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Peru Walks, Treks & Cultural Holidays
This wonderful country combines stunning scenery with incredible biodiversity and a vibrant culture and history. Everywhere you will see reminders of the country’s rich past. Spanish Colonial churches rub shoulders with Inca ruins and Machu Picchu, the most iconic image of Peru, was built by the Incas who were in fact just the last representatives of a series of sophisticated cultures stretching back thousands of years. A gentle walking holiday amidst the many architectural sites in the Sacred Valley and around Machu Picchu provides an excellent introduction to the key highlights. It also combines with a cruise of the Galapagos Islands for a superb combination of activities.
Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is probably one of the best known and most popular trekking trails in the world, and rightly so. There’s even a luxury lodge trek that follows a different trail over high passes with wonderful views of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, you can trek through the more remote Lares region before hiking the final stage of the Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Lares trek & Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Travelling away from the Inca heartlands, the sacred mountain of Ausangate offers superb trekking through wonderfully varied Andean scenery including Rainbow Mountain – an aptly named wave of dazzling, multi-hued rock. And you can now combine a lodge to lodge trek in the shadow of Ausangate with our Luxury Lodge trek to Machu Pichhu for an awesome 19 day adventure: Ausangate & Machu Picchu mountain lodge trek
In the north of Peru, the mountain town of Huaraz provides a gateway to the high summits of the Cordillera Blanca, including Pisco Peak – a high altitude trekking peak challenge for the keen adventurer.
Whilst mountains and ancient sites are Peru’s main draws, there is much else to explore. Peru has an amazingly rich heritage and culture – the ‘White City’ of Arequipa and vibrant Cuzco with its wonderful Spanish colonial architecture are just two of its must-see sites. Its breathtaking scenery stretches from the coast and desert south of Lima to the mountain peaks of the high Andes and from the amazing Colca Canyon to the high altiplano around the blue waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Take it all in on our Peruvian Explorer cultural and scenic tour.View our holidays here