Pioneers Off the Beaten Path

Pioneers Off the Beaten Path.

Welcome to Peru.

Authentic guided tours and custom travel planning in Peru.
Crafted by locals, for adventure seekers.

Immerse yourself in gorgeous landscapes, living culture, and fascinating history. Experience Peru with our local travel experts:





Traveling Solo? Looking to save a little money and meet people from all over the world? Join one of our groups!

Less Crowded Trails for Your Next Adventure

5 Day Savage Trek

Glaciers, Rain Forest, a little Inca Trail, & Machu Picchu? What else could you want?

From $700 USD per person

2 Day Short Inca Trail

Want to get on the Inca Trail, but short on time? Hike the last section with less crowds and visit Machu Picchu twice!

From $500 USD per person

6 Day Ausangate Trek

Visit 6 of the biggest sites in Cuscco – Rainbow Mountain, Ausangate Glacier, Red Valley, Seven Lakes, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu all in one!

From $860 USD per person

Packages for One-Stop Shopping

If you’ve always wanted to hike the Inca Trail, but never wanted to plan all the other stuff that goes with it, this package is the one for you!

From $1600 USD per person

In this 5-day tour, you’ll embark on a journey to living culture and retrace the steps of the Incas.

From $925 USD per person

Interact with locals, experience living culture, hike some epic terrain, and see some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world.

From $1200 USD per person

Ready to plan your trip? Contact our team of local travel experts today!

When is the best time to visit for..


Late March to early December. Our rainy season is the end of December through early March. The weather here is beautiful year round outside of those months.

Less Crowds?

April-May or September-November

Seeing Waterfalls?

March – early May

Experiencing Festivals and Parades?


You won’t want to miss….

Why Travel With First Step Expeditions?

Personalized Design for Passionate Travel

We’re a small company with a team who loves our home and wants you to love it too. We’ll make sure you. get trip of our dreams with some extra fun too.

Authentic, Off the Beaten Path Experiences

No big bus tours here. Each trip is built to help you really experience the local culture, cuisine, and beauty of Peru at your own pace.

Travel with Peace of Mind

Book with confidence knowing you’re traveling with local travel experts who have your safety and best interests in mind plus secure credit card booking.

Find out more about who we are, our passion for our staff, and what we do to help the local communities here:

The Reviews are In!

Check out TripAdvisor for more!

“Hiking Machu Picchu was on my bucket list for many years and finally I fulfilled my dream of backpacking Machu Picchu because of ‘First step expedition’. Starting from Day1 till the end of Day4, everything was organized very professionally. The itinerary was good, the tent we stayed was comfortable, the food was excellent.”…

Suresh C, Nov 2023

”A truly Life-changing trip and experience.

First Step Expedition made my very first trekking/backpacking trip so smooth, so enjoyable and so “full,” I couldn’t have asked for more. They set the bar so high, I’m almost afraid signing up for another trip with a different company, in case this is not industry standard 😂…

Gikk M, Nov 2023

Let’s plan your dream trip to Peru together today!

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