Looking for adventure in Peru?
There are lots of activities which can be included for a complete adventure Peru vacation. Here are some suggestions:
Rafting in Urubamba river
White-water rafting is, no doubt, one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities. Your adrenalin rushes when you go down stream and experience the true power of Nature. In Cuzco, there are locations along the Urubamba River for every category rafting that are most suitable hardcore adventure lovers.
A whitewater rafting trip can be arranged with almost every tourist agency. These tours include a little bit of preliminary training, transportation and safety equipment. A photographer is usually included in the package.
Mostly, visitors do one day of whitewater rafting down the Urubamba. This takes around eight hours. You can also go for multi-day rafting that includes class 4 and class 5 rapids in case you want an a challenge for yourself.
Cycling in the Sacred Valley
Peru has one of the biggest networks of trails connecting the awesome sites in Cuzco, Nasca, Paracas and Puno. A real treat for bike lovers! The trails cannot be reached through motorized vehicles and provides a chance to experience the local communities. Mountain biking is, in fact, new to Peru, however, routes are opening up offering great riding opportunities.
Long trips are also being arranged for willing visitors. The tour also includes a professional guide and biking equipment. The trips are generally designed in such a way that you can get the best value for your time and money spent.
Puerto Maldonado Amazon activities
Peru offers a most diverse ecosystem and awesome rainforests in the Amazon basin. The Madre De Dios River is branch of Amazon that runs along the south-eastern border of the country rushing through the groves of Mauritanian palms. Puerto Maldonado can be reached by an airport. It is the last place after which travelers venture into the deep jungles.
The best reason for choosing a lodge around Puerto Maldonado is to experience the wildlife that includes thousands of birds, insects and other species.
The parrot clay lick is an awesome sight. Around fifty parrots congregate simultaneously feeding on the deposits. You can also see the scarlet macaws, parakeets, blue-headed parrots and others.
Searching black caiman – a cousin of the crocodile – is another activity. These reptiles are endangered since their meat and their hide can fetch very high prices. Yet, tourists are very delighted to spot them. A night boat tour is also a great activity.
Puerto Maldonado rainforest also offers an awesome array of flora. Tourists can explore surroundings by taking a guided trek. There are several hiking trails near the lodges with stunning trees. The guide points out medicinal plants, names birds and insects and gives other related information.
Sand dunes activities in Ica
Ica is situated around three hundred kilometers from Lima. The city was founded in 1563 by Luis Jerónimo de Cabrera. However, the history of the area dates back at least ten thousand years.
Ica offers lots of activities for vacationing visitors. There is a museum of controversial Ica stones with a collection of around fifteen thousand engraved stones.
The Huacachina oasis lies only a few minutes from Ica lies where tourists come to relax in the warm. According to legends, this oasis came into being when a young hunter saw a local princess as she bathed. When she ran away, the pool of water in which she had been bathing, became an oasis.
The Oasis is surrounded by great sand dunes. The most favorite sport of this area is sand boarding. Dune buggy rides are also very well liked by tourists.
Treks in Cuzco – Machu Picchu tours
There are great opportunities for trekking in the sacred valley. First, there is a four day hike to Lares, Patacancha, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. You can also visit the Apurimac river canyon which is a remarkable site. The trek, then, leads to difficult-to-reach valleys comprised of breathtaking treks. There are Andean farms, amazing landscapes and the famous Inca remains of Winay Wayna, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca along this trail. This is a high altitude trek and offers a culturally enriching experience.
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