Is adventure your thing? Are you into discovering new places, meeting new people and sampling different cultures? Then the best destination for all these is Peru. The most popular destination in South America, this country is not only beautiful, but also breathtaking. From sliding down its magnificent desert’s massive dunes, to cruising the Amazon River, there’s plenty of things to do and places to visit in Peru.
The following are the top 8 Peru adventures for your bucket list:
Bucket List #1: Cruise on the Amazon River
Taking a river boat cruise is one the best ways to experience the Amazon River. A cruise gets you closer to nature. It also presents you the opportunity to travel up the tiny tributaries, which feed the river. To board a cruise to sightsee the Amazon, it’s recommended that you take several days to explore Iquitos first. Iquitos is one of the biggest cities in the world that’s only accessible by plane or boat. From the city, you can head to the Amazon. This journey offers the perfect balance between luxury travel and adventure travel.
Bucket List #2: Walk the Inca Trail
For some people, hiking the Inca Trail might be daunting. Fortunately, different routes at the trail vary in level of difficulty and length. Before climbing the trail, it’s prudent to prepare yourself adequately. For instance, you can take part in some exercises to ensure you are fit before climbing up the mountain. That will give you an easy time on the D-day.
Bucket List #3: Visit the Lake Titicaca Islands
Did you know that Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigation water body? Now you know! Several tours depart from Puno to this Peru bucket list. They range from overnight island stays to quick day trips. If you have time, visit different islands so that you can sample what each culture has to offer.
Bucket List #4: Check Out The Sand Board Huacachina’s Massive Dunes
The little hippie enclave that surrounds a green lagoon will surely mesmerize you. Tucked in between massive sand dunes, this hidden oasis goes by the name Huacachina. The cool stop is certainly worth adding to your Peru travel itinerary. Since the town is pretty small, covering it within a day on foot is possible. What makes this place a must visit, in addition to sand boarding, is the perfect playground for thrill-seekers.
Bucket List #5: Enjoy Your Night Inside A Tree House
Do you desire Tarzan’s life? If yes, then there’s place right at the heart of the Amazon Jungle that can give you the opportunity to enjoy the adventurous life of Tarzan. Treehouse Lodge is located along the Maranon River shores. It’s just one-hour ride from Nauta town. There’s nothing more beautiful than falling asleep to the tropical sounds of rain showers and then waking up to chirping of birds.
Bucket List #6: Fly over the Andes
The dazzling snow-capped mountain peaks that reach up to the heavens are gorgeous to say the least. Flying over the Andes will mesmerize and leave you awe-inspired.
Bucket List #7: Hike the Rainbow Mountain
The walk from and to the Rainbow Mountain is a one day long stagger at more than 14,000 feet. You trace a dirt path between the startling red rock and looming peaks of green. The route is beautiful. It passes local villages built from glittering and stone mountain streams.
Bucket List #8: Isla Ballestas
Catch a boat to the islands to view penguins and sea lions frolicking around within their natural habitat.
The above are the top 8 Peru adventures for your bucket list.
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