Trekking Tours

Machu Picchu, one of the top destinations of South America and number 1 destination for trekking lovers. Discover South America's best trekking destination by foot. You will see places and various arrays of amazing wildlife that you can only encounter during your trekking experience. 
 
Chimu Adventures has endless choices for people who enjoy complete immersion with the natural environment. Whether you are looking for a tour that includes trekking options or a complete hard core, blood sweat and tears experience, you will find it here! 
 
Trekking with Chimu Adventures is like trekking with your best friend - we know what you want because we've spent time getting to know you before you go. 
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Trekking Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the best places in Latin America for trekking?

The best places for trekking are Chile and Argentina as well as Peru where treks to Machu Picchu are amongst some of the most popular. There are also many jungle trekking options in the Amazon, as well as treks in Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.  

What treks go to Machu Picchu?

There are 3 main trails to Machu Picchu - the Inca Trail, Salkantay and Lares Treks. The Salkantay Trek is generally a 7 day tour, the Lares Trek ranges from 5 to 7 days and for the Inca Trail there are options between 4 and 7 days.

Are there any luxury treks to Machu Picchu?

Yes we offer a Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, staying in luxury lodges every night. 

Does Chimu offer guided trekking tours?

Yes Chimu offers a wide range of guided trekking tours. In Peru these include the various trekking options to Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Lares & Salkantay Treks) as well as the Rainbow Mountain Trek from Cusco and the Santa Cruz Trek in Huaraz. In the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, we offer the W Trek, Short W Trek and El Circuito. In Bolivia there is the Choro Trek, in Colombia the Cano Cristales Trek, in Ecuador the Mountain Guardians Trek and near Salta in Argentina we offer a tour named “Trekking to the Clouds”. There are also guided treks in the Atacama Desert and even some Antarctic itineraries offer the option of guided hikes.

Can Chimu tailor-made my trip to have a trekking focus?

Yes Chimu can certainly tailor-make your trip to have a trekking focus - please contact us to discuss further.

How old do I have to be for trekking in Latin America?

The minimum age for trekking depends on the trek, so please contact Chimu for more information. As a rough guide, the minimum age for treks in Peru and Bolivia including the Inca Trail is generally 8. In the Amazon, the walking options tend to be relatively easy and slow-paced and so are suitable for younger children. In Patagonia, especially Torres del Paine, a minimum age of 16 is recommended as many of the treks are long and relatively hard because of the terrain. 

What should my fitness level be for trekking in Latin America ?

This will depend on the trek that you propose to do. Some treks are relatively easy and only require an average level of fitness but some are longer and more strenuous and require a high level of fitness. For any trek, the fitter you are then the easier you will find the trek and the more you will enjoy it. For treks that are at altitude, it is important that you spend time acclimatising before you begin your trek.