Building on to the success of its tour operating services in Chile and Argentina, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is expanding its South American business to Peru and Ecuador.
“With our tours in Chile and Argentina gaining popularity, an increasing amount of our business was spilling over into other top destinations in South America,” explained Joss Kent, &Beyond chief executive.
“With an extremely experienced team on the ground, we are confident in extending our services to help our guests experience both traditional highlights such as Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands as well as the lesser known, but equally as beautiful, gems of Peru and Ecuador.”
As in Chile and Argentina, &Beyond’s offering in the new regions will be based on the most up to date local knowledge, as well as a set of exceptional experiences, combined with knowledgeable and professional guides specialised in a variety of fields.
The best available transport, priority services at hotels and restaurants and around the clock assistance ensure that guests feel at ease at all times.
Famed for the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and home to a portion of the Amazon Basin, highlights in Peru include adventures such as spending the night in the world’s only hanging lodge, suspended high above the Sacred Valley, catch and release fishing from a traditional canoe on the Amazon River and a range of culinary and cultural experiences in the cities of Lima and Cusco.
Best known for the diverse ecology of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador also boasts a vibrant culture and a range of spectacular landscapes, as well as the old world charm of its colonial-era cities.
Travellers can interact with indigenous tribes in the Amazon, shop for leather, wool and the famous Panama hats in traditional craft villages, snorkel with penguins and sea lions or enjoy a variety of wildlife, from giant turtles and blue-footed boobies or impressive frigate birds in the Galapagos to condors and Andean bears in Peru.
&Beyond’s offerings include family-friendly tours such as A Peru Family Adventure, a seven-day journey during which children have the opportunity to meet local villagers, interact with unusual animals such as llamas and alpacas, and indulge in a variety of optional outdoor adventures.
The Flavours of Peru is a gourmet itinerary that explores the traditional tastes of the country in Lima and Cusco before delighting in the scenic wonders of Machu Picchu.
The Magical Ecuador and The Galapagos combines history and traditional cooking in Quito with island hopping among the surreal landscapes and plentiful wildlife of the Galapagos.