Smile Network / Adventure Travel

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

With magnificent natural wonders like Machu Picchu, the stunning Andes Mountains and Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop, join Smile Network on one of the many unique volunteer adventure travel opportunities available year round.

When the adventure part of the journey is over join us at a surgical mission site and work alongside other volunteers making a difference in the lives of impoverished citizens throughout the world. These are unforgettable, life changing experiences. Change the way you think about the world and your life.

For more information on all adventure travel experiences call us at 612 377 1800 or contact us a info@smilenetwork.org

 

“I have never been more exhausted
and exhilarated at the same time.
All I needed was a magic Carpet to
glide over the trail.”

Jerry Bix Inca Trail Trekker

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Trek the Inca Trail
11-day trip
Cusco, Peru

Join an adventurous group of trekkers for this one in a lifetime journey on the famed Inca Trail. Trek through the Andes to the awe-inspiring ancient ruins of the lost city of the Incans “Machu Picchu.”

This South American high altitude adventure includes a day to explorer the Peruvian capital city of Lima before your departure to the picturesque mountain village of Cusco, Peru. Participants will acclimate for two days and participate in mountain climbs in the Sacred Valley before trekking for 4 days on the Inca trail.

You will trek with experienced English speaking guides. Porters will carry you gear and pitch your tents. Cooks will prepare fresh meals on the mountain three times a day.

On the final day, trekkers will reach the Gate of the Sun for a viewing of the breathtaking vista of Machu Picchu before their descent into the 8th wonder of the world.

We are currently booking for the Inca Trail Experience for July of 2016. Please note the Peruvian Government strictly monitors the number of permits issued daily to gain access to the trail. Permits for July generally sell out by February. Space is available on a first come first serve basis.

For more information on all adventure travel experiences, call us at 612 377 1800 or contact us at
rachael@smilenetwork.org

Inca Trail Brochure

Camino de Santiago
11-day trip
Camino

Join an adventurous group of trekkers for this one in a lifetime journey on the famed Camino de Santiago trail.

We are currently booking for the Camino trek for September of 2016.  Space is available on a first come first serve basis.

For more information on all adventure travel experiences, call us at 612 377 1800 or contact us at
rachael@smilenetwork.org

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
12-day trip
Arusha, Tanzania

Climb to the roof of Africa on the highest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro. The 12-day journey offers climber’s an opportunity to summit this mountain with a premier US trekking company based in Tanzania. Enjoy white tablecloth service as you acclimate in the luxurious tent camp prior to ascending to 19,940 feet. A team of experienced guides and Sherpa’s will take you up to the roof of Africa.

Participants need to be in great physical shape and have the burning desire to stand on the summit of Kilimanjaro.

After your climb participate in an expedition to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to view rhinoceros, zebra, elephants, lions and wildebeest.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime trip!

For more information on all adventure travel experiences call us at 612 377 1800 or contact us at
info@smilenetwork.org
Trek Kilimanjaro Brochure

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Bike or Horseback Ride through the Andes
4 day Trip
Quito, Ecuador

Explore the many mysteries of Ecuador and experience the sights, scents and sounds of the spectacular natural surrounding of this remote region of South America. Bike or horseback among the clouds to the summit of the third largest active volcano in the world located in Cotopaxi Nation Park.

This global Venture experience begins in the highest capital city in the world of Quito, Ecuador. Spend time strolling through this beautiful city while you acclimate to the elevation. Take in the historical sites and perhaps some shopping before you embark on your ride thought the Ecuadorian countryside.

This four-day volcano adventure is family friendly and you do not need to be an experienced rider or biker to participate in this trip. This trip also includes luxurious accommodations in some of Ecuador’s most beautiful lodges. At the end of a day you may welcome a luxurious massage!

This is a customized itinerary and can be coordinated any month of the year for a group with a minimum of 10 people.

For more information on all adventure travel experiences call us at 612 377 1800 or contact us at

info@smilenetwork.org for more info
Ecuador Brochure