Peru at the tip top of your bucket list? Same. This is one mighty fine country with some mighty fine adventures to be had within her, including actually getting from adventure to adventure. Don't believe us? We've rounded up the 11 best ways to get yo travel lovin' self around mighty Peru...
If you’re gonna do Peru, and I mean really do Peru, you’ve gotta hike. Whether it’s just a day exploring the ancient sites, the one-day hike to Machu Picchu or the entire four-day trek, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime bucket list activity that will end up being one of the most rewarding things you ever do. You’ll never forget that feeling of reaching the Sun Gate for the first time, and finally seeing Machu Picchu in person with the help of nothing but your own two feet will make the entire journey worth it.
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If you really want to maximize your time in Peru a flight is a great way to do it, and there’s no better way to fly than with your face pressed against the window, eyes focused on the breathtaking Andes and the rich rainforest in an adorable little aircraft. You can easily hop from Lima or Cusco to all of the sites that you’re dying to see in Peru. And when flying looks this picturesque, you’ll feel more like Indiana Jones than a modern traveller.
Life really doesn’t get much more amazing or beautiful than when you’re rowing your way through the Amazon.
If hiking isn’t your forte, you can wind your way to Aguas Calientes on the train and make your way up to Machu Picchu on your own time. The train ride is serene and absolutely breathtaking, and as the mountains rise up on all sides you’ll be completely consumed by the magical landscape of Peru.
One of your favourite days in Peru will undoubtedly be your experience at Lake Titicaca, and there’s no better way to get there than on a three-wheeled bike taxi, or triciclo. It’s guaranteed to be a hilarious and bumpy ride.
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You’re gonna be glad you’re not driving your way through Peru when you take in the amazing views out the window of a bus. The winding roads and breathtaking landscapes accessible by road make for endless great photoshoot spots, and there is so much beauty that you wouldn’t be able to experience if you were travelling any other way. In order to truly absorb all the scenery that Peru has to offer, the road is the best place to be.
If exploring the Sacred Valley on horseback doesn’t sound like your dream adventure than we don’t know what is. It’s the serene and moving journey that will really connect you to Peru and its love for nature and the earth.
Reed boat, metal boat, wood boat – they’re all essential tools to discovering some of the most remote and magical areas of Peru, including the Uros Islands.
If you’re exploring the flat terrain or looking to get from the hills down into the main towns of places like Cusco, a bicycle is your best bet. It’s fast, fun, and ideal for coasting from high ground to low, and it makes traversing small streets and hopping between ancient sites a Peruvian breeze.
There’s no better way to explore both sides of the canyon than flying like a condor on a zipline. Not only is it extremely fun, but it also gives you amazing views from all parts of the canyon that you wouldn’t be able to experience otherwise.
Just like most things in life, rafting in Peru is just that much better. Rafting your way through the Urubamba River is always the way to go.
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