Pandemic Relief for Machu Picchu Trek Porters & More

Update posted by Apus Peru On Jun 22, 2020

This is it, everyone! We are entering the FINAL WEEK of our campaign. The countdown is on and it’s now time for us to give it everything we’ve got. Can we get to $10,000? We’re almost there so let’s see!

If you’re visiting our campaign page for the first time – welcome! And thank you for taking an interest in our fundraiser. Even if you’re unable to contribute anything at this time, we hope you learn a little something about hiking in Peru and that you’ll maybe even decide to share our campaign with your friends!

And for those of you who have already donated, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. We have been so overwhelmed by your generosity.

Just the other day we received a call from Manuel – one of our Salkantay arrieros (muleteers) – and he was overjoyed to hear how well the campaign is coming. You guys are really making a difference.

With love from the Andes,

Thank you | Gracias | Sulpayki

The Apus Peru team

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Update posted by Apus Peru On Jun 16, 2020

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to our campaign so far. You are incredible!

Since our last update, we have not only met our original campaign goal, but actually surpassed it!! All thanks to YOU!

From your many comments – posted here, on our social media pages and even sent to us via email – it’s clear that your trip to Peru had an impact on you. So many of you have shared beautiful memories of your trek and what it meant to you. Isn’t it amazing how each journey we can take can make such a difference in a person’s life?

It’s all so incredibly gratifying to hear. Not only to us, as a company, but especially for our guides, cooks, porters and more who work so hard to give everyone who passes through our doors the trip of a lifetime.

You might not believe it, but our guides remember you, too! Despite the hundreds of people they must meet over the years, each person, each group, leaves its own mark. As we share the comments we receive with the guides, they in turn share their memories of the trek, and all send their warmest greetings to you all.

If this campaign has shown us anything, it’s that we can get through this, together.

We may have surpassed our initial target, but we want to do more…can we get to $10,000? Let’s see!

With love from the Andes,

Thank you | Gracias | Sulpayki

The Apus Peru team

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Update posted by Apus Peru On Jun 08, 2020

This is the first time we have organized a fundraising campaign, and we weren’t sure what to expect. To be honest, we thought we’d be lucky if we raised even half of our campaign goal.

Imagine our surprise when, after just ONE WEEK, our campaign goal is already 96% funded!!!

We have been blown away by the outpouring of feeling and support that we have received from you, our valued clients and supporters. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect this kind of response. We are so deeply grateful, and extremely humbled by your generosity.

But our work is not done.

Our initial $6000 goal is literally a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of wages lost for our field team this year, so we want to keep going!

Let's see how far we can get in support of our guides, muleteers, porters, cooks and drivers.

Meanwhile, here in Peru, the health emergency declared by the Peruvian government in mid-March was officially extended until June 30th. While some sectors are slowly beginning to re-open, our lives and economy are still largely shut down.

An enormous THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, to all of those who have contributed to our campaign.

With love from the Andes,

Thank you | Gracias | Sulpayki

The Apus Peru team

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Apus Peru Digital Calendar - Hmmm, what do you give to someone this generous?? You almost had us stumped! We want to send you our PERSONAL thanks, from the bottom of our hearts with this stunning 12-month digital calendar featuring some of our best photos of Cusco, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain and more. Dream about Peru all year long!

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$100 USD Gift Card from Threads of Peru - You’re our hero. Seriously, you made our day. So let us make yours! Did someone say…shopping spree!! $100 are YOURS to spend on gifts and unique treasures from Threads of Peru. This is the time to invest in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand-loomed baby alpaca wrap or blanket!

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Free Comfort Camping Upgrade on Any Trek You Book With Us in 2021 - For such a generous contribution, a special person like you deserves extra special treatment! You’ll have the unique opportunity to enjoy a FREE Comfort Camping Upgrade on any non-Inca Trail trek - a nearly 300 USD value for a 4 day trek!

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1 Full Day Private Cusco City Tour for 2 - Well, we’re stunned. Your generosity has really knocked our socks off! Come to Cusco and we’ll treat you to a one-on-one private tour of Cusco city. See a side of Cusco that no one else sees – a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. From its pre-Columbian roots to its Incan glory and Colonial past, Cusco is full of captivating history, beautiful architecture and incredible hidden treasures. Explore Cusco’s best-kept secrets with one of our amazing guides for an experience you will NEVER forget. You’ll also meet the Apus Peru team, and get to see some of the people face to face who YOU helped support.

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And there we have it, $10,000.00. We love you all!

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Best of luck, Apus! Special greetings to Urbano, Herbert & his son and the muleteers whose names I don't remember: you made my trek unforgettable!!!

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All the best Herbert and Apus Peru crew!!!

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All our best wishes to Herbert and the team !

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