We would highly recommend allowing yourself at least two or three nights for a trek through the remote Andes and its communities for spectacular scenery, real people and a personal experience. And whether freedom for you means practising yoga surrounded by the landscapes of the Andes and in the ancient lands of the Incas, arriving in the Sacred Valley by helicopter to gain a new perspective on iconic sites, or discovering the legacy of the pre-Inca culture of the Chachapoyas in unbelievably hard-to-access locations, there’s an experience to suit you. You can mountain bike, horse ride, quad bike or kayak your way through the landscape, or for a pure adrenaline release, slide along a zip line after climbing an almost vertical via ferrata, overlooking the Sacred Valley. To top off the extreme experience, stay in the small transparent capsules of the Skylodge which cling to the cliffside, complete with beds, bathrooms and dinner served in your transparent room high in the air.
In the words of John Muir, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” Head to South America’s largest network of trails to get ‘lost’ in complete comfort and safety in this natural haven.