Panoramic HDR image of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas on a cloudy day. Machu Picchu is one of the new 7 Wonder of …

With a rich Spanish colonial heritage, mysteries from the short-lived Inca Empire, the majesty of the soaring Andes and the tropical exuberance of the Amazon basin, this South American gem richly rewards those who venture to her shores on a Peru walking holiday. There are ruined fortresses to explore, sublime scenery to enjoy and wildlife highlights to discover.

It’s a land of unique experiences. Venture to Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world and birthplace of the Incas – to witness its amazing sapphire blue waters and set foot on

the reed islands which are home to the indigenous Uros people. Visit Juanita – the mummy of a teenage girl sacrificed on a mountain to appease the Inca gods. Watch condors soar effortlessly above a deep Canyon and hear the noise of the air passing over their 9-foot wings. Or set foot on the Inca Trail to pass through the Sun Gate to gaze down on the amazing Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a true highlight of any walking holiday in Peru.