As mentioned here, this one may change dates, but at the moment the intention is to confirm and book to do the Breast Cancer Care Inca Trail Trek in April 2017. It is likely to mean that I will just be arriving in Peru on my Mum’s birthday (rather than being at high altitude already), but I may do the intended extensions of the Amazon Basin and Lake Titicaca, as well as the Galapagos Islands, before the trek.
I’ve wanted to trek the Inca Trail since I was 13, when I entered a Body Shop competition to win a trip to Machu Picchu. The picture was up on my wall for months! I’ve always been fascinated by the Incas and, rather bizarrely, I’ve also always wanted a llama as a pet (although I expect I will change my mind while there!).
I’m hoping to do some volunteering while there in the Amazon, although I am expecting that this trip will be the first real one outside of my comfort zone – spiders, snakes and frogs are not on my list of favourite things. I think I may well need a
handsome, brave chaperone for this jungle adventure!