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Inca Empire

Machu Picchu

Join us May 28 - June 6, 2018 in Peru to visit and learn about the sites of the Inca Empire.

This trip will be led by SUU Faculty members Emily Dean and Iliana Portaro.

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Full trip: $2495 double occupancy, excluding round trip airfare to Lima. $500 deposit required, refundable until January 15, 2018. Full payment due January 31st, 2018.

Additional costs:

  • Machu Picchu Hike: $400 to reserve the 4-day Machu Picchu hike. This must be paid when registering and it is refundable until September 25, 2017.
  • Single occupancy room: $425 for Machu Picchu hike participants. $595 for individuals not participating in the Machu Picchu hike.

Optional/Additional Machu Picchu Hike

Join our guides, Peru Treks and Adventure for this 3 night, 4 day hike that takes you through a stunning combination of Inca ruins, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes over high passes with unforgettable views, through cloud forest, and finally into subtropical vegetation. The hike is challenging for even the most experienced hikers so you must be in good physical condition. Reservations for our June 1, 2018 hike become available October 1st and reach maximum capacity in only a few hours. Therefore, SUU must be prepared with the full passport information and details about our hikers in order to reserve our space.

We must have ALL valid passport details no later than September 28th in order to purchase permits. They sell out quickly!

We are unable to accept reservations without ALL the passport details. You will need to bring the same passport on the hike as the one you provided to SUU. The name, nationality and passport number MUST match your original booking, or you will be unable to trek.

You can book with a recently expired passport in 2017 (or in 2018) but you MUST take the same passport on the Inca trail as given during the registration process.

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Tentative Itinerary

May 28, 2018

  • Fly from LAS or SLC to Lima
  • Welcome Dinner

May 29, 2018

  • Visit Museo de Arte Precolombino and San Blas Neighborhood

May 30, 2018

  • Travel with group to Cuzco
  • Adjust to the altitude

May 31, 2018

  • Enjoy the Corpus Christi celebrations in Cusco
  • Inka Cuzco City Tour
  • Cathedral
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Qorikancha

Jun 01, 2018

  • Hikers depart
  • Q'enko, Puka, and Pukara
  • Peruvian Cooking Lesson

Jun 02, 2018

  • Visit the Sacred Valley, Pisac and, Ollantaytambo
Program host Emily Dean and SUU students at Machu Picchu

Jun 03, 2018

  • Sacred Valley Group visits Chincherro and Pisaq

Jun 04, 2018

  • Groups meet at Machu Picchu
  • Terraces

Jun 05, 2018

  • Return to Cuzco on the train
  • Watch Traditional Dancing
  • Farewell dinner

Jun 06, 2018

  • Depart Cuzco

Unmodified top banner photo by Chensiyuan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons