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Soft Adventure in Peru

Peru is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes, rich culture,

and unique cuisines. With its diverse attractions and activities, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America. For your clients who enjoy soft adventure, here are our Top 5 reasons why you should send them to Peru:

 

Explore The Ancient Incan Ruins Of Machu Picchu Via The Inca Trail

Peru is a country full of adventure and culture, and one of the best ways to experience it is by hiking the Inca Trail. This ancient trail was once used by the Incas to travel between their cities, but today it is a popular tourist destination for those looking for an unforgettable experience. From breathtaking views of Machu Picchu to trekking through the Andes Mountains, hiking the Inca Trail will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are an experienced hiker or just getting started, this trail has something for everyone. With its diverse terrain and cultural heritage, hiking the Inca Trail is a must-do when visiting Peru.

 

Visit Lake Titicaca, The World’s Highest Navigable Lake

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake and one of South America’s stunning natural wonders. The deep blue of the water seems to meld with the sky and a ring of snow-tipped peaks creates the remarkable sensation of floating atop the earth’s highest elevations. It’s possible to visit the lake from its shores in Peru and Bolivia, but many travelers start their exploration from Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Renowned for its annual celebration, Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria, the town of Puno is where you catch a speedboat for an island-hopping experience without equal, including opportunities for cultural exchange with local families.

 

Amid this lake are the mesmerizing islands of Taquile, Amantani, and Isla del Sol which protect ancient ways of life and pre-Inca ruins. In the case of the Uros, the reed islands are woven by hand and float upon the surface of the lake! 

 

Trek Through Lush Amazon Rainforests

Walking along trails that take you deep into the heart of the rainforests of Loreto is the dream of every naturalist and lover of biological diversity. Here, it is possible to walk trails and encounter more than 200 species of trees and medicinal plants; ride a boat on rivers and lakes and observe the mythical pink river dolphin or gigantic Victoria amazonica, the leaves of which measure up to one meter in diameter; or walk through the rainforest canopy and observe at close quarters graceful monkeys moving swiftly through the branches; or beautiful exotic birds sprinkling the sky with color.

 

Another option when in Loreto is the Canopy Trail. These wonderful, safe walkways are more than 500 meters long and around 35 meters above the ground, surrounded by dozens of the biggest trees in the rainforest. You don’t need any special skills, clothing or equipment, this is an experience everyone can enjoy! The canopy walk in Loreto, and in other parts of Peru’s rainforests, is one of the best ways to observe and experience the heart of the Amazon basin. 

 

Take A Hike Through Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River in southern Peru, located about 99 mile northwest of Arequipa. With a depth of about 3,300 – 6,600 ft, it is one of the deepest canyons in the world. Its length is about 43 miles. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca rooted inhabitants, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times, still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces, called andenes. It is Peru’s third most-visited tourist destination with about 120,000 visitors annually.

 

Visit Islas Ballestas To See Sea Lions And Penguins

The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas within the Paracas District of the Pisco Province on the south coast of Peru. Composed largely of rock formations, these islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. Other notable species include Humboldt penguins and two varieties of seals (fur seals and sea lions), amongst other mammals. 

 

These islands are accessible from the resort town of Paracas (near Pisco) by tour boat which typically lasts 2 hours. It is not uncommon for sea lions to approach the tourist boats and make spectacles for the visiting tourists. On the way to the islands, on the Paracas Peninsula, visitors will notice El Candelabro, a large-scale geoglyph that may have served as a beacon to mariners. The mystery as to the origins of this particular geoglyph is ongoing with much speculation. The visit to the Ballestas Islands is, from an ecotourism point of view, probably the best known along the Peruvian coast. 

For more information visit www.peru.travel

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