Quite simply one of Peru’s most experienced and reputable adventure and experiential travel specialists in the luxury space, ENIGMA – located in Lima & Cusco – is the portal of preference to an authentic Peru.
Custom crafting journeys from multi-generation family vacations to challenging hiking excursions, ENIGMA’s professional staff and expert ambassadors take each guest’s individual tastes into account – whether it’s ancient history, pristine nature, vibrant culture or food and wine – and create a transformative experience for body and soul, complete with one-of-a-kind sightseeing and luxury accommodations en route.
What started as an adventure travel and trekking company in 2002 has evolved into a highly prestigious and highly reputable experiential luxury tour operator for prestigious travel professionals worldwide.
Travel advisors choose and continue to return to ENIGMA for their clients due to their unmatched dedication to each client’s satisfaction and unique, off-the-map experiences. ENIGMA is a company with soul, seeking to make a positive difference. Their passion for Peru is evident in their meticulous research and rigorous training of their travel guides, allowing ENIGMA to provide private expeditions to rarely seen places, behind-the-scenes experiences, and custom journeys for travelers with specific interests.
ENIGMA ’s roots lie in pioneering luxury treks in the Peruvian Andes, before becoming the “silent partner behind the scenes” serving exclusive, high-end, worldwide renowned travel agents, such as Orient Express/Belmond and Abercrombie & Kent. Today ENIGMA continues to lead a varied portfolio of treks and expeditions, from the world-famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to breathtaking, not-published, off-the-map routes through vibrant local communities.
But new paths opened to ENIGMA when the company decided to start working directly with tour operators and travel agents abroad, who now look to ENIGMA for its totally tailor-made approach, innovation and attention to detail when curating handcrafted journeys throughout Peru.
Today ENIGMA’s Travel Collection, a thoughtful selection of diverse itineraries that can be followed step by step or tailored to a traveler’s desires, are a source of inspiration including classic-highlights itineraries, adventure trips, family programs, transformative experiences for the body and soul, private expeditions and custom journeys for travelers with specific interests.
“We wish to make your visit to Peru unforgettable and for you to learn things that will contribute to changing a little bit of yourself, just as Peru and travel has done for me. Sharing this sense of transformation with each ENIGMA guest coming to Peru, in whatever way is meaningful to each of them, is my greatest reward.” – Silvia Rico, Founder.
Depending on guests’ activity level and interests, ENIGMA can offer expeditions to remote Inca archaeological sites in the Andean mountains, specialized train-running programs, and customized safaris into the Amazon. Slower-speed adventures include kayaking, pottery workshops, yoga and wellness, art and cuisine tours in Lima, a visit to a private villa in the Andes and trips that focus on photography, textile art and Andean spiritualism.
ENIGMA suggests several types of journeys as a source of inspiration for any custom-made visit to Peru. The Essence Collection, which provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences, complete with finely selected hotels and smart design of itineraries for a better acclimatization to the altitude; the Adventure Collection highlights the region’s thrilling outdoor opportunities and is aimed at active travelers; the Family Collection offers trips with enriching activities for kids and their families, from biking routes to school visits; and the Specialized Collection showcases tailor-made itineraries that hone in on specific interests including Peruvian gastronomy, Andean spiritualism, textile art and more.
Taking great pride in their ability to show off the treasures of Peru, ENIGMA is committed to responsible, sustainable tourism. While visiting the country’s most spectacular remote regions is a privilege, they also recognize the need to be culturally sensitive and minimize negative impacts on the environment. ENIGMA works closely with the communities they visit, providing income and assisting residents to develop in a natural way so that they may benefit from tourism within Peru.
From the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, to the headwaters of the Amazon on the Apurimac River, ENIGMA serves every inch of Peru, thanks to a dedicated and thorough team of experts and travel guides. Virtually every Peru travel dream can be custom-crafted to guests’ desires and abilities.