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Adventure lovers will find the Andes ideal for trekking, camping and mountain climbing. The mountain range is surrounded by more than 15,000 lakes, snow-capped mountains: peaks over 6000 meters. The deepest canyons in the world, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages. The Andes Mountains offer unprecedented opportunities: white-water rafting, excellent mountain biking trails and wind gusts for hang-gliding and paragliding fans. The beaches along the coast are ideal for sports such as surfing, windsurfing, sandboarding and diving: Excellent sport fishing in the Amazon rainforest. Bird watchers will also have a day in the field. If you enjoy the midday sun or observe the stars at night, Peru is the ideal place. It will be unforgettable! Let's start with our travel through Peru adventure tours.


Destinations and Activities:


Terrestrial adventure:

Climbing:

The Andes mountain range, after the Himalayas, is the highest on the planet. Huascarán, with 6768 meters above sea level, is located in the Cordillera Blanca, the highest tropical mountain in the world, next to dozens of snowy peaks over 5,000 meters above sea level. The Peruvian Andes, with mountains of high, medium and low technical difficulty, are perfect scenarios for beginners and experienced athletes. In 1975 the Huascarán National Park was created. With an extension of 340,000 hectares, 180 kilometers long and 20 km wide, it has the purpose of preserving its natural resources, archaeological sites, geological formations, beautiful landscapes and promoting scientific research and establishing a sustainable tourism. The area was also declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and in 1985 it was included in UNESCO's list of Natural World Heritage Sites. Mountaineering finds an incomparable scenery in the Peruvian Andes. For this reason, Peru attracts lovers of mountaineering due to the unique concentration of mountains; the mild climate during great part of the year and the relatively easy access to isolated environments of the urban. Some examples of this type of adventure:

  • Cordillera Blanca (Ancash)
  • Cordillera Huayhuash (Ancash)
  • Cordillera Volcanica (Arequipa)
  • Ampay Snowy (Abancay)
  • Cordillera Vilcabamba (Apurimac)
  • Cordillera Vilcanota (Paucartambo - Madre de Dios)

Canopy:

An adventure in free fall. Dare to fly sliding downhill from the canopy in Mancora and Cusco.


Rock Climbing:

Rock climbing represents the experience of facing the ascent of high elevations using only hands and feet, challenging surfaces of different characteristics and taking advantage of every rock and crevice. A sport with a growing number of followers who enjoy the adrenaline and the various natural scenarios of Peru. The vertical ascent requires a lot of technique in each one of the movements and also strengthens the muscular mass and the flexibility of the athlete. There are bold climbers who do not use or anchors of protection in their march to the high summits, but every time it is more frequent the use of diverse measures of security.In which departments can I carry out this sport?

  • Lima (Rimac Valley, Infiernillo, South Coast)
  • Cajamarca ( Llacanora, Cumbemayo and Sangal Canion)
  • Puno (Stone Forest of Tinajani, in Ayaviri)
  • Ancash (snowy mountains like the Huascarán and the Huandoy)
  • Pasco (Stone Forest of Huayllay)
  • Arequipa (Charcani, Cayma and Creek of Calambucos)

Mountain Biking:

Knowing ancient Inca and pre-Inca roads, archaeological sites, picturesque villages and the passage through different ecological levels in a few hours, are the attraction of cycling through Peru. There are places like Olleros (south of Lima) where a descent of 3,600 meters begins in only 70 kilometers. Known worldwide by the name of mountain, it is the fastest growing adventure sport in the country. Depending on their difficulty and logistical requirements, the circuits can be grouped into three broad categories: 

(A) considered suitable for beginners, includes routes of gentle slope and hard and compact terrain. 

(B) for cyclists with some experience, includes circuits that are developed on areas of moderate slope and carry a level of risk for those who practice them.  

(C) reserved for experts, characterized by steep slopes and soils of soft consistency (carries a high level of risk and, often, supposes reaching high altitudes).

 

Sandboarding And Buggies: 

Sliding down a board on the great dunes is an adventure sport spread in several departments of Peru. Sandboarding started in Ica, then went to Nasca, in Cerro Blanco (2078 m.a.s.l), the highest dune in the world, special for experts. In many desert areas of the Peruvian coast, the dunes are used to practice sandboarding, as in Sarapampa (Lima), Camaná (Arequipa) and Acarí (Arequipa), in the second highest dune in the world 2,068 meters above sea level. The styles for sliding have been almost copied from the techniques of snowboarding: the slalom (zigzagging of flags), boardercross (competition with obstacles between 2 to more participants), slopestyle (maneuvers with style on rails and ramps) and big air (jumps giants on a ramp). The equipment consists of a board (sandboard) with handle on the feet, helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, special lenses for sand and resistant to falls. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and have the advice of specialists linked to companies that rent boards or travel agencies of adventure sports.You can enjoy this adventures at:

  • La Libertad ( Conache Dune, Santa Dune, Filo Navaja Dune and Chao del Valle Cao Dune)
  • Ica (Cerro Blanco)

Nautical Adventure:


Diving:

The Peruvian sea has a richness and variety that is widely known throughout the world as it has one of the most abundant oceans on the planet. This treasure hidden under the waters can be known through the practice of diving, a very simple, safe and extremely fun activity, which does not require previous experience . I do not know how to swim  and anyone can do it from children of 10 years to people of 70.

Useful data: 

  • Ideal beaches: Vichayito, El Ñuro, Punta Veleros, Los Órganos, Punta Sal, Beaches of the Paracas National Reserve. 
  • Ages: For all the public, recommended mostly between 10 and 70 years of age.
  • Species that can be seen: Marine butterflies , cortez angel fish, groupers, sea horses, moray eels, octopus, crustaceans, green turtles, sea lions.

Surfing  

The beaches of Peru are known by experts to be the best in the world to run waves. The waves are permanent throughout the year with small waves, large, long, tubular, high peaks, bells and a large number of breakers very close to each other. The central coast has permanent waves during the winter (April to September), while the north coast offers its famous "floods" between the months of October and March. The best beaches are: Cabo Blanco, Lobitos, Chicama -with the longest left wave in the world, Huanchaco, Pacasmayo and Los Órganos. There is a theory that states that it was in ancient Peru where the first evidence of men riding on waves on totora reed rafts was found, as evidenced by the textiles and ceramics of various pre-Hispanic cultures. This practice, more than 2000 years old in Peru, continues to be used by fishermen from the northern coves of Huanchaco, Santa Rosa and Pimentel, in the departments of La Libertad and Lambayeque, who enter the sea to fish on seahorses of totora.Some beaches that you can visit:
  • Órganos
  • Mancora
  • Cabo Blanco 
  • Lobitos
  • Huanchaco
  • Puerto Chicama
  • Pacasmayo

Adventure rafting :

Peru has more than a dozen rivers that bathe its diverse regions in coast, mountains and jungle. The five most extensive rivers cover almost 7,000 km within the country. The strength of the water of some rivers allows the practice of rafting, a sport of pure adrenaline. Internationally, rapids are classified on a scale from I to VI according to their difficulty. For the canoeing, the best known rivers are the Apurímac (class II and V), the Cotahuasi (class V) and the Tambopata (class III and IV). The canoe arrived in Peru from Poland thanks to the adventurer Yurek Majcherzyck and his fellow travelers, who, after repeated attempts, managed to overcome the torrential Colca River and its 300 rapids in one of the deepest points of Arequipa. This sport is practiced on inflatable rafts, driven by rowing and usually steered from the stern, through the turbulent waters of the rivers.Now the list of the most famous rivers where you can practice it:
  • Mayo and Huallaga River
  • Catahuasi River
  • Cañete River
  • Apurimac River
  • Urubamba River
  • Colca River
  • Tambopata River

Air Adventure


Paragliding:

Hang gliding and paragliding The paraglider has in Peru a series of scenarios with beautiful landscapes in Lima and the interior of the country. There are specialized companies that offer the service for a journey through the air, with instructors registered in the Peruvian Association of Free Flight. In Peru it has hundreds of followers and is a daring way to combine tourism and sport. Currently, the folded gliders measure 5 meters and armed 10 meters, and weigh approximately 35 kilos. They are extremely strong, stable and maneuverable.Some places where you can do it:
  • Callejon de Huaylas (Huaraz)
  • Pasamayo ( Lima)
  • Costa Verde (Lima)
  • Pachacamac (Lima)
  • Chincha (Ica)
  • Urubamba Valley (Cusco)
As you can see in this bog, Peru adventure Tours is the best option for your vacations. Come and enjoy Peru  a country full of culture, history and fun. We are waiting for you .


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