Trip reference number: 45900
Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays
Guided Walking Holidays - Six Faces of Peru Peru offers unsurpassed natural attractions to the traveller. The terrain is vast and varied, from soaring Andean peaks to the huge depth of the Colca Canyon to the Amazon rainforest. Of the worlds man made structures, Machu Picchu is surely the most famous of the stunning remains of the pre-Spanish era. The Inca inheritance adds extra dimension and the flora and fauna are as diverse as the scenery. The birdlife in particular is incredible and Peru offers the chance to see a fantastic number of species. We start in Lima, the bustling capital, with time to see the highlights. We fly up to Arequipa where views are dominated by El Misti (5800m), the dormant but still impressive volcano. The climate here is warm and pleasant all year around. We have time to enjoy the colonial architecture and particularly a trip around the Santa Catalina monastery, dating from 1570. It looks little changed in all that time. Next we drive€ross the altiplano with herds of vicuna and llama grazing beside the road to the arid Colca Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world. Watching condors rising on early morning thermals it is not uncommon to feel the draft as they soar close by, unconcerned by your presence. We sail to Lake Titicacas unique floating islands and travel out to Taquile Island for probably the best walk of the holiday. The views€ross Lake Titicaca to the Andes range are as spectacular as any. Cuzco has amazing Inca temples and fortresses, and we visit one of the best Andean markets at Pisac during our stay in the Sacred Valley. The train journey to Machu Picchu is just as breathtaking as the Lost City of the Incas itself. Finally, by the Madre de Dios River in the Amazonian rainforest, we can enjoy unimaginable flora and fauna more diverse than anywhere else in the world!
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