7 Peru Adventure Tours Worth Traveling Solo For

Whether you’re traveling solo by choice or because your adventure travel buddies bailed on you, trekking Peru on one of our fixed departure tours is the ultimate adventure to embark on solo. Not only will you meet like-minded adventurers from around the globe but you’ll have a chance to reconnect with yourself in some of the planet’s most surreal settings. It’s an opportunity to stretch your comfort zone, make new friends, and trek Peru with one of the best adventure tour operators in the country. The only thing left is to choose your adventure!
Here are 7 solo travel-worthy adventures to stew on:

  1. The Inca Trail & Inca Trail Express

Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on most adventurers’ bucket lists and why should not having a pal to do it with stop you? Take your pick from the full 5-day Inca Trail trek and one-day Inca Trail Express. Both will have you pinching yourself as rolling river valleys become heart-pumping climbs that lead to summits beyond the clouds. That first glimpse of the famous hilltop citadel from the Sun Gate at Inti Punku will be etched into your mind forever.

Inca Trail 5D/4N

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Inca Trail Express 2D/1N

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  1. Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu

This 5-day alternative trek to Machu Picchu is like the less-crowded cousin of the Inca Trail. Its summits are no less spectacular, nor its landscapes less picturesque. In fact, the Ancascocha Trek takes you through several remote villages untouched by the modern world, giving a new dimension to the journey and to your solo trip to Peru. The trail ends in Camicancha, just shy of where the Inca Trail begins. From there, you’ll hop on a train to explore Machu Picchu on the 5th day.

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  1. Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Also, a worthy option if the Inca Trail is booked, the 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is for the extreme adventurer. If you truly want to challenge yourself on a solo trip, this is the trek for you. The Salkantay Trail takes you up summits that far surpass anything you’d find on the other treks and delivers views of Machu Picchu that only Salkantay trekkers get to see. The trail gets you as far as the hydroelectric station downriver from Machu Picchu. Spend the 5th day touring the ruins you’ve trekked so far to see.

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  1. Hidden Valleys of Salkantay Trek

This challenging trek will take you and your soon-to-be new adventure buddies along the Southern face of Mt. Salkantay. It’s like an alternative to the alternative, as it’s not the Inca Trail and it’s also not the classic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. You can also link this 5-day trek with the Inca Trail Express for the best of both worlds. Spend the first four days trekking through some of Peru’s most rugged terrain and past southern Peru’s best-known snow-capped peaks, then follow the famous Inca Trail on the final day for a classic Inti Punku arrival to the ruins.

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  1. Trek to Choquequirao

If a trek to Machu Picchu isn’t what you’re after for your solo Peru trekking experience, consider the trek to Choquequirao, Machu Picchu’s “sister” ruin. Also situated atop a truncated hilltop and definitely bearing a family resemblance to Machu Picchu in structure, this ancient Inca ruin still only sees about a dozen visitors a day. Off-the-beaten-path is probably a good word to describe this 5-day trek into and out of the Apurimac Canyon.

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  1. Ausangate Trek with Rainbow Mountain

Named after the colossal glacial peak that shadows the entire 5-day trekking route, the Ausangate Trek brings you face-to-face with some of Mother Nature’s most colorful work, to include the multi-hued Rainbow Mountain. There will be turquoise lagoons, rolling emerald farmland, and fields of grazing alpacas and llamas. The challenge of this trek isn’t so much the ascents but the altitude at which the entire trek takes place. Definitely, don’t skip out on taking a few days to acclimatize in Cusco before departure.

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  1. Lares Community Trek

Hot springs, Andean wildlife, glacial lakes, and community encounters – There’s a lot packed in to this 4-day trek. It’s the perfect trek if your idea of adventure is a healthy blend of climbing mountains and immersing yourself in the local culture. The reward for your effort is a relaxing soak in the medicinal waters of the Lares Hot Springs at trek’s end.

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