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Gorgeous views on the Inca Trail

Gorgeous views on the Inca Trail

For those looking for new overseas adventure travel experiences, Peru has some of the most exciting you’ll find from the soft experiences like the eco and cultural tours (Machu Picchu anyone?) to the hard, adrenaline-filled activities like trekking the Inca Trail, white water rafting, paragliding and mountain biking.

There are incredible experiences from the peaks of the Andes to the Amazon basin and beyond.

Maybe you’re looking to capture wildlife with your camera or perhaps bring in something tasty with your fishing pole from the beautiful blue coastal waters. You can do it all in Peru and have some great stories to tell when you return home.

When planning Peru vacations, be sure to check the travel advisories. There has been a problem with crime in some areas, so you need to know where they are so you can avoid them.

The bottom line: Peru has an awful lot to offer anyone looking for adventure. If you scroll down the page for a list of the most popular adventure travel experiences in Peru, chances are the next thing you’ll want to do is to call your travel agent.

Exotic Factor
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Exotic and Peru go hand in hand.

You can start with the mysterious site at Machu Picchu, which is known as “The Lost City of the Incas.” But before the Incas came to town there were other peoples with interesting cultures of their own including the Chavin and the Sechn.

The wildlife experiences also have an exotic side with the llamas, the Andean condor and the unusual viscacha, which looks like the cross between a rabbit and a chinchilla.

And there’s nothing more breathtaking than a good view of the majestic Andes. Unless, or course you’re into lush green jungles and rainforests with all the exotic species of life that live within them. For that you’d simply take a short trip to the Amazon basin.

There are plenty of exotic and wondrous things to discover, investigate and explore in Peru.

Cultural Factor
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The culture of Peru is deep, rich and diverse. One great way to experience it is to enjoy their festivals, song and dance.

The music will envelop you as you’re drawn in by the soft sound of the flute and the beat of the drums. Dancers in devilish masks illustrate the life of indigenous peoples and provide insights into their tribal lives.

The unique Peruvian cuisine combines American and Spanish foods that are going to drive your taste buds wild with joy. And the Chinese and African flavors you’ll find around Lima will add an extra kick of culinary delight that you’ll want to bring back home with you.

If you enjoy delving into the interesting ways of life found in different cultures, you’re going to want to make sure you look for adventure in Peru.

Adventure Factor
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Peru has a lot to offer any adventure traveler from the Amazon to the ocean and the snow capped mountains to the scenic lowlands.

There are fun and exciting things for those who like the adrenaline that comes with white water rafting and/or the intellectual satisfaction received from the incredible cultural tours… for instance, Machu Picchu.

Here’s a list of the most popular Peru adventure experiences.


  • Bungee jumping
  • Canoeing
  • Four wheel drive trips
  • Hang gliding
  • Hunting
  • Ice climbing
  • Jungle exploring
  • Motorcycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Overlanding
  • Paragliding
  • Rappelling
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Skydiving
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow skiing
  • Surfing
  • White water rafting
  • Windsurfing


  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Eco tours
  • Nature trips
  • Walking tours
  • Whale watching

Could be either

  • Backpacking
  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Canopy tours / Ziplines
  • Fishing
  • Flying
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Quad-biking / ATVs
  • Safaris
  • Sailing
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife watching