TOURING PERU


Peru has many offerings — the Andes, the coast, the Amazon — and many outfitters to offer them. There are trips to explore Peru’s every facet, from running the Inca Trail to plying the Amazon in a motorized canoe. Some outfitters will customize a trip for you. A few quality outfitters are listed below. Questions to ask any of them:
• What equipment, meals, accommodations, and transport are provided?
• Is travel insurance provided?
• Do the guides speak English?

Andes Adventures: (310) 395-5265; www.andesadventures.com (Santa Monica, CA)

Amazonia Expeditions: (800) 262-9669; www.peruandes.com (Tampa, FL)

Peru Expeditions: 011-51-1-447-2057; www.peru-expeditions.com (Lima, Peru)

Backroads: (800) 462-2848;
www.backroads.com (Berkeley, CA)

Class Adventure Travel: 011-51-1-444-1652; www.cat-travel.com (Lima, Peru)

Himalayan Travel: (800) 225-2380; www.gorp.com/himtravel.htm (Stamford, CT)

Journeys: (800) 255-8735;
www.journeys-intl.com (Ann Arbor, MI)

Mountain Travel•Sobek: (888) 687-6235; www.mtsobek.com (El Cerrito, CA)

Orquidea Tours: 011-51-84-221662; www.thetrip.net (Cuzco, Peru)

Wilderness Travel: (800) 368-2794; www.wildernesstravel.com (Berkeley, CA)

Peru Tourist Centre: (212) 398-6555; (New York) doesn’t offer tours, but they work with a wide variety of tour operators, and they can tell you what is available.

— K.M.