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Adventure Coordinators A-list: Peru

As part of our commitment to giving you unbiased adventure travel advice, here is our A-list of the best adventure tours in Peru.

Peru, the land where Spanish, indigenous, African and Asian influences mix, where trails wend their way through deep valleys and over high passes, past half-forgotten Inca ruins to reach the citadel at Machu Picchu. Fly over the geoglyphs etched into the desert at Nazca, visit remote communities and see how old ways live on on Lake Titicaca, explore colonial towns such as Cuzco and Arequipa and join the locals tasting the many culinary treats on offer in Lima.

Read about must-see places and quintessential experiences Best overall sightseeing trip

At three weeks in length, you would expect Exodus' Peru Explorer to have it all - and it definitely delivers. See the west coast and the Nazca Lines, colonial Arequipa and Cuzco, stay on an island in Lake Titicaca, hike the Inca Trail and visit the Amazon. Don't quite have three weeks? Exodus has you covered with their Essential Peru.

Best cycling trip

Despite its majestic mountains, Peru offers great cycling as well. World Expeditions offers Canyons, Condors and Machu Picchu by Bike

Best trekking trip

Best off-the-beaten track trip

Find the best trekking in the Andes in the north, on the little travelled Huayhash Circuit. Best hiking trip Finding the best hiking trip in Peru is a tough one - do we include the Inca Trail or not? If it is the Inca Trail you are after, I prefer the longer version, the High Inca Trail, which will show you the trail as well as some spectacular high-Andean scenery.

Best multi-sport trip

The best multi-activity trip in Peru is World Expeditions' Peru - Raft, bike and hike Best foodie trip

Explore mouth-watering cuisine, cook your own, and visit some great sights on Intrepid's Peru Real Food Adventure Best comfort trip

Best quickie trip

Scoring at the top of two categories is National Geographic / G-Adventures Explore Machu Picchu. Best luxury trip Look no further than Abercrombie & Kent's Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley. Read about must-see places and quintessential experiences

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