Location: Lunahuana (Cañete, Lima)
Date: March (first week)
The pleasant valley of Lunahuaná, a paradise for adventure sports lovers, is just half an hour from San Vicente de Cañete, a town 150 km south of Lima.
The main attraction is the fast-running Cañete River, which features rapids up to Class IV. Each year, the valley hosts a festival involving rafting, parasailing, trekking, gliding, mountain biking and fishing competitions.
A visit to Lunahuaná is a first-rate excuse to take in the nearby archaeological site of Incahuasi and the hanging bridge of Catapalla.
Other attractions include wine-tasting at local vineyards and the exotic regional cuisine, such as conejos a la carapulcra (spicy jugged hare) and cuy al vino (guinea pig braised in wine).