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Trek Las Cruces Trail
Get closer to nature on a trek along a historic route through lush rainforest.
Built by Spanish conquistadors in a bid to carve out a route from the Pacific to the Caribbean, the Las Cruces trail passes through jungle terrain still peppered with historic remains and landmarks. Not all of the original stone path survives, but you can follow a well-preserved and scenic section of the trail for just under 10km.
Expect sweaty and muddy conditions, but also rewards that more than repay your efforts – there is beautiful scenery throughout as well as the chance to spot tree iguanas, three-toed sloths and osprey among other rainforest creatures. Once you've completed the trek, we'll pick you up in a motor boat for lunch on an island followed by a scenic journey through the surprisingly wild environs of the Panama Canal.
Activity Rating: moderate
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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.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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.