PaRa Travels

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For all your trips in and around Peru and Machu Picchu!

Meet Us


What we believe in

At PaRa Travels, we like it personal. We believe that travelling through Peru can be more exciting for a lower price. With our own experiences in Peru, we know what is best for you. Through personal contact, we can adjust every trip to your preferences. Together with our Peruvian friend José, we offer high quality trips with professional guides that make sure you will have the best experience possible. We simply connect. Check out our trips now! 

WHAT WE STAND FOR

With our own experiences in Peru we know a lot about the country and especially about the city of Cusco. After building this website, positive reactions arose and the first bookings followed quickly. We focus on quick and easy contact; WhatsApp, calls, email; everything in clear English or Dutch! If you have certain preferences or special requests, we will take them into account such that you will know exactly what to expect.  

meet JoSé

Reliable, funny and always happy are features which describe our friend José the best.  For this reason, as soon as we met José back in Cusco, we knew we had the perfect person for working with us. José only wants one thing, and that is to give you the best experience during your stay in Peru.

MEET RALF AND PAUL​

At the moment we both study in the city of Maastricht, a city in the South  of the Netherlands. With the studies of respectively econometrics and medicine, both of us are active in a completely different working area. However, we both simply love travelling. And even better, traveling for a low but fair price. After discovering Peru together we became excited about this beautiful country and decided to share the eagerness for traveling, and more specifically, for Peru. We are sure we can make you as excited as we are!

HISTORY

Two years ago in a bar in Cusco we, two friends from the Netherlands, met José. We discussed about the poor contact between South America and Europe, mainly due to the poor English of the locals. While figuring out the various trips we wanted to make, we became crazy about the super extensive range of unclear information on the internet. In addition, online prices were two to three times higher compared to local prices. We thought: this should be done differently! After a number of beers, the (back then more or less bizarre) idea arose to set up a travel agency together with the three of us. Regarding online booked tours, we guarantee the lowest price. More important, we promise you a once in a lifetime experience for a very competitive, non-Western price. You can find all the information on this website. If you want to reach us, don’t hesitate to let us know; we are happy to help you!

Ralf - José - Paul

Our Trips

As a freshly established company, we started small but thought big. Our expertise is everything in and around the old Inca Capital of Peru; Cusco. Besides this, we organize the famous Colca Canyon trail in the city of Arequipa, the Lago Titicaca trip in Puno, the Iquitos tour in the northern amazon and the trip to the Salt Flats in Uyuni, Bolivia. Don’t worry; we are eager to expand to the rest of Peru in the near future!

Cusco
Follow the footsteps of the Incas and admire the old Inca capital; Cusco is undisputedly one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. Stroll through the picturesque alleys along baroque churches and atmospheric squares. The bustling heart is formed by the impressive Plaza de Armas. In the historic centre with its Spanish colonial houses – mostly built on the foundations of former Inca palaces – you taste the authentic Indian atmosphere. Cusco is not only the starting point for a visit to the famous Machu Picchu, in the vicinity there are also a number of impressive natural reserves such as the Rainbow Mountains and the Sacred Valley among others. Click the pictures below for further information.

Machu Picchu
Rainbow Mountains
Sacred Valley
Colca Canyon
Amazon Jungle Tours
Lago Titicaca
Humantay Lake
Salt Flats Uyuni

Get In Touch

Do not hesitate to contact us about any information you require. We are happy to help and will answer your inquiries on short notice! 
You can also contact us through our email info@para-travels.com or via our phone +31 6 31274832 or Whatsapp.

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Your Experiences

Salim El Idrissi
Salim El Idrissi
2020-02-17
Top service en vrijwel altijd bereikbaar via whatsapp in het Nederlands. Enorm toffe ervaring gehad en ze waren enorm klantvriendelijk. Mogelijkheid om te videochatten en een reisschema op maat te verkrijgen! Salkantay trek van 5 dagen en 4 nachten. Ik zeg er wel even bij, begin er niet aan als je niet in vorm bent het is een uitdaging om u tegen te zeggen.
Sonja Sy
Sonja Sy
2020-02-16
We booked the Salkantary Trek via PaRa Travels and we really exited about it. Unfortunatly I got really sick, a few days before we were supposed to start the Trek. It was so bad that I couldn't do the hiking. We had a lot of contact with Paul during this time and he has done an awesome job. It was total easy to contact him and he supported us were ever he could. He organised a 2 Day Tour to Maccu Piccu instead off the 5 day hike. Everything was really uncomplicated and at the end we were able to enjoy the adventure of visiting Maccu Piccu! The trip and all the organisation were perfect and we can highly recommend traveling with PaRa-Travels!!
Caroline Bentlage
Caroline Bentlage
2020-02-10
We hebben vlak van tevoren de trein- en busreizen naar Machu Picchu via PaRa Travels geboekt. Ze gingen meteen voor ons aan de slag en het was snel geregeld (zelfs met een paar aanpassingen omdat we zelf al een hostel hadden). Er waren wel wat miscommunicaties met de gids, waardoor we een paar keer langer moesten wachten. Aangezien Paul na de reis meteen netjes om feedback heeft gevraagd, hebben we dit doorgegeven en ze gaan er mee aan de slag!
Stefan Engels
Stefan Engels
2020-02-06
I got the recommendation via a friend I met traveling Arequipa. I spoke with Paul and he was super helpful. We planned my trip to Machu Picchu including the Salkantay Trek. Their prices are very fair and the service is excellent! Paul helped me out with everything so that it was extremely easy to organise my Trip. I can highly recommend booking with PaRa Travels. Thank you so much guys!
Michiel Welling
Michiel Welling
2020-01-12
After some quick responses by Paul and Ralf, our main traveling scheme was set-up. With their local knowledge, we were sure that they knew what they were talking about. We decided to do the Colca Canyon tour, Rainbow Mountains, Inca Jungle Trail and Sacred Valley VIP. All of our trips lived up to the expectations that were offered. Detailed briefings made for nice (and interesting!) information. Would definitely recommend this company, especially considering their low prices!
Sammie Van T Root
Sammie Van T Root
2020-01-08
Alles goed georganiseerd, van informatie en pick-up in Cusco, tot ontvangst en verblijf in Aguas Calientes! A once in a lifetime
Vivian Schlo
Vivian Schlo
2020-01-07
I had a great time traveling with ParaTravels. My friend and I did Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu. The organization was fantastic and we had no problems getting all the information we needed to feel comfortable booking this trip. I would highly recommend booking with this company 🙂
Anna van Steenbergen
Anna van Steenbergen
2020-01-03
Really enjoyed our trip to Machu Picchu with PaRa Travels. Clear and fast communication, everything was arranged very well and the trip had a fair price!
Carlijne Den Heijer
Carlijne Den Heijer
2019-11-30
Sadly ended up not being able to go on the Salkantay trail because of a knee injury. Their clear and super friendly communication was such a help! From before booking to after cancelling they were so kind, helpful and fair. Gave me some amazing recommendations even outside of their tours. I really recommend booking via PaRa Travels and will definitely book via them when I'll go back to Peru!
Mireille Sijlbing
Mireille Sijlbing
2019-11-30
Super goed geregeld! Ze zijn goed bereikbaar voor vragen. De trek zelf was super; het eten was heerlijk, de gids was super, tenten etc waren comfterble! Alles was top! Het was een geweldige ervaring de Machu Picchu inca trail!
Jorieke Jansen
Jorieke Jansen
2019-11-02
I would definitely recommend Para travels. I did the jungle trail and the manou national park. Both were really good organized. The guides really wanted you to have a good time!
Jasmin Sophie
Jasmin Sophie
2019-10-16
I had an amazing trip (4 Days Salkantay). Would recommend it for sure to everybody. If you have any problems, they are trying to get the best out of it, to make you happy. I am really glad that I did it with that agency!
Britt Keunen
Britt Keunen
2019-10-10
We did the Jungle Trail and we had a great trip! I had a special request (taxi on the second day) and they arranged this without any problems. I would definitely recommend this agency for the Jungle Trail.
Maud de Boer
Maud de Boer
2019-09-22
The organisation of the 5 days/4 nights Salkantay trek was well done. Had an amazing experience, a great guide, and most of all a great group of trekkers! The briefing was at a flexible time, and the communication was clear and fast. I would definitely recommend!
Chelsea op het Veld
Chelsea op het Veld
2019-08-13
Samen met twee vriendinnen de 4-daagse Salkantay trek gelopen naar Machu picchu. Drie dagen lopen door de prachtige, afwisselende natuur van Peru. Van meren en gletsjers tot het regenwoud. Kortom een super alternatief van de overige trails naar Machu picchu, had deze niet willen missen. De Nederlandse eigenaren van PaRatravel waren super behulpzaam en met alle vragen (niet alleen die met betrekking tot de boeking) konden wij bij hun terecht. Niet te duur en zeer goede kwaliteit!
Claudia Broekhof
Claudia Broekhof
2019-08-12
We did the 4 days salkantay tour at te end of July. Highly recommend to do and book this tour with Paul and Ralf. Everything was well organized and te food was very good. The road to the Machu Picchu was just as beautiful as the Machu Picchu itself. Glad we did the tour!!!!
Ruben Brouwer
Ruben Brouwer
2019-08-10
We had a great trip with our tourguide JP. The food was great, the team was amazing and everything was well organized and clear. We slept fine as well. Definitely recommend this tour company!
Lukas Juma
Lukas Juma
2019-07-21
A good price for a fun journey, Amaru was a great tour guide and the people in our small group were also nice & fun! Did the jungle trek to Macchu Picchu.
Tim Cruse
Tim Cruse
2019-07-15
Awesome experience during the 5days/4nights Salkantay Trek. Organization was perfect, pre-briefing very flexible. Very happy!
Mariët Lensink
Mariët Lensink
2019-07-01
We had a great trip to Machu Picchu by doing the Salkantay track. The contact with Ralf was personal, easy and quick. The prices of the trip were cheap compared to what others payed. Some details could have been explained a little bit more thoroughly beforehand, but we were happy with our decision booking with para travels.
Gabrielle Wijler
Gabrielle Wijler
2019-06-29
Had a great experience with PaRa travel. I did the Salkantay trek together with a friend and everything was very well organised! 🙂
Nico Haagsma
Nico Haagsma
2019-06-27
Had an awesome experience whilst doing the jungle trek through para travels. Everything was taken care of, and the included hostels and food were great. Would recommend!
Elza de Boer
Elza de Boer
2019-06-19
Ik had PaRa Travels een berichtje gestuurd omdat ik meerdere vragen had over verschillende tours. Ik kreeg gelijk een hele enthousiaste reactie en ben goed geholpen door ze. Toen ik eenmaal in Cusco was heb ik opnieuw contact opgenomen voor het plannen van de tours. Daarbij werd ik goed geholpen en het contact was persoonlijk. Ik heb de drie daagse Inca jungle tour gedaan en de Sacred Valley tour en het was echt fantastisch. Bedankt voor de leuke tours!
Frederique Barendse
Frederique Barendse
2019-06-12
We had a great experience with Para Travels. We did the Salkantay trekking and it was definitely one of our best experiences in Peru. The tour was well organized and we had the most friendly guide you could wish for, Raoul, he had a lot of knowledge and was very patient. Thanks for this great experience and when we get back to Cusco, we will definitely book another tour with Para Travels. Best, Lara and Frederique
Salim El Idrissi
Salim El Idrissi
2020-02-17
Top service en vrijwel altijd bereikbaar via whatsapp in het Nederlands. Enorm toffe ervaring gehad en ze waren enorm klantvriendelijk. Mogelijkheid om te videochatten en een reisschema op maat te verkrijgen! Salkantay trek van 5 dagen en 4 nachten. Ik zeg er wel even bij, begin er niet aan als je niet in vorm bent het is een uitdaging om u tegen te zeggen.
Sonja Sy
Sonja Sy
2020-02-16
We booked the Salkantary Trek via PaRa Travels and we really exited about it. Unfortunatly I got really sick, a few days before we were supposed to start the Trek. It was so bad that I couldn't do the hiking. We had a lot of contact with Paul during this time and he has done an awesome job. It was total easy to contact him and he supported us were ever he could. He organised a 2 Day Tour to Maccu Piccu instead off the 5 day hike. Everything was really uncomplicated and at the end we were able to enjoy the adventure of visiting Maccu Piccu! The trip and all the organisation were perfect and we can highly recommend traveling with PaRa-Travels!!
Caroline Bentlage
Caroline Bentlage
2020-02-10
We hebben vlak van tevoren de trein- en busreizen naar Machu Picchu via PaRa Travels geboekt. Ze gingen meteen voor ons aan de slag en het was snel geregeld (zelfs met een paar aanpassingen omdat we zelf al een hostel hadden). Er waren wel wat miscommunicaties met de gids, waardoor we een paar keer langer moesten wachten. Aangezien Paul na de reis meteen netjes om feedback heeft gevraagd, hebben we dit doorgegeven en ze gaan er mee aan de slag!
Stefan Engels
Stefan Engels
2020-02-06
I got the recommendation via a friend I met traveling Arequipa. I spoke with Paul and he was super helpful. We planned my trip to Machu Picchu including the Salkantay Trek. Their prices are very fair and the service is excellent! Paul helped me out with everything so that it was extremely easy to organise my Trip. I can highly recommend booking with PaRa Travels. Thank you so much guys!
Michiel Welling
Michiel Welling
2020-01-12
After some quick responses by Paul and Ralf, our main traveling scheme was set-up. With their local knowledge, we were sure that they knew what they were talking about. We decided to do the Colca Canyon tour, Rainbow Mountains, Inca Jungle Trail and Sacred Valley VIP. All of our trips lived up to the expectations that were offered. Detailed briefings made for nice (and interesting!) information. Would definitely recommend this company, especially considering their low prices!
Sammie Van T Root
Sammie Van T Root
2020-01-08
Alles goed georganiseerd, van informatie en pick-up in Cusco, tot ontvangst en verblijf in Aguas Calientes! A once in a lifetime
Vivian Schlo
Vivian Schlo
2020-01-07
I had a great time traveling with ParaTravels. My friend and I did Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu. The organization was fantastic and we had no problems getting all the information we needed to feel comfortable booking this trip. I would highly recommend booking with this company 🙂
Anna van Steenbergen
Anna van Steenbergen
2020-01-03
Really enjoyed our trip to Machu Picchu with PaRa Travels. Clear and fast communication, everything was arranged very well and the trip had a fair price!
Carlijne Den Heijer
Carlijne Den Heijer
2019-11-30
Sadly ended up not being able to go on the Salkantay trail because of a knee injury. Their clear and super friendly communication was such a help! From before booking to after cancelling they were so kind, helpful and fair. Gave me some amazing recommendations even outside of their tours. I really recommend booking via PaRa Travels and will definitely book via them when I'll go back to Peru!
Mireille Sijlbing
Mireille Sijlbing
2019-11-30
Super goed geregeld! Ze zijn goed bereikbaar voor vragen. De trek zelf was super; het eten was heerlijk, de gids was super, tenten etc waren comfterble! Alles was top! Het was een geweldige ervaring de Machu Picchu inca trail!
Jorieke Jansen
Jorieke Jansen
2019-11-02
I would definitely recommend Para travels. I did the jungle trail and the manou national park. Both were really good organized. The guides really wanted you to have a good time!
Jasmin Sophie
Jasmin Sophie
2019-10-16
I had an amazing trip (4 Days Salkantay). Would recommend it for sure to everybody. If you have any problems, they are trying to get the best out of it, to make you happy. I am really glad that I did it with that agency!
Britt Keunen
Britt Keunen
2019-10-10
We did the Jungle Trail and we had a great trip! I had a special request (taxi on the second day) and they arranged this without any problems. I would definitely recommend this agency for the Jungle Trail.
Maud de Boer
Maud de Boer
2019-09-22
The organisation of the 5 days/4 nights Salkantay trek was well done. Had an amazing experience, a great guide, and most of all a great group of trekkers! The briefing was at a flexible time, and the communication was clear and fast. I would definitely recommend!
Chelsea op het Veld
Chelsea op het Veld
2019-08-13
Samen met twee vriendinnen de 4-daagse Salkantay trek gelopen naar Machu picchu. Drie dagen lopen door de prachtige, afwisselende natuur van Peru. Van meren en gletsjers tot het regenwoud. Kortom een super alternatief van de overige trails naar Machu picchu, had deze niet willen missen. De Nederlandse eigenaren van PaRatravel waren super behulpzaam en met alle vragen (niet alleen die met betrekking tot de boeking) konden wij bij hun terecht. Niet te duur en zeer goede kwaliteit!
Claudia Broekhof
Claudia Broekhof
2019-08-12
We did the 4 days salkantay tour at te end of July. Highly recommend to do and book this tour with Paul and Ralf. Everything was well organized and te food was very good. The road to the Machu Picchu was just as beautiful as the Machu Picchu itself. Glad we did the tour!!!!
Ruben Brouwer
Ruben Brouwer
2019-08-10
We had a great trip with our tourguide JP. The food was great, the team was amazing and everything was well organized and clear. We slept fine as well. Definitely recommend this tour company!
Lukas Juma
Lukas Juma
2019-07-21
A good price for a fun journey, Amaru was a great tour guide and the people in our small group were also nice & fun! Did the jungle trek to Macchu Picchu.
Tim Cruse
Tim Cruse
2019-07-15
Awesome experience during the 5days/4nights Salkantay Trek. Organization was perfect, pre-briefing very flexible. Very happy!
Mariët Lensink
Mariët Lensink
2019-07-01
We had a great trip to Machu Picchu by doing the Salkantay track. The contact with Ralf was personal, easy and quick. The prices of the trip were cheap compared to what others payed. Some details could have been explained a little bit more thoroughly beforehand, but we were happy with our decision booking with para travels.
Gabrielle Wijler
Gabrielle Wijler
2019-06-29
Had a great experience with PaRa travel. I did the Salkantay trek together with a friend and everything was very well organised! 🙂
Nico Haagsma
Nico Haagsma
2019-06-27
Had an awesome experience whilst doing the jungle trek through para travels. Everything was taken care of, and the included hostels and food were great. Would recommend!
Elza de Boer
Elza de Boer
2019-06-19
Ik had PaRa Travels een berichtje gestuurd omdat ik meerdere vragen had over verschillende tours. Ik kreeg gelijk een hele enthousiaste reactie en ben goed geholpen door ze. Toen ik eenmaal in Cusco was heb ik opnieuw contact opgenomen voor het plannen van de tours. Daarbij werd ik goed geholpen en het contact was persoonlijk. Ik heb de drie daagse Inca jungle tour gedaan en de Sacred Valley tour en het was echt fantastisch. Bedankt voor de leuke tours!
Frederique Barendse
Frederique Barendse
2019-06-12
We had a great experience with Para Travels. We did the Salkantay trekking and it was definitely one of our best experiences in Peru. The tour was well organized and we had the most friendly guide you could wish for, Raoul, he had a lot of knowledge and was very patient. Thanks for this great experience and when we get back to Cusco, we will definitely book another tour with Para Travels. Best, Lara and Frederique

E-mail: info@para-travels.com
Phone/Whatsapp: +31 6 31274832 or
+31 6 34471660

COC: 72444924
VAT:  859111301B01
Bank: DE11 1001 1001 2622 0567 65

PaRa Travels is aware of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). We monitor the situation and developments closely. In some cases, the corona virus may also affect your travels to Peru. Please take a look at our COVID-19 updates page. Don't hesitate to contact us for any information.