Guided hike of the Inca Trail following in the footsteps of the Incas
Colorful and friendly guides and porters carry all your gear on the trail
We use the same Inca trail outfitter as Abercrombie and Kent
Explore the fantastic stone ruins of Machu Picchu, South America's most awesome archaeological site
Visit the major Inca monuments near Cuzco, a charming, colonial city and ancient capital of the Incas
Visit the Amazon jungle and stay at the fantastic Reserva Amazonica
Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! Enjoy historic Cuzco and the beautiful Sacred Valley! Explore the Amazon Jungle!
The Inca Trail / Machu Picchu / Amazon Rainforest Wilderness and Travel Medicine CME Conference is a true classic that should be on every adventurer's "to-do" list. It is difficult to describe the magnificence of Machu Picchu, a stone fortress city nestled below stunning peaks. It is perhaps the greatest mystery of the Inca Empire. The four-day trek on the Inca Trail to reach this pre-Columbian site is a pilgrimage through time. Beautiful Andean scenery, as well as cultural history, unfolds as we hike up and down steep stone staircases past ancient Inca outposts. Our guides and porters will carry all of your gear and prepare delicious meals on the trail.
After the Inca Trail, we'll fly to the fabulous Reserva Amazonica Lodge on the Amazon River. Our naturalist guides will take us on interpretive journeys to the Amazon Rainforest - an incredibly diverse and beautiful ecosystem.
This Wilderness and Travel Medicine CME Conference combines hiking the Inca with a visit to Machu Picchu and a trip into the heart of the Amazon jungle! You will get a true sense of the magic of Peru!
Please register early, as Inca Trail permits will sell out many months in advance.
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Amazon Rainforest
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1 Arrive in Cusco. Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina in the heart of Cusco's historic district. Stroll around the central square and choose from one of the many excellent restaurants.
DAY 2 Morning excursion to Sacsayhuaman, Awanacancha, and the ruins and marketplace of Picas. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 3 Visit the archaeological remains ruins of Moray then hike down to the town of Maras- famous for its salt mines. Afternoon visit to the quaint and ancient town of Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Day 4 Begin hiking the Inca Trail! Today’s hike is easy going through numerous ancient terraces. Enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped Wecheywilk
Day 5 Pass through the incredible cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corralpunku. We slowly work our way up the first pass - 14,000 feet!
Day 6 Plant and bird life become more varied and amazing spectacle of the Urubamba Valley comes into view. Ascend the second pass – 13, 000 feet -- and camp at Puyapatamarca with a panorama view of the Andes surrounding us.
Day 7 Reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu and enjoy an initial visit of this magical place. Overnight at the 5-star InkaTerra, Pueblo Hotel in the small town of Aguas Calientes.
Day 8 In the morning, we take a bus up the twisty road back to Machu Picchu where we spend most of the day exploring and learning the history of these iconic ruins. In the late afternoon, we climb aboard a first-class train for a ride back to Cusco through the Andes.
Day 9 Morning flight to Puerto Maldonado to experience the Peruvian Rainforest! A short tour around the main square, then a scenic boat ride upriver to Reserva Amazonica Hotel, and an optional guided tour of their world-class botanical gardens.
Day 10 Morning hike through the jungle to Lake Sandoval. A boat excursion around the lake offers close views of the local flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to a native "chacra" and Monkey Island.
Day 11 After another beautiful morning and topical breakfast in the jungle, return down the river to the airport for your flight back to Cusco.
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Amazon Rainforest
Trip Cost: $5,150*
(Includes all transfers, all lodging, guiding, and most meals; does not include flights from USA to and from Cuzco, Peru. We will book the flight for our clients on Day 9 from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. This ticket will be billed prior to the final payment being due, and should be between $100-150.00 per person.)
Additional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"The CME trip to Peru was fantastic. Everything went smoothly. Piero (the head guide) is a superstar! He really looked out for the health and safety of everyone on the trip. This was definitely 5 star "first class" adventure travel."
Robert Derlet, MD - Professor of Medicine , UC Davis School of Medicine
"Absolutely the best meeting I have ever attended. Extremely useful information for any physician regardless of the ¬specialty. The talks were inspirational and motivating, and the ¬activities were icing on the cake."
John McAnulty, MD, Madison, WI.
"The most interesting and practical medical meeting. Great topics from the top of Everest to the bottom of the ocean."
James R. Allen, MD
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.
For more information or to register for this trip please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238
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