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Adventure Travel in Peru

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 06-06-2022

Peru is a country blessed with a number of adventure opportunities with the most popular being trekking adventures.  The fact that The Andes Mountain range runs through the spine of the country, offering magnificent trekking regions such as Cordillera Blanca and the Cusco Andean region, there are trekking options abound for all different abilities and then there is the Amazon jungle!


Hang Gliding, Miraflores


Peru for Active Travelers

To immerse yourself into an active and authentic Peru, there is everything from day treks to multi-day treks, where your expert local guide will lead you to famous places such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, The Colca Canyon and the Nazca desert. Available activities include, trekking, mountain biking, ziplining, and rafting through magnificent landscapes, while enjoying the best of Peruvian hotels in every place you visit.


Zipline in the Sacred Valley


Trek along the Classic Inca Trail


This 7 -day trekking trip will take you along the ancient pathways of the Incas into Machu Picchu for a once in a lifetime experience.  Explore lesser-known Inca archaeological sites along this ancient walkway and appreciate the magnificent, surrounding mountains and unique flora and fauna of the region as you finally arrive at the Sun gate, with your first views of the mind-blowing Machu Picchu. Your guide will take you explore this Inca citadel to experience how this ancient civilisation lived all those centuries ago.


Inca Trail


Horse riding the 4 local ruins

Enjoy the impressive archaeological sites of Cusco on this horse-riding tour of the surrounding ruins of Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara. This perfect day trip is perfect for families and all other travelers, to explore these impressive sites with the added activity of horse riding through incredible scenery for a truly authentic local experience.


Horse riding the local Cusco ruins


Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

An incredible hike through the magnificent Andes, The Salkantay trek takes you to Machu Picchu along ancient pathways with sacred mountains. Trek through the Andes, hiking through a cloud forest and coffee plantations to hidden natural hot springs on the way to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu before the train journey through the Sacred Valley, back to Cusco


Salkantay Trek



Huacachina Sand-boading


If you’ve never been sandboarding before, then think about sledging and convert from snow to sand. With bigger dunes, faster boards and a lot warmer than a winters day, what are you waiting for? There are two ways to sandboard. You can either lie down on your stomach and zoom, or, for the more adventurous, stand up tall. Whatever level of experience you have, whatever style you would prefer to try, Huacachina has all the options. If you want the adrenalin without the risk, search out a dune buggy, and zip around on the sand.


Sandboarding in Huacachina


Maras and Moray by mountain bike or ATV


Here is a day trip for the hardy adventurers! Visit the ancient salt pans still in use for the extraction of salt in the small village of Maras. Cycle/ drive to the circular stone terraces of Moray, an ancient Inca experimental agricultural site which has to be seen to be believed. As you head to these impressive living examples of history, fly by the spectacular scenery to appreciate the geography of the area.


ATV in Maras and Moray


The Lares Trek

The Lares trek is one of the best treks in Peru for hikers who are also culture enthusiasts. It winds through the Sacred Valley, passing through Andean villages and llama herds. In fact, it is even nicknamed the “Weaver’s Route” for the traditions of textiles the area. On top of cultural heritage, Lares boasts incredible mountain views and hot springs. The only people you are likely to meet on this route are the local Andean families and their llamas and there is even the option to spend the night with one of the families along the route. The Lares Trek also hooks up with the train to Machu Picchu to not miss out on tis epic archaeological Inca City.


Mountain biking, Lares