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George Mason   Machu Picchu Adventure

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George Mason   Machu Picchu Adventure

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Trek to the lost city of the Incas in search of the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu

Overview

The legendary Inca city of Machu Picchu is nestled up in the Peruvian Andes, hidden away and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Our 6-day trek will see you cross the Andes in search of the lost city, departing from the bustling colonial mountain-town of Cusco and winding your way through breath-taking mountain passes, past sacred mountains and through humid jungle trails to reach the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu.

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Trip Highlights

  • Be able to say you visited one of the modern wonders of the world

  • Join a team of other students, local guides, porters and cooks who help you accomplish this amazing feat
  • See stunning mountain views, relax in mountain-side hot springs and explore the bustling city of Cusco

  • Extend your trip with a 5-day vacation to the desert oasis of Huacachina where you'll have the chance to go dunebuggying, sandboarding and even wine tasting tours.

Fun Facts:

  • The Salkantay Route was voted one of the best 25 trekking routes in the world
  • Machu Picchu was introduced into American culture after a professor from Yale University came upon the ruins himself back in 1911
  • There is a lot of mystery surrounding these ruins and It is not exactly known why the Incas abandoned the site
  • You will receive a unique stamp in your passport upon checking into the entrance of Machu Picchu
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Trip Details

Departure Date: May 20th, 2019
Duration: 9 Days Total / 6 Day Trek
Fundraising Target: $4,000
Charity: WaterAid

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Where is Machu Picchu

 
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making clean water accessible 

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives. Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. To read more about WaterAid, please click here!

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Elena & Kailey

Elena Marmo
Community Engagement Officer
EMAIL: emarmo@wateraidamerica.org

Kailey White
Engagement Associate
EMAIL: kwhite@wateraidamerica.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where does the money I fundraise go?
50% Goes towards the cost of your trip (flights, accommodation, food, transportation, etc)
50% Goes directly to WaterAid, helping bring clean water to areas around the world where they need it the most

What do I do if I have any fundraising questions?
Your Charity Representative pictured above should be your go-to person for all fundraising related questions. For example, "Need ideas for your next fundraiser? or "Advice on how to kick off your fundraising campaign?" Email your charity representative and they should be able to help you out.

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Need some fundraising ideas?
Here's a guide made by our staff and students who have fundraised for this trip before

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Your Itinerary 

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Your Extension Trip

Meet The Team

 email: ben@chooseachallenge.com

email: ben@chooseachallenge.com

 email: emarmo@wateraidamerica.org email: kwhite@wateraidamerica.org

email: emarmo@wateraidamerica.org
email: kwhite@wateraidamerica.org

 email: cheyannelpcg@gmail.com

email: cheyannelpcg@gmail.com

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What's Next?

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Read More on Machu Picchu

  UConn Siblings Take on Machu Picchu  These siblings are mechanical engineering majors at the University of Connecticut and we sat down to find out how they've been doing and what it means to both of them to take on the trip of a lifetime with each other.

UConn Siblings Take on Machu Picchu
These siblings are mechanical engineering majors at the University of Connecticut and we sat down to find out how they've been doing and what it means to both of them to take on the trip of a lifetime with each other.

  Jeremy's Guide to Peru: Optimizing fun in Cusco  This will help you and your team get the most out of your time in this bustling city.

Jeremy's Guide to Peru: Optimizing fun in Cusco
This will help you and your team get the most out of your time in this bustling city.

  #HowWeRaise  We caught up with one of our newest trekkers who has already raised over 60% of her total fundraising target in just a matter of weeks

#HowWeRaise
We caught up with one of our newest trekkers who has already raised over 60% of her total fundraising target in just a matter of weeks


This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by George Mason University