The Best of Peru Adventure Travel
Peru’s diverse nature, climates and rugged territory offer a haven to those looking for an entirely activity-driven holiday to just a taste of adventure. Trekking, biking, ziplining, rafting, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and paragliding are just some of the peru adventure travel options in the Andes of Peru, while surfing, whale watching, birding, exploring the amazon and visiting waterfalls and forgotten ruins provide incredible appeal elsewhere in the country.
For those with an adventurous spirit who want to explore Peru in a more rugged and high-energy way, or for families with younger children, as locally based destination experts, we recommend the best adventure travel options with the right level of luxury to suit you; visiting the conventional sights with alternative means of transport, private pop-up luxury picnics in lush, remote surrounds, or spending a few days – or even weeks! – surrounded by wildlife.
Peru Adventure Travel: Cusco & The Sacred Valley
Trekking – including the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – is the most well-known adventure travel activity in Peru. Asides from this, there are a wide range of trekking options from day treks, multi-day camping and multi-day lodge-to-lodge treks to suit different ages and fitness levels. We offer fully outfitted camping treks: we provide all the trekking equipment, cooks, porters and staff, so that even in the middle of Andes, you will have the most comfortable and authentic experience possible in the outdoors! All of our treks are private.
Here are some more top peru adventure travel suggestions:
- The Inca Trail can be enjoyed as multi-day camping trek, or alternatively a one-day trek
- Hike and Bike to the salt pans of Maras and agricutural Incan terrraces of Moray
- Zip line to your own private pod hanging off a cliff for a memorable night’s accommodation at Skylodge
- Go stand-up paddleboarding surrounded by rolling hills with a delicious pop-up picnic lunch
- Horse back ride through pre-incan terraces in the Colca Canyon
- Kayak or windsurf on little-visited lakes in the Andes
10 Days / 9 Nights
The Inca trail is the most famous trek in South America and deservedly so, what with three major sets of Inca ruins reachable only on foot along the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu. Click to learn more.
Peru Adventure Travel: The Cordillera Blanca
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, in the northern Andes of Peru, has a different feel altogether and is much more scenery-driven than in the Cusco area. It boasts more than fifty snow-capped peaks in excess of 5,700 metres (18,700 feet) including Peru’s highest peak Huascaran (6,768 metres/22,204 feet), in what constitutes the highest tropical mountain range in the world. These peaks, offering unparalleled vistas, are the highlights of treks in this area and are often compared to those in the Himalayas. The archaeological site of Chavín de Huantar (1000 B.C.) is located in this area as well. The Chavín culture is considered to be the origin of Andean culture and religion. Well-deserved rest can be enjoyed in Lazy Dog Inn and Llanganuco Lodge.
Contact us now for more adventure travel inspiration and suggestions as part of your tailormade luxury travel peru trip.