Top 5 Adventure Sports in Peru

What do you prefer: sea, desert, mountain or forest? Heat or snow? Tranquility or adrenaline? Well, Peru, being a wide country, diverse in geography, weather and attractions, has activities for all profiles. In this post we give some tips for the adventurers, who find in the Incas ancient country, several activities to have fun and test their limits.

To encourage you, we separated here a list of the most played adventure sports in Peru, that go beyond the famous trails, such as the Inca trail, Salkantay trail, Rainbown Mountain Trail and many others. That way you can program yourself to do it and cutomize an awesome itinerary to live radical experiences. Just look:

Paragliding

Have you ever thought about enjoying the incredible landscape of the Peruvian coast from the heights? It´s a real possibility, if you have the courage, you can fly and see the city of Lima from a different angle!

Paragliding is one of the best tourist activities to do in Lima, and it offers the best view of the city. Flying there is an unique experience in that adventurers can soar above a combination of breathtaking city and coastal landscapes. There is no need to worry, just enjoy the ride, the instructors are highly trained and licensed by local authorities. It is an unmissable and very exciting tour.

Bungee Jump

Another great option full of adrenaline is Bungee Jump. If you are close to the city of Cusco, enjoy this great opportunity to raise the adrenaline level. Just 2 km from the city of Cusco is the Action Valley, a sports center where you can practice extreme bungee jumping. A platform suspended at a height of 122 meters and is therefore considered the highest in Latin America. The tour includes safety equipment, transportation and professional instructors. The only requirement is to overcome the fear of heights.

Kayak

We need to tell you, that you can kayak in lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and the second largest in South America. In this awesome experience you will paddle in the Lake Titicaca, surrounded by nature, spectacular landscapes and the beaufitul flora and fauna, until reach the amazing Uros Floating Islands made of totora (a reed that grows in dense brakes in the marshy shallows).

Sportfishing

Fishing is a great way to be in touch with nature, in Peru, you can fish in a spetacular river, the Apurimac river. Apurimac is one of the main rivers in Cusco. Its waters are ideal for boating and fishing. This river is characterized by an abundance of fishs, such as Jahuaco, a night fish, which dates back to pre-Incan times, trouts and sardines, which inhabit the cold waters of the Andes. An exciting and unique activity for those who love nature.

Horseback Riding

Horse riding is a different way to know the Sacred Valley of the incas, departing from Cusco, exploring hills, valleys and native forests, an experience that can be enjoyed as a Family. A great opportunity to witness the beauty of the Andes with spectacular views along the way. The ride lasts about 5 hours, a guided tour to contemplate the sublime nature.

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