Things to do for Adventure Travelers in Peru

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    Huayna Picchu

    Huayna Picchu

    Ranked #1 overall in Machu Picchu things to do
    30 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Mountain
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    I'm scared of ledges and was expecting to chicken on the trail up Huayna Picchu. It actually wasn't bad at all. And if you think Machu Picchu being build was ...

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    Paragliding in Lima

    Paragliding in Lima

    Ranked #10 overall in Lima things to do
    19 reviews
    Outdoors
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    The Inca Trail

    The Inca Trail

    Ranked #5 overall in Cusco things to do
    35 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Guided Tour
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    The world famous Inca Trail, a much talked about trek through the jungle, past Inca ruins, and ending at Machu Picchu. The trek, if done in full, takes approximately 4-5 ...

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    Sacsayhuaman

    Sacsayhuaman

    Ranked #4 overall in Cusco things to do
    35 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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    Yes, it's pronounced as "Sexy Woman". Saqsayhuaman was a very important location for the Incas. The complex was expanded and added to by the Inca from the 13th century; they ...

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    Ruins of Ollantaytambo

    Ruins of Ollantaytambo

    Ranked #1 overall in Ollantaytambo things to do
    36 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
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    Ollantaytambo was a pre inca political, administrative and religious center. It was conquered by Inca Pachacutec and revamped. Ollantaytambo means Ollantay's passageway. Ollantay was a general who fell in love ...

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    The Sacred Valley of the Incas

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas

    Ranked #2 overall in Cusco things to do
    41 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Mountain
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    The Sacred Valley was named from the hippies from the US because they felt sacred energy in this place. Historic ruins here are worth visiting, and you'll see some stunning ...

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    Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca

    Ranked #1 overall in Puno things to do
    20 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake, Scenic Lookout
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    Lake Titicaca is definitely worth a visit while you're in Peru. The floating islands are amazing and everything is beautiful. The people are so friendly and welcoming - you may ...

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    Pisac Archaeological Ruins

    Pisac Archaeological Ruins

    Ranked #2 overall in Pisac things to do
    6 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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    Pisac Ruins is a great place to see Inca style terraces. They brought rocks from the nearby mountain (which is across the river) and sand from the riverbeds to create ...

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    Plaza de Armas

    Plaza de Armas

    Ranked #1 overall in Cusco things to do
    49 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Plaza
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    Plaza de Armas is the colonial center of Cusco city. The plaza features wide stone pathways and its home to two iconic buildings, the Cusco Cathedral and the Church La ...

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    Salkantay Trail

    Salkantay Trail

    Ranked #12 overall in Cusco things to do
    6 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Hiking Trail
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    Fantastic alternative to the Inca Trail. It crosses over the spectacular Salkantay Pass. Beautiful scenery the whole way and ends at Santa Teresa.

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