MACHU PICCHU

CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS

Join us this June 2019 and visit one of the 7 wonders of the world!

This unique 6 day multi-sport adventure will take you through the Inca Jungle to reach our destination of Machu Picchu.

We will be biking, hiking, zip-lining, and rafting, to explore the most phenomenal parts of the Peruvian Jungle!

Register now to join us on the adventure of a lifetime and start fundraising for an important cause.

The Cause

There’s roughly 2 million displaced people in Sudan who are without access to basic needs, including clean water. Thousands of people are in desperate need of clean and accessible water for themselves and their families. Without clean water, children and the elderly are especially at risk due to the contaminated water they are forced to use.

Islamic Relief Canada is on the ground now working to increase the availability of clean and safe water sources. All funds raised from this Challenge will be going towards these water projects in Sudan.

Through this challenge you are committing to fundraising for the people of Sudan in need of clean water. Get started today!

Dates: June 17th – 22nd 2019

Register by: March 31st

Registration Fee: $1,500 (with flights) or $650 (excludes flights)

Fundraising Target: $2,500

Packages

Package #1 – Flights Included

  • Includes round trip flights from Toronto, Ontario, and in-country flights from Lima to Cusco, Peru
  • Hotel stay for duration of the trip
  • Three daily meals
  • Travel guides throughout the trek
  • Excursion fees (zip-lining, biking, rafting)
  • Basic Medical Insurance (no luggage insurance)

Price: $1,500

Package #2 – Flights NOT Included

  • Participants are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Cusco, Peru
    • This includes a transfer in Lima, Peru
    • Hotel stay for duration of the trip
    • Three daily meals
    • Travel guides throughout the trek
    • Excursion fees (zip-lining, biking, rafting)

Price: $650

Inclusions/Exclusions

Included:

  • Private transportation throughout the trip
  • Full suspension bikes with Hydraulic disc brakes, full face helmets, full finger gloves Fox, rainproof Jackets and pants, kneepads and body armor
  • 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches,3 Dinners
    • Meal inclusions begin once we land in Cusco, Peru.
  • 3 nights of accommodations in gender segregated rooms
    • Rooms hold 2-4 people per room with private washrooms
  • An Experienced, bilingual “Adventure Guide” (including Machu Picchu Tour)
  • Admission fee to Machu Picchu and the hot springs(permits)
  • IRC Swag Bag!

 

NOT Included:

  • Meals before we land in Cusco, meals when we depart Cusco
  • Any extra meals or snacks not included
  • Tips

Itinerary

June 17th 2019
Arrival in Cusco, Peru

Participants have the day to rest, acclimatize, and site-see on their own.

June 18th 2019
The Challenge Begins!

Private transportation from Cusco to Abra Málaga, the starting point of our 3-hour downhill biking tour. We will arrive at the town of Santa María where we will stay for our first night.

In the afternoon we have the option of rafting on the Vilcanota River.

June 19th 2019
Hiking

First day of trekking to Santa Teresa crossing a section of the Inca Trail to arrive at the thermal baths of Cocalmayo. When the whole group is ready, our private transport will take you to the town of Santa Teresa, where we will spend our second night.

 

June 20th 2019
Hiking/Zip Lining

Transportation to the hydroelectric plant where we begin our trek to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night

Ziplining option in the morning for approximately two hours.

 

June 21st 2019
Machu Picchu/Return to Cusco

Our day will start at 4:00 a.m., taking the bus up to the ruins where we will have a two-hour guided tour plus free time to explore.

After you have finished enjoying Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco. Overnight stay in Cusco, and flights departing the next day.

 

June 22nd 2019
Departing Peru

Lorenzo Expeditions will provide us with airport transportation as we end our adventure and return home.

Important Information

Registration Deadline – March 31st 2019

  1. Read over all information about this Challenge
  2. Once you have decided to participate and have chosen your package, click “Register Now” and make the registration payment. This payment secures your spot in the Challenge!
  3. Once you have made this payment, our Challenges Coordinator will be in touch with you via e-mail and a phone call to give you a welcome package and go over next steps.
  4. Must reach the fundraising goal and make all registration payment before the deadlines, there are no exceptions to these deadlines.
  5. Train for the most amazing Challenge of your life!!

 

Package #1 – Flights Included

  • Includes round trip flights from Toronto, Ontario
  • Includes in-country flights from Lima to Cusco
  • Basic Medical Insurance (no luggage insurance)
  • Includes all trip costs
  • See the inclusions tab for further information and excluded
  • Best option! You will not have to worry about planning or booking anything, we take care of everything for you. All you have to do is focus on fundraising and training.
  • Price: $1,500

 

Package #2 – Flights NOT Included

  • Participants are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Cusco, Peru
  • Included in this package:
  • Hotel stay for duration of the trip
  • Three daily meals
  • Travel guides throughout the trek
  • Excursion fees (zip-lining, biking, rafting)
  • Price: $650

 

Why are there registration fees?

The registration fee pays for the trip itself! It includes the tour guide, all meals and accommodation, everything the tour company is providing for us. And remember, ALL donations raised go DIRECTLY to the cause. Absolutely NO donations are used to pay for people’s trips or flights.

 

Fundraising Goal: $2,500

  • Goal must be completed before the start of the Challenge on June 10th 2019, no extensions
  • 100% of all donations go directly towards the cause!

Are you feeling overwhelmed by this goal? Don’t be! We will be with you every step of the way to assist with coaching, tips, and tricks, and fundraising efforts at local events or mosques.

We also provide you with the following:

  • Welcome package when you register
    • Includes resources on the cause, how to fundraise, marketing materials, pledge forms, videos, and so much more!
  • IRC Fundraising Kit (downloadable PDF)
  • External Resources (downloadable PDF)
  • Personal coaching sessions with Launch Good

Fundraising Deadlines

  • 25% in the 1st month
  • 50% in the 2nd month (March-April)
  • 80% in the 3rd month (April-May)
  • 100% before June 10th 2019

These deadlines are FIRM and are also listed in the participant waivers. If goals are not met, IRC has the right to re-evaluate people’s participation in a Challenge.

Commitment level: High

All participants must be able to fundraise the total fundraising goal before the start date of the Challenge. This goal is totally achievable and we will provide you with all the necessary tools to be successful. But it all comes down to you and your commitment level! You will be required to reach out to your network 2-3 times a week for the months leading up to the challenge. This includes online and offline efforts. We highly encourage having a bake sale or fundraiser at your local mosque as part of your offline efforts.

You must be able to make the time in your schedule to fundraise, it is not a goal that can be left to the last minute. Remember, all donations raised go directly towards the cause!

Difficulty Levels

Breathing

Oxygen levels should not be an issue as we are descending for most of the trip. We will reach 4,300 meters but we do it by car without any physical effort involved.

**This trip could be a bit challenging for those with asthma**

Biking

Total biking distance is 55km and it is 99% downhill on an asphalt road for 3-4 hours. Once we get up to the starting point, we have a 20-30 minute safety/ security briefing before we start riding.

Hiking

Total hiking distance is 30km. On Day 2 we hike for 20 km and on Day 3 we hike for 10 km.

Overall Difficulty

All the activities are between easy and moderate, we ask that all participants know how to ride a bike. For the optional activity of rafting, it is by Peruvian Law that everyone must know how to swim to participate.

Climate

The weather is the same all year round, it is a little cold during the first hours of biking and after that hours it gets very very hot, even at night.

Terrain

We will be trekking on all kinds of terrain, but the hardest part is on Day 2 as we have a 2-hour uphill section, after that it is all easy. It is highly recommended to have waterproof hiking boots for hiking and biking/ running shoes for biking.

Suggested packing list provided by our service provider

  • Small backpack or daypack – 30 to 50 liters
  • 3 T-Shirts and 2 trekking pants – light clothes
  • Only one polar or down jacket
  • Sunblock, Sunglasses, and hat
  • Hiking boots – Waterproof
  • Flashlight – phones work well
  • Rainproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Personal Medicine
  • Swimsuit (optional) and Sandals   
  • Original passport
  • Insect repellent
  • And the most friendly and positive attitude possible!!

Accommodations

Accommodations for 3 nights will be in 3-star hostels or hotels with shared rooms. Rooms will be gender segregated with 2-3 people in each room.

  • Hotel Selina – Cusco (first and last nights stay)
  • Lorenzo’s Lodge – Santa Maria
  • Yacumama Hostel – Santa Teresa
  • Inkas Dream – Aguas calientes

Food & Beverage

We will be served local Peruvian food consisting of beef, chicken, fish, vegetables, cereals, beans, and fruits. There will be no halal options unfortunately but there will be vegetarian options. We will be eating at different locally own peruvian restaurants throughout the trip.

Washrooms/ Showers

There will be private washrooms including showers at every accommodation. During biking or hiking, washrooms will be available at rest stops.The only place that will not have washrooms is in the Machu Picchu ruins as this is a historical site there are no facilities for tourists. Everywhere else there will always be washrooms available for participants.

Phone/ Wifi

Majority of accommodations will have wifi but it might not be the best quality. Therefore if you must have cell phone access, we recommend getting a SIM card for your personal phone once we arrived in Peru. Cost of SIM cards is a personal expense.

Safety

Our service provider will be providing us with:

  • The most complete safety equipment for each activity
  • The best tour guides for each activity
  • Very clear safety briefing before every activity

If any unexpected situation happens all our guides are well trained and certified by:

  • The International Red Cross
  • The American Institute of Medicine (First Wilderness Attendance)

Biking

The limit of people per guide is 8 so we will always have 2-3 guides with us at all times. One of them is always in front and the second one in the middle and at the end of the biking group we have the assistance car (just in case the plan is to leave the bags in the car).

Rafting

For rafting, our service provider uses 16 feet HYSIDE boats and each boat is for 6 participants and 1 tour guide. Our rafting guides are not the same guides we will have during our tour. They are specialized guides that work strictly with rafting and are extremely well trained for the river. There will also be safety kayaks paddling beside the rafting boats during our excursion.

Hiking

Tour Guides will always carry oxygen tanks and a first aid kit. They own all their own transportation vehicles and equipment as so they can easily take people to get medical care if needed.

Challenge your limits!