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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 2019
Duration: 9 Days Total / 6 Day Trek
Fundraising Target: $4,000
Charity: Make-a-Wish CT

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Where is Machu Picchu

 
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help make a dream come true

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. To read more about Make-A-Wish®, please click here!

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Diana

Development Manager
Email: dmaynard@ct.wish.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 Make-A-Wish, who help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions

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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Meet The Team

 email: mike@chooseachallenge.com

email: mike@chooseachallenge.com

 email: dmaynard@ct.wish.org

email: dmaynard@ct.wish.org

 email: mford2@unh.newhaven.edu

email: mford2@unh.newhaven.edu

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What's Next?

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Send us your questions to our talented support team


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 the University of New Haven