Peru: Camping

Mountainous terrain, vast coastal deserts and steamy, tropical rainforests

Most camping in Peru takes place in the Cusco region. This is because hiking Peru's Inca Trail and the nearby Sacred Valley provide visitors with many possibilities for camping. Walks and hikes in this region of Peru are usually organised through tour companies in Cusco, where you can also hire camping equipment. There are also opportunities for camping along the coast of Peru, where are camping may provide an alternative to hotel accommodation. If you plan to go camping there, you will need to make sure you set up your tent in a safe place and that (ideally) the camp-ground has somewhere to lock up valuables. People have been known to camp on the beach in Peru, but ask around before to make sure it's safe.