Off the Beaten Path Tours in Peru

Find Hidden Gems on our Remote Peru Tours

Looking to explore more and avoid the more touristy areas? Our off-the-beaten-path tours in Peru highlight some of our local favorite spots and lesser-known destinations. As locals who live in and love Peru, we’ve traveled every corner of the country and love sharing the spaces and places where you can truly experience the best of Peru. Still not sure where to visit in Peru? Let us inspire you in our Off The Beaten Path Travel Style Guide. If you dive deeper in the landscapes and culture of Peru, we’re certain you’ll go back home with enormous appreciation for the people and environment here!

If you’d prefer, we would be happy to create a custom Peru itinerary for you instead. We’ve been crafting personalized trips for years and we love a challenge! We can take any details you like from the off-the-beaten-path tours below and apply them to your own personalized tour. There are truly endless possibilities here, so feel free to peruse our entire range of Peru tours and the hidden gems below.

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By giving advice, cleansings, and offerings to the visitors, the "maestros" follow their mission.
Offering gratitude and reverence to nature

Mother Earth Pachamama Ceremony in Cusco

4 Hours
Availability : Year-round
Cusco
Experience the profound Mother Earth "Pachamama" Ceremony in Cusco, a spiritual and cultural immersion guided by the wisdom of the Paqo Qero masters. This 2-hour tour offers an […]
FromUSD$110
Upon arrival in Patacancha, you will be welcomed by the inhabitants with great cordiality and joy.
Wool-tastic experience!

Patacancha Weaving Experience

7 Hours
Availability : All year round
Cusco
Visit the Patacancha community and learn to spin, dye and weave wool. Create unique pieces with the local artisans in a personalized way!
FromUSD$160
Two kayaks in open sea in Paracas | Impactful Travel Peru
Connect with nature

Short Sea Kayak tour in the Paracas Bay

2.5 Hours
Availability : Restricted (see calendar)
Santo Domingo Bahía de Paracas
Sea kayaking in one of the most emblematic and biodiverse reserved bays on the Peruvian coast. This is its shorter version.
FromUSD$60
Llamas grouped next to hut in beautiful mountain location
Visit an Andean Shepherd's house

Authentic Sacred Valley Experience with Llamas and Pachamanca

8 Hours
Availability : All year round
Urubamba
Get to feel the spirit of the mountains in the Sacred Valley, while exploring their beauty accompanied by a group of llamas.
FromUSD$95
An offering will be given to Mother Earth to express our thankfulness for life, nature, and all that we have.
Spiritual Inca ceremonies

Spiritual Ceremony Experience in Cusco’s Mountains

4 Hours
Availability : All year round
Cusco
Bring back the balance into your life with the guidance from an authentic Paqo Andean Shaman from the Apaza Family lineage of the Qeros community.
FromUSD$180
A learning ritual

Fire Ceremony in Cusco

3 Hours
Availability : Year-round
Cusco
Immerse yourself in the ancient traditions of the Andes with the Fire Ceremony in Cusco. This experience, guided by the revered Paqo Qero masters, offers a unique opportunity […]
FromUSD$140
Local man from Jayujayuni playing the charango - Impactful Travel Peru
A Unique Cultural Experience!

Hosts of the Great Inca Trail, the Qhapaq Ñan, on Lake Titicaca

4.5 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Puno
A cultural visit led entirely by the local people. Enjoy walking in a beautiful natural environment and cultural landscape where families involve travelers in their daily activities.
FromUSD$132
Fishing boats anchored at Chorrillos bay | Impactful Travel Peru
An Unconventional Tour

The Fishing Culture of Lima

4 Hours
Availability : All year round
Lima
Visit a fish market, take a boat ride, meet locals, try the best ceviche of Lima and get an amazing view of the city.
FromUSD$70
Meet local scallop farmers

Harvesting and tasting scallops directly from the Ocean

1 Hour
Availability : Year Round
Paracas
Join us to witness our meticulous processes, from nurturing to harvesting, and savor the natural flavors of freshly shucked scallop shells.
FromUSD$95
coca leaf
Every leaf turns a page in your personal growth

Coca Leaf Reading Counseling in Cusco

4-5 Hours
Availability : Year-round
Cusco
Step into the heart of the Andes with a life-changing session in Cusco, where ancient wisdom meets personal growth. Join us for a moment of deep connection and […]
FromUSD$55
Man sitting on island floor while using hands and feet when making totora strands | Impactful Travel Peru
See a unique way of living

Chimu Floating Islands

4 Hours
Availability : All year round
Puno
Learn more about the Chimu people, their way of living, as well as the importance and many uses of the Totora reed in their day-to-day life.
FromUSD$57
Kené designs cover even the houses from the community
Exploring Cantagallo

A Journey into Peru’s First Indigenous Urban Community

5 Hours
Availability : All year round
Lima
Visit the first indigenous urban community in Peru! And learn about their Amazonian culture, knowledge of arts and craft techniques.
FromUSD$80

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Man and llamas against the impressive backdrop of the Cordillera Blanca in Northern Peru. | Llama Trek Olleros to Chavin with RESPONSible Travel Peru | Photo by Bjorn Snelders
A spiritual journey through the mountains

Llama Trek in the Cordillera Blanca: Olleros – Chavín

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : April-November
Huaraz
Like pre-Inca peoples you will hike on an ancient road of trade and knowledge-exchange route, accompanied by llamas,
FromUSD$290
Enter Peru's largest terrestrial Reserve

Eco-Adventure and cultural exchange in Iquitos

4Days, 3Nights
Availability : All year
Iquitos
Explore an authentic connection with the Peruvian Amazon, providing a unique eco-tourism experience in the heart of the jungle. Immerse yourself in nature and local culture surrounded by […]
FromUSD$795
The Gocta falls (Chachapoyas) from a distance. Sustainable tourism in Peru with Impactful Travel Peru
Meet the "other" Peru

Exploring Northern Peru’s Spectacular Wonders

25 Days, 24 Nights
Availability : All year
Lima
Embark on an extraordinary journey to discover the rarely seen wonders of Northern Peru with our impactful expedition
FromUSD$2,700
what a deal!

Quick Cultural Inmersion in San Roque de Cumbaza

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : April to November
Tarapoto
Discover the enchanting lifestyle of the locals on this cultural immersion journey
FromUSD$255
your budget choice

The Amazonian Culture of San Roque de Cumbaza and Lamas

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : April to November
Tarapoto
Unearth the soul of Amazonian culture in two villages next to Tarapoto
FromUSD$282
and Learn Traditional Crafts!

Connect with the Heart of Amazonian Culture

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : April to November
San Martín
Embark on a natural exploration and connect with several families of San Roque de Cumbaza for a truly unique experience.
FromUSD$401
Pedestrian hanging bridge over the river towards the Gocta waterfalls
Mindfullness & inner peace

Well-being Retreat for Women in Northern Peru

7 Days, 6 Nights
Availability : April through November
Jaén
Embark on this well-being retreat in Northern Peru with a group of women to practice mindfullness and discover the beauty of the region.
FromUSD$900
Sunrays meeting lagoon and surrounding vegetation - Impactful Travel Peru
Hidden gem in the North

Horseback Riding to the Black Pearl of the Chachapoyas – The Condors’ Lagoon

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : April throught November
Leymebamba
Discover the Condor Lagoon (black pearl of the Chachapoya), a hidden gem in the midst of the cloudforest in Northern Peru!
FromUSD$559
Another beautiful stretch where the original pavement can still be observed, whilst hiking up from Soledad de Tambo. Hike the Qhapaq Ñan - Great Inca Road | Impactful Travel Peru
A unique trek back in time!

Hike the Prettiest Stretch of Qhapaq Ñan in Huaraz

5 Days, 4 Nights
Availability : April through November
Huaraz
Walk in the footsteps of the Incas by exploring part of the Great Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan). Few visitors have set foot here so far.
FromUSD$1,120
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From the Andes to the clouds

Manu: Between the cloud forest and rainforest

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
Cusco
Head down to the cloudforest and rainforest of Peru, discovering two different habitats and types of wildlife on one trip.
FromUSD$590
The dunes take shapes of great beauty and walking on them is a great experience | Impactful Travel Peru
Active and Unique Expedition

Tour the Magical Peruvian Atacama Desert

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
Paracas
Enjoy off-the-beaten-path and unique places of the south coast desert, combining natural beauty, wildlife, communities, archaeology and history.
FromUSD$490
Way off the beaten path

River and Mountain Expedition in the Valley of the ‘Talking God’

2 Days, 1 Night
Availability : April-December
Cusco
Go rafting, bridge jumping, biking, camping, hiking, and swimming on a 2-day off-the-beaten-path multi-activity tour near the Apurimac River.
FromUSD$220

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Can’t quite find the adventure you’re seeking? Don’t fret! Dive into our comprehensive collection of tours. With a handy filter function, you can easily find journeys tailored to your preferred location, activities, and duration.

But our quest to bring you Impactful Travel experiences doesn’t stop there. We’re perpetually expanding our horizons, adding fresh tours and even brand new destinations. If your dream journey is still eluding you, we invite you to reach out. Share your travel aspirations with us. We might just have that transformative itinerary waiting in the wings, ready to connect you with vibrant local communities and offer personal growth. Together, let’s make travel truly matter!

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