Suddenly you feel the earth beneath your feet. You feel the touch of the wind. It talks to you, but you are shaking. You do not know whether it’s because of the coldness of the mountains or the fear which gets into you.
Those mountains you were just watching the day before from the airplane turn into you. You feel more fear and time stops. You are nervous, but at the same time you want to fly like hell. You’ve always dreamed about it and now it is possible. It is in your hands.
…and you fly The Andes. You are paragliding the Andes. You open your eyes ‘cause just a moment before you’d closed them. You feel peace. Peace around those beautiful mountains. You are now the wind. You don’t feel fear anymore. You are the sun. You are the earth…
An eagle flies towards you. You see it. You understand now. You understand you just don’t belong to Mother Earth. You are the earth. You are the stars. You are everything and nothing else matters now.
Enjoy life. Live. Laugh and LOVE. Love yourself like never before. You are powerful now. Flying gives you power. You’ve just broken the impossible. And you realize you can do anything now, because you take risks all the time.
Because anytime from now, when you would turn your face skywards, as Da Vince said once, you would just say. I’ve been there once. I’ve flown the Andes. I’d rather be flying.
Paragliding is not just about flying. It’s about finding yourself
Around in the Andes of Peru it is possible to go paragliding in these flying spots:
- Cusco – Sacro Mountain. 1h away from Cusco city. Located over the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Cusco – Raqchi Viewpoint. Sacred Valley. 50 minutes away. Located over the Sacred Valley. Hiking needed to reach take off area
- Cusco – Rahuanqui. 1h away from Cusco city. It is not the Sacred Valley but it has beautiful scenery tough.
- Ayacucho – Campanayoc Mountain. 1h away.
- Abancay – Kisapata Mountain. 50 minutes away from the city. 4 hours from Cusco
- Andahuaylas – Sondor archaeological site. 3h away from Abancay
- Paragliding in Arequipa – Misti Volcano. 2 days hiking. You can fly from the summit upon request.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to returnLeonardo Da Vinci
The Coast Line
Peru is a The Southern Peruvian Coast offers two well defined seasons. From December to April is summertime, when the weather is warm and even hot (February). Although the ocean is still cold compared to other spots around the world, it’s still nice for swimming and getting a tan, especially for travelers who enjoy surfing.
Temperatures on average range from 25–33°C / 77-91°F. There is little or no rain during these months. The beaches around Lima and the North can be packed during the months of January and February which coincide with school holidays. From May to November the temperature drops a bit and the traveler will find blankets of sea mist engulfing the coast from the south right up to about 600km / 325mls north of Lima. At this time of the year only the northern beaches such as Mancora and Punta Sal are warm enough to provide pleasant swimming.
If you are looking for adventure, then Lima is a perfect place to begin. Enjoy paragliding over the district of Miraflores or Barranco neighbourhood. Feel the touch of the wind while you are soaring the coast line of the city.
Heading south from Lima we find other perfect spots for flying: Pachacamac and Paracas. Enjoy the mixture between the mountains and the atmosphere of the beach in Pachacamac while you are paragliding. Paracas is a nice place to taste the famous cebiche as you wait for your flight right in the beach.
Along the coast line of Peru, it is possible to fly by paragliding at these following spots:
- Paragliding in Lima – Miraflores Parapuerto.
- Lima – Pachacamac Mountains. 1h away from Lima city.
- Ica – Paracas. Supay beach. 4 hours from Lima
- Lima – Pasamayo Beach. 1 hour from Lima
- Lima – Barranco district
You can also join a beginner paragliding lesson in Lima due to its soft wind conditions. The curse goes along a week. Here you will be able to find a couch who is going to help you to get into this magic sport.
You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky«Amelia Earhart
Peru is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America, offering a wealth of activities and attractions for travelers of all ages. From the majestic Machu Picchu to the vibrant city of Lima, Peru is a country that has something for everyone.
The country is home to a diverse range of cultures and landscapes, from the Andes Mountains to the Amazon rainforest. Visitors can explore the ancient Inca ruins, enjoy the stunning beaches of the Pacific coast, or learn about Peru‘s vibrant culture.
With its vibrant nightlife, world–class cuisine, and stunning scenery, Peru is a must–visit destination for any traveler.