Paul Jones, Owner & Founder
When I started TLA Travel 9 years ago, no one could have ever imagined just how alluring Peru would become to the international traveler. Back then, Peru was a relatively unknown destination and Machu Picchu was something that most people knew little about. Nowadays, things have changed quite a lot and the popularity of Peru is growing year on year. Thanks to 20 years or so of a fairly stable political system and an ever strengthening economy, Peru is now considered to be one of South America’s most prominent tourist destinations.
The landscape of tourism in Peru has also changed a lot too. Once only a destination for hardened backpackers and hippies searching for ayahuasca highs, Peru has developed a tourism scene which is suitable for all ages and types of traveler. The most developed touristic area of Peru is the Cusco region. This encompasses the Andean City of Cusco (once the capital of the Inca Empire), the rural area of the Sacred Valley and the most famous of all Inca ruins – the citadel of Machu Picchu. For those seeking adventure, this is also a popular trekking region. The Inca Trail, the scenic Salkantay Trek and the Choquequiraeo trek (Machu Picchu’s smaller sister) are all some of the most popular. The Amazon Jungle region of Peru is also well equipped for tourism. The national parks of Manu and Tambopata are easily accessible and have many great lodges to choose from. Further north near Iquitos, the Pacaya-Samiria National Park is also an emerging tourism region. Here you can also find many great lodges, but also a handful of luxury Amazon River cruises. Further afield, other destinations like Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, Nazca, Paracas also serve tourism well. Although not as popular as the Inca attractions found in the Cusco region, these other destinations do offer you the chance to explore other lesser-traveled parts of the country. Incorporating some of these destinations in a trip can really enhance your time in Peru and allow you to time to soak up the eclectic culture and beauty of Peru.
We know that planning successful luxury Peru vacations can often be a time consuming and difficult task. There is so much to consider that it is often difficult to know where to start. Here are TLA Travel, we want to share our experience and knowledge with you to help you plan a successful trip to Peru. Furthermore we want the whole experience to be simple and hassle-free. After all, this is your vacation time.
We pride ourselves on being different from our competition. We will never be shy in offering our honest opinion about the best and worst travel experiences in Peru. This extends to not only services but also flight operators, hotels and restaurants. We want to be considered as the local friend that our clients can turn to for an honest opinion about anything related to travel in Peru.
Over the years, I have personally met many of our clients. When speaking with them I always try to ask one simple question, “What was the first word that came to mind when you saw Machu Picchu for the very first time?” The answer is never the same, but worlds like: incredible, breath-taking, magical, indescribable, spiritual, remarkable, amazing and powerful are to name a few. How will you describe it?
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