In partnership with the Make-A-Wish Connecticut, Choose a Challenge offers 20 explorers from Southern Connecticut State University the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Spanish Conquistadors and early 20th Century adventurers as you cross the high Peruvian Andes in search of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The trek departs from the bustling colonial mountain town of Cusco and winds its way through breathtaking mountain passes, past sacred mountains and through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.
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But how does this work?
Here at Choose a Challenge, we have a wholly unique model which combines the best of adventure travel with the opportunity to do an amazing thing for others. 50% of your minimum fundraising target will go towards the cost of your adventure and the other 50%+ will go towards the incredible work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As such our trips cost you very little.
Registration fees (you pay): $490
Fundraising target (you raise): $3,000-$4,000
Extended Return Option (you choose): +$675
Optional Extension Trip: Chill Out in Huacachina
meet the team
For this trek, Choose a Challenge are working with Marlyn Rodriguez to lead 20 adventurers to the lost city of the Incas. This Challenge will be in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation of Connecticut.
Major: Community Recreation and Youth Development with a Minor: Event Management
Southern Connecticut State University
Marlyn is a senior studying Community Recreation and Youth Development major with a minor in event management. She's British at heart having previously lived in the beautiful city of Liverpool in England!
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"Hi everyone, I'm Mike, the V.P. of Marketing here at Choose a Challenge and I'll be working closely with the team at SCSU. If you have any questions please feel to email me or message me on Facebook."
Note: we are not affiliated with SCSU, but rather offering this experience through Choose a Challenge to SCSU students