A Sports Friends Epic Trip is the opportunity of a lifetime to combine your passions for God and adventure. This trip offers participants a chance to engage in Sports Friends’ ministry in Perú and also to tackle the Inca Trail, one of South America’s premier physical challenges.
As God has continued to bless and grow this ministry, SF has recently begun to launch its efforts within South America. Beginning with Perú in 2012, we are excited to see how God will use the universal language of sports to transform lives on another continent. SF’s vision is to mobilize a movement of Perúvian churches to use soccer (and other sports) to engage young people, many of whom are disconnected from the church.
In Perú, Epic Trip participants will have a chance to partake in and serve SF ministry programs. Visiting a weekly SF program will help participants better understand how our ministry model works on an ongoing basis.
INCA TRAIL HIKE
Perú boasts one of the most sought-after physical challenges in the world: trekking the Inca Trail, which finishes at Machu Picchu. In just 26 miles (43km), the Inca Trail manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, subtropical jungle, and a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins, and tunnels. Starting at about 9,000 ft. (2,750m), the trail climbs to a peak elevation of 13,780 ft. (4,200m). Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas” built in the 1400’s, awaits trekkers at the trail’s conclusion.
SF Perú staff and ministry leaders will accompany participants on the hike. This shared time is designed to help participants create bonds with our team leaders and learn more about their heart for this ministry.
• Participants must be physically fit.
• Trips are for men and women, 18+ years of age; 16+ if accompanied by a parent.
• Participants will be required to obtain the mandatory immunizations for travel to Perú.
• Trip size is up to 12 participants.
TRIP COST: $2,950 USD per person (single room occupancy) or $2,750 per person (shared room) + airfare*+ immunizations**. (Cost includes all meals, lodging, transportation while on the trip, travel insurance, Machu Picchu hike permits and porter tips. For participants from the U.S., entire trip cost is tax deductible.)
*SF will assist participants with booking airfare to ensure appropriate arrival and departure times.
**Immunizations are required and may cost between $200-800 USD