Hiking & Trekking in Peru
Peru is one of those places with unlimited magic, and falling in love with the country and its people is a given. Once home to the Incan Empire and eventually the Spanish conquistadors, Peru is now filled with ancient ruins like the famous Machu Picchu and gorgeous colonial towns like Cusco. Whether you’re interested in hitting the Inca Trail or trekking through the Amazon, Peru is best uncovered on a guided hiking tour.
No trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, the former Incan site that dazzles thousands of tourists every year. The Inca Trail is the most popular hike on the South American continent, but that doesn’t diminish its beauty. Your guide will take good care of you on this multi-day trek, and then you’ll be rewarded with an intimate look at Machu Picchu framed by the mountains. If your fitness isn’t at its best, you can also opt for a shorter guided hiking tour.
For something a little different, you might like a hiking tour of Manu National Park, located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. Here you’ll descend through a cloud forest, where your guide will point out squirrel monkeys, common wooly monkeys, and other wildlife such as tropical birds.
Anyone seeking a real adventure should try some trekking in the Central Andes. You’ll start out in Lima, enjoying the bustle of Peru’s capital city, before departing with your guide to the Peruvian Andes. Your guide will tell you all about Peruvian culture, history, nature, and archaeology. You’ll hike and trek in the mountains while acclimatizing at a safe pace, enjoying some of the local dishes and gastronomy, and you’ll do it all with some of the best views in the world.Sign up for a no-cost no-spam traveler account to see hidden VIP trip prices, earn some social conscience karma points, and get in on some awesome prizes too!