Peru has a lot to offer for the adrenalin junky, people looking to discover and challenge themselves. Sam Corporations offers tours all over Peru. Try our amazing alternative Peru treks to Machu Picchu. Summit the highest peak in the country located in the mining town of Huaraz. Sandboard down the thrilling dunes in Huacachina or hike to the deepest Canyon in the world.
The city of Cusco is known for its culture, history and amazing food. However, this region has a lot to offer for the thrill seekers. From high adrenaline activities, to something less intense for the whole family.
It is considered one of the best Peru treks in the world, due to the value of nature where it takes place and also due to its historical importance. Currently this trail crosses numerous archaeological sites. The Inca Trail involves 4 days of trekking through the region, between majestic landscapes that go from the mountains and rivers of frozen water to the edge of the jungle and thick vegetation. You will walk for 4 days to enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu route appears in many travel guide which consider it to be among the 10 best treks in the world. It is famous for its landscapes, its paths and also for the high difficulty that it entails for the traveler. Doing this trek will take around 4 or 5 days to reach Machu Picchu. You will walk through mountain ranges as high as the Cordillera de los Andes. Challacancha, Soraypampa, the Salkantay open or pass, Chaullay, are some of the communities and tourist sites that you will meet along the way. Trekking is up to 8 hours per day in these difficult conditions. You will camp and get up very early in the morning to see the sunrise at this point.
The trek to Choquequirao can be done in 4 a 5 days, depending on the speed you want to give to the journey. Specifically, it will go up and down mountains between very steep trails and with the sun beating down on it all the time. If there is bad weather, we recommend you skip it because it can become very dangerous for your physique. This ancient Inca city, which is even bigger than Machu Picchu, but the majority of the site is hidden under the brush and jungle. Currently only 30% of the archaeological complex has been discovered. The goverment and other relevant bodies continue to make enormous efforts to clean up the area and remove the veil from this mysterious site, more information here!
The fifth highest mountain in all of Peru is the “Ausangate”, also considered the protective or guardian mountain of the city of Cusco. You can trek through this region and choose the options that best suit your tastes. The concrete thing is that this area implies a certain difficulty since it is a steep trek, with a lot of height and very cold. Depending on the number of attractions you want to visit, it will be the number of days you spend in this area, 4 hours from Cusco by car. A trek through this mysterious place will fill your soul and will demand it in such a way that you will enjoy it twice as much when you reach the highest camp.
Ica is famous for the desert oasis Huacachina that lies 20 minutes from the city. This little town is central to great adventure activities. From Pisco tasting vineyards down the road, to a short 1.5-hour drive to the famous UNESCO world heritage site Nazca lines. About 300km south of the Capital city Lima you will find the town of Ica. Get tipsy on a pisco tasting tour, a local brandy made from fermenting grapes and responsible for making the popular cocktail, Pisco sour.
Also visit a great archeological museum, with over 26 000 archeological artifacts. Just a hop and skip away, head to Huacachina for an adventure filled day in this amazing desert oasis. Sandboard down 1600 ft sand dunes and enjoy a thrilling sand buggy ride through dunes at crazy high elevations. To end an action-packed trip, take a flight on a light aircraft over the Nazca lines in the desert. The animal and plant figurines below are fascinating and remain the biggest mystery in Peru.
Aptly nicknamed the white-city. As you drive into this beautiful city, you are immediately surrounded by all white colonial buildings. Its architecture is primarily made from white volcanic stone called Sillar.
The main reason people make their way to this city is the Colca Valley. The Colca valley is where the world´s deepest canyon, Colca Canyon is located. The Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Another popular activity is to hike up to the Condor´s Cross to watch the majestic Andean Condor hovering above the canyon in its full magnificence.
Travelers refere to this small mining city in North of Peru as the Switzerland of the Americas. This is because of the imposing and absolutely breath-taking peaks that are clearly visible from the center of Huaraz. This province is home to the highest peaks in Peru, Mt Huascaran (6 768m/22 205ft) and Huandoy (6 360m/ 20 870ft) and another 3 peaks above 6 000m.
Its famous for the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range and its Llanganuco lakes, all enclosed within the Huascarana National Park. It’s a traveler’s paradise for winter sports and adventure enthusiast. Local activities include: ice climbing, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding among other things. The Cordillera Blanca is the most extensive tropical ice-covered mountain range.
The Lllanganuco Lakes are made of a number of lakes, including Lake Huandoy thats fed by the second highest peak in the region. It has simple access and has spectacular views of the scenery. Another famous lake is Lake 69, declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve and world heritage site. The hike to this stunning lake is a moderate full day hike. For those that enjoy a bit of a challenge, you can find peaks like Nevado Meteo. The icy peak is perfect for ice climbing and other winter sports.
The Amazon rainforest of Peru is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. It houses 15% of all known species of terrestrial plants and around 10% of the mammals in the jungle. There are over 300 different species of trees in a hectare.
The forest provides everything from food, to shelter to natural medicine. Join our jungle tour to experience for yourself this natures paradise. Learn about the different spieces that call this dense and vast jungle home. Spend a night in a Sandoval lake lodge, surrounded by the sounds and fresh air of the Amazon Jungle. Spend your days gently floating on the lakes watching the breath taking flora and fuana that´s so abundent.
Join our magical jungle tour in the massive Amazon Jungle. Learn the different uses of native plants by indigenous Amazonian tribes. Cruise the Madre De Dios River and Sandoval Lake to experience the most diverse wildlife and breath-taking landscape. Spend your nights enjoying the serene and calming sounds of nature. This tour evokes a sense of peace and calm and reconnects you with the very essence of nature.
Sandoval Lake is a “dipper lake” formed generations ago by the changing waters of the Madre de Dios River, and is considered by tropical forest specialists as the best and most attractive lake in the Peruvian rainforest. This particular lake has one of the largest and most accessible populations of Giant Otters in danger of extinction in Peru, huge Black Cayman and Paiche 10 feet long, the largest freshwater fish in the world. Once it spread throughout South America, the giant Otter was hunted almost to extinction and is now one of the most vulnerable mammals on the continent. However, Lake Sandoval has a prosperous and healthy population, and from the comfort and stability of the catamarans, guests have the opportunity to see these powerful predators while fishing and having fun in the lake, as well as a lot of Colorful birds.
Laguna 69 is one of the best hikes in Huaraz.
Laguna 69 (or Lake 69) has become a popular Peru hike as of late and it’s no surprise why! After an endorphin inducing hike, you’re rewarded with stunning views of glacial turquoise waters surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of Huascaran National Park. This trek in Huaraz, Peru has put Northern Peru on the must-visit list for many travelers. Are you one of those wanderlusters?
The fast trekked 1 Day Inca trail hike is perfect for those strapped for time, but looking to experience the world-famous Inca Trail and the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu. Starting from KM104, hike part of the Inca trail, passing different archeological sites and unique mountain and rainforest flora and fauna. At the top of the stunning ageless archeological site if Wiñay Winay, enjoy unparalleled and panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks, the lush valley and serene Urubamba River. Get your first breath taking view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate. Enjoy unobstructed views of Citadel and be mesmerized by the sheer size and architectural marvel that is Machu Picchu.
The name Choquequirao means “Cradle of Gold.” Located above the raging, glacier-fed Apurimac River, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks and seated on a high ridge, Choquequirao is a remote and rarely visited ¨Lost City of the Incas.¨ The Inca archeological site is considered to be the sister to Machu Picchu. It is less known and less visited but three times larger than Machu Picchu. It was one of the last refuges for those Incas who continued to resist Spanish occupation after the conquest. The site was eventually abandoned and became covered by dense cloud forest vegetation and to this day archeologists continue to discover new sectors of the city.
Choquequirao is situated between the jungle and the Peruvian Andes, on a mountain at 3033m/9,951ft. Its secret to keeping away the crowds is also part of its charm: it is only accessible by footpath. It’s a relatively strenuous 40k/25 mile trek roundtrip, with highs and lows between 1400m/4,593ft. and 3100m/10,170ft.
*** The Km, time and campsite may change, depending of the speed of the group and the new regulation made by the government.
The Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is famous for being one of the world’s ten best hikes! Walk in the footsteps of the Inca as you discover astonishing ecological diversity and a wealth of archeological treasures. The Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary covers 32,952 acres and is home to a network of Inca trails,
scores of archeological sites, 10 ecological zones (from glacial peaks to tropical forests), over 450 species of birds and 200 species of orchids!
Along the 42-kilometer or 26-mile trail, you’ll walk along the same path as ancient Incan kings had nearly 500 years ago. Experience altitudes of up to 4,200 meters at the dead women´s pass, various landscapes, original cobbled stoned trails and staircases built by the Incans. Passing famous archeological sites like Runcuracay, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna, and the majestic Machu Picchu itself.
When you hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you will see impressive Inca ruins, expansive mountain views, lush subtropical vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The Ancient Inca Road goes through the National Park and takes you through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu! We will pass through cloud forests and finally into subtropical vegetation. People hiking the short Inca Trail Trek will have the privilege of seeing the famous Machu Picchu Citadel in the afternoon on the first day and also visiting it again the next morning! This trek was designed for those with little travel time or prefer hotel rooms to camping, but still want to experience a part of the Historic Inca Trail and walk to the New 7 Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu!
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