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Top 6 Peru Must-do Activities for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Hiking in Peru

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Peru is easily among the most diverse and versatile countries on earth. Having a wealth of deep valleys, high mountains, lovely coastline, ancient culture, and pristine nature, Peru offers its visitors a lot of unique outdoor experiences. This country is the right choice if you're looking to have the best time of your life exploring the outdoors. You'll discover that the South America country exceeds your imaginations. Here are the must-do activities to engage in when you get there.

Explore the Real Amazon

The Peruvian section of the Amazon jungle is perhaps the most prolific and diverse section of all. After Brazil, this country has the next most significant amount of Amazon rainforest in South America. In fact, the Peruvian Amazon overlays 60% of the whole country and creates a uniquely diverse ecosystem when mixed with the Pacific Ocean and mighty Andean Mountain range. Manu National Park is among the most bio-diverse regions in the whole world.

It boasts of nothing less than 1,000 birds and 200 mammal species. When you go visiting, gain a deeper understanding of the jungle as you paddle through the jungle's tranquil waterways.

Find Your Way to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a popular attraction in Peru, and no vacation to the land is complete without a visit to this beautiful place. Here, you can walk down the path of an ancient civilization by day hiking the incredible Inca trail. It takes four days to cover this 40,000 km hiking trail, but it promises to be fun. However, be warned that numbers are limited so you may want to hurry and book your place. You can also try out the Choquequirao Trail or ride the Salkantay Trek.

Spend a Whole Day with the Condors at Calca Canyon

Located in the far south of Peru, the Cruz Del Condor viewpoint is the perfect spot to watch majestic birds as they ride on the morning's thermal. You'll be amazed at the beauty of birds gliding, turning, diving and soaring above you before disappearing out of sight. Around this area, you'll also discover misty volcanoes, and one of earth's deepest canyons, Calca canyon. This canyon is the home of illustrious dwellers.

You'll be able to tour this outside attraction and visit small towns around it. It offers excellent local hiking opportunities as well.

View the Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines falls among the coolest things to ever be seen in Peru. These vast, elaborate drawings sketched on to the barren landscape of Peru's coastal desert about 400km south of Lima are a beauty to behold. The Nazca people are believed to have created this ancient geoglphs around 500BC. It's interesting that the drawings have lasted 2,500 years and are still visible.

This is attributed to Nazca's extreme environment, which has minimized erosion and thus preserves the art. Many theories surround the existence of the Nazca lines, but its best that you see it yourself.

Hike and climb Peru's mountains

In Peru, the snow-covered peaks of Cordillera Huayhuash offers one of the most remote and challenging mountain climbing experiences in the world. While the hike to a base camp is enough for most, the views, even from that spot, is incredible. Another option for hikers and climbers is the Cordillera Blanca. The trail is not only beautiful, it offers an uninterrupted view of the white craggy pyramid of Taulliraju.

Surf in Mancora

Would you like to know the best place to surf in Peru? Many will agree that the beautiful beach town of Mancora is. Situated on the pacific coast of Peru, Mancora is famous for it pristine beaches, chilled out atmosphere and great surf. You could make a stop on the famous South America backpacking trail which is along the Pan-American Highway.

What are you waiting for? Start making plans to experience the blissful paradise called Peru. Happy vacationing!