Welcome to Erik's Adventures: Tour Operator

eriks adventures owner and competitive multi-sport athlete erik rasmussenHi. I’m Erik Rasmussen, owner of Erik’s Adventures tour operator. The Official 26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu, Peru is one of our signature running tours. My wife Myra Rasmussen and I organize and host customized active adventure trips, group tours, and singles vacations to a variety of exotic travel destinations. Our experience and expertise in adventure travel, event planning, race directing, and endurance sports allow us to offer you a choice of unique adventures. Please see our upcoming marathon tours and singles vacations!


Marathon Running Vacations: The Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu, Peru

Cusco, Peru: The Official 26.2 Mile Inca Trail Marathon to Machu Picchu- July 1-10, 2016

The 2016 event will take place from July 1st to July 10th, 2016. We are offering early pricing specials for 2016. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to join our mailing list to receive future 2016 race announcements. Remember to sign up early to avoid missing out on the race!

This hosted Peru marathon tour for runners and spectators is a top international running vacation, offering a wide range of different outdoor activities, cultural programs, and unique adventures. The highlight of the trip is one of the most scenic and challenging marathons in South America and anywhere in the world, with the finish line right at Machu Picchu, Peru.

Our marathon is designed by experienced racers for racers. Erik's Adventures was the first to host an official, accurate, and fully supported 26.2 mile race on The Inca Trail in Peru with the finish line at Machu Picchu.

In 2012, our group of 41 adventurers completed the first 26.2 mile marathon distance race on the Classic Inca Trail in Peru. Our team of runners all successfully finished our 2013 race and 2014 was completely sold out as is 2015! Join us in 2016 and race this original, one of a kind course to Machu Picchu!

Stay a few extra days and explore the Amazon Rainforest with us after the race with a unique 4-day Amazon Rainforest Tour.

eriks adventures official 26.2 mile Inca Trail marathon. Machu, Picchu Peru running tour

Above: One of our top 2012 finishers approaching the finish line at Machu Picchu, Peru

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Overview of all our guided Peru tours

In addition to our Peru marathon tour, Erik's Adventures offers an exciting range of Peru vacations that can be booked year-round by groups.  For individuals- you may join in on any of our set date trip departures. Our Peru Singles Vacation Adventure Tour June 13-20, 2015  gives our guests a diverse itinerary packed with different activities and excursions. We book traditional hiking trips on the Classic Inca trail as well!

In addition, we offer a variety of other Peru tours including an Amazon Rainforest 7 day Tour, Peru Hiking Tour Salkantay Trekking, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Arequipa, Nazca Lines, other Inca Trail Treks to Machu Picchu or in other parts of the Andes mountains (ie Cordillera Blanca and Huaraz), and more. For all adventure travel programs please note that for singles travelers we provide roommate matching if you do not want to pay the single supplement for any of our Peru hiking tours or group trips.

South Africa Multi-Sport Trail Running Adventure- October 2015

Join our running group in October of 2015 on a South Africa trail running adventure and safari.  You will visit Cape Town and the famous Garden route of South Africa, have opportunities for adventure sports such as shark cage diving and zip lining, complete a 2 day staged 100k ultra on the famous Amatola trail or a 38k trail race, and explore one of South Africa's best game parks on a custom adventure safari!

  • Visits in Cape Town, Wine country, Ostrich farm, famous caves, and more!
  • Explore the country's famous southern coastline known as the Garden route
  • Participate one of the Merrell Hobbitt trail races
  • Celebrate with a safari adventure in Kariega game reserve before heading home from this adventure!

Let us use our extensive firsthand expertise in South Africa to provide you with a truly unique and memorable African experience geared towards runners of all abilities with opportunity to participate in trail races of 16k-100k in distance! Spectators and loved ones are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Group travel with us is Exciting and Affordable

Our custom guided tours feature a relaxed itinerary. On group travel with us there is flexibility to take advantage of local offerings. You have the freedom to choose from different experiences during any of our group travel programs, allowing for spontaneity and exciting opportunities as part of your guided tour.

We use our expertise in group travel planning and strong relationships with quality local businesses and service providers at each of our destinations to create unique travel itineraries highlighting main attractions and accessing “hidden gems” that may be off the main tourist circuit and often missed by bigger tour companies. This in turn allows your group trip to benefit the local populations and communities. It also keeps the trip costs lower giving you more value in an affordable guided tour.

Whether its a multi-sport running tour in Peru, a singles vacation to Thailand, or a photo safari trip in East Africa, we give constant attention to our customers' needs and offer personalized service from our staff and guides to maximize your travel experience. We can also provide single travelers with roommate matching upon request so you may have no single supplement charges.


Exotic Group Travel Destinations

Whether two or twenty plus people will be traveling together- Allow us to plan a custom group travel itinerary or adventure trip for your next vacation using our extensive experience, large selection of exciting travel destinations, and broad range of group tours and activities. We will work to create your perfect trip based on your needs and specific vacation interests. Perhaps a Safari to Kenya to see the Great Migration  followed by a Trek to the Summit of Kilimanjaro Contact us to get started on planning your next international group tour or adventure trip.