This itinerary will take you on a road less travelled as you journey to the iconic Machu Picchu. Experience Peru's spectacular topography, ancient culture and immerse yourself in the country's living culture, all whilst staying in utter luxury.
Specialist Walking and Trekking
With ancient cities, towering volcanoes, glaciers, mountain peaks and altitudes well over 20,000 ft. Latin America is the perfect destination for the intrepid walker.
The Inca trail leading to the lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru is widely considered one of the world’s best treks. The challenging route follows the ancient path of the royal Incas through an array of stunning landscapes. Permits for the trail are limited and often sell out months in advance, so it’s important to plan ahead! Alternatively, there are a number of treks to Machu Picchu such as the Lares trek and the Salkantay trek that offer an equally rewarding experience.
Ecuador’s Andean region is well-known for its outstanding trekking opportunities. For those with more time on their hands climbing to the summit of the snow-topped Cotopaxi Mountain is a must, a picturesque route that takes in the volcanoes and the unique flora and fauna of the Andean region. Cajas National Park is a great option for beginners and those short on time, with treks ranging from 1 hour to 3 days. Discover unique rock formations, deep valleys and over 200 lakes.
Awe-inspiring scenery abounds in Chilean Patagonia, a raw and remote wilderness home to dramatic landscapes and the Torres del Paine National Park. The park is famed for its world-class trekking and hiking, with a landscape of emerald forests, jagged mountains, glaciers and snow-topped peaks. For something a little different you can explore the lunar-like landscape of Chile’s Atacama Desert, the world’s driest desert.
Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego National Park is a top trekking destination. The park’s dramatic scenery accommodates waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and dense forests – an absolute joy to explore whether on foot or by canoe. For those heading to Colombia, Los Nevados National Park also offers incredibly scenic and rewarding treks, with snow-capped mountain peaks, fiery volcanoes, cloud forest and winding rivers.