Join us on the trip of a lifetime as we trek the famous Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu - one of the new seven wonders of the world.
The lost city of Machu Picchu sits on the bucket list of many and with good reason; it’s simply breath-taking. The experience will be ten days of unforgettable moments. From the ruins of the "dead woman's pass", to the beautiful Peruvian culture with some of the most stunning scenery in the world along the way. Join us for the challenge of a lifetime whilst changing the lives of local people affected by sight loss.
How we will support you
Access to a wide range of fundraising and training tips
A Galloway’s T-shirt to wear on the challenge
Advice and support from a dedicated member of the fundraising team
Regular updates and access to an Exclusive Team Galloway’s group
Fundraising materials including balloons, banners and collections tins
UK tour leaders and local support team
Galloway’s technical top to wear on the challenge
Galloway’s representative on the event
Frequently asked questions
Who can take part?
People over the age of 18 who are looking for a challenge, whilst making a life changing difference to local people affected by sight loss are able to take part. The group size will be approximately 15, with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
The event will be tough and equally as exhilarating, but it will be fantastically rewarding and is suitable for anyone with a bit of grit, determination and willingness to work as part of a team. The enjoyment and rewards that come from trekking this iconic trail to the historic Machu Picchu is unforgettable.
Will I need specialist kit?
We will send you a recommend packing list in your welcome pack which will detail any specialist equipment you may need.
How fit do I have to be?
Our challenge is designed people who are fit and have trained to take part- the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the adventure. When we are along the Inca Trail we will be walking for approximately 8hrs a day.
What’s not included?
Any recommended vaccinations
Tips and gratuities
Personal spending money
What will we eat and drink?
Breakfast will consist of cereals and/ or bread with something hot such as porridge or pancakes with tea and coffee. A typical lunch will soup and bread, salads and sandwiches, fruit and hot drinks. Dinner will be predominantly carbohydrate based meals of pasta and rice.
Meals will be substantial but it is a good idea to bring favourite snacks and energy bars to keep you going during the day. All water on the trek will be boiled and safe to drink.
What about vaccinations?
We recommend you seek professional medical advice from your GP or local travel clinic.
How will I be supported?
you will be sent a fundraising pack with great tips, on how to meet your sponsorship target. A dedicated member of the fundraising team will be in touch regularly and will organise opportunities for all the trekkers to meet and get to know one another.
During the trip
The group will be accompanied by a UK doctor and trek leader, as well as a Galloway’s representative. A local support team will escort the group along the route. Your overnight luggage will be transported by vehicle to each camp
Can I extend my stay?
Anyone wanting to stay on after the trek can arrange to do so through Discover Adventure at an additional cost and subject to availability
Can I cover the cost of my trip myself?
We ask you to raise a miniumum of £3,850. A minimum of £1,540* will go directly to Galloway’s, as well as anything your raise over the minimum sponsorship. If you would like to pay for the trip yourself please contact us on 01772 744148 for further information.
*based on minimum participant numbers.