Peru Travel: Outdoor Activities for Your Machu Picchu Travel

If you are
looking for unique outdoor excursions for your Machu Picchu travel, considering
one of these great outdoor activities! Perfect for your Peru travel check out
these outdoor activities in this article written by a Peru travel expert.

Every year
travelers from around the world make their way to Peru to visit the marvelous
Machu Picchu. This hidden temple of the Incas along with Cusco and the Sacred
Valley make for an interesting and exciting Peru travel itinerary. For those
travelers looking to have an out of the ordinary visit to the land of the
Incas, include one of the many outdoor excursions available. With biking, horseback
riding, and trekking opportunities, explore the history and culture of this
region in a unique and active way.

A trekker’s
dream, the Inca Trail is the most popular trek to Machu Picchu. With a variety
of trekking options to Machu Picchu, there are many options for your travel.
Apart from the Inca Trail trekkers can take the trip from Salkantay or the
Lares Valley. Trekking is a very popular way to explore the region however
there are many other great and slightly more ‘unconventional’ ways to enjoy the
area’s fabulous scenery.

Biking is a
great way to explore the region, from Cusco through the Sacred valley there are
many great biking opportunities. For travelers looking to do a variety of
biking tours, base your travel out of Cusco as it provides access to a variety
of destinations. Make your way to the nearby Malaga Pass where you can descend
the mountain getting spectacular views of the Wakaywilca peak and Veronica
Glacier as well as enjoy the passing forests of the Andes. Another great
journey is a half day ride through Sacsayhuaman, allowing you to explore this
Archaeological Park in an unconventional way. A highly recommended tour takes
you through the Sacred Valley to the town of Maras, where you will continue on
to explore the Maras Moray salt mines.

Horseback
riding is a great way for families to explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Horseback riding through the Sacred Valley will take you across the Urubamba
River and up into the Andes before heading to the Maras salt mines. This
tranquil horseback ride through the valley is the perfect way to spend a day
and enjoy the stunning scenery of the valley. Probably the best place to
explore on horseback is in Cusco. A horseback ride through the Cusco region
will take you through the traditional Andean villages as well as to some Inca
ruins. This tour allows riders to view the regions scenery as well as learn
more about the area surrounding the city.

Explore
Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu during your Peru travel. From
traditional Machu Picchu tours, to exploring the region on bike or horseback
there are many great ways to enjoy these Inca treasures.

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