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Climb Huayna Picchu
Ascend the peak behind Machu Picchu to look down on the ruins from a unique perspective.
Forming the mountain backdrop to that iconic picture-postcard view, Huayna Picchu is the instantly recognisable triangular peak behind Machu Picchu. It's a steep climb to the top via a narrow stepped path, but those up to the challenge get to savour a view of the ruins from a vantage point only reached by a privileged few. You have to book in to do the climb, there are a couple of slots per day, so that ascenders and descenders don't form a bottle neck.
Activity Rating: challenging
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.