With planes, trains and automobiles taking up most of the way we travel these days, sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics: walking. Your own two feet have to be one of the best ways get you closer to the landscape, witness the wildlife without interruption and soak up a culture first hand.
So forget witnessing mountain peaks through panes of glass and inspiring landscapes from the back of a car, take a look at five of our favourite destinations below, all perfect for strapping on your walking boots and experiencing a destination under your own steam.
Patagonia – Argentina & Chile
On the southern tip of Argentina and Chile lies the spellbinding region of Patagonia. Packed to the brim with wide open, awe-inspiring landscapes, it’s a South American walking paradise. Head for the Los Glaciares National Park, trek on the awesome Perito Moreno glacier and walk through the picture perfect Patagonian ice fields.
Climbing Kilimanjaro –Tanzania
One of life’s must-do-before-you-die adventures, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be a fulfilling African experience like no other. Fear not though, you don’t have to be Sir Ranulph Fiennes to scale Africa’s highest peak. There are multiple ways to reach the summit, suitable for all abilities making this a perfect and truly satisfying adventure.
Atlas Adventures - Morocco
Swap your Moroccan babouches for sturdy walking boots and head into the Atlas Mountains for some incredible hikes through the contrasting green valleys and snow-capped peaks. Add in a rich intriguing culture from local Berber villages and superb accommodation and you have the best walking holiday North Africa has to offer.
Machu Picchu - Peru
Trekking along the Inca trail towards the ancient ‘lost city of the Incas’ is an absolute must for walkers, explorers and culture vultures alike. Without a doubt Peru’s, and one of South America’s crowning glories, walking in this part of the world is the only way to go.
Walking in the Wild – Kenya
Swap the four wheels of a jeep for your own two feet in Kenya and have a truly incredible, up-close wildlife experience. At our favourite Camp, Karisia Walking Safaris, you’ll be guided by local Samburu warriors from the lush hills of the Matthews Mountains to the dusty bush of Tumaren ranch.