Discover the history of Peru via guided tour of Lima with a notable historian
Explore the Inca Trail in a guided, porter-supported hike that follows in the footsteps of the native inhabitants of pre-colonial Peru
Explore the fantastic stone ruins of Machu Picchu, South America’s most awe-inspiring archaeological site
Visit the major Inca monuments near Cusco, a charming, colonial city and ancient capital of the Incas
This Continuing Medical Education (CME) class in Wilderness and Travel Medicine while exploring Lima, hiking Peru’s Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu 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 hiking the Inca Trail you’ll have a quick afternoon to explore Machu Picchu, returning the following day to thoroughly appreciate this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Center.
Wilderness Medicine Continuing Medical Education seminars will typically take place in the afternoons between 5 and 7pm, before dinner is served.
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Amazon Rainforest
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1 Arrive in Lima. Overnight at AC Hotel Lima Miraflores. (No meals included)
DAY 2 Lima’s history through time with an historian. Welcome dinner at a special restaurant. (B)
DAY 3 Fly to Cusco & city walking tour. (B)
Day 4 Visit Sacsayhuaman, Awanacancha and Pisac. Dinner at Hacienda Huayoccari. (B & D)
Day 5 Kayak and/or Stand-up paddleboard in Huaypo lake with outdoor picnic lunch. Visit Moray and transfer to hotel. (B & L)
Day 6 Begin hiking the Inca Trail! (B + L + D)
Day 7 Pass through the incredible cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corralpunku. Hit 14,000 feet. (B + L + D)
Day 8 Ascend the second pass – 13, 000 feet. (B + L + D)
Day 9 Reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu and enjoy a brief initial visit at the ruins. Overnight at the 5-star InkaTerra, Pueblo Hotel in the small town of Aguas Callientas. (B + L + D)
Day 10 In the morning, we take a bus up the twisty road back to Machu Picchu where we spend most of the day. In the late afternoon, we climb aboard a first-class train for a ride back to Cusco. (B)
Day 11 Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima. (B)
Optional Extensions If you would like to come in early or stay late and spend more time in Lima or Cusco, we’re happy to help you organize and book lodging and activities.
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Amazon Rainforest
Trip Cost: $5,350*
(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.)
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"This was a trip of a lifetime - excellent combination of medical education and education regarding the history, politics and culture of the region, botany and architecture. The hiking was superb, the food on the trail an unexpected pleasure, and the guides managed our time on the Inca Trail in such a way that we felt we were the only hikers on any given day."
Heidi Green, MD
"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 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
Faculty for the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Amazon Rainforest
Wilderness Medicine CME
October 12-22, 2021
Matthieu Declerck, MD: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Course Director for USC's "Wilderness & Survival Medicine" that focuses on combining the physiology of wilderness medicine with hands-on experiences. Member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Certified provider for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Wilderness Medicine Fellow from Stanford University.
October 23 - November 2, 2021
Howard J. Donner, MD: Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Featured in two successful NOVA documentaries including; Deadly Ascent, and the critically acclaimed film: Everest: The Death Zone. Medical operations consultant for NASA for 5 years. Medical advisor for Telluride's Search and Rescue team. Staff physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association for 2 seasons. Began his career as a professional river and mountain guide, now a Certified Flight Instructor and professional skipper. Has advised mountaineers, rescuers, Olympic athletes, pilots and aerospace personnel throughout his career.
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
16 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.
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