This Hiking Holiday Is Action-Packed And Instagram Worthy

Don’t pull your nose up at the thought of a hiking holiday, you'll blaze your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Plus, you'll enjoy the scenery while doing it.

Jazz Kuschke |

It would take months (years, even) to truly experience the beauty of Peru. However, trekking the four-day Inca Trail (with Machu Picchu as its undeniable highlight) as part of a week-long trip provides just the right mix of archaeological and cultural sights along with some lung-busting hiking along precipitous mountain trails.

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Oh, and don’t pull your nose up at the thought of ‘hiking’ – the combination of uneven and changing surface underfoot with constant climbing and descending will blaze your quads, glutes and hamstrings. However, the Inca Trail will reward your efforts by way of Insta-worthy mountainscapes, cloud forests and jungles.

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This is one of the world’s best-known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountainscapes, cloud forests, and jungles. G Adventures run their own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of their porters and quality equipment.

Did we mention it was named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. A purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain.

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Whilst this tour has some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, it is accessible to most healthy travellers. Plus, you’ll sample seafood in Lima, soak in the views and culture of the Sacred Valley, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, learn ancient traditions at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op.

You can find everything you need to know about doing Peru at pace on the G Adventures website here.

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