The Best Outdoor Activities in Peru

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Backpack the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Peru / Salkantay Trek

Day 1: Cusco to Soraypampa to Wayracpunku (9 miles) The trail starts at 12477 ft and proceeds towards Salkantay Pass at 15090 ft. It's a gradual climb and incredibly beautiful.

Drew Robinson
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Backpack the Ausangate Trek

Peru / Tinki, Peru

Day one of the Ausangate trek begins in Tinki and ends in Upis. The gradual, uphill trail passes through small villages of adobe houses, surrounded by golden hills dotted with alpacas.

Drew Robinson
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Hike Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu

Peru / Machu Picchu

The 1,000ft climb up Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu.

Trek Colca Canyon

Peru / Colca Canyon Trailhead

Colca Canyon is an amazing hike and truly an awe-inspiring place to explore... it's just a little tricky to get to.

Ian Glass
40 Saves

Backpack to Choquequirao

Peru / Sendero a Choquequirao

Choquequirao, located in Apurimac Canyon, is a remote historical site of the ancient Incas also known as “the Lost Machu Picchu.

Bryan Young
25 Saves

Hike to the Devil's Balcony

Peru / Devil's Balcony

Of all the hikes within the proximity of the city of Cusco, this one is the coolest. Not only that, but no one knows about it. It is a local's only secret.

Braden Bentson
13 Saves

Backpack the Santa Cruz Valley: Vaqueria to Cashapampa

Peru / Vaqueria, Peru

Permits and Logistics: You can do this hike in fewer days if interested as there are many National Park approved campsites to choose from.

Quinnen Donahue
11 Saves

Hike to the Top of Cerro Yanaoaoa

Peru / Soraypampa

The route is access fairly easily from Sorayapampa. You follow the trail to the west of town, towards the lake. as you work your way up the gully you get to south western trail.

Tam McTavish
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Hike to Marcahuasi and the Ancient Figures

Peru / Marcahuasi

The trekking starts in San Pedro de Casta at 3,000 meters from sea level and is a route of 4.9 km and up to 4,000 meters above sea level.

Hike to Laguna 69 in Cordillera Blanca

Peru / Laguna 69 Trailhead

This is one of those hikes I'll be telling my grandchildren about.

Zee Lilani
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