Terra Explorer

We’re the premier travel operator in Peru, trusted globally by luxury industry leaders. Founded by pioneering explorers, hosts of storied trips for 17+ years.

Based a few miles from Machu Picchu, within South America’s most celebrated tourist circuit, we design, test, and operate our catalog of experiences ourselves. As local experts, we inventively blend adventure with the arts, living culture, gastronomy, and wellness —all backdropped by award-winning properties, scenic landscapes, and even landmarks where we ably avoid crowds.
We’re your compass to boundless journeys in Peru.

The Scenic Trek From Salkantay to Ancascocha | 6D5N

Scale the heights of the Peruvian Andes on the exhilarating Salkantay to Ancascocha Trek. Over six days, traverse seven mountain passes, each offering a breathtaking vantage point atop the world. This trek is a challenging odyssey through diverse ecosystems—from the stark beauty of arid highlands to verdant valleys. Follow ancient Inca paths, skirt glacial lakes, and explore forgotten ruins—all under the watchful gaze of the majestic Salkantay.

Spanning 49 kilometers, it’s an adventure best suited for experienced hikers, taking you up to altitudes of 4,950 meters. Optimal from March to December, the journey weaves through storied landscapes with the promise of a condor’s flight overhead. Each day ends under a canopy of stars, at campsites where the silence is profound. From the highlands’ solitude to the rich flora of Andean valleys, this trek is an immersion into raw and untouched splendor, culminating in the stunning revelation of the snow-capped Verónica Mountain. Meals, camaraderie, and the spirit of the Andes accompany you from the invigorating ascent to the tranquil descent.

Alternative versions of fewer days are also available.

Apurimac: The Rafting Expedition of a Lifetime | 4D3N

Embark on a family-friendly rafting odyssey down the Apurimac River, where the Milky Way spills across the equatorial skies in a celestial river mirroring its earthly counterpart. This four-day expedition invites families to connect deeply with nature’s primal forces, navigating both serene and spirited rapids under the tutelage of the Vellutinos-Ibañez, Peru’s rafting pioneers.

Your journey begins at the Rocoto Bridge, setting the stage for days filled with gentle class I and II rapids, camping on secluded beaches, and bonding over campfire tales under the Southern Hemisphere’s star-studded dome. Stargazing becomes an enchanting nightly affair as we draw parallels between the flowing waters and the galaxy above.

As you paddle through class II and III rapids, laughter and teamwork become the river’s rhythm. Immerse in the natural beauty, from awe-inspiring cliffs to the rich Andean wildlife, and learn about the Inca Constellations from our seasoned guides. Your adventure culminates at the Huallpachaca Bridge, leaving you with memories of adrenaline, unity, and the tranquil embrace of the untamed Apurimac.

Kayaking in the Picture-Perfect Huaypo Lake | Half-Day

Glide across the serene waters of Huaypo Lake in the Sacred Valley during a leisurely 1.5-hour kayaking journey. This easy-level activity offers an intimate encounter with the lake’s tranquil beauty, reflecting the Andean peaks. Immerse in the local culture and indulge in a sumptuous luxury picnic on the lake’s edge, completing a perfect four-hour escape into nature’s embrace.

A Cultural Hike from Chinchero to Urquillos | Half-Day

Embark on a culturally rich hike from Chinchero to Urquillos in the Sacred Valley. Spanning four hours, this intermediate trek allows you to connect with the Chinchero community, where ancient weaving traditions live on. As you wander through eucalyptus groves and past Inca ruins, local weavers unfold stories woven into their textiles. The journey culminates in a picturesque picnic set against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls and majestic mountains, providing a feast for both the palate and the eyes in the heart of the Andes.

Remote Multi-Adventure Trip to Pomacanchi | 2D1N

Discover the heart of Southern Cusco with a two-day escapade at Pomacanchi Lake. This intermediate-level adventure is a soul-stirring mix of hiking, biking, kayaking, and rafting. Traverse through tundra and eucalyptus forests, spotting endemic birds against the backdrop of the Andes. Kayak on serene lakes, witnessing the daily life of local fishermen, and camp under the celestial theater of the Andean sky. Cap off the journey by rafting down the Willkamayu River’s class II and III rapids. This multi-activity adventure promises an authentic exploration of nature’s splendor, tailored for those who seek to immerse deeply in the outdoors.

The Epic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 

Embark on a legendary five-day journey through the Inca Trail, culminating at the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu. This intermediate trek, available throughout the year except February, covers 43 kilometers of ancient paths that once connected the vast Inca Empire. Traverse ecological zones ranging from Andean tundra to rainforests and encounter archeological wonders, diverse wildlife, and breathtaking views.

The trek features a mix of lesser-known ruins like Llactapata, Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna, with the highlight being the majestic arrival at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. This trek is a profound historical and natural immersion, promising hikers an intimate encounter with the Inca legacy. Conclude with a comprehensive exploration of Machu Picchu, with the option to climb Huayna Picchu mountain for an impressive view of the ancient citadel, before returning to Cusco aboard a luxury train.

This transformative trail adventure is perfect for intermediate trekkers, history buffs, and those seeking to step into the past while exploring one of the world’s most enigmatic wonders.

This activity can be tailored to last two to five days.

Biking + Picnic in the Sacred Valley | Half Day 

Embark on a mountain biking journey through the Sacred Valley. Whether you’re seeking a wild ride through the rolling hills near Maras or a leisurely path from Chinchero to Huaypo Lake, these adventures can be adjusted to match your skill level and travel plans.

  • Maras Adventure: Ride on premium Specialized bikes equipped with 29″ rims, disc brakes, and double suspension to explore the stunning vistas of the Sacred Valley. Visit the ancient Inca salt mines and the agricultural terraces of Moray, ending your excursion with a sumptuous outdoor luxury picnic set against the Andean sky.
  • Chinchero to Huaypo Lake: Take a serene bike ride from Chinchero down to Huaypo Lake, where the tranquility of the Andes unfolds around you. Post biking, you can kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the serene waters of Huaypo Lake. A luxury picnic on the lake’s edge offers a delightful pause, a feast for both the palate and the eyes.

Glamping, Luxury in the Remote | 2D1N

Indulge in the epitome of outdoor luxury with our Glamping Experience. Here, adventure meets indulgence—wake to the soft glow of dawn over Huaypo Lake, your sumptuous tent melding seamlessly with the tranquil beauty of the Andes.

Enjoy local teas and sweet treats at sunset, unwind with a massage in our lakeside spa, and dine by candlelight on gourmet creations from our onsite chefs. As evening falls, gather around a crackling bonfire for an unrivaled stargazing session, the Milky Way painting the night canvas. Mornings are for birdwatching and savoring breakfast with a view, setting the tone for another day of adventure or tranquil relaxation.

Suitable for all, year-round, with best weather conditions from April to November. Join us for a stay beyond mere accommodation, weaving luxury with the scenic threads of the Peruvian outdoors.

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