful textile-clad locals. An excellent Pelorus guide will take you on an eye-opening tour of Cusco’s Incan ruins as you learn about the remarkable construction methods of the Inca Empire.