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