Do you look for adventure on your overseas holidays, are you an adrenaline junkie, well Peru maybe the be the destination for you? Peru is one of the most bio diverse countries on the planet with most of the country high in the Andes Mountain range, this means that treks and hikes feature and ancient history is around every corner. Here we will give you some idea of the adventure you should try on your Peru Tour.
Number 1 on the adventures list is the Inka Trail, famous all over the world this winding footpath climbs from the depths of the Urubamba Valley, through vaporous cloud forests, alongside the ruins of ancient way stations. For the thousands of travelers who hike the trail every year, it is a pilgrimage – a rugged four-day trek that finishes at Machu Picchu.
Number 2 is the Amazon Basin that is known for its intense biodiversity rainforest. Take treks deep into the rainforest and see the many different wildlife species from tapirs to ocelots to flocks of brilliant, cackling macaws.
Number 3 you need to discover is the Colca Canyon, this is a deep canyon studded with idyllic villages and mountainsides carved by ancient terraces complete with condors that soar on the wind currents. Visitors can explore the canyon on day hikes or multiday treks.
Number 4, Huacachina is a tiny oasis in the southern Peruvian desert, offers one of the country’s more unusual adrenaline rushes by taking a dune buggy to the top of a dune or strap on a board, then fly down the face of a towering wall of sand.
Number 5 is one of the earth’s greatest mysteries, the Nazca Lines. Consisting of more than 70 drawings of animals and other shapes that are so big they can only be seen from the air. No one knows their purpose. For an incredible out-of-body experience, soar in a light-aircraft over these lines that is best in the early morning hours.
Number 6 features Peru surfing beaches, for the best curls, wave riders head north up the coast from Lima to the languid settlements of Huanchaco, Chicama and Máncora, where surf, seafood and the slow life go perfectly together.
Number 7 is for the serious trekker and adventurers. Huaraz is located in north-central Peru, north of Lima. It is the gateway to the Cordillera Blanca, the highest range of the Peruvian Andes and famous for its magnificent snowcapped peaks. It is arguably the best place in South America for trekking and mountain climbing expeditions.
Number 8 The Rainbow Mountain, located just outside of Cusco, have quickly become a top destination in Peru. The colorful mountain range offers a truly unique experience that highlights the diverse beauty of the Andes.
Number 9 from having the title as being the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca is famous for its floating reed islands. The islands are home to the Uros tribe, one that pre-dates the Incan civilization.
Number 10 if you love adventure than the Sacred Valley will be for you, adventures include river rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking. There are also several historical Incan sites and unique attractions within the Valley, giving you plenty to do.
As you can see Peru is full of exciting adventure activities so book your tour today with Machu Travel Peru.