Off the Beaten Path Tours in Peru

Looking to explore more and avoid the more touristy areas? Our Off the Beaten Path Tours in Peru highlight some of our local favorites and much 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. Dive deeper and we’re certain you’ll go back home with enormous appreciation for the people and environment in Peru!

If you’d prefer, we would be happy to create a custom itinerary for you instead. We’ve been crafting personalized trips for years and we love a challenge! There are truly endless possibilities here, so feel free to peruse our tours below or we can start working on your own custom plan.

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The dunes take shapes of great beauty and walking on them is a great experience | Responsible Travel Peru
Active and Unique

The magic desert

4 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
Enjoy off-the-beaten-path and unique places of the south coast desert, combining natural beauty, wildlife, communities, archaeology and history.
FromUSD$310
Traveler and local woman from Sibayo, Colca Canyon, sharing knowledge about wool spinning | RESPONSible Travel Peru
Active and Unique

Active Colca Canyon tour with Collagua Hike and homestays

3 Days, 2 Nights
Availability : All year round
We believe the community of Coporaque is the real must-visit of the Colca Canyon. Stay in their lovely homestays and travel deeper!
FromUSD$255
The traveler carrying his sand plate from the top of Cerro Blanco | Responsible Travel Peru
Active and Unique

On top of the desert: Nasca

3 Days, 3 Nights
Availability : All year round
A demanding trekking in the Nasca desert with spectacular views and many cultural surprises. Enjoy a unique and challenging terrain!
FromUSD$264
Deep blue waters, mountain land and the canoe | Responsible Travel Peru
Must do!

Row to Paramis at Lake Titicaca

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : April-December
A very special visit to Lake Titicaca of 3 days and 2 nights. It is a comfortable tour ideal for families.
FromUSD$280
Homestay accommodation on the peninsula of Capachica overlooking the Chifrón beach and Lake Titicaca. Stay here with RESPONSible Travel Peru!
Practical & unique

From Puno to Cusco the RESPONSible Way!

3 Days 2 Nights
Availability : All year round
The most practical way to visit Titicaca's hidden gems and have a unique experience on your trip through Southern Peru!
FromUSD$270
Man sitting on island floor while using hands and feet when making totora strands | Responsible Travel Peru
See a unique way of living

Chimu Floating Islands

4 Hours
Availability : All year round
Totora reed is a vital resource that allows Chimu people to maintain their way of living, and during this journey you will learn about their culture and surrounding […]
FromUSD$50
Travelers with local woman from Lima | Responsible Travel Peru
Unique and authentic Lima

Lima’s Local Communities Tour (HD)

5 Hours
Availability : All year round
This educational Lima tour takes you off the beaten path to a different and authentic side of Lima, where locals live and work. A day of culture immersion.
FromUSD$78
Urban art in Lima, Peru | Responsible Travel Peru
For Street Art Lovers!

Callao Get-Away! Urban Art, History and Gastronomy

4 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Get to know Callao following the graffiti route with murals made by different artists. Visit art galleries and taste the exquisite cuisine of Callao.
FromUSD$70
A tour guide speaks to her group as they sample local fruit in a market in Lima during a tour with Responsible Travel Peru
Taste the flavors of Lima!

Lima’s Biggest Market & Off the Beaten Path Food Tour

4 Hours
Availability : All Year Round
Embark on a 4-hour tour and taste Peruvian flavours while discovering Lima’s historical center, visiting the city's biggest market, and walking through the streets of Chinatown.
FromUSD$39
Three bright yellow kayaks over deep blue waters, mountain desert and rock formation in the background | Responsible Travel Peru
Connect with nature

Touring Sea Kayak in Paracas on half a morning

2.5 Hours
Availability : All year long
Sea kayaking in one of the most emblematic and biodiverse reserved bays on the Peruvian coast. This is its shorter version.
FromUSD$55
A woman leans on her walking pole on a hillside in desert terrain. There are petroglyphs on the rock beside her. Seen during a tour with Responsible Travel Peru from Arequipa
Full of unexpected surprises!

On the Trail of Arequipa’s Ancient Roads

8 Hours
Availability : April-December
Dare to discover a Pre-Hispanic Inca road in Arequipa, visiting archaeological sites, petroglyphs and a winery along the way.
FromUSD$110
Two girls in the same kayak saluting the camera | Responsible Travel Peru
Paddle a greater distance!

Touring Sea Kayak in Paracas on a full morning

6 Hours
Availability : All year long
Sea kayaking in one of the most emblematic and biodiverse reserved bays on the Peruvian coast. This is its longer version.
FromUSD$75
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If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please feel free to search our entire list of tours in Peru. You can filter according to location, activities, tour duration, and more! We’re also continuously adding more tours to our list. If you don’t find what you’re looking for there, feel free to get in touch and tell us your travel goals. We might just have the perfect itinerary for you waiting behind the scenes!