In Peru the wildest landscapes – from frozen Andean peaks to the deep Amazon – help travellers reconnect to the natural world. It is also a cultural stew, where diverse peoples live side by side, negotiating modern life with humour and zest. Raging rivers, chiseled peaks, glaciers and Pacific breaks, this vast country translates to paradise for the active traveler. All the things we love – trekking, horseback riding, rafting, zip lines and bike trails – are present.
Visitors pilgrimage to the glorious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, yet this feted site is just a flash in a 5000-year history of peoples. We advise to take this big place in small bites and don’t rush because in Peru the adventure usually lies in getting there. Rather than race to the iconic haunts, sip and savour this country full of remnants of an ancient civilization. Peru is a place of mythical beliefs where ancient pageants unwind to the tune of booming brass bands. Peru’s rich cultural heritage is never more real and visceral than when you are immersed in the swirling madness of a festival. Deities of old are reincarnated as Christian saints, pilgrims climb mountains in the dead of night and icons are paraded through crowded plazas as once were the mummies of Inca rulers. History is potent here and still pulsing, and ROAM knows the best way to experience it.
- Peru Multisport and Trek 13 days