Overview & Highlights

Explore Peru at the wheel of your own 4x4 car on this pre-designed adventure holiday which takes you off the beaten track through untamed territory. Combine independence and flexibility knowing that help, if needed, is always at hand.

  • Cusco: city tour and Sacsayhuamán ruinsEntrance fees to the sites are included

We present an adventurous and challenging way of exploring some of both Peru’s highlights and more remote areas - less visited but no less alluring.

An experienced and confident driver, you are excited by the idea of tackling sinuous, cliff-hugging, rock-and-dirt roads climbing and plunging through the tortured valleys of the ice-jacketed Andes, passing tumbling rivers and penetrating volcano-studded desert. You’ll love the freedom, the control, the ability to make ad hoc stops to investigate pocket-sized adobe villages, discover a secluded Inca ruin, gaze up at a condor or survey a flock of grazing vicuñas.

Here, on a pre-designed itinerary with pre-booked accommodation, you can drive a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicle yourself; accompanied by a support vehicle staffed by experts and carrying everything you might need to deal with an unforeseen eventuality.  

Travel to places away from the well-trodden tourist path. Your 4x4 vehicle allows access to authentic locations in remote areas. Visit top sights such as Cusco as well as emerging destinations with the colonial city Ayacucho. Maybe add a non-drive extension to wind down after your expedition, such as a visit to northern Peru, an Amazon cruise or even a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

If you wish to take a break from driving for a short while on any section of the route, support staff are available to drive for you. Safety is the number one priority. If you don’t want to do any driving you can travel as a passenger in your 4x4 vehicle with a local experienced driver. If you are travelling alone you can travel as a passenger in the support vehicle on any confirmed departure.

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We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.

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Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Evie Oswald
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

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