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We're pretty much the most active backpacking specific group in the bay area. 
From beginner to expert our people are the best. 
We get outdoors a lot but also have non-backpacking social events. 
In the summer it's all about the backpacking and in the winter we try to have a range of activities from snow camping to resort skiing days. 
So if you want to meet other outdoors enthusiasts, whether you're a hardcore hiker or an aspiring novice, sign up. 
This group has a long and storied history. And the story continues. Be part of it. Have your tales of debauchery mingle with ours.

The mission of this group is its name.

This group aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before.

The Bay is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.


Think of this group as Summer Camp, . . . but for adults. Most events are free. There are a few that cost. Those do make enough to cover the Meetup fees. We do extend out to lots of other organizers, as a good community is made of many and diverse voices and people. If you are interested in posting an event send a note and we will see what can happen

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . We will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

Here are the basics of group rules.
Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.
Avoid Put Downs.
Speak For Yourself.
Listen To Others.
You Have The Option To Pass.
Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.
• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)
• No outside links
• Great Copy
• Great Pix
• 4 weeks notice is best.
• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA

And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media.


This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

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NY is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: . . .

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Upcoming events (4+)

6 days Backpacking Rae Lakes via Kearsarge Pass 40 miles, ~9,000 ft

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Hello friends!
Ever heard of the Rae Lakes Loop? The Rae Lakes Loop through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is one of the premier backpacking loops in the High Sierra. The loop is typically 41.4 miles if you start from Roads End on the west side of the Sierras. However, a more beautiful version of the route starts at Onion Valley Campground out of Independence, CA on the east side of the Sierras.

Rae Lakes and Sixty Lakes via Kearsarge Pass
Route: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-june-24-2022-4-53-am-e6abb66
Description: https://highsierratrails.com/sixty_lake/sixty_lake_trail.html
Total Distance: 36-40 miles
Total Elevation gain: ~9,000 ft
Beginner friendly? No. This is a strenuous trip and will include some off-trail, cross-country travel.
Transportation available? No, I won't be able to give anyone a ride, but feel free to organize a carpool.
Cost: $10 per person for the permit fee + $5 per person to camp on Day 0 at Onion Valley

Approximate Itinerary:
Day 0 July 6 camp at Onion Valley Campground to acclimate to altitude. I have a site booked. I highly recommend you stay here or somewhere close by.
Day 1 July 7 - Depart 7:30 am SHARP! Onion Valley to Charlotte Lake 8.5 miles ~2,700ft elevation
Day 2 July 8 Charlotte Lake to Sixty Lakes Basin 8 miles ~2,600 ft elevation
Day 3 July 9 Explore Sixty Lakes Basin! Or move camp to Rae Lakes? Climb up Fin Dome?
(day hiking 4ish miles, >1,000ft elevation gain)
Day 4 July 10 Move camp to Rae Lakes? Explore Rae Lakes, maybe off-trail to Dragon Lake? 5 miles, mostly downhill
Day 5 July 11 Rae Lakes to Kearsarge Lake 8 miles ~2,000 ft elevation gain
Day 6 July 12 Back out to the cars 6 miles, 900 ft elevation gain
I have a permit for 7 other people.

About me:
I am an avid backpacker and outdoor adventure enthusiast hoping to meet some cool people! I also enjoy cycling, cooking gourmet backcountry meals, and volunteering for trail maintenance in Big Sur with the Ventana Wilderness Alliance. I am trained in CPR and Wilderness First Aid, though I am *not* a professional guide.

NOTE: This trip requires an application. An RSVP on MeetUp does NOT guarantee you a spot! Please apply here by Monday June 27th:

If selected, I will notify you by Tuesday, June 28th.

Please bring: Positive attitudes, necessary Gear, headlamp, bug repellent, nets, layered clothing (wind, rain & warm) and water filter, bear canister, healthy snacks, yummy food, good trail shoes, etc...

DISCLAIMER: Hiking and backpacking are inherently dangerous. Joining this trip and/or any trip offered by " California Camping & Hiking " Bay Area BackCountry Buddies is entirely voluntary, and as such, each hiker accepts and fully understands the risks associated with this activity. You are responsible, beforehand, for researching this hike, assessing your individual fitness level, health, etc., and ensuring that you possess the necessary conditioning to accomplish this hike. Likewise, you should come prepared with the appropriate water, food, clothing, and first aid necessary to complete the trip as if you were hiking alone. This group and its' event hosts/organizers make no guarantees regarding the safety, conditions, or supervision of these activities. By RSVP'ing "YES" for this event, you are accepting the conditions described above and you acknowledge and agree to waive, discharge claims, and release from liability - the "event hosts/organizers" and the "California Camping & Hiking " Bay Area BackCountry Buddies group.

Greek Island Dreams, 40's - 60's Singles Vacation -

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Greek Island Dreams
40's - 50's and 60's and more!! Singles Vacation
Athens - Mykonos - Santorini - Crete

Is your dream vacation to visit Greece, ferry from Greek island to Greek island, see all the amazing sites, spend time on beautiful beaches? Then this is the Greece singles vacation for you! Explore the Acropolis in Athens, drive around Mykonos island on a jeep safari, see the amazing sunset in Oia, Santorini and visit the ancient ruins of the Palace of Knosos in Crete. You will get to do all this and more on our Greek Island Dreams vacation - Plus spend time on beautiful Greek beaches.

Vacation Day 1 - Athens, Greece
Arrive at Athens airport (**See Flight information below) and be met and transferred to the group's hotel, located around the corner from the Plaka shopping and near all the ancient sites. Our singles vacation begins at 3:00pm when we meet and greet with our tour leader and the other single and solo travelers for our private tour of the Acropolis. A leisurely 10-minute walk up the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou leads to the Acropolis of Athens, crowned by the Parthenon with its spectacular views over the city below. The Acropolis (Akropolis) means "city on a hill" and dates from the 5th century BC. Notable structures within the Acropolis include the Temple of Athena Nike, the earliest fully Ionic temple on the site, built between 427 and 424 BC. Tonight enjoy the nightly atmosphere of the Plaka as we dine at a local Greek restaurant.

Vacation Day 2 - Athens to Mykonos
This morning we ferry through the Cycladic islands to the island of Mykonos, the jewel of the Mediterranean with beautiful beaches, chic boutiques and party night life. Hundreds of tiny chapels dot this blue and whitewashed island with its beautiful windmills and amazing sunsets. Upon reaching Mykonos we will be transferred to our hotel, check-in and get ready for a walking tour of Mykonos Town, also known as Chora. We will stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of a town that was designed so pirates would get lost. The early evening scene is centered on Little Venice where we can sip a cocktail at one of the many bars and cafes which are so close to the water's edge that our feet get soaked when a boat passes. We will watch the sunset at the most famous windmills in Greece and have dinner (not included) in one of the many cafes. Mykonos attracts a broad clientele - celebrities, politicians, the beautiful people and ordinary mortals all flock here to see and be seen at the glitzy "anything goes" clubs for which the island is now world famous.

Vacation Day 3 - Mykonos -Jeep Tour

Vacation Day 4 - Mykonos / Delos

Vacation Day 5 - Mykonos to Santorini, Greece

Vacation Day 6 - Santorini, Greece

Vacation Day 7 - Santorini to Crete

Vacation Day 8 - Crete

Vacation Day 9 - Crete

Vacation Day 10 - Depart Crete, Greece

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Cost $3390*
Deposit of $500 to secure your space.
Refundable up to 90 days before departure.
Book 6 months early and save $100

Singles Vacation Includes:

  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    1 Athens - 3 Mykonos - 2 Santorini - 3 Crete

  • Breakfast Daily - 2 Dinners

  • Ferries and shuttles

  • Guided Tours per itinerary

  • Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Leader

  • Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates

  • All Taxes and Surcharges

***The price per person is for a double room. We provide free roommate matching on all our vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $850

Not Included:

  • International Airfare
  • Gratuities

Greek Island Dreams. Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete. Beauty & History!!

This is a dream vacation to iconic and beautiful places, where you can relax, feast your senses and visit some of the most important historic locations. Mix pleasure, culture and history while exploring the romantic Greek Islands. Travel between them by boat, laze in their storied and stunning beaches and create memories of a lifetime!!

Here are the main city/islands we will be visiting:

  • Athens
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini
  • Crete

· 9 Nights Accommodations
· Breakfast Daily and 2 Dinners
· Ferries and shuttles
· Guided Tours per itinerary
· Dedicated English-Speaking Greek Tour Guide
· Airport/Hotel Transfers
· All Taxes and Surcharges

Not Included:
· International Airfare
· Gratuities

ALSO Included:

  • Private tour of the Acropolis and welcome dinner in local restaurant in Athens
  • Mykonos walking tour
  • Mykonos island tour on a jeep safari
  • Houlakia beach
  • Marathi
  • Panormos beach
  • bay of Agios Sostis (STUNNING BEACHES)
  • Ano Mera region
  • The ruined Venetian Castle of Paleokastro
  • Kalo Livadi beach
  • Agrari Beach
  • Santorini
  • Palace of Knosos
  • Island of Delos
  • Visit the Temple of Apollo and other fascinating archaeological sites.
  • Visit to the world famous PARADISE BEACH
  • The town of Thira
  • (optional) Clubbing and Nightlife in Santorini
  • Tour of Santorini
  • Prophet Elias Monastery
  • Red Beach by the village of Akrotiri
  • Black Beach of Perissa
  • Picturesque village of Megalohori
  • Sunset in Oia is not to be missed!
  • Ferry Cruise to Santorini
  • Ferry Cruise to Crete
  • Days of rest and just relaxing on the beaches and swimming the clear waters
  • Tour of Crete /Heraklion town
  • Free Choice day of optional tours/activities
  • Farewell Dinner

Right now all this is just meaningless far off names and locations to you.
We are listing them as these are all the sought after desirable locations that you definitely want to visit as part of a Mediterranean Odyssey of adventure and leisure. In this way you get a look at what lays ahead as far as the stunning splendor of these magical isles of history, mystery, and beauty.

***Cost $3390 per person, double occupancy. We gladly provide roommate matching
***If you wish a room to yourself it is an additional $975

Are you ready to make a Deposit? Only $400 deposit to secure your space. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DEPOST



  • Detailed itinerary
  • Full list of inclusions/exclusions

Have questions? CLICK HERE send a Direct Message to Ekaterina

More Questions? We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Come to the zoom and ask whatever is on your mind.
As well as meet others attending, be social.
Great way to get just the info you want.

CLICK HERE for the MAIN LOCATION where this event is posted.
It is recommended you RSVP there to get conversations and notices.

CLICK HERE to read our General Policies for International Events

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

CLICK HERE to see ALL our other events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

EPIC MACHU PICCHU! Three Ways!!! Salkantay Route, Inca Trail or Train !!!

There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. All of them are stunning and storied. WE ARE DOING THE BEST THREE! Each of different ability or difficulty.

Most trips wish to force you to do what they want you to.

We are aiming for what works best for you.

You have the option of

  • Salkantay Trek
  • 2-Day Inca Trail
  • The Train

The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests. It is less travelled than the Inca Trail, with breathtaking vistas! Considered by many the better alternate to get to Machu Picchu. It is also not that heavily regulated with government taxes and fees. Hence, the good price!

The 2-day Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing the 2-day Inca Trail hike, which is the second half of the classic Inca Trek. It will be shorter and less difficult than the Salkantay Trek. The view is stunning - mostly rainforest canopy and ancient historic sights.

The Train is just as it sounds. No long hike. Travel by rail and with less effort. This is intended for those with either less mobility or those that wish to glamp it a bit.

Peru is an amazing place with many unbelievable surprises. We are sampling a little bit of everything - from the tall peaks of the Andes, to the majestic Inca ruins, to the legendary Palomino Islands near Lima (a sanctuary of sea lions, pelicans penguins and seagulls), to the famous Peruvian food and the pisco sour!!! This is indeed a trip of a lifetime! Come enjoy this beautiful country the way you want - be it with a stunning 5-day hike (Salkantay), "The Classic" (Inca Trail) or the luxury way (The Train)

For the event we will begin together with a few days in Lima and in Cusco but will reach Macchu Picchu - the culmination, in different ways!

Option 1: Machu Picchu via Salkantay Trail
Aug 01-11, 2022: 10 nights/11 days
Double Occupancy $1995. (Price per person)
Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
Secure Deposit Link for Salkantay Trail $251

Option 2: Machu Picchu via 2-day Inca Trail
Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
Price per person double occupancy $2095.
Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail $252

Option 3: Machu Picchu by TRAIN
Aug 01-08, 2022: 7 nights/8 days
Price per person double occupancy $1895.
Add'l $400 Single Occupancy
Secure Deposit Link for Train Option $253


  • Detailed itinerary
  • Full list of inclusions/exclusions
  • And to ask any questions


  • Hotels in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
  • Guided Sightseeing Tours in Lima & Cusco
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Dinner in Lima
  • Farewell dinner in Aguas Calientes after Machu Piccu
  • Meals during Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail and Train portions.
  • Med-Evac Insurance during Trek portions.
  • Hotel/Airport Transfers
  • Oneway Flight from Lima to Cusco August 6


  • Group Flight from Los Angeles to Lima - $1295
  • Includes Airport Taxes
  • Includes 1 Checked-in Bag.
  • Includes Flight from Cusco to Lima (as part of return flight to Los Angeles

Not Included

  • Any other meals not stated.
  • Any other taxes, gratuities, or other expenses.
  • Travel Insurance when not on Trek portion (we can give you a quote for that)
  • International Airfare not included unless you add the optional group flight departing from Los Angeles.
  • Flight from Cusco to Lima not included


  • Detailed itinerary
  • Full list of inclusions/exclusions
  • And to ask any questions

Main link for this event RSVP there to get conversations and notices

Have questions?
To Anna Direct Message Anna
To Direct Message Marc (screen name Oddie)

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Come to the zoom and ask any questions.
Meet others attending, be social.
Great way to get the info you want without all the other fluff.

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

Click here to see all our other events


Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

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