Experience true adventure as well as the vibrant cultures of Peru through the various proposed programs, ranging from easy, moderate to extreme. Explore the ancient paths used by the Incas reaching Machupicchu at sunrise, attempt the summit of the Huascarán Mountain in the world-famous Cordillera Blanca, surf in the Pacific coast, downhill from the highlands to the Amazon on a mountain bike, or share with local communities to reach deep into the heart and spirit of distant lands and their people.

The Adventure Collection is aimed at active travelers and suggests itineraries covering the country’s highlights but also including adventure activities such as trekking, climbing, mountain-biking or other sports, in which a certain level of physical activity is required.

Following you will find a list of suggested main itineraries, recommended extensions and program alternatives. The proposed programs can be taken as shown or revised to meet individual requirements. Pls contact us or click on Customize Your Itinerary for ENIGMA to personalize a program for you.


Main Itineraries

 

Trekking - Inca Trail to Machupicchu 10d/ 9n

Lima - Cusco - Inca trail to Machupicchu - Lima

The Inca Trail is Peru’s best-known trek and possibly one of the most stunning in the world. This classical 43-km route leads to the Sacred Inca City of Machupicchu along an unforgettable trail with archaeological sites, spectacular mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Machupicchu is reached at sunrise on the fourth day.

This 10-day program also covers Lima and Cusco, including complete visits to the most important monumental remains of the Inca Empire and the Spanish colony.

Trekking - Cordillera Blanca: Santa Cruz - Llanganuco 15d / 14n

Lima - Huaraz - Llanganuco Trek - Cusco - Machupicchu - Lima

The Cordillera Blanca is the highest mountain chain outside the Himalaya, having 22 peaks over 6000m (19685ft) and 35 over 5500m (18045ft). This itinerary includes the Cashapampa to Llanganuco trek, one of the most popular treks in South America: it passes beneath a number of peaks over 5800m (19029ft) including Huascarán Sur and Norte, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Pisco, Alpamayo and the imposing Taulliraju, reaching the beautiful lakes of Llanganuco before returning to Huaraz. Lima and Cusco’s magnificent remains are also visited, as are the amazing ruins of Chavin de Huántar in the Huaraz area.

Trekking - Choquequirao 12 days / 11 nights

Lima - Cusco - Choquequirao - Machupicchu - Lima

Choquequirao, an ancient Inca citadel sister to Machupicchu that was supposed to be the last refuge of the Incas, was about the same size and supposedly served the same religious, political and agricultural functions. Located in the cliffs overlooking the mighty Apurimac River in the area surrounding the Salkantay sacred mountain (6.271m/20569ft), Choquequirao (3.103m/10178ft) comprises a huge archaeological complex still under cleaning and restoration process, as still only 30 percent is uncovered. This 12-day program includes a 5-day and 60-Km trek to Choquequirao, also covering the visits to Lima, Cusco and the world-famous Inca citadel of Machupicchu.

Jungle Adventure - Manu National Park, Tapirs and Macaw Clay Licks 13 days / 12 nights

Lima - Cusco - Manu National Park - Machupicchu - Lima

Explore the complete transect from the highland to the jungle lowlands in this 13-day itinerary, including the Cock-of-the-Rock in the cloud forest, the Manu Oxbow lakes featuring Giant River Otters, Manu’s only accessible macaw clay lick, the Tapir lick, a canopy platform and trail system for more wildlife observation, as well as a stay in Manu Wildlife Center, considered by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as one of the best rainforest lodges in South America. The program also includes the visit of Lima, Cusco and Machupicchu as we explore the country’s history, its stunning geography and scenery, and the impressive Inca and colonial legacy.

Cuzco Multiactivity - Bike - Hike - Raft 12 days / 11 nights

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Short Inca trail to Machupicchu - Lima

Bike, hike and raft in the stunning area of Cusco and the Sacred Valley in this 12-day program, also including the visit to the most important monumental remains of the Inca Empire and the Spanish colony in Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machupicchu.

Peru Multiactivity - Bike - Kayak - Ride - Raft - Hike 17 days / 16 nights

Lima - Arequipa - Puno - Mallkini Alpaca Ranch - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Short Inca trail to Machupicchu - Lima

Mountain bike in the Colca Canyon and the Sacred Valley, sea kayak Lake Titicaca, ride a horse in the biggest private alpaca ranch in Peru spend a fun day rafting the Urubamba River and finally hike the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, the magnificent Inca citadel. A full multi-sport program for active travelers covering the main highlights of Southern Peru.

Whitewater Rafting On The Headwaters Of The Amazon 12 days / 11 nights

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Apurimac Whitewater Rafting - Machupicchu - Lima

The Apurimac canyon is one of the world's hidden gems of white-water. It is justifiably gaining a reputation as one of the world's top ten rafting rivers, combining a mix of exhilarating rapids and awesome scenery. The Apurimac also boasts pristine sandy beaches for camping, spectacular sun-bleached rock formations and rare wildlife including otters, puma and the ultra elusive Andean bear. It is an adventure lover’s dream come true. This 12-day program also includes the visit to the most important cultural and historical highlights in Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machupicchu.

 

Extensions

 

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ENIGMA can create a unique, custom-designed independent itinerary that is fully adapted to your needs, whether you travel solo, with family and friends, or as a group. Please click here to let us know what you are interested in adding or excluding to customize a selected itinerary or to design a completely new program just for you. A travel consultant will contact you within a maximum of two working days.