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Active Peru: Cycling, rafting and the Inca Trail

12 days from £3,040pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)


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Overview & Highlights

Trekking, biking and river rafting deep in rural Peru.  Includes trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, cycling in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and white-water rafting in Andean canyons descending to the Amazon.

This is an adventurous, active holiday which uses the flexibility of walking, biking and river rafting to give you a different perspective of the Cusco area of southern Peru. Hike the famous Classic Inca Trail to the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu, cycle in the Sacred Valley and raft down the upper reaches of the River Apurimac, a tributary of the Amazon, in glorious, remote canyon landscapes. 

You will get under the skin of Peru at ground level: instead of whizzing around in a coach you’ll be exploring under your own steam. Discovering essential cities on foot, you can pop down narrow alleys and weave your way through produce-crammed markets. You will amble through the countryside along farm tracks and narrow broom-lined paths, cycle along quiet country lanes, and hike one of the Andes’ most staggeringly beautiful mountain trails. Add to this the experience of rafting the rocky gorges of the Andes as they clamber down to the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, you’ll arrive home fit, and exhilarated.

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  • Guided walking tour of Lima
  • Walking around Huilloc and Pumamarca
  • Guided biking in the Sacred Valley
  • Inca Trail hike (shared departure; subject to availability of permits If unavailable, an alternative trek will be offered of similar grade in the same region)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Tour of the city of Cusco and nearby ruins
  • Apurimac river rafting (private departure)



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Our Expert's Opinion

We created this holiday for the all-around active person. Peru is great for adventure sports in incredible landscapes, and this trip doesn't disappoint. It's a great opportunity to see this classic part of Peru in an exciting, active way.

Lina Fuller Travel Expert Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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