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The best adventure tours in Peru

Peru conjures up images of ancient archaeological sites, arid coastal deserts, marvelous rainforest, and many more natural and fascinating treasures. Cusco Peru Travel considers that all of this, combined, comes together to make up Peru. As a result, your Peru adventure tours will be definitely an experience of a lifetime.

In fact, Peru is a wonderful and epic mix of languages, food, geographies, cultures and indigenous people such as African, Chinese and Japanese migrants. Their profound cultural influence is everywhere. It makes Peru a cradle of ancient civilizations.

Besides, Peru is one of South America’s most biodiverse, geographically varied and visited countries. It offers a vast list of different activities and the best adventure tours in Peru. They are specially designed for adrenaline and nature lovers.

In other words, incredible and fascinating adventures await you around every turn. We will mention some of them:

Hike the Inca Trail

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Peru is a land of epic adventures. Every year, the stunning mountain peaks of the Andes draw many climbers and trekkers who make the pilgrimage to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Originally, the Incas built nearly 40,000 thousand kilometers of trails to link their important settlements and centers of civilization. Several of the thousands of kilometers lead to Machu Picchu.

Nowadays, the Inca Trail is not only the main entry point to the Inca citadel but also one of the most famous and challenging hikes of the world. It will bring you along with ancient Inca ruins, stunning valley views, and sumptuous and beautiful mountain scenery.

This four-day trek is one of the most rewarding Peru tourist attractions but ascents to beyond 4,200 meters. At this height, altitude sickness can hit you badly. Thus, Cusco Peru Travel recommends you spend some days in Cusco before starting your Peru adventure tours. It’s pretty important to make time to prepare your body to acclimatize to the Andean altitude. It’s worth being prepared for the physical effort, right?

On the other hand, the Peruvian Government, in order to preserve this archaeological trail, established that the Inca trail availability will be restricted and limited to 500 permits each day. So, try booking in advance.

In addition, if the permits are sold out, there is another popular option for those willing to enjoy an unforgettable adventure to Machu Picchu: the Salkantay trek. It has no limitations.

*The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance works.

Descend into an Andean Canyon

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The captivating city of Arequipa counts with the perfect ingredients for fascinating and unforgettable luxury holidays in Peru. To illustrate, most travelers consider that Arequipa is the perfect destination to enjoy a romantic honeymoon or Peru adventure tours.

Arequipa, also known as the White City, is a beautiful and unique land of Andean panoramas such as the Colca Canyon. It is considered the deepest canyon in the world, with a depth of 3,270 meters. The deep canyon is studded with charming landscapes, idyllic villages and breathtaking beauty. Also, its mountainside is carved by ancient stepped terraces which are still used by locals to cultivate. Interesting. It seems like your Peru adventure tours will be not only exciting but also educational. Oh, did I mention the majestic condors fly overhead?…

The Colca Canyon is famous for its trail. There are different options for tours, from a full-day tour to three-day trek which is one of the most famous on many people’s bucket list. Definitely, the canyon is one of the perfect and popular destinations to enjoy your journey. 

Dazzled by the Amazon

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A huge part of Peru’s appeal is its wild scenery. The Peruvian Amazon is known for its magnificent biodiversity and rainforest wilderness. 

Our Amazon boasts some of the most significant, flourishing and impressive reserves of Peru and the whole world. They count with high levels of biodiversity. To illustrate, the Manu National Park, located at the watershed of the Rio Manu in the region of Cusco. It protects different ecosystems, from the Andes to the rainforest.

All the Amazonian reserves and parks are a paradise for wildlife spotting. You will be able to see from jaguars and tapirs to flocks of brilliant and colorful macaws.

Cusco Peru Travel not only creates tailor-made Peru tours but also offers fascinating travel packages into our diverse Peruvian Amazon. You will definitely have the most fulfilling Peru adventure tours.

Mysterious Floating Islands

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This peculiar group of man-made islands is located in the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. According to the Andean belief, the lake is considered the birthplace of the sun and the Inca Empire. That’s why these fairy-tale floating islands contain impressive cultural richness and extraordinary beauty.

It’s possible to visit the islands and have contact with local families. They offer accommodation for those interested in staying overnight. This is a great way to learn about their culture and daily life, and also experience the magic of the lake and its gleaming waters.

In conclusion, Peru is a diverse and astonishingly beautiful country with a lot to see and experience. Traveling around Peru and being a witness of its magic sounds like an experience of a lifetime. So, are you ready for some unforgettable Peru adventure tours?

Peru has many wonders waiting for you to be discovered. Here in Cusco Peru Travel, our speciality is to make your trip an outstanding experience, fill-in this form and let your tailor-made luxury Peru vacation begin.

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