100 years ago this year, the Indiana Jones of his day, Hiram Bingham rediscovered the lost Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Since then, Machu Picchu, like the Pyramids of Egypt has become one of the most iconic sites in the world to visit. A "must do before you die". With 2011 being the centenary of the rediscovery of this truly amazing archaeological treasure, there will never be a more significant moment in your lifetime to trek in Peru and visit spectacular Machu Picchu.What is it about Machu Picchu that has captured our hearts and imagination? Perhaps this is best appreciated from the words of Hiram Bingham himself."In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no place in the world which can compare with it. Not only has it great snow peaks looming above the clouds more than two miles overhead, gigantic precipices of many-coloured granite rising sheer for thousands of feet above the foaming, glistening, roaring rapids; it has also, in striking contrast, orchids and tree ferns, the delectable beauty of luxurious vegetation, and the mysterious witchery of the jungle."All our Peru treks support the "one percent for the planet" foundation - In conjunction with ECOANPERU already over 95,000 native trees have been replanted. Whether you choose the world famous Classic Inca Trail, or the Lares-Land of the Llama alternative Inca Trail trek you will experience Machu Picchu in all its glory, and before the daily crowds arrive too. For something a little extra-special our "Choquequirao and Machu Picchu" trek does "exactly what it says on the tin". On this ultimate Inca Trail trek you'll walk to the more remote Inca citadel of Choquequirao - amazingly well preserved, this "Cradle of Gold" is
still to be fully excavated, but is reputed to be even larger than Machu Picchu and is even more dramatically
located high above the roaring Apurimac River.
Our Peru treks to Machu Picchu start at just £775 Land Only.Visit www.walksworldwide.com for full details.
Make more of your Peru Adventure! We can arrange extensions to
Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines,
Colca Canyon, the Amazon Rainforest, rafting, canoeing
and mountain biking.
STOP PRESS To celebrate this significant moment in history, in conjunction with our specialist Peruvian partners, we've introduced an extra, extra-special Peru adventure trek, "Espiritu
Pampa- Last City of the Inca". Visit Machu Picchu and then head deep into the jungle to the site of Espiritu Pampa, the true last outpost of the Inca Empire, not Machu Picchu as widely believed. Espiritu Pampa remains mostly uncleared, so there is a real sense of feeling like an explorer of the past here. Amazingly, we are told that less than 1800 people have visited Espiritu Pampa since records began in 2002 - that's less than visit Machu Picchu in a day. This trip can only be found on our website.With only two departures, to keep the experience special- book now to avoid disappointmentWhen: 18 June to 1st July and 13th August to 26th AugustDuration: 14 daysHow much: From £1695 Land OnlySearch: Espiritu PampaRediscover Machu Picchu8 Talk to an expert 0845 301 4737
Approaching Toubkal summitImperial MarrakechViews from the Berber TrailTea on the terrace, Kasbah du ToubkalThe HGV of the Atlas MountainsWe've been exploring the inspiring Kingdom of Morocco for over 18 years now. This diverse and most welcoming country has always been great value for money once you get there. Now, thanks to the plethora of budget airlines operating cheap flights from many UK regional airports to Marrakech it's never been cheaper, or easier, to visit Morocco. Indeed, the exotic is right on your very own doorstep. In just a short flying time from the UK you are transported to a different place entirely. A land of infinite possibilities, a cacophony of colour and sound, a total sensory overload and just perfect for out of the ordinary and real trekking adventure.Few can resist the lure of the bustling souks and the spectacle of the Djeema El Fna in the imperial city of Marrakech - even the name "Marrakech" fires the imagination.Who can deny the magnetism of climbing Toubkal - North Africa's highest mountain - for incredible views across the entire High Atlas and beyond to the very edge of the Sahara?Beyond Marrakech lie the majestic High Atlas. Again the mere mention of their name spirits the mind away to a world of soaring peaks and villages inhabited by the hardy Berber tribe, living life as they have done for centuries. These mountains may be virtually be on your doorstep, but still remain largely impenetrable and unchanged. With only a couple of roads and clearly need to be explored by default on foot. Indeed it is the continuing absence of modern infrastructure that makes trekking in the mountains of Morocco such a rewarding and meaningful experience. Come not to Morocco to change it, but come to Morocco to change yourself is the best motto when discovering the beauty, charm and culture of this very special kingdom.We have a mouth-watering selection of tasty trekking holidays to Morocco, as varied and diverse as the Kingdom of Morocco itself, all have been carefully researched in Morocco ourselves, with the aid of our very good Berber friends. Indeed some of our treks remain unique to Walks Worldwide e.g. Raiders of the Lost Kasbah and the Berber Trail, and we offer three entirely different treks to the top of Toubkal, including our quick fix "Tazarhart and Toubkal Turbo" that can be done as a long weekend or mid-week break. We also have a varied selection of ideas as to how you can see more of exotic Morocco and, with our intimate knowledge and years of experience, can usually tailor-make a trek to suit your time and desires. MoroccoOr visit us on the web www.walksworldwide.com 9 Land Only prices for Morocco start at only £295www.walksworldwide.com Search: MoroccoFlights to Morocco can often be found on the Internet for as little as £80 return!Exotic, affordable and on your doorstep