Nina’s Favorites

Our tours take you out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.

Below is a brief overview of some of Nina’s recent favorite trips.  More detailed information exists if these are of interest to you. But, we would incorporate your personality and needs into any itinerary.  Many other tour options are available – tell us your travel dreams and we will bring them to life.

Trans-Andean Lodge to Lodge Horseback Ride to Machu Picchu – 13 days

This adventure takes you on horseback along an ancient Inca mountain trail, before plunging into forested canyons.  This road less traveled will take you through 12 different biospheres before reaching the lost city of the Incas.  Besides beautiful vistas and wildlife encounters you will have the opportunity to tour a local village, an archeological complex, a coffee plantation and much more.  Each day’s ride ends in one of four cozy lodges with fine gourmet meals, select wines, goose-down bedding, Jacuzzis and highly personalized service.

Cuisine, Culture and Compassion -10 days


This journey takes you through Peru’s history, culture and culinary traditions.  Your travels through the Sacred Valley on your way to Manchu Picchu will be punctuated with cooking classes in well-known restaurants and hotels.  You will visit the famous sites in the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, Cusco.  You will meet with local artists and sample home cooked food.  You have the chance to participate in the sacred Pachamanca ritual feast.  Finally you will travel to a village, which is not a tourist stop but an authentic local community.  There you have the opportunity to experience their ancient traditions including weaving, farming, and customs. This area is surrounded by striking landscapes and a glacial lake.