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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hike to Laguna 69 in Cordillera Blanca
Peru / Laguna 69 Trailhead
This is one of those hikes I'll be telling my grandchildren about.
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.
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 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.