Adventurers unite! Tucked into the renowned Andes Mountains, sits the ever-so vibrant Peru, where rugged outdoor escapades attract and enchant avid explorers every year. With massive sand dunes, trails snaking through high altitudes, the lush Amazon rainforest, and ancient remnants scattered across the land, nature lovers can’t help but fall in love with the intrepid expeditions that span this magical South American nation. And it’s not just the magical Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu that entices, it’s the range of diversity—exploding with adventure—cloaking the landscape that calls people here.
Let’s face it: When people think of Peru, Machu Picchu is the first natural attraction that comes into mind. Several trekkers opt to partake on one of the most rewarding, enchanting backpacking multi-day treks of a lifetime along the Inca Trail. This trek leading to the iconic ruins compacts Peru’s culture, wonder, and beauty into one unforgettable experience: ancient ruins, majestic landscape, and a trekking experience of a lifetime.
However, if you travel towards Huaraz, you’ll come across the second highest mountain range to the Himalayas: the Cordillera Blanca. This mountain range, coated in ice, boasts of a collection of glaciers, lakes, and towering peaks, including the Huascarán, which eyes Peru from a powerful 6768m above sea level. You’ll find an array of hiking trails spanning the Cordillera Blanca.
Those seeking outdoor activities outside of trekking may enjoy the Floating Reed Islands, which encompasses a colourful depiction of local, rural life and top-notch fishing opportunities. Or you can always head to the north coast for the thriving surf scene sprinkled throughout Máncora or Punta Sal. The sand-swept oasis blanketing the north coast offers some of the best waves for surfing in the world!
Jungle seekers can also catch a glimpse of the wild, exotic animals peppering the Reserva Nacional Tambopata. Bird watchers tend to meander this way for exquisite viewings.
But it’s not only Peru’s great natural attractions enchanting visitors, but also the crumbling ruins resting on sloping hills, creative ancient Incan-built pits carved into the landscape (see: Moray), and old stone formations. This country envelops with its outstanding combination of history, natural wonders, and lively culture!Read More