Peru

There's more to Peru than Macchu Pichu. While the mountain city of the Inca is spectacular, you can also find amazing ruins elsewhere in the country, as well as mind-blowingly beautiful trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, and surfing on the coast!

Top Adventures in Peru

  • Hike Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu

    The 1,000ft climb up Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. This diamond shaped mountain looms directly behind the site and provides a unique perspective of Machu Picchu, allowing you to see the amazing engineering that...

    2.4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Laguna 69 in Cordillera Blanca

    This is one of those hikes I'll be telling my grandchildren about. Heck, I'll be taking my grandchildren here just so I can do it again!  Hidden in the Cordillera Blanca lies a turquoise lake fed by snow packed mountains and tiny waterfalls. This ...

    8.1 miles 2624.7 ft gain

  • Trek Colca Canyon

    Colca Canyon is an amazing hike and truly an awe-inspiring place to explore... it's just a little tricky to get to.Notes Before Hand: 1) In the Peruvian city of Arequipa, you will need to take a 5-6 hour bus to Cabanaconde to reach the Canyon. Ti...

    14 miles 3675 ft gain

  • Hike Machu Picchu Mountain

    Getting There: When you're purchasing your ticket for Machu Picchu, there is the option to add on "Machu Picchu Mountain". To do this hike, you need to purchase this add-on. Like Huayna Picchu, only a certain number of people are allowed up per da...

    1.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Backpack the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    Day 1: Cusco to Ayapata (10 miles) The trail starts at 8,923 ft at the main gate operating the permit and passport check-ins at KM 82, Piscachucho. You'll cross the Urubamba River on a suspension bridge and proceed towards Ayapata at 10,829 ft. It...

    26.5 miles 6279 ft gain

  • Backpack to Choquequirao

    Choquequirao, located in Apurimac Canyon, is a remote historical site of the ancient Incas also known as “the Lost Machu Picchu.” Most treks to Choquequirao take 4 to 5 days as you must cover 28 miles (45 km) and hike up and down the Apurimac Cany...

    28 miles 9523 ft gain

  • Backpack the Santa Cruz Valley: Vaqueria to Cashapampa

    Permits and Logistics:You can do this hike in fewer days if interested as there are many National Park approved campsites to choose from. According to the "Casa de Guias" the Huascaran National Park may start cracking down on independent trekkers...

    28 miles 3445 ft gain

  • Hike to the 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. The only reason I know about it was because I lived there for years.There are two approache...

    3.1 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Trek the Huayhuash Trail in Peru

    I wanted to share my most recent adventure in hopes to inspire some of you to do it as well!  Everyone thinks of the Inka Trail when they think of Peru, but Peru has sooo much more to offer, and at much more reasonable prices too!  I did the Huayh...

    81 miles

  • Backpack the Laguna 69 - Pisco Base Camp Loop

    Most people opt for a day trip to Laguna 69. You'll get picked up by your tour in Huaraz early in the morning, drive 3 hours to the trailhead, hike to the laguna (which is spectacular), take pictures with dozens of other people, and then head back...

  • Sanboard in Huacachina, Peru

    Getting There: Huacachina is a little desert oasis town about 5km outside Ica, Peru. Getting to the town is best done by taxi, don't pay more than 10 Sol from the bus station. The Boardin': The town itself can be walked in about 10 minutes, so you...

  • Photograph Salinas de Maras

    Cascading down a hillside valley not far from Cusco, the nearly 3,000 salt pans at Salinas de Maras sit at an elevation of 3,380 m. Believed to have been created in the 1400s by the Inca, the historical site now operates like a co-op and preserves...

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