Bio Bio Expeditions - Peru
MACHU PICCHU TOURS – PERU ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Bio Bio Expeditions has a long, varied and exciting history in Peru and we are excited to continue to offer the best in Peru adventure vacations – Machu Picchu: treking the Inca Trail, or the lesser known Ancascocha or Salcantay trails, and rafting on the Cotahuasi River.
We began running rivers and trekking in Peru over 25 years ago and fell in love with the natural, cultural, and historical wonders. While doing our own explorations, we met the Vellutino brothers, whom have the distinction of being one of Peru’s “first families” of adventure. The brothers went on to start Terra Explorer which is our sister company. This band of adventurous brothers were some of the first white water kayakers in Peru and have explored almost every waterway and trail in their native homeland. It is the close and warm relationships we have formed with our fun-loving and hard working Peruvian “compadres” that makes our Peru adventure travel trips so unique, authentic, memorable and we believe, truly sets us apart from other adventure travel companies. With their input, we have worked hard to combine the best of Peru’s natural treasures into a tempting menu of multi-sport adventures, with luxurious touches, that will exceed all your expectations and be a highlight in your life of adventure travel. Like Chile, Peru is another “home away from home” for us where we are truly welcomed with open arms and are privileged to share some of Peru’s best kept secrets and treasures with you.
RAFTING AND HIKING IN PERU
Over the years our Peru adventure travel trips have received many accolades – we’ve been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Archaeology and National Geographic Traveler. And in 2000, we ran the first commercial descent of the Cotahuasi River – an adventure that was featured in Outside Magazine.
While in Peruvian towns, such as in Arequipa or Cuzco, we overnight in beautiful, comfortable, centrally located local hotels and enjoy meals at delicious authentic restaurants serving fresh, modern interpretations of traditional Peruvian fare. The nomadic camps we build as we move downstream or hike the ancient inca trails, are incredibly comfortable with spectacular views and superb camping cuisine! We pull out all stops to offer you the most comforts and best food available. On our Peru treks we use a Mountain Hardware space station for dining – set with tables and chairs. Hot water is delivered to your tent every morning for washing up. On-trail meals include a happy hour, hot entrees and scrumptious desserts.
We are proud to boast some of the world’s best white water rafting and kayaking guides. On the river and on the trail, your safety is our number one priority at Bio Bio Expeditions! All our adventure travel trips include Peruvian guides who will educate you on their amazing country, entertain you with stories, songs, and Peruvian lore, and keep you safe!
We invite you to grab a paddle, lace up your hiking boots and dive into Peru for the adventure vacation of a lifetime!
Looking to do something different from what we offer? Not a problem! We can customize your trip to be as short as one day to as long as a month, or more. Give us a call and we can start planning your perfect Peruvian adventure!
Our Peru Adventures
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Tambopata River Expedition
This adventure will include six days of rafting down rapids in the high Tambopata River as well as a visit to the Macaw Clay Lick featured in the January 1994 National Geographic.
PromPeru, the government tourism agency, rates the Tambopata as Peru´s finest white water rafting because of its isolation in tropical forests and rich wildlife as well as the technical rafting involved.
Our Cotahuasi Rafting Expeditions features 6 days of some of the most continuous, classic, technical, fun whitewater, in the deepest canyon on the planet. Combined with amazing Arequipa, a beautiful hike on an ancient Inca footpath, and Inca ruins and artifacts, this is an adventure like no other!
Salkantay Trekking Tour
Join us as we explore ruins around Cusco, cruise on mountain bikes around the Sacred Valley, veer off the beaten path on our own Salkantay Trek itinerary, enjoy one day on the Inca Trail to arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate.
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
This journey is ideal for adventure and history lovers, combining different ecological zones, from high-altitude deserts to the rainforests, passing through important archaeological centers and experiencing incredible wildlife observation. Explore Cusco and surrounding ruins, mountain bike or hike the Sacred Valley.
Ancascocha Trekking Tour
This is a perfect option for the ones who prefer a less challenging route yet still want to experience the Peruvian Andes! Ancascocha to Huallabamba is one of the most striking and interesting routes, it goes via ancient and un-explored roads through the Andes area.
Inca Trail Short Tour
This alternate to the longer trek allows you to travel the last 13 miles of the legendary Inca Trail, culminating as you pass through the Sun Gate and into the citadel of Machu Picchu.
An ideal trip for those who don’t enjoy camping under the stars, you will stay one night in the town of Aguas Calientes.
Tour Season: May - November Trip Length: 2 Days Activities Hiking/Trekking
Rio Apurimac & Inca Trail Multi Sport
Peru’s classic multi-sport adventure – a class 4 whitewater rafting journey, mountain biking the Sacred Valley, and hiking the Inca Trail to amazing Machu Picchu.
Horseback the Sacred Valley
Visit the privately-owned Hacienda Huayoccari, including lunch with freshly harvested food from their plantation. Travel through the communities known as Huicho, Huayllabamba and Urquillo. Observe daily life and custom of the indigenous people of Peru.
Tour Season: May - November Trip Length: 1 Days Activities Mountain Biking
Lares Trek and Machu Picchu
This porter-supported 4-day trek showcases remote, pre-colonial Inca villages, and immerses you in the rare beauty of the Andes as you pass crystalline lakes and soak in high-altitude hot springs. The trek’s awe-inspiring finale is an exploration of the mesmerizing beauty of Machu Picchu.
Continuing Education Trips
Wilderness Medicine CME
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest CME
This Wilderness and Travel Medicine Continuing Medical Education Conference combines hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with a few days in Cusco, a visit to the Sacred Valley and a trip into the heart of the Amazon jungle!
Tour Season: Fall Trip Length: 11 Days Trip Price: From $5,150 Activity Level: Moderate to Strenuous