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    Looking for the best hiking in Peru? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Peru. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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    • Cusco, Peru

      Hiking Peru's Rainbow Mountain

      9.25 mi / 2871 ft gain
      The journey begins at about 3am on the streets of Cusco, where we pile into a minivan and drive a few hours to arrive at the foot of Vinicuna (Rainbow Mountain) as day breaks.  It’s a crisp, sunny morning at the foot of the climb (14,189ft) and the local compañeras line the path with dozens of ho...
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    • Lobitos, Peru

      Explore an Abandoned Swimming Pool in Lobitos Peru

      1.9 mi / 9.8 ft gain
      The pool, known as la piscina locally, and as piscinas to surfers, lies just north of Lobitos, Peru. You can get to Lobitos by bus or shared car from Talara, Piura, or Mancora. You can fly or bus to Talara and Piura from Lima. There isn't much to do in Lobitos other than surf and eat but if you f...
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    • Cusco, Peru


      Sacsayhuaman is located  about 10 minutes from the Plaza de Armas (by car) or 45 minutes walking. Another option is to take a ‘City Tour’, which includes transportation to this archaeological site. The entrance fee is included with the "Boleto Turistico" which is a ticket that gets you into the m...
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    • Ollantaytambo, Peru

      The Pinkuylluna Granaries

      This is a steep but short hike to see some beautiful terraces and granaries across from the main Ollantaytambo fortress. Depending on your level of fitness, the climb can take between 30 minutes to an hour. It'swell worth it for the spectacular views of Ollantaytambo town and views of the ruins o...
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    • San Salvador de Pampas, Peru

      Bacpack to Rupac, City of Fire

      4.6 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
      The route starts in San Salvador de Pampas in Huaral. It is 4 hours from Lima. San Salvador de Pampas is known as the phantom village because people went down to La Florida in order to get access to better ground for farming.We started the walk at 12:00 pm after having a very good lunch in Pampas...
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    • Huaraz, Peru

      Hike to the Wilcacocha Lake

      4.7 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead from Huaraz, walk to the main street PE-3N that goes through town and hop in a southbound collectivo, just confirm with the driver that he is going to Puente Santa Cruz. It will take 15min and cost you 1 sol (30 cents). Let the driver drop you off at the Puente Santa Cruz ...
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