When it comes to ‘getting away from it all’, a trekking adventure holiday experience is about as ‘away from it all’ as you can get. A week-long grind through rugged wilderness will test your fitness and your mettle, and will also give you the opportunity to see some of the most amazing views of nature you’re ever likely to encounter.
If there’s one woman who knows all about trekking adventures, it’s the super-fit Veronika Larisova from the Eat Like A Chief team who, along with her business partner, founded the company after they were preparing to trek the Kokoda Trail and couldn’t find a decent healthy snack to take with them.
Amazon Jungle trek and kayak, Iquitos to Caballococha, Peru
The Amazon rainforest spreads across a large territory that belongs to nine nations, with the majority contained in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. It represents over half the planet’s remaining rain forests and constitutes the largest single collection of living plants and animal species in the world.
While there are thousands of various tours through the Amazon jungle and along the Amazon River, the Iquitos City to Caballococha trek is one of the few that’s not overcrowded with tourists. Those who complete this 311-kilometre trekking and kayaking journey describe it as one of the most amazing parts of the world or ‘Kokoda on steroids’. You feel truly in touch with nature and will see many incredible things, such as butterflies with a protective silver coating on the back of their wings that blinds birds. However, it is also the most dangerous part of the Amazon and you are likely to come across some dangerous predatory creatures, such as the black caiman, jaguar, cougar, and anaconda. Plus, the Amazon River is home to plenty of piranha and electric eels, with the latter delivering a shock that can potentially kill.