Adjudged as one of the best adventure destinations in the entire world, Peru is visited by innumerable number of tourists every year for its myriad of adventure treks and tours. And if you are thinking of visiting the country this vacation, here is a small list of what you can expect for an adrenaline pumping adventure when you reach there.
Peru Adventure Treks And Tours
Adventure Treks In Peru
If you are an avid hiker, then Peru definitely needs to be included into your list of ‘must visit destinations’. The country is known for its innumerable trekking tours that take hikers past pre-Columbian roads, imposing mountainous terrains, dense forests, extremely beautiful lakes (over 12000 in total), picturesque waterfalls, towering glaciers and quaint little towns etc. With varying degrees of difficulties, these tours are custom made according to user specification and would definitely leave you exhausted and yet exhilarated at the end of the day.
A trip to Peru is never complete without visiting the varied historical sites in the country. And one of the best ways to do that is to opt for tours that would take you to most if not all of these sacred tourist attractions. Some of the more popular sites you would visit on these tours include Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands, Pacaras Reserve, Pancacamac Ruins, Nazca Lines, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Colca and Cotahuasi Canyon and Ballestas Islands etc.
Adventure Tours In Peru
Peru is a haven for adventurous souls and there is no dearth to the number of adventure tours that you can be a part of while you are here. Here are some of the more popular options though.
If you are an avid climber, then you definitely need to try your hand at reaching the top of the formidable snow covered peaks of the Andes mountain range. With over 33 peaks that reach over 6000 meters above sea level and several others that follow close behind at more than 5000 feet, the range is visited by hordes of climbers every year who try to reach the summit of either the 6768 meter high Huacaran peak or ascend the imposing Cordillera Blanca.
With different levels of difficulty for different people, biking tours in Peru always focus on use specifications and hence are tailor made to suit the riders traveling in the group. And so it would be possible for individuals to opt for a range of tours from family and child trips to more difficult seasoned trails.
Peru has a series of ATV trails that enable riders to experience a new side of Peru that is rarely seen. There are plenty of tour operators that offer guided ATV tours for both beginners and experienced riders (and everyone in between as well).
If you always wanted to know about abseiling but was apprehensive about the same, then here is your golden chance. If you happen to visit Peru, make it a point to sign up for an abseiling tour that would teach you everything you need to know about the sport in addition to letting you enjoy it in the presence of experienced trainers.
If you always fancied snowboarding, here’s a chance to something similar to that and yet completely different at the same time. Sandboarding is fast becoming a popular activity in Peru and there are plenty of tour operators who offer these tours in their itineraries.
The only difference between the sport and snowboarding is that in sandboarding, you have a board. But you need to skid down a sand dune instead of a snow covered slope. And while the basics are pretty easy to catch onto, you may find that skidding down a sand dune can be as exhilarating and exhausting as snowboarding.
Horseback Riding Tours
Ranging from family trips to more strenuous rides that take you to some of the most sacred regions of the country, Peru’s horseback tours would generally include trips to Andes, Cusco, Arequipa and the vast green valley of Nasca.
White Water Rafting And Kayaking Tours
Peru offers plenty of water sporting activities in the form of guided kayak and rafting tours for visitors. These tours would leave you gasping for breath as you get tossed by the raging waters that run from Andes to the Amazon rainforest via the deep canyon. Alternatively, you can also opt for tours that would take you to the start of the Pacific Ocean from the highlands.
There are plenty of raging rivers to choose from for your adventure including the Majes River, the Lunahuana River, the Apuriman River, the Colca River and the Urubamba River etc.
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