About Peru

Peru is undoubtedly one of the most captivating countries in South America. Famously the home of the epic lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the mind-blowing Nazca Lines, this country’s unique past awakens the adventurer in travellers of all sorts. Its awe-inspiring scenery varies from the wild Amazon jungles to vast coastal deserts and the icy peaks of the Andes. In it, Peru hosts biodiversity rarely seen within the limits of a single country, with a list of spectacular wildlife far beyond the well-known llamas and circling condors. On top of all that, Peru’s friendly, multi-ethnic people are a cultural treasure. The enchanting mix of dozens of distinct indigenous groups and mestizos, all with their colourful traditions and food delicacies, is an encounter you will remember.

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About Peru Trekking & Active Travel

Embark on a lifetime adventure by trekking in Peru. The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is just the beginning, with many other thrilling routes. These include:

  • Cordillera Blanca – Huaraz
  • Colca Canyon – Arequipa
  • Ausangate Trek
  • Salkantay Trek (also spelled Salkcantay)
  • Choquequirao Trek
  • Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu

However, it’s important to note that trek prices can vary significantly between companies, and the working conditions of the porters can also vary. Since no pack animals are allowed, equipment is carried by human porters. Even though there is a minimum porter wage (PEN42/day, about USD15) and a maximum load porters can carry (25kg/55 lb), not all companies follow these guidelines.

Peru offers various adrenaline sports, such as rafting, kayaking, biking, zip-lining, horseback riding, surfing, ATV, motocross, paragliding, canopy, canoeing, sandboarding, and more.
Another popular activity in Peru is visiting the wildlife in the Amazon Rainforest, which can also be considered an adrenaline sport because you spend time among wild animals.

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