No matter how you get there or how many tourists are there, the city of Machu Picchu is still one of mankind's most incredible creations!
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.
This high jungle citadel built by the Chachapoyas culture is called Machu Picchu of the Northern Peru and it has a potential to become the second most important tourist destination of the Peruvian ancient country!
You can find an impressibe condor´s viewpoint (Cruz del Condor), hot springs (La Calera) and almost subtropical Oasis Gate within this world's deepest canyon!
Whether a religious festival such as Carnaval or Semana Santa, or a truly ancient event - Inti Raymi, Andean people do not celebrate lightly. These all-outside celebrations combine meals, drinking, faith, costumes, dancing, art and crafts during all days and all nights.
Enjoy viewing and shopping lovely handicrafts brought by natives people from isolated mountain villages to the Pisaq's main square and side-streets where the biggest Peru's handicraft market found its place!
Hike up and down thousands of stone steps connecting various Inca sites on the Inca Trail Machu Picchu. In case the trail is fully booked, try one of its pleasant alternatives such as the Salkantay Trek, the Lares Valley Trek or a trek to the isolated, but impressive ruins of Choquequirao!
Join an ice-climbing expedition to see some of the most beautiful peaks in the world such as Huascaran or Alpamayo, or just go for a day-climb, for example, to the stunning Lake 69! All of these sites are placed in the Huascaran National Park and belongs to the Cordillera Blanca!
You find the best white river rafting opportunities close to Cusco, Arequipa Tarapoto or in the Apurimac Canyon when rafting the wild Apurimac River! Before each rafting tour, you are always given an instruction talk and provided with modern rafting equipment. In Peru, you can find diverse rapid classes that suit to every skill level!
There is loads of Amazon lodges in Peru that are situated within the world´s most diverse eco-system and the so called "Lungst of the World" - Amazon Rainforest. From there, you can search many rainforest animals such as giant river otters, black caimans, snakes, pumas, monkeys, cabybaras, sloths, a huge number of birds and fishes, etc. You also find here the biggest number of plant species along with over 500 hundred year old trees!!
Stay in a rustic electricity free cottage on either Amantani or Taquile island with a local family to experience peasant life of the islands opening yourself up to a quite new way of living!
The islands are called the "Galapagos of the Poors" as its entrance and tours are not even a fraction of Galapagos prices while you can find there almost the same fauna! The islands are home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins, cormorants, gulls and a big number of other marine birds. Take a boat tour there to see the Candelabro, a huge petroglyph on a nearby shore!
Participate in a shamanic ceremony by investigating one of the country's hallucinogenic potions that have been used by Amazonian shamans for centuries!
Nazca Lines is a set of enormous petroglyphes created by ancient pre-Incan Nazca culture! The petroglyphes, which display monkeys, spiders, hands, orcas, fish, sharps, lizards, many geometric lines, etc., are located in a desert near the town of Nazca covering many square miles! To fully appreciate the Nazca Lines, you need to take a flight in a tiny aircraft.
This sport takes off in many areas of the country! Try to bike around coast-line near Lima, among Cusco's archaeological sites or in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
This is a favourite activity when in the desert oasis of Huacachina near Ica City! Try giving a ride on sand dunes as this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Tasting Wine and Pisco in Ica
Head for Ica to get a taste of Peru's largest vineyards! Sample the Fond du Cave and a variety of Pisco drinks at the modern facilities of Ocucaje. You can also visit some of rustic smaller vineyards and distillities using unchanged methods since the Colonial times.
Language Schools and Volunteering
Whether you like to learn a new skill, a new language or just want to help people in need, there are many options in Peru! For the best of them, try to contact a language school or voluntary organization in Cusco, Huancayo, Lima, Cajamarca or Huaraz.
Peru can offer one of the best surfing opportunities! You can give a try to this most popular coast sport either close Lima's beaches (a bit crowded though) or better in Huanchaco, a beach just a few minutes far away from Trujillo. Or even better, make a trip to Chicama for the world's longest left-breaking wave!