As the world awakens from its quarantine nightmare, more and more people are finding themselves hungry for a holiday. But how can you ensure to do it safely? Whether you want to get outdoors, experiencing the majesty of the Andes Mountains, or if you want to be able to experience an authentic Peru without the gaggles of tourists, something to consider is doing your Peruvian Adventure privately.
Will A Private Trek Help Me Stay Safe in Peru?
In short, yes. A private trek is likely to be much safer than a regular trek. This is because you will travel at your own pace with only your social bubble around you, and pre-tested cooks, porters, and chefs.
Currently, in Peru, certain treks such as the Inca Trail are closed. This is because the various government bodies who are in charge of ensuring the trail is run safely are struggling to come to an agreement about how best to run it. Several trial runs have been conducted and none have been successful. You can read more about why the Inca Trail isn’t currently running here.
However, it’s not all bad news. There are still plenty of alternatives to the Inca Trail. Whether you have your heart set on an Inca Trail (and there are plenty of trails created by the Incas that are still used today) or a multi-day hike that takes you to Machu Picchu, there are great options still available for you.
Something that you must consider in the post-covid whirlwind- would you prefer to travel in a group of strangers, or embark on a personalized private trek?
- A private trek will allow you to explore at your own pace. It won’t have you waiting around for people with less experience than you, and it won’t have you hurrying to keep up with anyone who is keen to rush into the distance.
- A private trek will also mean that you can appreciate a much more exclusive experience catered to your needs and desires. If you are hiking on a special occasion then you can stop to enjoy a bottle of champagne with your hiking partners, surrounded by the beauty of the Andes Mountains. If you hurt your foot then there’s no pressure to hurry on.
- You can spend a little extra time with your private guide getting to know the mountains, be it a serendipitous meeting with an Andean family or an encounter with rare wildlife, from cock of the rocks to Andean Bears, notoriously nervous of groups. With a private tour, you can lose yourself in the magical Andes with peace of mind about the health and safety concerns involved with a group tour, which are particularly prevalent in Covid times.
- A group trek will have you walking with strangers that you don’t know, and you will need to maintain the median pace of the group. The food is from an existing menu and the guides have a certain pace that they need to maintain in order to cater to everyone in the group.
If avoiding the crowds and having your own personal, private experience of Peru sounds like your kind of magic, then more than just a private trek, a bubble tour could be a great option for you.
Traveling Peru Safely in the Pandemic: Bubble Tours
If you’ve heard of the term ‘social bubble’, then you might already have a pretty good idea of what a bubble tour is. If not, it’s the idea of having a completely private tour, guided, catered, and driven by your own personal assistants throughout Peru. These guides, chefs, and drivers are all tested before you arrive and are with you for the entirety of your tour.
The idea behind the bubble tour is that, instead of visiting a lot of different areas of Peru in your short amount of time, you instead visit one or two areas and really get to know it. This means that you no longer need to spend your entire vacation in airports going from one place to the next, but instead, you can take the time to get to know a really beautiful place like the Sacred Valley or Cusco.
A bubble tour is not a traditional way of experiencing a country, as we are in non-traditional times. It is a way of experiencing the wonders of Peru without exposing yourself to the dangers that you face at home, in restaurants, and in the streets. You can work with your own private chef to ensure that you try every dish that you wish, and rest easy knowing that it’s to the highest standard.
Bubble tours are personalized to your tastes- right down to the food served and the guide assigned to you. It’s your own personalized exploration through the land of the Incas. Whether you prefer action and adventure, cultural, historical, and You will enjoy a private villa with your staff just next door, ready to help you with whatever you need.
If you suspect you may have contracted the virus, just want to check for safety, or you need a negative test for onward travel, find a list of recommended COVID testing facilities here.
If either a private trek or a bubble tour sounds like the right way for you to enjoy Peru with peace of mind in terms of hygiene, planning, and health and safety protocols then please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information or for help planning your trip.0