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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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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.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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.
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.