Peru for Active Travelers

PER-42-LT / 20-day trip / Grade: T2

Highlights: Ballestas & Paracas, Overflight over the Nazca Lines, Colca Trek, Kayac in the Titi-caca Lake & Homestay on Amantani Island – Cusco & the Sacred Valley – Inka Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu's panoramic view from Huayna Picchu mountain (photo: Juan Carlos Gonzalez)

This 20-day round-trip is a perfect journey for the active traveller who wants to see the highlights of Peru, but in a different and more active way. It’s a good mix of cultural events such as city tours, and some fun experiences, like sandboarding in Huacachina, Biking in Paracas and kayaking at the Titicaca Lake. This tour also has two treks: One in Colca Canyon and finally the Classic Inca Trek.


Day 1 Arrival in Lima
Day 2 Paracas: Dune Buggies & Sandboarding
Day 3 Ballestas Island & Mountain bike in Paracas Dessert
Day 4 Travel to Nazca. Cahuasi Pyramids & Cantalloc Aqueducts
Day 5 Nazca Lines & Chauchilla cemetary – Travel to Arequipa
Day 6 Arequipa City tour
Day 7 Colca Tour: Arequipa – Chivay 
Day 8 Colca Tour: Colca Canyon & Colca Trek
Day 9 Colca Tour: Colca Trek & transfer to Puno 
Day 10 Kayak at Titicaca: Night at Amantani Island
Day 11 Kayak at Titicaca: Taquile & Uros 
Day 12 Puno – Cusco
Day 13 City tour in Cusco
Day 14 Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo
Day 15 Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo – Piskakucho – Huayllabamba
Day 16 Inca Trail: Pacaymayo
Day 17 Inca Trail: Wiñay Wayna
Day 18 Inca Trail: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Day 19 Aguas Calientes – Cusco
Day 20 Cusco – Lima – home
Tags: Nature & Culture, Peru, Cusco, Arequipa, Inca Trail, T2