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Our trips are born out of a desire to share authentic travel experiences. We pride ourselves on not only finding the right hotels for guests, but creating unique and unforgettable experiences.
Travel designers since 1977
For over four decades we have been exploring Peru, gaining a deeper knowledge and creating personalized experiences for our travelers. An increased interest from our clients made it possible to start our own operations in Argentina and Chile in 2013. We consider ourselves to be an old start-up company as we are constantly changing, pivoting, rethinking and tinkering. Many of our journeys include an element of sustainable tourism, aiming to make a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy. Setours today is still a Peruvian-Austrian family-run travel designer and from 2017 have grown into a talented cosmopolitan team across 2 continents, driven by passion, attention to detail and a love for our destinations.
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As of the 23rd January 2020, the Inca Trail will be closed until further notice. Due to heavy rainfall and unfavorable climate conditions, the Ministry of Culture have decided to close the trail earlier than anticipated. We are confident that it will re-open to the public as per normal on the 1st of March and will keep you updated as the date draws closer. • • • • #incatrail #setourssa #setourstips #peruannouncement #peru #trailtomachupicchu
While on an inspection tour through Chile, we decided to do things a little different and to explore a completely different side to Santiago with the Feminist Tour, so, we picked up one of our colleagues from our office in Santiago and headed off on this incredibly exciting and eye-opening tour through the history of gender equality in Chile. During the tour, we got to explore a number of incredible sites throughout the city such as the Archivo Nacional, San Francisco Church, Plaza de Armas and the Santiago Cathedral to name but a few. We also stopped over at a store that is owned by two women that sell Chilean only products, as well as a coffee shop & bar where we enjoyed a glass of wine and some snacks. We highly recommend taking this city tour when traveling through Santiago as it really is an incredibly informative journey and one that will stick with you for years to come!! • • • • • #chile #santiagochile #feminismtour #citytoursantiago #setourssa #ilovechile #therealchile #setourstips
Machuca, Antofagasta, Chile
When traveling to San Pedro de Atacama, it is obligatory to stop at the Chaxa Lagoon and take a few snaps of the up to 3 different flamingo species (if you're lucky). But, If you're short on time or you are unable to enter the Chaxa Lagoon then a great alternative would be to stop in the tiny village of Machuca which is along the way to/from the world-famous Tatio Geysers. Here, you will be able to see one species of flamingo (the Andino, with its distinct black tail feathers) as it wades through the wetlands in search of food. We recently returned from this very village and must recommend that regardless of which of the 2 lagoons you visit, be sure to bring along a decent zoom lens for your camera as the flamingos are quite far away from you and you are not able to go much closer so as to protect the creatures and their habitat from harm. Another ‘plus’ to visiting the marshlands of Machuca is that you can also see 2 rare species of ducks (again, you will need a really good zoom lens to capture pics of these). • • • • #machuca #chile #visitchile #flamingo #chaxalagoon #tatiogeysers #chilephotography #setourssa #setourstips
PERU leading culinary destination 2019 . . For 8th consecutive year PERU has won the award "Best Culinary Destination in the World" by the World Travel Awards that took place in Oman a few weeks ago. Asked by many clients and travelers where to eat, a tip to share. If you dare to sample guinea pig then you can do in style at "Astrid y Gaston" in Lima (ranked # 13 worldwide). From the moment you enter this Republican mansion you feel very welcome. No worries, the atmosphere is quite casual and you feel rather a laid-back vibe. Service is outstanding. After starter and main course you better skip dessert. As pictured you get a bread basket with different exotic sorts (including purple-corn bread) as soon as you arrive. Even if you are not into bread you'll probably end up trying each of them unless you can keep your curiosity under control :-). In the end your waiter will come with the 'magic box' containing a great variety of chocolate truffels and sweets to pick your favorites. . . . . . #astridygaston #astridygastonlima #worldleadingculinarydestination #peruforfoodies #foodiesinperu #limaforfoodies #wheretoeatinlima #guineapiginperu #tripsforfoodies #foodandart #setourstips