There's something special about exploring a country on foot. You can encounter remote places that most people miss, immerse all five senses in your surroundings and feel a sense of accomplishment when you reach your goal. Andean Discovery has several trips that allow you to explore Peru, Ecuador and Colombia on foot, providing opportunities to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Whether you want to challenge yourself by conquering mountain peaks or would rather have a pleasant stroll through the rainforest, we offer trips for travelers of varying fitness and ability levels. All provide priceless opportunities to wander, breathe fresh air, enjoy the great outdoors and encounter local wildlife.
With Andean Discovery, you can complete one of South America's most iconic treks on the Classic Incan Trail to Machu Picchu, and even pair it with a more low-key, land-based exploration of the Galapagos. If you're an active adventurer wanting to get to know the Galapagos through more ways than just hiking, try a multi-sport tour and ocean kayak the coast, hike around a volcano crater and snorkel with (nice!) sharks. Those wanting to explore Ecuador's jungle gem can elect for an Amazonian wildlife outing complete with canoe and canopy tours or take it up a level with the Amazon to Andes tour. This option will get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting, an exhilarating zip-line and hiking the Incan path near active volcanoes.
Trekkers interested in the biodiverse Colombia can chose the wildlife tour which encompasses a wide variety of experiences from birding to wandering the Coffee Triangle to being dwarfed by the wax palm. More ambitious hikers who want an epic adventure, traveling through rainforests to a mysterious lost city can consider the 27-mile trek that was off the radar of international travelers until recently.
Whatever your interest, Andean Discovery has a perfect walking adventure waiting for you.