The Ultimate Guide to Use When Touring Peru and Cusco

Peru has been a leading country when it comes to considering travel and adventure destinations. This country is a brilliant destination for both trekkers and non-trekkers. That said, in one trip, there is only so much trekking that you can do.

Fortunately, there are many other options for those who have trekked one too many trails and are looking for something a little different. There are a variety of things that can be done on short notice for those people who hate advanced bookings.

Rafting
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Peru has many areas where one can do white water rafting. One of the most common points is the Cusco. Urubamba river is one of the popular places in Cusco where one can go for white water rafting. For those with more experience and wanting something a bit more challenging and extensive, there are 3 day trips on the Apurimac River where you will travel through a gorgeous canyon.
For those looking for more than water rafting activity, Tampopata jungle can provide this since it offers an opportunity to see variety of wildlife. One may considering themselves to be more serious rafters and this may be offered by Cotahuasi canyon.
For those preferring adventure and action, Cusco offers a variety which include trekking, mountain biking and rafting.
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Riding Bikes

The most important thing is that Peru offers varied climate and landscapes for enjoyment. The only question is, how you choose to see them. For those that trekking is not just their thing, mountain biking may just be the other alternative.

There are single day and half day tours around the sacred valley and Cusco for those who just want a glimpse of it. Larse Hot spring provides an outlet for excursion and also a resting place before moving on to the Inca trails.

Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca

Located in the North west of Peru is Huaraz that is considered the starting point for all adventures at Cordillera Blanca.

This place is as fantastic for mountain biking as well as hiking. It’s recommended that this only be attempted by those with experience, however, as it is quite strenuous and can cause a person to suffer from extreme altitude sickness. Mountain biking, rafting, skiing and snowboarding are also possible in this area. One should also find time to visit the other areas in this region in order to learn more about ancient pre-inca civilization such as the Chavin:n de Huantar.

It is almost obvious that whenever people think of South America, they think of Peru and when they think of it, Machu Picchu comes to kind too. While this is one of the best places to see, be sure to understand that there are alternative Peru adventure tours and Peru trekking tours for you to do in the country.