Rugged Adventures and Serene Landscapes: The Peru You Never Knew. Beyond Peru’s most popular attractions lies a country bursting with unexplored regions waiting to be revealed.
Catch a glimpse of the Andean condor’s expansive wingspan, stretching beyond the height of a grown man. Cool off in Gocta Waterfall’s spray as it tumbles a jaw-dropping 770 meters through the cloud forest. Dip a toe in the aquamarine lakes, hugged by jagged mountain peaks. Admire the well-preserved Kuélap Fortress, an expansive settlement built by the Chachapoyas people overlooking the Amazonian Andes.
For years, AdventureWeek has introduced buyers to emerging destinations around the globe. This April, take the trail less trodden into the vibrant, family friendly Amazonas or rugged but tranquil Ancash, uncovering a new way to visit a familiar destination.
AdventureWeek Peru features two itineraries — Ancash and Amazonas — both set against the country’s colorful cultural backdrop, showcasing the country’s diverse and dynamic adventure opportunities.
Activity Level: Strenuous
Far from urban zones, Ancash shines a spotlight on Peru’s rich biodiversity. Keep an eye and ear open while hiking through Huascaran National Park, which is home to 300 lagoons, the stunning snow-capped Alpamayo mountain, and notable wildlife including the spectacled bear, north andean deer, and andean condor, all of which are endangered. Soak in the silence while gazing at 6,000 meter glaciated peaks. Sip a steaming mug of Peruvian coffee while watching the sunrise after a night spent at Refugio Peru (4,665 meters/15,305 feet) beneath Nevado Pisco. Whether embarking on a multi-day trek through the Cordillera Blanca, biking along the rough mountain trails, or kayaking on Laguna Llanganuco, Ancash’s vast, natural landscape is ready for adventurous exploration.
Activity Level: Family Friendly
From the lush greenery fed from towering waterfalls to the flight of multicolored macaws and parakeets taking off from the cloud forest floor, the Amazonas is a nature lover’s dream. Turn an eye to the sky at Lagoon of the Condors to see one of the namesake birds of prey flying above the Chachapoyas settlement. Marvel at the detail of Kuélap Fortress, an archaeological complex with hundreds of buildings, and applaud the impressive ancient tombs at Sarcophagi of Karajia and Revash’s mausoleums, which have stood the test of time. Stand in the splash of Gocta Waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. Accessible for families and well suited for soft adventure, this region of northern Peru offers a balance of outdoor activity, cultural immersion, and historical admiration.