Peru Adventure Holidays
An adventure holiday in Peru is a paradise of possibilities; from white water rafting in one of the world's top 10 rivers, to mountain biking down the Vilcanota Mountains, and experiencing one of the most famous treks in the world - the awe-inspiring Inca trail and their famed citadel of Machu Picchu. Find time for the northern desert beaches, snow capped peaks of the Andes, Amazon jungles and the Nazca Lines - where you will find Peru's fascinating history etched into the land forever.
Our adventure holidays in Peru for 2016/17 are shown below:
Adventure holidays in Peru
Next to gargantuan Brazil and lengthy Chile and Argentina, Peru might look small on a map but don’t underestimate its size, it’s a big country. With the most famous jungle in the world (the Amazon), one of the most iconic mountain ranges in the world (the Andes), the highest navigable lake in the world (Lake Titicaca), the best known ‘lost city’ (Machu Picchu) and one of the world’s biggest mysteries (the Nazca Lines), there’s almost too much to see in just one trip.
Peru blends modern life with ancient culture well – the country has had plenty of practice doing so since the conquistadors invaded in the 1500s. From gastronomic delights in the cosmopolitan capital to the cobbled half Incan, half colonial streets of Cusco, you’ll fall in love with the traditions and people.
Peru helps you increase your connection to the natural world. It’s adventure playground landscapes are perfect for the adventure traveller with both tame and exhilarating options. Rush down sand dunes, climb icy mountains, spill down white-water rapids and mountain bike down some of the world’s deepest canyons. That’s all before you’ve even mentioned the famous multi-day Inca Trail and its alternatives.
The wildlife is also as diverse as you would expect in a country with so many different landscapes. The pinnacle will be spotting an Andean Condor, the largest flying bird in the world, but you’ll also see flocks of tropical birds, monkeys and incredible insects and reptiles.
The best time to visit Peru is between June and August, which is dry season in the highlands, making trekking more enjoyable. Otherwise, between September and November and March and May are quitter on the trails and the weather is still pleasant. The Inca Trail closes during February.