Skip to content

HRT Students Tackled Machu Picchu on Their Two-Week Adventure to Peru - 2017

HRT students took an unforgettable, two-week journey to Peru, where they interacted with locals and visited breath-taking site after breath-taking site.

Besides enjoying the breathtaking sights and landscapes of Peru, the overall educational goal of the trip was to immerse students in a new culture and give them a physical challenge.

The trip was an amazing adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students. Some of the highlights included a rigorous hike along the 26km-long Quarry Trail. Students traversed the ascending and descending path, which hit an altitude of 4450 in the Andes Mountains. The hike lasted for two days and really put students to the physical test.

Quarry trek

Watch the video to see Humber students hike the quarry trek to Machu Picchu 

After the hike, students took a guided walk around the ruins of the ancient city of Machu Pichu. Finally, the trip concluded with a two-night stay on a community island by Lake Titicaca. Students were welcomed into the homes of locals and got a closer look at daily life on the island community.

Thanks to all the students who attended the trip. Thanks as well to Kevin Smith, Program Coordinator and Professor of the Tourism Management program, and to the Humber faculty who organized this amazing, unforgettable expedition.