Peru Travel Guide

Many foreign visitors to Peru are happy for a few days of relaxation, traveling through ancient archeological sites of the Inca, resting in luxury hotels and traveling by exclusive train to Machu Picchu.

Peru Travel Guide

But if the escape from your dreams is to push things to the maximum in search of extreme excitement and fun, you will not be disappointed either! Peru can offer it all! Here are the 5 best thrilling games in Peru.

Extreme mountain biking

Peru was created for mountain biking, after all the Andes Mountains: the world’s longest mountain range runs right through the center of the country and peaked at 6,746 m (22,132 feet) in the Cordillera Blanca in central Peru. Possibly one of the most extreme sports in Peru, for both locals and foreigners, there are literally thousands of places to find fast and fun downhill thrills. In Cusco, there are a handful of specialized travel agencies offering different tours on different days (and several days) with Kona bikes with full suspension. Our favorite extreme ride is the 1-day Mega-Avalanche single track tour that begins at the top of Abra Malaga in the Sacred Valley (near Cusco) and down 1600 meters to the town of Ollantaytambo. Oh, and you can do it three times.

Peru Travel Guide

Peru Travel Guide


You would not think about it, but yes, Peru is actually one of the best surf spots in the world. Along the north coast, Peru offers waves for everyone, from beginners to professionals. Peru has produced many world champions on surfing and it is easy to see why when you understand how good the waves are. Chicama has the longest left-handed wave in the world at 4 km long, and Man Cora (nearby) has the largest left-handed point-break in the world. Extreme sports in Peru will not get better than this.


During the 1960s, the small oasis town of Huacachina was once a resort for wealthy Limenians. Today, this somewhat less glamorous place is home to one of the most fun and extreme sports in Peru: sandboarding. Huacachina is located 7 km from the capital Ica and is surrounded by large sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. There are only a handful of hostels in town, but they all rent sand boards for a few soles a day. Cover from head to toe with sunscreen and start climbing! It’s fun, cheap, exciting and often painful.

White water rafting

With so many mountains, there are probably many rocky, fast-flowing rivers to enjoy. Rafting is probably one of the most common extreme sports in Peru, and in the Cusco region there are many expert travel agencies that take you to the river. The Urubamba River (in the Sacred Valley) offers an exciting all-day experience suitable for both beginners and intermediaries. But the hardest beams looking for the ultimate excitement need to go a little further. Cotahuasi Canyon is the deepest gorge in the world and is also home to one of the most difficult rafting challenges in the world. The route includes 6 days of full technical class 4-5 rapids, unexplored ruins before the Inca and spectacular campsites. Extreme sports in Peru will not get better than this! But remember, the Cotahuasi fleet is only for the toughest travelers.

Zip lines in the jungle

15 km from Machu Picchu, near the city of Santa Teresa, is the first zip line over the canopy of Peru (also known as the flying fox). Series cables with a total length of 2500 meters are divided into six sections, with the longest section being 400 meters long. At the fastest point on the cable, it is possible to reach speeds of 60 km / h (37 mph), which is enough to give the feeling of flying. Make sure you are not afraid of heights either, as part of the line hangs 150 meters above the jungle floor. Extreme sports in Peru are not going to be much more fun than this.


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