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Best Activities in Peru

Best Activities in Peru
Best Activities in Peru
Best Activities in Peru

Peru offers an endless number of activities and destinations to visit in its territory. Here are the best options to plan your trip.

Visit Machu Picchu: The main attraction of Peru is undoubtedly the citadel of Machu Picchu. The Wonder of the World is located in the department of Cusco and is the main tourist destination in the country. You can walk around and visit the main points within the archaeological site, as well as receive a talk about the history of this amazing place.

Trekking: In Peru, you will find numerous options for trekking routes, from short and familiar ones to special ones for experts in long treks. The most important and requested are the following:

  • Inca Trail, Cusco (duration of 2, 4, or 5 days)
  • Salkantay Trek, Cusco (duration of 4 or 5 days)
  • Lares Trek, Cusco (duration of 3 or 4 days)
  • Huayhuash Circuit, Huaraz (duration from 8 to 14 days)
  • Ausangate trek, Cusco (duration of 4 or 5 days)
  • Choquequirao trek, Apurimac (duration of 4 or 5 days)
  • Santa Cruz trek, Huaraz (duration of 3 or 4 days)
  • Alpamayo trek, Huaraz (duration of 10 days)

Attending the most iconic festivals: Many festivities occur in the Peruvian territory yearly. Each region or city has its own original and traditional festivity, so you will be able to experience the festivities from the place where you are. The main festivals celebrated in Peru are:

  • Inti Raymi – Cusco (24th June)
  • Corpus Christi – Cusco (June)
  • Virgen de la Candelaria – Puno (February)
  • Holy Week – Peru (especially in Ayacucho)
  • Qoyllur Rit'I – Cusco (May or June)
  • Vendimia Festival – Ica (March)
  • Señor de los Milagros (Lord of the Miracles) – Lima (October)
  • Independence Day – Peru (28th and 29th July)
  • Carnivals – Cajamarca (February)

Cultural and Historic Explorations: Cities such as Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, and Trujillo give us the opportunity to get to know their local markets, churches, museums, and local markets in a way never seen before. It is up to you what type of visit you wish to make in each region, but rest assured that you will be completely immersed in the richness of Peruvian culture.

Discover the Amazon Rainforest: Explore the Amazon Rainforest in Peru for a chance to see diverse wildlife, including monkeys, macaws, and caimans. Take guided jungle treks and boat rides through the rainforest.

Taste the best dishes of Peruvian cuisine: Peru is known worldwide for having one of the best and most varied gastronomies. Each region has a unique style in the preparation of each typical dish; for example, the ceviche of the highlands is different from that of the coast and the Amazon jungle. You have the great opportunity to taste the most recognized dishes worldwide, as well as desserts and street food in the ¨huariques¨ (places that only local people know) of each city.

Adventure Activities: Adventure activities or sports are the most sought-after activities after cultural ones due to the big difference between the natural regions. You can surf on the Pacific coast, go canoeing in the mighty rivers of the Peruvian Andes, or go deep into the Amazon rainforest for wildlife watching.

Photography: The photographs in Peru are out of this world. From the coast to the Amazon Rainforest you will be able to photograph the local flora and fauna, as well as the colonial architecture of Peru's most important cities.


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