Inca Trail



Co-operation Ireland Inca Trail Trek
10-19 May 2012

Following on from the success of the Co-operation Ireland Trek to Kilimanjaro in October 2010, the trek to Machu Picchu has been added to the charity’s Calendar of Events for 2012.

The Inca Trail trek enables participants to immerse themselves in this ancient civilisation and soak up the Peruvian culture. The trail to Machu Picchu is rated amongst the ten best treks in the world due to its striking beauty, ancient Inca ruins and diverse ecological zones. This route includes very different terrain from high desert plateau to tropical Andean rainforest. Our ultimate destination of Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City’ of the Incas, is one of the world’s most fascinating and important archaeological finds. Exploring the many temples, altars, terraces, fountains and chambers all displaying intricate stonework, gives clear picture of what the Inca world must have been like.

Kathleen Munnelly from the Lonely Planet describes this amazing trek: “It’s the most famous hike in South America– perhaps the world – and a must-do, life-changing experience. Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both arduous and awe-inspiring. Four days of cold, pain and exhaustion dissipate as the mist lifts to reveal the emerald peaks and terraced ruins of the mystical ancient city.

For full details please contact Co-operation Ireland on or call +44 (0) 28 9089 1004

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