Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru


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Adventure Rafting

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Adventure Rafting Peru has more than a dozen rivers that cover its varied coastal, hill and jungle regions. Its five longest rivers cover more than 7,000 kilometers within the country's borders. The power of the water in some of these rivers allows makes rafting possible, a sport of pure adrenaline. Rapids are classified according to an international scale from I to VI, according to their diffi... More info

Trekking

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Trekking To trek in Peru is to walk through beautiful Andean landscapes with stunning views of mountains and lagoons. One can journey along the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of ancient roads that connected the Inca Empire; experience the culture of the communities; hike along the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Áncash or find more than one route to Machu Picchu in Cuzco.   Almost all the ... More info

Surf

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Surf Peru's beaches are considered by experts to be among the best in the world. There are permanent surfing opportunities all year round, with small, big, long, tubular, high peak and bell waves, as well as a large amount of waves that break closely one after the other. Nice waves!  The central coast has permanent surf during winter (April to September), while the north coast offers... More info

Hang-gliding and paragliding

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Hang-gliding and paragliding Flight has always been a dream of man. Paragliding and hang-gliding enabled the fulfilment of this old desire. Soaring through Peruvian skies and seeing the sea, mountains and valleys is a truly gratifying experience. It is also a different way to appreciate Peru's immense geography.   Paragliding in Peru offers a series of settings with beautiful landscapes ... More info

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Alley of Huaylas

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Alley of Huaylas The Callejón de Huaylas, and the cities of Huaraz and Carhauz in particular, contains various areas from which to start a hang-gliding and paragliding flight. But the most well-known spot is the Yungay Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf) mountain. From the air, one can better appreciate the contrast of the Cordillera Negra with the Cordillera Blanca, wher... More info

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Chincha

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Chincha Chincha valley is one of the new areas in which paragliding can be enjoyed. With a stroke of luck and favorable winds, the journey can also take participants to the Cañete valley. The hills in Chincha valley are not extremely high, but guarantee the adventure of lifting with medium difficulty.  City of Chincha General Information   Lo... More info

Hang-gliding and paragliding -Urubamba Valley

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Hang-gliding and paragliding -Urubamba Valley 'Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, possesses a range of options in terms of adrenaline-charged tourism. Hang-gliding and paragliding together with highly qualified instructors is a hugely enjoyable activity. One of the most frequent services leaves the City at 8:00 am from Plaza de Armas, heading to Mirador de Calca Flights last about... More info

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Pachacamac

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Hang-gliding and paragliding - Pachacamac Pachacámac district is located to the south of Lima, where paragliding can be enjoyed in the valley. On leaving the mountain slopes, one can enjoy the valley in all its majesty, and thanks to the wind speeds, conditions are always ideal for flyovers. The best season is between October and April. Flights can last for approximately 20 minutes and the bes... More info

Bungee Jumping

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Bungee Jumping Bungee jumping is one of the most extreme adventure sports due to its level of risk. Total adrenaline In Cuzco, barely minutes from the city center, in Poroy, on the road to Urubamba, a special 122-meter tower has been built, with gravity-defying travelers in mind. Would you dare?  Bungee jumping is the challenge of leaping into thin air. It entails jumping from a cons... More info

Rock Climbing - Pasco

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Rock Climbing - Pasco The Huallay Stone Forest, in Pasco Department, offers almost 6,815 hectares of incredible rock formations and volcanic walls that put even the most expert climbers to the test if they want to reach the summit.   Besides resistance and ability, climbers need to have participated in a acclimatisation process that allows them to resist 4,000 masl. The forest is located... More info

Taraco Heights and Tinajani Canyon Route

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Taraco Heights and Tinajani Canyon Route This journey up to 3,835 m.a.s.l. use the ancient rural paths of Huancane and passes by the tombs of Sillustani and the shores of Lake Umallo before arriving at the fascinating Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3,810 masl).   Location: Puno Department. Huancané province, Taraco district (3835msnm). Weather: Semi-dry, col... More info

Diving

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Diving The richness and diversity of the Peruvian sea is world renown. It has one of the most abundant oceans on the planet. You can discover this hidden underwater treasure by scuba diving, a very simple, safe and extremely fun activity. Previous experience is not necessary; you just need to know how to swim. Anyone can scuba dive, from 10-year-old children to people in their 70s.   Sea... More info

Vicabamba mountain range

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Vicabamba mountain range Located between the Urubamba and Apurímac Rivers, the mountain range stretches over 100 km (62 miles). The snow-capped peaks of Salkantay and Huamantay, standing at over 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) tall, are incredible. The abrupt geography of the range is divided by beautiful canyons and covers the Ampay National Sanctuary, a refuge for an extensive variety of flora an... More info

Vilcanota mountain range

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Vilcanota mountain range Located between the Vilcanota, Paucartambo and Madre de Dios Rivers, the range includes mountains like Ausangate (6,384 meters - 20,945 feet), Mariposa, Cayangate, Wakay Willca (or Verónica) Chicón and Pitusiray, which is over 5,500 m.a.s.l. (18,044 f.a.s.l.). This mountains are also known as the 'Rainbow Mountains'  General Information   Location... More info

Huayhuash Range

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Huayhuash Range The trail (180 km) begins and ends in Chiquián. Over 12 days, the trail travels along the north side of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, passing onto its eastern slopes and ending on the west side. The trail leads through a series of snowy peaks, including Yerupajá (6,634 masl) and dozens of lagoons and ravines. The short road (Llamac - Jahuacocha) takes... More info

Kayak - Albufera de Medio Mundo

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Kayak - Albufera de Medio Mundo This lagoon is a freshwater lake that runs parallel to and is a short distance from the sea. The lagoon stretches over 7 km and contains a large variety of birds, including migratory species traveling from the northern hemisphere to the south of the continent. The calm waters of the lagoon allow tourists to participate in different aquatic sports, especially in k... More info

Rock Climbing - Ancash

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Rock Climbing - Ancash Áncash department is considered one of the cradles for rock climbing in Peru, thanks to the mountaineers that traveled to the region to climb its snowy peaks, such as the Huascarán and Huandoy.   The cliffs of the Llanganuco glacial ravine are the preferred route for brave sportsmen seeking to conquer the challenge of reaching the summit. There is also the Monte ... More info

Caving - Exploring the mystery of the caves

Best Adventure Sports to Try in Peru

Caving - Exploring the mystery of the caves Tourists travel for many reasons: because they love history and want to see great civilizations, because they are attracted by nature, or because they are passionate about extreme sports. However, there is another group: the explorers of caverns or caves, who are able to enter a mysterious world through potholing. Huagapo Cave entrance  In ... More info