Adventure-lovers will find the Andes to be ideal for trekking, camping and mountain-climbing. The highlands are riddled with more than 15,000 lakes, snow-capped peaks soaring over 6,000 meters, the world's deepest canyons, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages. The entire Andean chain offers unparalleled opportunities for whitewater rafting, superb trails for mountain biking and gusting winds for fans of hang-gliding and parapente.
The beaches of Paracas (south of Lima) and along the north coast are ideal for sports such as surfing, windsurfing, sandboard, fishing and scuba diving. There is also good fishing to be had in the Amazon jungle, where birdwatchers will also have a field day. Whether basking in the noonday sun or watching the star-studded night skies, Peru is the ideal place to enjoy a unique and unforgettable stay.
Peru is a true hiker's paradise. Practically all of the sierra, including valleys, plateaus and mountain ranges including trekking circuits of various degrees of difficulty. However, only a few have been discovered as commercial trekking routes.
The Peruvian Andes provide an incomparable spot for mountaineering and make Peru a magnet for lovers of South American mountains. There are many reasons: a unique concentration of mountains and relatively few mountains climbers; mild weather almost all year-long, and relatively easy access to sites that are nevertheless cut off from hectic city life.
Peru, a land where Nature appear to have crafted the geography to create challenges for those venture into the wilds, could be catalogued without fear of exaggeration as the New World's adventure sports paradise. An there are plenty reasons: Peru is a land where snow, steep mountainsides, raging rivers and breath-taking landscapes alternate with deep green lakes and dizzying canyons. All one needs here is a little imaginations and some courage -or folly- to become, almost without realizing it, an adventure.
The Peruvian coastline (3,000 Km) offer water sports fans a wide range of possibilities, or perhaps just go fishing, try a local cuisine or take in the surroundings, ruffled by gentle sea breeze. We invite you to discover Peru's beaches for yourself. Surf in Chicama, the world's longest wave, windsurf, scuba and more.
Peru Travel Adventure - Sport of Aventure in Peru