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The best activities to do when going on vacation with friends

The team of Machu Travel Peru thinks that traveling is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s the perfect catalyst for happiness, and happiness is only real when shared, right? So, why not bring some friends, spend a great time together and make a ton of vacation memories? It would be more than fun! But where to go on vacation with friends

Peru has a lot to offer, from hiking Inca paths to taking a dune buggy tour and exploring the vibrant Amazon. There are many different ecosystems, landscapes, and climates. So, deciding where to go can be kind of difficult but don’t feel stressed. Machu Travel Peru will give you some information about the best activities you and your friends can do for fun-filled, inspiring and unforgettable tours in Peru. They will allow you to experience the natural and cultural wonders of our fascinating country.

Inca Trail

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The Machu Picchu hike along the Inca Trail draws thousands of travelers from all over the world. This trail is a spectacular network of tracks that wind across snow-capped Andean mountains, rivers and sublime landscapes.

In fact, the Inca Trail is one of the most iconic treks in the world since it was, during the Inca period, the main entry point to Machu Picchu. This rugged trek will take you through the spectacular scenery of the Andes for three days to be able to see the sunrise over the famous citadel on the fourth day. Machu Picchu with its ancient ruins, deep rainforest, and perfectly sculptured stones delight and amaze everyone. Definitely, the Inca Trail is a highlight of any South American journey.

The Inca Trail is a year-round destination but requires booking in advance because its availability is limited to 500 permits each day. Thus, the best time to walk Inca trail will depend on your preferences. The Peruvian Andes have two seasons: The dry season, from April to October, and the wet season, from November to March. We recommend you to get clear information and decide what season suits you best! 

*The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance works.

Rainbow Mountain

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When you think “Where to go on vacation with friends?” Have you ever thought of a multi-colored mountain in the Peruvian Andes?

The Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca, is considered the second most visited attraction in Peru after Machu Picchu. This day-long trek will take you through local villages, looming Andean peaks, glittering mountain streams, and startling red rock.

Its name is due to the different natural pigments of its rocks which make it looks like a rainbow. During the summer the colors look brighter!

Huacachina

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Peru has one of the most impressive deserts in the world. Huacachina oasis is a small natural paradise in the middle of the desert which welcomes -every year- thousands of travelers from all over the globe.

This tiny oasis town set amidst a series of incredible sand dunes is undeniably picturesque. Its great location makes Huacachina a hotspot for some of the best and wildest adventures in Peru. Dune buggy and sandboarding are the most popular activities.

Another pleasant activity that seems to be a rite for many travelers is watching the sunset over the sand dunes. The scenery is sublime. You will enjoy impressive and stunning views when the sun goes down.

Amazon River cruise

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The Amazon rainforest houses the world’s largest and most diverse wildlife. For this reason, when you think “Where to go on vacation with friends?” The jungle will be your best choice. In fact, two-thirds of Peru’s landmass is covered by the Amazon. Incredible.

To really enjoy a great voyage into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, you need to take its rivers and waterways. Thus, an Amazon cruise is definitely a must!

The wealth of the Amazonian biodiversity is immeasurable. Some of the best wildlife destinations where you can contemplate the Amazon in all its splendor are the Manu National Park and the Tambopata National Reserve. The first one is considered as one of the biggest and richest natural reserves in the world. The second one offers one of the highest levels of biological diversity in the world as well.

When you travel to Tambopata, you will witness the most rugged and beautiful side of Peruvian nature. You will cruise along beautiful rivers, oxbow lakes, and creeks.

Without a doubt, a trip to Tambopata will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life!

Ballestas Islands

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The Peruvian version of the Galapagos Islands. Thus, the Ballestas Islands has to be definitely in your list of must-see nature destinations in Peru.

These rocky formations are part of the government-protected Paracas National Reserve. They offer a spectacular mixture of dramatic landscapes, ancient culture, and fascinating wildlife. In fact, the Ballestas Islands are a relevant sanctuary for marine fauna.

During your tour, you will see notable species such as Humboldt penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and birds… even humpback whales on their way north for the mating season (early spring, from August to October).

On the other hand, on the way to the islands, you will notice the Candelabra geoglyph that is a large three-pronged candlestick looking symbol. There are many stories behind its existence. It would be great and interesting you can listen to all of them and then make your own mind-up.

After reading all of this, are you ready to live a lifetime experience? Let’s plan your next journey to Peru to discover all its treasures!

Peru has so much to offer, it can be hard to know where to start. With many years of experience in the tourism sector, Machu Travel Peru is happy to help with anything regarding your trip to Machu Picchu and any tours around it. Make your Machu Picchu experience an unforgettable one!


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