South America and the Caribbean have to be the most luxurious places you could ever imagine going to on a walking holiday. The spicy mix of clear blue seas, colourful culture and amazing food seems to fit perfectly into
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These islands off the coast of Ecuador have one of the most vibrant ecosystems in the world. Almost three hundred years ago, it was the birthplace of Darwin’s theory of evolution, with the Galapagos Tortoise, the Hammerhead shark and even the unusually names Blue-Footed Booby live around these islands, amidst the white sands and clear seas, it’s easy to see why this is on the top list, just watch out for those sharks.
Headwater holidays walking trips are traditionally guided due to the tropical areas, and are recommended for people who want to get stuck into the wildlife.
This is another great location if you want your walks to be full of rich and tropical wildlife (you’ll probably notice a theme here), and it’s also a little less expensive than the Galapagos Isles if you’re travelling from the UK.
This mountainous country has six active volcanos and over 60 dormant and inactive ones, which have all had violent and fascinating effect on the terrain to make it a wild walking experience. The rich soils are now home to untold species of tropical plants, and nearly one thousand bird species roam the skies.
Again, the walking holidays are mostly guided, and you may find some walks more difficult than the other locations, but the sights of Costa Rica are not to be missed.
Chile is for the walker who loves geography. A two week stay in the South American coastal strip can take you from snowy fjords to formidable Inca temples, to the rich and warm climates in the North. There is a lot of history intact from as far back as the 15th Century, and some interesting stories for you to discover on why Chile is so long and thin, which you’ll probably ask at some point along its 2600 mile coast.
While Cuba is hardly a metropolis, this is the best out of the selection for a vibrant city feel. In just over a week you can do the bustling city streets of the capital city of Havana, tropical valleys, the walks of Che Guevara and then smaller town and villages across the island.
If you get tired of walking then you should drop by the San Juan River to swim off some of the aches and pains.
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