Why visit the Peruvian Andes

Along with the Himalayas, the Andes are the highest mountain range on Earth and travel throughout central Peru forming four mountain ranges. The city of Cusco is located in the heart of these mountain ranges, this destination offers unique scenic walks through the nearby mountains and exploring the archaeological monuments left by the ancient Peruvians such as the fortress of Saqsaywaman, Q´enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. You can also dazzle on this classic tour with the Temple of the Sun or Coricancha and the Cathedral located in front of the main square.

Another unmissable destination is the Rainbow Mountain, the road is a beautiful area of ​​the Peruvian Andes, where you can appreciate wildlife as well as small towns whose inhabitants are dedicated to the cultivation of corn among other products and the breeding of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. After a short walk of about 25 minutes we will reach the wonderful Rainbow Mountain and also, if time permits, we can see the impressive Ausangate Snow in all its splendor.

We also recommend visiting the Sacred Valley: located in Cusco, at an average height of 2, 800 meters above sea level, and an hour's drive from the city, on this tour you will know the most beautiful landscapes of the area with its peaks Snowy and Cyclopean structures such as the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the colonial town of Pisaq. You will enjoy the typical artisan markets and learn how the current towns use nature materials to dye their alpaca and sheep wool, making beautiful multicolored fabrics with iconographic designs that tell their life. An all-day trip through dream Andean landscapes.

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Best Seasons:April to December
Popular Location:Cusco, Sacred Valley, Puno, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Rainbow mountain

Best tours in the mountains of the Peruvian Andean

Amazon To The Andes

    Amazon to the Andes


    Discover the land of the Incas, including the fortress of Ollantaytambo and hike to the famous Sun Gate in the Inca Trail like they once did. Travel in the company of the region´s best tour guides, whose dedication to your…

    Sun gate Machupicchu Cusco

      Culinary Tour & Machu Picchu


      This program is designed for travelers who want to know the Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and Culinary legacy of Peru. Porcell Tours advantages Get excited with the grandeur of Machu Picchu during the afternoon, and enjoy sunrise in a magical experience…

        Cusco at night & Pisco

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        Discover the majestic architectural style of the historic center of Cusco and taste the tempting national drink of Peru at sunset: the Pisco Sour. A 3- hour tour. Marvel at the charming prehispanic and colonial buildings of the capital of…

          Cusco Walking Tour

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          Walk through the ancient streets of the capital of the Incas “Cusco”, you will be guided by experts who will show you everything without missing detail! Level of difficulty: Medium- low Departure days: Daily Duration: 4 hs Departure hours: 09:00…

            Inca Trail & Machu Picchu


            This program is designed for travelers who want adventure and physical effort of walking, at the same time know the prehispanic and cultural legacy in Machu Picchu area. Visit Machu Picchu in an unforgettable two- day experience. Level of difficulty:…

              Machu Picchu & Hike Wayna Picchu


              MACHU PICCHU FOR ADVENTURERS WITH WAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN This adventure is recommended for travelers who feel comfortable with heights and who have a good physical level. It requires a lot of walking. You will have a fabulous view of Machu…

                Mountain of Colours Huallatakunka- Palccoyo


                MOUNTAIN OF COLOURS This program is designed for travelers who wish to have an experience walking for 30 minutes at 4,800 meters above sea level. Also, enjoy unique landscapes along the way, and learn about the way of life of…

                  Mysticism and Adventure in the Andes


                  Would you like a cultural trip, where you can also enjoy wonderful landscapes and have an approach to Inca mysticism? Discover Cusco with mystical experiences conducted by an authentic Q’ero shaman and hike the ancient Inca trail that connects Machu…

                    Perfect Peru Adventure


                    This in depth tour of Peru is fascinating and diverse. It includes the Inca Trail, Arequipa Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu. Travel with your private party on this Perfect Peru Adventure, departing when you choose and with expert…

                      Pisaq Adventure

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                      This program is designed for travelers who want to make hikes in the area of the Andes, and at the same time know archaeological sites and their history. Difficulty: Medium-low Departure days: Daily Duration: 5hs Departure hours: AM/ PM Supplements…

                        Places you Should Visit in Cusco


                        This program is designed for travelers who want to know the pre-Inca, Inca and Colonial cultural and archaeological legacy in Cusco area. Level of difficulty: Medium- low Style: Private tour Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights Starts in: Cusco Personalize your…

                          Symbolic Wonders of Peru


                          Conquistadors, Incas and perhaps beings from other worlds… Even extra-terrestrials? A journey in the footsteps of Inca’s empire builders throws up some intriguing surprises. The Andes are a magnificent mountain range, rich with history and fascinating cultures.  Journey independently through…