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SA Expeditions designs exclusive, tailor-made tours to premier destinations across South America and in their home state of California. The company was established on the principles of harnessing tourism for the benefit of community, conservation and awareness of South America's cultural and natural heritage. With travel consultants in the US and Peru, the company has developed exceptional local expertise that contributes to every unique and tailor-made itinerary that they prepare for their clients. SA Expeditions has earned a glowing reputation among their many happy guests and across the media and travel industry for their dedication to cultural conservation in Peru.

Good to know

  • Flexible bookings: no cost rebookings & itinerary adjustments.
  • Leading specialists in exclusive, experiential travel.
  • Industry-leading commitment to inclusive and responsible tourism.

Key information

Destinations Destinations North America, South America
Activity Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Active, Trekking
Tour Type Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private tour

Testimonials

What people are saying about SA Expeditions

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Eric and Katie
15/07/2019

We would highly recommend SA Expeditions if you want to travel with less stress and some extra comfort. We were beyond pleased with our adventure! We greatly appreciate you for helping us through the Lima airport, it would have taken us a long time to figure out. Our Machu Picchu, Sacred valley, Textile, Salt flats, and Ollantaytambo were really neat. The Wayna Picchu hike was worth it and we felt was the highlight of Machu Picchu. We were very pleased with our room and travel accommodations. We will definitely be in touch if we decide to go back!

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Becky
11/07/2019

I could not be more pleased with the trip arranged by SA Expeditions. I found SA on line and they had very positive reviews. The entire trip to Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu was arranged in two days and I left on my originally scheduled departure date. When my flight from the US were delayed SA tracked the changes and still arranged for pick up and escort at the airport even at 4:30 a.m. arriving 6 hours late. When I arrived in Cusco I was met by my guide Martin and spent the next five days with him and our driver. It was a totally private tour through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. The hotels were high 4-5 star and beautiful. Martin was knowledgeable, considerate and a lot of fun. As a woman traveling alone it could have not been better. Returning to Lima I was picked up by Ruth my guide and driver. They were equally as knowledgeable and paid attention to every detail. Thanks to SA I had a wonderful experience. Jeanie my travel coordination did a fantastic job of putting together a high end trip with little time and stayed in touch throughout the trip to make sure it was running smoothly. I would recommend anyone looking for a South American adventure book work with SA. I certainly plan to use them again.

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Sarah
21/06/2019

We had an amazing trip! Every aspect is something we would recommend to others. The SA Expeditions planning experience with, the flexibility when we had to make changes to our itinerary, personal 1-1 connection to an expert made the process very smooth and enjoyable. The hotels were exactly what we had hoped for – authentic yet comfortable. Casa Cartegna service was impeccable and the location very convenient. We loved the court yard, the breakfast was delicious, well beyond what we anticipated and the tea service was a nice touch. Machu Picchu was by far our favorite day. Our driver, airport escort and guides were all top notch, friendly, helpful. In all cases I felt like we were in good hands, we enjoyed ourselves and we learned a lot about Peru. Dimas was a great guide and an incredible story teller, had helpful recommendations, stopped and took many photos for us – he always knew the best spots. He answered all our questions and was flexible when we wanted to stay longer or switch the order of something. He made a very positive impact on our experience for sure. The idea to get a room at the hotel for the long layover was great – we were very happy we did that. This is a trip we will never forget. Something we have dreamed about and the experience exceeded our expectations.

SA Expeditions tours

Classic Peru & Machu Picchu

The classic route to Peru's most popular highlights

6 days From $2,890 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Activity Activity Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Machu Picchu & Amazon cruise

Small-ship luxury cruise with Machu Picchu

9 days From $5,390 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Iquitos
Activity Activity Cruise & Sailing, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Machu Picchu & Amazon lodge

See Peru from rainforest eco-lodge to mountain empires

9 days From $2,990 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado
Activity Activity Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Highlights of Peru

A grand tour of Peru's mountain civilisation

12 days From $3,990 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca
Activity Activity Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Qhapaq Ñan trek to Huanuco Pampa

Explore Peru's grand route of the Incas

12 days From $3,790 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Huaraz
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Active, Trekking
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Active Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu trek

Explore Peru's grand route of the Incas

8 days From $3,190 Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Activity Activity Culture, Active, Trekking
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Iguazu Falls & Andean Highlights

A grand tour of Peru and Brazil

15 days Customisable
Destinations Destinations Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puerto Maldonado
Activity Activity Nature & Wildlife, Culture
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Preferred hotels

A small selection of SA Expeditions's carefully-selected hotels. All hotels can be changed to suit your requirements and budget

Classic

Casa San Blas

Right off the main pedestrian fare in the San Blas district and less than three blocks to the main square, Casa San Blas Boutique offers exceptional location and comfort. Inside, the well-appointed rooms make for a great night's rest, and the family-style suites are perfect for families.

Classic

Posada Amazonas

Located on a 2,000 hectare private communal reserve and owned by the local community of Infierno, Posada Amazonas provides a great introduction to the Amazon rainforest. The lodge was built using traditional materials and architecture, featuring open windows to the jungle and drapes as doorways. At just 2 hours from the airport in Puerto Maldonado, Posadas Amazonas is ideal for those with limited time to spend in the jungle.

Superior

Isla Suasi

A luxurious eco-lodge located on the only private island in Lake Titicaca. Lodging includes all food and beverages and the opportunity for activities on the lake. The 24 rustic and appealing rooms all have expansive views of Lake Titicaca as does lunch, which is served on the bluff overlooking the lake.

Deluxe

Machu Picchu Pueblo

Hidden in 12 acres of seclusion, the Pueblo Hotel provides a paradise of individual bungalows with stone paths leading you through the gardens and natural fountains. The Pueblo is laid out in the traditional Andean Village style and consists of 85 luxury cottages, a naturalist centre, a natural Andean sauna, and an exquisite restaurant that overlooks the Vilcanota river below.

Deluxe

Delfin III

Peru's river vessels take cruising to another level. These intimate, exclusive ships accommodate between eight and 40 passengers in sumptuous suites with five-star levels of service. Between excursions to explore the jungle, passengers kick back on the sun deck and enjoy the finest Peruvian cuisine.

Deluxe

Reserva Amazonica

This eco-luxury lodge is exotic yet accessible, situated in a private reserve surrounded by vast jungle canopy. Inspired by native Amazon design, the lodge is composed of thatched roof cabanas that combine local natural materials with contemporary amenities.

What's included

All trips with SA Expeditions include the following services. Get in touch to find out more.

Included Accommodation

Carefully-selected, quality assured hotels including unique, independently-owned boutiques. All hotels can be upgraded or changed on request.

Included Guided excursions

All trips and excursions accompanied by expert, bi-lingual guides to help you get an inside view on Peru.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections and hotel transfers in private cars and comfortable minivans.

Included Accommodation

All breakfasts and some lunches included. Your guides will happily advise on local restaurants for evening meals.

Included Camping equipment

All camping gear and equipment supplied (on trekking tours where required).

Included Internal flights

Domestic airfare / internal flights are included in the price.

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