If you are looking for a unique outdoor excursion for your Machu Picchu trip, remember one of these great outdoor activities! Perfect for your Peru trip, check out these outdoor activities in this article written by this Peruvian travel expert.
Every year travelers from all over the world head to Peru to visit the incredible Machu Picchu.
This hidden temple in inca together with Cusco and the Sacred Valley makes for an interesting and interesting Peru itinerary. For tourists who wish to make an extraordinary visit to Inca lands, include one of the many outdoor tours available. With biking, horseback riding and trekking opportunities, explore the history and culture of the region in a unique and active way.
A trekkers dream, the Inca Trail is the most popular ride to Machu Picchu.
With various trekking options to Machu Picchu, there are many options for your trip. As well as the Inca Trail trekkers, you can travel from Salkantay or Lares Valley. Trekking is a very popular way to explore the region but there are many other great and a little more ‘unconventional’ ways to take in the incredible views of the area.
Cycling is a great way to explore the region, from Cusco through the Sacred Valley there are many great cycling opportunities. For travelers looking to take various cycling tours, place your trip outside of Cusco as it provides access to multiple destinations. Head to the nearby Malaga Pass where you can descend the mountain for spectacular views of the peaks of Wakaywilca and Veronica Glacier and enjoy passing Andean forests. Another great trip is the half day trip through Sacsayhuaman, allowing you to explore this Archaeological Park in an unconventional way. A highly recommended tour takes you through the Sacred Valley to the town of Maras, where you will continue to explore the Maras Moray salt mines.
Horseback riding is a great way for families to explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
A horse ride through the Sacred Valley will take you across the Urubamba River and up the Andes before heading to the Maras salt mines. A serene horseback ride through this valley is the perfect way to spend a day and take in the stunning valley views. Perhaps the best place to venture on horseback is in Cusco. Horseback riding through the Cusco region will take you through traditional Andean villages as well as to some of the Inca ruins. This tour allows riders to see the sights of the area as well as learn more about the area around the city.
Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu during your Peru trip.
From a traditional Machu Picchu tour, to exploring the region by bicycle or on horseback there are many great ways to experience this Inca Treasure.