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Uncover nature, history, and culture on iconic trails.

From the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to the wild beauty of the Amazon rainforest, Peru offers a walking experience like no other.

A walking holiday in Peru offers a unique way to experience the country's diverse landscapes, rich culture, and ancient history. From the awe-inspiring Andes Mountains, the immense Colca Canyon to the lush Amazon rainforest, Peru has a multitude of trails and routes that cater to all levels of hikers and nature enthusiasts.

One of the most iconic trekking destinations in Peru is the Inca Trail, which leads to the magnificent ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. This four-day trek takes you through stunning mountain scenery, cloud forests, and Inca archaeological sites, culminating in the awe-inspiring sight of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail allows you to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas, immersing yourself in their history and culture along the way.

For those seeking a less crowded alternative, the Salkantay Trek is an excellent option. This challenging yet rewarding trek offers views of snow-capped mountains, high-altitude passes, and diverse ecosystems. You'll have the opportunity to explore remote Andean villages, encounter local communities, and witness the beauty of nature in its purest form.

The Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons, is another captivating destination. This dramatic natural wonder offers a range of trails that traverse the canyon's rugged landscapes, winding rivers, and terraced agricultural fields. Keep an eye out for the majestic Andean condors soaring through the canyon's depths, adding an unforgettable element to your hiking experience.

Venturing into the Amazon rainforest presents a completely different adventure. Guided nature walks allow you to explore the incredible biodiversity of the jungle, where you can encounter vibrant flora, spot exotic wildlife, and learn about the intricate ecosystem from knowledgeable local guides. Walking through the rainforest provides a deep connection with nature and a chance to witness its hidden wonders up close.

When planning a walking holiday in Peru, it's important to consider the varying altitudes and climates of different regions. Acclimatisation is crucial, especially when hiking in high-altitude Andean areas. It's recommended to engage the services of experienced guides who can ensure your safety, provide insights into the local culture, and navigate the best routes.

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