1. Trekking to Machu Picchu
There are many trekking routes to Machu Picchu, such as the treks through Salkantay, Lares and Huchuy Qosqo. However, the most famous of all is the Inca Trail. This route, which takes 4 days and 3 nights to complete, is considered one of the best 5 hiking trails in the world. This adventure runs through Andean landscapes and jungle landscapes as well as archaeological centers that culminate in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
2. Paragliding in the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Hill in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the starting point for the paragliding flight in Cusco. From the highest (800 meters) you can appreciate all the scenic beauty of the mountains, rivers and villages of the place. The time in the air is 15 to 30 minutes depending on the service contracted. The tours are half a day and include transportation, equipment, lunch and professional instructor.
3. Bungee Jumping in Cusco, Poroy
Just 2 kilometers from the City of Cusco is the Action Valley, a sports center where you can practice extreme bungee jumping. The suspended platform has a height of 122 meters which is why it is considered the highest in Latin America. The tour includes security elements, transportation and professional instructors. The only requirement is to overcome the fear of heights.
4. Canoeing on the Vilcanota River
The Vilcanota River (also known as Urubamba) runs through much of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Its currents are ideal for canoeing. There are ideal currents for beginners depending on the time of year. The trip by river lasts 2 hours on average. Tours include transportation, equipment, lunch and tour guide.
5. Zip Line in the Sacred Valley
The zip line is the descent at speed fastened to an inclined steel cable. This extreme sport can be practiced in various places of Cusco. However, the Sacred Valley offers a unique landscape. There are up to 7 cables that vary in length. People of all ages can perform this adventure. It only takes the courage to dare. Tours include transportation, safety equipment, lunch and guide.
6. Rock climbing near Sacsayhuaman
The adrenaline that you feel during rock climbing can be enjoyed close to the incredible Sacsayhuaman Fortress. No previous experience is necessary because there are sections for all levels. The sections for beginners are 30 meters. The tours are half day and include security equipment, private transportation and professional guide. This adventure is ideal for groups of friends.
7. Bicycle in the Abra Malaga
The mountainous geography of the Malaga Pass (4,200 m.s.) in Cusco is perfect for a downhill bike route. The pedal route is approximately 1 kilometer and ends in the town of Ollantaytambo (2,792 masl). Tours include bicycles, equipment, transportation to the place, lunch and tour guide. It is not necessary to be an expert cyclist to do this adventure.
8. ATV in Maras and Moray
One of the most popular adventures in Cusco is the quad bike trips through Chinchero, the archaeological site of Moray and the Salineras de Maras. These tours cover beautiful landscapes as well as traditional villages. On the way there is Moray, a complex of Inca terraces that resembles an amphitheater. We also visit the hundreds of salt wells of Maras, a natural place formed millions of years ago. The service lasts approximately 5 hours. Services include guides, equipment, transportation and training.
9. Horseback riding through the Sacred Valley
Horseback riding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas is an experience that can be enjoyed as a family. The tours usually last half a day. Includes one horse per person and necessary implements. Children or inexperienced guests can perform the adventure. Travel through mountainous landscapes, the Urubamba River, ancient Inca trails and traditional villages of Cusco. The ride lasts between 2 and 3 hours approximately.
10. Fishing in the Apurímac River
The Apurimac River is one of the main rivers of Peru. Its waters are ideal for canoeing as well as fishing. There abound trout, fish of various dimensions characteristic of the waters of the Andes. The tours are 1 day and include transportation, fishing gear, lunch and guided service.
If you got interested in some of the adventure activities in Peru don’t hesitate to contact our Peru travel experts at Gulliver Expeditions.