Guided hiking tours are a great way to enjoy the beauty of nature without the stress of planning an itinerary, activities, or the chance of getting lost. An experienced guide leads the way, ensuring that you stay on your route while pointing out interesting features along the way. They also provide valuable information about the area, its history, and other significant points concerning the location.

Best of all, guided hiking tours provide an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Quality guided hiking tours are broken down into smaller groups, so that means you will have more opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture and surroundings while sharing these experiences with others. Whether you're scaling the mountains of Mexico, walking the streets of France, or backpacking in Peru, guided tours provide a more relaxed and enjoyable way to explore this beautiful world of ours.

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10 Machu Picchu (Peru)

Located high in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu is Peru's most popular tourist destination, drawing visitors from all over the world. Built in the 15th century, the site is a wonder of intricate mortar-less stone walls and buildings that were designed to sync with astronomical alignments. Despite its popularity, the city remains essentially unchanged from its Inca origins. With its panoramic views of towering mountains and lush valleys, Machu Picchu is truly a sight to behold.

  • Price : from $515

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9 Iztaccihuatl (Mexico)

Iztaccihuatl is one of the tallest peaks in Mexico, standing at over 17,000 feet. The name Iztaccihuatl means "white woman," reflecting that the four individual snow-capped peaks of Iztaccihuatl resemble a sleeping woman. Iztaccihuatl, a dormant volcano mountain, is located in the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park, which is home to many other hiking trails and climbing opportunities. Those who summit Iztaccihuatl are rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Mexico that few people ever get to see. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping adventure or simply want to take in the stunning scenery, Iztaccihuatl Volcano is definitely worth a visit.

  • Tour : This tour takes you through the beautiful Valley of Mexico and the Paso de Cortés and includes round-trip transportation.
  • Price : From $59

8 Tuscany (Italy)

If you're looking for a beautiful and historic region to explore on foot, Tuscany in Italy is a great choice. Tuscany is a region in central Italy that is known for its rolling hills, medieval villages, and stunning scenery. It is also home to the Via Francigena, a medieval pilgrim route that stretches from England to Rome. In recent years, the Via Francigena has become a popular hiking trail, and many visitors to Tuscany choose to walk at least part of the route. Whether you're interested in art, architecture, or simply enjoying the countryside, you'll find plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of the world.

  • Tour : This tour takes you on a scenic hike on the Via Francigena, where you'll travel through picturesque villages, exquisite vineyards, and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Price : From $46.72

7 Old Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Old Montreal is a historic district located in the heart of Quebec, Canada. With its winding cobblestone streets and well-preserved 17th and 18th-century architecture, Old Montreal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Visitors can explore the area on foot, taking in sights such as the Notre Dame Basilica and the Old Port of Montreal. Old Montreal is also a great place for hiking, with several trails leading up to spectacular viewpoints overlooking the city.

  • Tour : This tour carefully guides you through the historical and cultural importance of Old Montreal. The expert local guide also gives restaurant recommendations and more tips to better experience the city.
  • Price : From $38.93

6 Snowdon Mountain (Wales)

Snowdon Mountain is the highest peak in Wales, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The popular mountain lies within Snowdonia National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park itself covers 823 square miles and is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal life. Snowdon Mountain is an iconic landmark in Wales, and it is well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys stunning views and hiking in the beautiful scenery.

  • Tour : This tour guides you from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon and allows you to explore the beautiful mountainside.
  • Price : From $36.90

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5 Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park (Hawaiʻi)

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Hawaiʻi. The park is home to two of the world's most active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. Visitors can take in the stunning views from the park's many lookout points or go for a hike through the lava fields. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is also a great place to learn about the island's unique geological history. The park offers a variety of ranger-led programs, as well as an interpretive center where visitors can view displays and exhibits about the volcanoes.

  • Tour : This tour allows you to explore the world's most active volcano and soak in an unbelievable sunset with a private guide for a more personalized experience.
  • Price : From $200

4 The Grand Canyon (Arizona)

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Every year, millions of people come to see the majestic views and experience the unique geology of this amazing place. For many visitors, hiking is the best way to explore the Grand Canyon. There are trails of all levels of difficulty, from easy walks along the rim to multi-day backpacking trips into the heart of the canyon. No matter which trail you choose, you're sure to be rewarded with stunning views and an unforgettable experience.

  • Tour : This tour takes guests to various popular stops, including Ooh Aah Point, Mather Point, Grandview Point, the Desert View Watchtower, and more. Lunch is provided.
  • Price : From $326.93

3 Bohemian And Saxon Switzerland National Parks (Czechia)

Bohemian and Saxon Switzerland National Parks are located in the Czech Republic, just outside of Prague. The parks offer incredible views, with towering cliffs, lush forests, and winding rivers. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring, making them a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Bohemian Switzerland is known for its sandstone cliffs and dense forests, while Saxon Switzerland boasts rocky peaks and meadows. Both parks are home to a wide variety of wildlife, and there are numerous trails that wind through the parks, providing visitors with the perfect way to take in the natural beauty of Czechia.

  • Tour : This tour leaves from Prague and guides you through stunning gorges to amazing landmarks such as Bastei Bridge.
  • Price : From $154.71

2 Cap Cana (The Dominican Republic)

The Dominican Republic is a very beautiful country located in the Caribbean. It has an amazing reputation for its stunning views, white sand beaches, clear turquoise water, and lush tropical vegetation. The Dominican Republic is also home to stunning neighborhoods such as Cap Cana, which is a perfect destination for those who love luxury and relaxation. However, the Dominican Republic is not all about beaches and resorts. There are also many great hiking trails with breathtaking views of the island. So whether you are looking for a place to unwind or explore, the Dominican Republic has something to offer everyone.

  • Tour : This tour submerges you in the local culture by guiding you to locales such as the Basilica of Higüey, the Dominican Market, and the Anamuya River.
  • Price : From $60

1 Nice (France)

Nice, France is a popular destination for a reason - it is absolutely beautiful. The city is located on the French Riviera, and it has stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Nearby locations such as Eze, a small town perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, are worth the trip to Nice alone and offer unforgettable moments. Needless to say, the views from both of these locations are breathtaking. Nice also has many parks perfect for hiking and picnicking. The coastline has many beaches where you can relax in the sun or take a swim.

  • Tour : This tour allows a group of up to seven guests to accompany a private tour guide as you discover the medieval history of the village of Eze, a "secret" spot with the most beautiful view of the French Riviera and an intimate look of stunning Monaco.
  • Price : From $415.32