Peru Adventure Holidays
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If you have any taste for adventure and you have the resources to get out to Peru, then do it. This varied land will give you the most exciting adventure holiday you’re ever likely to experience; magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife, a rich culture with ancient roots and many, many unforgettable encounters.
Peru was once home to the sun-worshipping Inca civilization. They may have held a huge empire but they were violently brought to their knees in a matter of years by the superior weaponry of gold hungry Europeans. Although devout Spaniards did their best to stamp out all trace of the pagan Incas, amazingly intact archaeological sites are still being uncovered. The jewel in Peru’s crown - Machu Picchu - was only uncovered in the last century.
Unfortunately, modern day Peru has been as turbulent as the past. Political corruption and upheaval, guerrilla warfare, racism and extreme poverty have all tested but thankfully not broken the spirit of the people. You will find Peruvians warm, hospitable and optimistic. Many happily live as they did hundreds of years ago and are proud of their roots.
Venture to the land of the sun and you will be richly rewarded with world-famous trekking, mysterious ruins, vast natural wonders, the magic of the rainforest, bizarre delights of the floating islands and mind boggling ancient riddles. And there’s always the ubiquitous hot roasted Guinea Pig on the menu too.
Activity Holidays in Peru: Seven Big Must-Do Peruvian Adventures
|1 Tackle the Inca Trail|
The Inca Trail will leave you gasping, both with exhaustion and in astonishment. Inca ruins, mountain beauty and exotic cloud forests accompany you all the way along worn Inca pathways to the glorious citadel of Machu Picchu at your journey’s end. You’ll find it unforgiving but totally unforgettable - do what it takes to make this Peru hiking tour one of your holidays in the next few years if you possibly can.
Walking & Trekking Newsletter - Louisa Richardson, Exodus Marketing Executive, writes about Peru – a Trekker Mecca! (26 March 2009).
|2 Marvel at Machu Picchu|
One of the most famous vistas in the world, Machu Picchu is the mysterious lost city that was hidden for hundreds of years above the clouds in the spectacular setting of the Andean mountains. These Inca ruins enjoy a sacred atmosphere that has to be felt to be described - with views that will leave your senses reeling. One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, this is a global icon that not only lives up to the hype, but exceeds it.
Inca Trail permits are limited, and are subject to availability. However we do offer an alternative route – The Moonstone Trek.
|3 Island hop on Lake Titicaca|
An ocean at altitude, Lake Titicaca is awash with possibilities for adventure travel; clear azure blue waters, man made floating islands, indigenous communities and centuries old customs await in the centre of this revered body of water. The mythology states that the Inca Civilization.
4 Gaze over Colca Canyon
5 Solve the mystery of the Nazca Lines
6 Roam the Amazon Rainforest
7 Adventure into the Andes
Organise Your Adventure Holiday to Peru
A spectacular nation deserves special attention; we offer a phenomenal range of adventure holidays in Peru. Choose from luxury adventure tours to overland tours and from independent activity holidays to family group adventure holidays during school holidays.
To find out more about this fascinating country see our Country Guide to Peru