In May and June this year, we took to South America for a whirlwind tour of five countries: Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. As we’d never been before, the purpose was to get a good taste of South America to find parts we may want to visit again, but in more detail. One of the highlights of the five-week trip was the hiking we did in Peru. We spent two weeks based in Cusco, from where we took two separate back-to-back hiking tours with Mountain Lodges of Peru (very highly recommended!).