Peru Adventure

There are few places in that world that can so wholly dazzle the senses like Peru does. Even if you’re not there to hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll still fall in love with the local peoples, Peruvian food, the mountains, and more. It’s definitely a place for grand adventure. Whether you’re on a week-long mountain trek or diving at abandoned oil platforms (seriously), a Peru adventure is something that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Being a mountainous region, most people come to Peru for its epic hiking and climbing options – the most obvious being the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, the mysterious (and absolutely jaw-dropping) ruins left behind in perfect form. The full hike takes at least four days, but if you have less time, a two-day hike is also possible. Starting out in beautiful Cusco, tour the city’s highlights like the Main Square and the Temple of the Sun before resting up for your big trip. On this route you’ll get up close to snow-capped peaks, visit Andean villages, and explore the expanses of the Andean highland plateau. You’ll see impressive ancient villages, like Ollantaytambo. Porters will take the bulk of your gear so that you can adjust to the altitude with as little struggle as possible. Some days of hiking can last up to eight hours, but you’ll see Incan ruins along the way, as well as fascinating wildlife and flora.

All that hard work is worth it once you see Machu Picchu for yourself. It’s often known as the “Lost City of the Incas,” and once you learn about the impressive city, you’ll want to take lots of time to explore. If you’re not completely worn out, a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu is well worth it.

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Unique Things To See & Do With Local Guides In Peru

Paul Boardman

Lima, Peru

4WD, Adventure

£3,980 GBP

Peru Safari 4x4 Adventure

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Cusco Region, Peru

Adventure, Hiking Trekking

$570 USD

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Adventure, Hiking Trekking


Eric Albino Lliuya

Huaraz, Ancash, Peru

Adventure, Hiking Trekking, Mountaineering

$950 USD

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There are myriads of hiking opportunities for your Peru adventure. Try the unique and remote Quelccaya route to Marcapata, across ice fields and through many microclimates. Marcapata is a high jungle town, featuring colonial architecture and lovely thermal baths. You may also want to try hiking the Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range, home to the second highest peak in the Peruvian Andes. You’ll have plenty of mountain views, as well as opportunities to see lakes filled with aqua blue water, and tiny Quechua villages and farms. For something more leisurely, a day hike to Lake 69 is a great option. It’s turquoise waters make a great photo opp.

Not so much into the hiking? Don’t worry, there’s more. Head out into the desert on a 4×4 to see the mysterious Nazca Lines. Descend into the Amazon Jungle to visit more amazing sights and wildlife. A guide will keep you comfortable and safe at all times! When you’re ready to get back into the city, hop on a bike tour of Lima. Go diving, or take up some surf lessons. You won’t go home disappointed.

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