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Epic Machu Picchu via the short Inca Trail or Train. LAST MINUTE OPENING

We have an unexpected cancellation on our small group trip to Machu Picchu via the short Inca Trail or Train.

You need to act fast if you want to join this amazing bucket list adventure. Our final deadline to obtain permits is JUNE 10th and space is super limited. The only way to secure your spot is by taking care of the deposit:

Secure Deposit Link for 2-Day Inca Trail $252
Secure Deposit Link for Train Option $253

Click here to contact the organizer with any questions:
Direct Message Anna

There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu. With this trip you have the choice of 2-Day Inca Trail (short) or The Train.
In addition we are spending 2 nights in Lima and 3 nights in Cusco. Transfers, meals and sightseeing tours are included!

The 2-day Inca Trail is the "tourist" route. We are doing a shorten version of the classic Inca trail, hiking just the second half of it. The view is stunning - 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!

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 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 2: 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

FILL OUT OUR GOOGLE FORM To receive:
· Detailed itinerary
· Full list of inclusions/exclusions
· And to ask any questions

INCUDED
· 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

OPTIONAL
· 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
· AIRFARE FROM OTHER CITIES NOT INCLUDED. REQUEST A QUOTE

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

This event is cross-posted on many groups and will sell out fast!

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

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Red Rock Canyon AND Valley Of Fire!! AND Las Vegas Road Trip Too (November)....

Valley of Fire has is beyond description. And we get to camp near there.
Click Here for Pix from a previous time we went
You will see the Big Horn Ram's stroll right by us.

Click Here for general Images of Valley Of Fire
Click Here for images of "The Fire Wave"
Click Here for the Pink Sands Slot Canyon

About Red Rock Canyon?
Click Here for a pretty good vid of it
Red Rock has a scenic drive route, and some awesome nature areas and hikes.

We can even go into Vegas in the evening and see the lights and the town or have dinner.

All these places are MISERABLE in SUMMER and in WINTER.
Summer it roasty toasty. And winter is super cold at night (and winds).

We have parked a time to go that is goldilocks weather. Mid-November should be a high of 72.

More info about activities and schedules as we get closer.

RSVP does not guarantee your spot. Payment is the only way to secure you place. Click Here for Secure Payment link (per person 4 days, 3 nights) $94 Per Person. What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time.

What does this cover? This is tent camping for up to 4 nights 5 days. The cost goes towards site cost and firewood any permits, Certificates, insurance, safety gear, safety communications devices, and more. As well as making sure there is a person who is a Certified Wilderness First Responder present for added safety. We are all about safety and inclusion.

You do provide your own tent and sleeping gear. As well as your own food. This way there are no food handling heath issues, or allergy or and specialized dietary issues.

We will help with organizing carpools (carpool info goes out the week before) Click Here to get on the carpool list
You will also need to take care of any park entries. Those are per car not per person, as well as vary by age or if have any National or State Park passes is is a different amount.

I am a newbie. Is this good for me? Yes. Our site is flat and easy. Restrooms as water for our site. Free showers are located nearby.
Also . . . read these:
Click Here for Newbie Camping Advice All things GEAR
Click Here for Newbie Camping Advice All things FOOD

Dogs OK on trails. REPEAT . . . . DOG OK ON TRAILS! This is a rarity to where you get to hike with your dog. Of course dogs OK in camp too!!

Kids totally OK. If under 18 they are free.

What if I stay two nights. Is it less? No. But since we have for Sun night you can stay as late as you want on Sunday before packing up. It gives us flexibility. Why not stay till Mon?
You can arrive as early as Thursday 2 PM and leave as Monday.

We create and promote a safe and fun environment for all.

Adventures that are safe and fun at quality private site with amenities. We welcome all, and that includes you!

To ATTEND THIS EVENT . . . RSVP and then CLICK HERE to take care of payment, AND Click Here to fill out our google form

AND/OR if you have questions? Click Here to Send Marc (screen name Oddie) Direct Message

AND/OR

We do a Local Camping Zoom Q & A Wed 7:30 PM
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Awesome for newbies to come to be able to ask questions. Click Here for Zoom Q & A and newbie Camping Zoom Event

Some informational pages you may want to look at and review.

NOTE: We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.

WE WELCOME ALL AND THAT INCLUDES YOU !!

Click Here for The Main place where posted. Good to RSVP there to get any updates or conversations

Pyramids to Petra with Sphinx, Nile Cruise & Dead Sea. Lands of Ancient Mystery!

We are going to Meetup and travel to these epic lands of legends, relics and indescribable beauty. Experience the essence of Egypt and Jordan!

Join us and make some new friends during a magical journey.

Visit the must-see Pyramids of Giza and the stoic Sphinx. Unwind on a 3-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Ride a horse in Petra, the “Rose Red City”. Admire the ethereal landscape of Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon" with Bedouin 4X4 ride into the Jordanian desert. Reach lowest point on Earth. Enjoy the most pristine sandy beaches and coral reefs on the Red Sea at Aqaba.

We build our events from scratch. This is no exception. The goal is to visit the best places.

In Egypt . . . Pyramids, Sphynx and Nile Cruise to all the other main ancient and historic locations such as Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor. As well as Philae Temple, Egilica Island, Kom-ombo temple, EdfuTemple, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Deir El Bahari, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Avenue of Sphinxes.

In Jordan: The most famous sight is Petra. But since we are there . . . let's get in all the history, culture and locations. Dead Sea, Wadi Al Mujib, Wadi Rum, Madaba, Jerash, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, Aqaba at the Red Sea.
The Dead Sea we will be accessing from the Jordan side. Both sides have the distinction as the lowest place on Earth along the shoreline at 1414 feet below Sea Level. This landscape is hauntingly beautiful .
Wadi Al Mujib and Wadi Rum are places you may not have heard of. But you have seen them in movies.

At the moment these are just names of far off and exotic places, iconic locations full of ancient history. We get guided visits to all of them! Photos of many of these locations are uploaded to the gallery. We will also be doing Q & A Zooms and you can ask about them during those.

What is included?

In Egypt:

  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Nights on Cruise board; Aswan & Luxor full board (Sightseeing are included)
  • Nile cruise like Esmeralda / Radamis or Similar
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids, Sphinx
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • English speaking tour guide “Egyptologist”
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • The internal airfare between Cairo and Aswan/Luxor and Amman
  • Taxes and service charges

In Jordan:

  • 3 nights hotel in Amman
  • 2 nights hotel in Petra
  • 1 night hotel in Aqaba
  • 1 night hotel in Wadi Rum
  • Breakfast Daily and one dinner
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guide

Does not include:
x Any International Airfare
x Meals other than specified
x Optional Tours
x All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, Laundry, room service, etc.)
x Visa Upon arrival at Cairo airport - Cost $25.
x Tipping Egyptologist and vehicle driver.
x Any beverage not mentioned in tour program description.

Land Tour cost $3755 per person, double occupancy (we match roommates for those wishing to share)
Solo occupancy additional $1385
Includes Airfare (Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo - Amman) but not the Trans-Atlantic flight

The only way to secure your spot is a $300 deposit
Click Here for our Secure Deposit Link

Deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees).
Final payment due 60 days before departure

Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

We have designed this to include all the "must see" locations and have a super detailed Day By Day that lists ALL the historic spots we will be going to.

To receive detailed itinerary and inclusions Click Here to fill out our google info request form.

Click Here to Message Direct to Anna with any questions.

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM Pacific.
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered.
Click Here for our Overseas Events Zoom

Click Here for General Policies and useful info for our international trips

Click Here for the the MAIN location this event posted

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

Click Here to see all our other events
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Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!

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