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