We’ve mentioned a few Peru trip adventures before — but today, we have a really adventurous nine day trip for you to win, including mountain biking the Sacred Valley and camping overnight in the ruins of Choquequirao:
Experience three of the Incas’ crowning achievements on this unforgettable 9-day ‘Trek Less Traveled’ Choquequirao to Machu Picchu adventure. First immerse yourself in the Incan and colonial heritage of captivating Cuzco, before embarking on a mountain bike ride through the fabled Sacred Valley. Then for the main event: a 5-day trek to the vast, mythical ruins of Choqueqirao. Perched atop a mountaintop in the remote and little-visited Vilcabamba Range, it’s a place very few tourists ever reach. Finally, top it all-off with a visit to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
As well as that nine day trek, the Grand Prize also includes
- return flights on LATAM
- Columbia Sportswear $250 gift card
- Gear from Hydroflask, Bendetti, and Leatherman
A five-day hike through the Andes qualifies as hardcore adventure travel by most anyone’s standards —
The Choquequirao trek is an adventure in the truest sense of the word. The Choquequirao archeological site sits quite high on Quriwayrachina with steep valleys on all sides. Start into the valley on this Inca Trail alternative, and come downpour, sore left foot, or fatigue of any kind, you’ve still got to get back up the other side.
I’m going to be honest. The trek to Choquequirao is hard as hell, but you already know that the coolest experiences usually are. While the trek is at low altitude, a 1,500m descent into the valley followed by an 1,800m climb means there are no easy days…
— so if you’re looking for a truly epic next trip, head over and enter here!