Say the word “Peru” and an image of the elaborate stone complex of Machu Picchu, South America’s most famous Inca ruins, springs to mind. But beyond the walls of this citadel, a wealth of other attractions awaits travelers, including even older archaeological sites, mammoth waterfalls ranking among the world’s highest and cities home to beautiful traditional crafts.
Hiking in Peru almost seems like a given whenever you visit the country. It’s just one of those places that is best explored on foot no matter where you are in Peru. Suffice to say, you’ll find yourself abound with many opportunities to hike in Peru and to help you on your way, we’ve put together the best hikes in Peru absolutely worth trying when you visit.
So whether you’re looking to hang-ten with your buds, explore ancient ruins, or just go wherever the spirit takes you, Peru and its beaches will be enchanting and fulfilling destinations.