Today more than ever, we look for ways to disconnect and get out into nature
Today more than ever, we are looking for ways to disconnect from our surroundings and enter into contact nature. Now that you’re thinking about next year’s vacation, there is no better option than Peru, where the natural world awaits you, far from everyday life and city crowds.
Peru is known as one of the cradles of human civilization, with a unique ancient culture. But its topography and landscapes are also exceptional. It offers the perfect geography for outdoor activities: mountain biking in the highlands, sandboarding on the coastal dunes, kayaking and rafting on racing rivers, or trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and exploring other hiking routes in the Andes.
From the snowcapped Andes to the pristine desert coast of the Pacific or the lush Amazon jungle that covers 60% of Peruvian territory and offers one of the few travel destinations on Earth where the planet’s biodiversity remains unspoiled, much of Peru is still wild. In fact, Peru is the second country after Colombia with the greatest variety of birdlife in the world and the third in terms of mammals. You can travel to Peru at any time of year, although the best time to travel, if you want to experience a pleasant climate on the coast and in the highlands and jungle during your Peru trip, is anytime between May and September.
Peru is an incomparable tourist destination for those who love to walk. Call it what you want: trekking, hiking, walking. It’s all the same. The idea is to walk, walk and walk, away from everything, surrounded by nature. Walking is, without doubt, the most human way to explore the world. Travel, after all, is all about the journey, not the destination. And when we go into nature, the idea is to get away from everyday life, and just walk.
When we walk through a landscape, especially in a place as untouched as the Peruvian highlands, we advance step by step, connecting spiritually with the landscape and nature surrounding us, and establishing an emotional bond with the world that will remain forever etched in our memory.
If what you are looking for now is to get away, choose one of the countless trekking routes that Peru offers, from half-day hikes to multi-day expeditions. Leave the worries of daily life behind, and venture into Peru. Explore the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the route around Mount Salkantay, the Inca citadel of Choquequirao, the pastoral communities of the Lares valley, and so many other walking routes where you will be able to disconnect completely!