South America boasts many of the world’s top bucket list treks, including Peru’s Classic Inca Trail and the awe-inspiring W Trek in Patagonia. But there are countless other great hiking opportunities in Peru and Patagonia alone – not to mention the rest of this great continent! Including a trek on your holiday to South & Central America is a great way of seeing more of the countryside, challenging yourself and meeting hikers from all over the world.

Many of the best hikes in South America involve camping, such as the Inca Trail, Choquequirao or La Ciudad Perdida in Colombia. But there are also plenty of more glamorous options, if a tent is not your idea of a good time. Both Peru and Ecuador offer wonderful lodge-to-lodge hiking options where your accommodation at the end of each day is a reward in itself. While in Patagonia, there are plenty of exclusive, luxury lodges from where you can take challenging day walks.

Destinations such as El Chalten, Argentina or the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru are wonderful places to simply lace up your walking boots and go. While others, such as volcano climbing in Chile or hiking the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru, require the experience of an expert local guide. From laid-back walks across undulating countryside to mountaineering in the Andes, there are countless ways to incorporate a trek into your next South American holiday.

Whether you are looking for a multi-day hiking adventure to really challenge yourself, or simply a way to add a bit more activity into your holiday, Contours Travel has a range of single and multi-day hikes to suit almost every fitness level. Get in touch with the team today.