Notwithstanding the fact that all travel has become a little more adventurous during the past two years, true adventure still awaits. Dive into 2022 in style and conquer the snow-capped mountains of Peru or complete the rugged Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal. Explore forests and glaciers in remote Patagonia or discover the allure of the one-of-a-kind Galápagos Islands. Or, if you're feeling extra adventurous, make your way to the top of one of Guatemala's 37 volcanoes.

Peru

From desert dunes to snow-capped mountains and jungles in between, you can enjoy several active adventures in Peru in just a short amount of time. The Andes of Peru, known as a hiking haven, still appear untouched and undisturbed. Hike the majestic peaks and feel like you're standing on top of the world. But hiking is just one of the active excursions you can enjoy in Peru. Other popular activities include biking, rafting, ziplining, surfing, horseback riding, paragliding, and more.

Active Peru: Trek the Cordillera Huayhuash - 12 Days

Camp while trekking in the Cordillera Huayhaush
Camp while trekking in the Cordillera Huayhaush

 

Day  Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Lima, Transfer to Huaraz En Route
Day 2 Arrival in Huaraz & City Tour Huaraz
Day 3 Visit the Inca ruins of Huanuco Viejo  Huanuco Pampa
Day 4 Hike to Laguna Carhuacocha, views of Yerupaja Grande  Laguna Carhuacocha
Day 5 View of the multi-colored Laguna Siula Lakes Laguna Carhuacocha
Day 6 Enjoy views of the Yerupaja and Siula Grande peaks Laguna Mitucocha
Day 7 Cross the Continental Divide (15,419 ft) Rondo Valley
Day 8 See the stunning, milky-blue glacial lake, Solteracocha Laguna Jahuacocha
Day 9 Trout fishing or a hike to Yaucha pass Laguna Jahuacocha
Day 10 Finish the trek at Llamac Huaraz
Day 11 Huaraz, Transfer to Lima Lima
Day 12 Depart Lima  

This extraordinary 12-day adventure takes you to the pristine heartlands of the Cordillera Huayhuash, one of the most stunning mountain areas in Peru. Test your lungs and endurance as you cross four passes over 14,700 feet (4480 m). The challenge is well worth it, as you'll have the chance to see colorful lakes, glaciers, and wildlife, plus experience Peruvian mountain culture. Read More

Nepal

Active tourism is one of Nepal's biggest draws, so you can say this is one of the best countries in the world for outdoor adventures. Despite being a small nation, it hosts various landscapes and excursions, from multi-day treks to scenic day hikes and everything in between. In Nepal, you'll find ten of the world's highest mountain peaks, plus ten national parks and 6,000 rivers. Besides trekking, enjoy mountain biking, bungee jumping, ziplining, paragliding, canyoning, and more.

Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Ultimate Off-The-Beaten-Path Trek in Nepal - 18 Days

Buddhist prayer flags above the valley along the Manaslu Circuit trek
Buddhist prayer flags above the valley along the Manaslu Circuit trek
Day Description Overnight Altitude
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu! Kathmandu  
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu Kathmandu  
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat Sotikhola 815m
Day 4 Trek from Sotikhola to Maccha Khola Maccha Khola 800m
Day 5 Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat Jagat 1370m
Day 6 Trek from Jagat to Philim Philim 1570m
Day 7 Trek from Philim to Deng Deng 1865m
Day 8 Trek from Deng to Ghap Ghap 2165m
Day 9 Trek from Ghap to Lho Lho 3180m
Day 10 Trek from Lho to Sama Gaon/Ro Sama Gaon 3525m
Day 11 Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon Sama Gaon 3525m
Day 12 Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo 3850m
Day 13 Acclimatization Day in Samdo Samdo 3850m
Day 14 Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala Dharamsala 4460m
Day 15 Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang via Larkya La (5135m) Bimtang 3590m
Day 16 Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani Dharapani 1860m
Day 17 Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu Kathmandu 1340m
Day 18 Depart Kathmandu    


The Manaslu Circuit Trek features everything you'd want from a classic expedition in Nepal. Enjoy epic scenery, intimate encounters with local people, ancient culture, and the 17,000-foot (5,100-m) Himalayan Pass crossing. Kimkim's trusted partners in Nepal organize weekly group departures during the spring and fall trekking seasons. You can also request private treks that run from February to June and September through November. Read More

Patagonia

Famous for its remote national parks and glacial fields, Patagonia has no shortage of outdoor adventures. Straddling Chile and Argentina, Patagonia offers several protected areas with opportunities for trekking, fishing, kayaking, day hikes, horseback riding, and wildlife tours. You can also explore the ice fields with glacial boat tours, ice hiking, iceberg kayaking, and more. Although it takes effort to get to this remote region, time in Patagonia allows you to slow down and embrace the solitude of your natural surroundings.

Patagonia Adventure: El Chalten, El Calafate & Perito Moreno - 8 Days

Mt. Fitz Roy looming in the distance
Mt. Fitz Roy Looming in the Distance
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Journey to Argentina & Exploring El Calafate El Calafate
Day 2 Perito Moreno Glacier - Los Glaciares National Park El Calafate
Day 3 The Patagonian Adventure Starts - Los Glaciares NP, Argentina El Chalten
Day 4 Laguna Los Tres - Los Glaciares NP, Argentina El Chalten
Day 5 Hike to Laguna Torre - Los Glaciares NP, Argentina El Chalten
Day 6 Loma del Pliegue Tumbado El Chalten
Day 7 Transfer to Calafate Airport - Departure  


Arrive in Argentinian Patagonia and experience the wildest landscapes of South America. Journey to Los Glaciares and encounter the impressive and monumental glacier, Perito Moreno. Then, delight in an expedition featuring cozy accommodations and appreciate some of the most natural environments on the planet. Read More

Galápagos Islands

With such a variety of landscapes, the Galápagos Islands are the perfect destination for active experiences. They're one of the most beautiful diving and snorkeling sites in the world and where you can see animals like sharks, sea lions, and penguins. Then, back on land, enjoy hiking excursions that take you through stunning scenery filled with endemic flora and fauna. All the while, learn about the human history of the islands and the voyage of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. 

Galápagos Islands Land-Based Adventure Tour: 10 Days

Isabela Island, Galapagos
Isabela Island, Galápagos
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Quito, Ecuador - Welcome Briefing & Dinner Quito
Day 2 Fly to San Cristobal - Downhill Bike Ride - Visit La Loberia San Cristobal
Day 3 Snorkel at Kicker Rock - Visit Interpretation Center San Cristobal
Day 4 Visit Floreana Island - Snorkel, - Visit Highlands Floreana Island
Day 5 Boat to Isabela - Bay Kayak - Wetlands Walk - Visit Breeding Center Isabela Island
Day 6 Hike Sierra Negra Volcano - Visit Volcan Chico Lava Fields Isabela Island
Day 7 Visit Tintoreras - Snorkel - Free Afternoon (Optional Visit to Wall of Tears) Isabela Island
Day 8 Lava Tunnel & Wild Tortoises in the Santa Cruz Highlands - Visit Tortuga Bay - Optional Charles Darwin Station Visit Santa Cruz Island
Day 9 Return to Quito - Final Dinner Quito
Day 10 Departure  


This 10-day trip takes you to the best the Galápagos have to offer. Immerse yourself in this famous archipelago's wildlife, culture, and unique ecosystem and see the sights by bike, foot, and water. This exciting week includes snorkeling with sea lions, tropical fish, and beautiful manta rays. On land, there will be numerous chances to observe giant tortoises and the other amazing creatures at this one-of-a-kind destination. Read More

Guatemala

Home to 37 volcanoes (three of which are active), Guatemala offers unique outdoor experiences not common in other parts of the world. Enjoy hiking adventures that mix local trails with Mayan culture and adventure. You can trek to the top of a volcano or relax on black-sand beaches. Explore lagoons, float through caves, or visit the one-and-only Lake Atitlán. Then, make stops at Mayan temples like Tikal, El Mirador, Mixco Viejo, and more.

Multi-Sport Adventure in Guatemala - 8 Days

Watch Volcan de Fuego erupt from your campsite on Volcan de Acatenango
Watch Volcan de Fuego Erupts From Volcan de Acatenango
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Antigua - Explore the City Antigua
Day 2 Valley Ride - Bicycle Tour of Antigua's Villages - Farms & Ruins Antigua
Day 3 Conquer the Summit of Pacaya Volcano Antigua
Day 4 Pedal & Paddle: Mountain Biking at Lake Atitlán Lake Atitlán
Day 5 Kayaking & Hiking Tour Lake Atitlán
Day 6 Hike the Acatenango Volcano & Camp Overnight Acatenango Volcano
Day 7 Sunrise on Acatenango & Transfer to Antigua Antigua
Day 8 Transfer to Guatemala City - Departure  


You're in for a week of adventure on this action-packed trip to one of Central America's lesser-known gems. Discover the rugged natural beauty of Guatemala as you hike, bike, and kayak around its most stunning attractions and charming towns. You'll camp overnight on a volcano, go mountain biking through colorful indigenous villages, and paddle through the waters of magical Lake Atitlán. Read more

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Map of Top 5 Adventure Destinations to Visit in 2022: Peru, Nepal, Patagonia, Galápagos Islands, & Guatemala
Map of Top 5 Adventure Destinations to Visit in 2022: Peru, Nepal, Patagonia, Galápagos Islands, & Guatemala