The lost city of Machu Picchu, standing high in Peru’s lush tropical forest, is perhaps the most impressive creation of the Inca Empire; it has fascinated the world since it was discovered in 1911. Nestled into a breath-taking mountain setting, its dramatic giant walls and terraces weave into the landscape, as if hewn from the rock escarpments. The site on the eastern slopes of the Andes, part of the upper Amazon basin, evokes all that is ancient and sacred.To this day, many of Machu Picchu’s mysteries remain unresolved, including the exact role it may have played in the Incas’ sophisticated understanding of astronomy. Put aside the stresses and monotony of your daily life and come marvel at the secrets of the Machu Picchu and return with a renewed sense of physical well-being and spiritual wonder. Our 7 day/6 night trek via the Salkantay route can be undertaken by trekkers of all levels of experience, so what are you waiting for? 


Deposit: $300

Program Fee: $750 
The program fee covers your trip-related expenses and your deposit is credited towards this fee

Fundraising Target: $2,500
100 percent of your target is tax-deductible 
  

Included in Program Fee:

  • Airport transfers Hotel in Cusco (Two-nights at Terra Andina Hotel) 
  • Five day/four night guided trek
  • All Meals on trek 
  • Group porters 
  • Park Fees 
  • Tents and group equipment 

Excluded in Program Fee:

  • International Airfare 
  • International Airfare 
  • Meals in Cusco 
  • Personal Gear 
  • Tips for porters, guides and trip leader  
  • Personal insurance

Pre-departure checklist:

  • Purchase/rent/borrow and test-out all gear necessary (see kit-list)
  • Book flights to Cusco 
  • Send flight itinerary to and passport photocopy to Virginia Fresne: Virginia@flyingkites.org 
  • Purchase travel insurance 
  • Print out travel insurance policy information and pack it 
  • Reach fundraising target one month prior to departure 
  • Visit travel doctor 
  • Bring at least $300 in USD (tips, visas, etc.) and credit card