Adventure activities in Peru are abundant, and every year thousands of visitors travel to this incredible country in search of exiting and thrilling outdoor adventures. Peru is has one of the most diverse terrains of any country in the world. Where else would you find a rugged coast line, huge sand dunes, arid desert, beautiful mountains, and vast Amazon Jungle all in one country?
With treks such as the famous 4 days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay and Choquequirao, hiking has become one of the most popular adventure activities available in Peru. The central Andes is simply one of the most breathtaking areas of the world, snow capped peaks, combined with green valleys and ancient Inca Ruins make it one of the most exciting and rewarding places to trek.
Peru Guide to Adventure Activities:
Many visitors take advantage of the adrenaline filled white water rafting tours along the Urubamba River; close to Cusco. Several operators offer day trips from Cusco, and are a popular choice for people acclimatizing in Cusco before a trek. Further afield on more specialized trips, unique rafting opportunities exist at the source of the Amazon River, or amongst wild-life in the Tambopata or Manu National Jungle reserves.
Another popular and growing adventure activity in Peru, is the fast and exhilarating activity of downhill mountain biking. Mountain bike trails are in abundance throughout the Andes, and single track downhill day trips are easily arranged from Cusco. Extended mountain bike tours are also available, like the 4 day Abra Malaga tour finishing at Machu Picchu, or the 3 days tour through the Lares Valley finishing at the hot springs.
Sand boarding, surfing, horse riding, kayaking and sand buggy are also common adventure activities available in Peru. Take some time to browse through out Peru guide for more information. If you have travelled to Peru recently and want to share a story with us about an adventure activity that did, then please contact us with the details, and we will publish your story for others to read on our Peru guide.