Peru is well-known for having one of the oldest cultures of the world with highlights such as Machu Picchu. Next to that, due to its beautiful landscapes, Peru is the ideal place to have some extreme experiences. Among them are mountain climbing, sandboarding, canoeing or trekking.
Especially the latter is an interesting way to discover the beauty of Peru.
The country is an exceptional destination for everybody who likes to explore the country by foot. The most famous trek of all is the Inca Trail, which can be done in several different ways. The trail was originally created by the Incas for the “chasquis”, the messengers of the Incas and it will eventually lead you to the famous Machu Picchu, one of the seven world wonders.
Take into account that there are several different other treks that will lead to the Machu Picchu. It is an option to cross landscapes that are surrounded by snow-covered mountain peaks but it is also possible to pass turquoise lagoons, or even cross the densely vegetated jungle!
The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, for example, is a variation on the Inca Trail and it is believed to be the best alternative route. This magnificent trek is perfect for adventurers who wish to become personally integrated in changing ecosystems day in day out. The Salkantay trek will guide you through sweeping, magical landscapes with snowy mountain peaks to a tropical jungle where you will find a wide range of both flora and fauna.
Trekking in Peru is an activity that one must do when visiting the country. Its rich history of culture combined with the beautiful nature and landscapes make a perfect opportunity to explore the country in the best way possible.