Charity Challenges in South America and the Caribbean

Charity Challenges in South America and the Caribbean

This month we're taking you to South America and the Caribbean to explore three unforgettable adventures - our Costa Rica Trek, Cuba Cycle, and the iconic Inca Trail Trek!

Combine history and culture with sparkling coastlines on the Cuba Cycle, take in mountain views on our Costa Rica Trek, or follow the Inca Trail to the ancient city of Machu PIcchu.

Keep reading for all the details on our South American and Caribbean adventures, or use the links below to skip ahead if you have a challenge in mind!

Inca Trail Trek

Inca Trail Trek

  • Follow one of the world’s best-known trekking trails
  • Trek through the stunning Andes mountain range
  • Explore Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

Follow one of the world’s most famous trails to the ancient city of Machu Picchu! Setting off from Cusco, our trek leads us along gushing rivers, through ancient tunnels and over high mountain passes to the Sun Gate. The sight of Machu Picchu appearing through the morning mist is one that will stay with you forever!

What our participants say:

“Absolutely great adventure to Peru to do the Inka Trek. Made some fantastic friends. Treated so WELL by all the team. Our guides were just brilliant. Food was lovely. What was cooked and served up the mountain was just mind blowing.”

June, Inca Trail Trek

Why Peru is special:

“The people, food, but basically the history, and thousands of beautiful places where I can enjoy nature. They are many more things in my country!”

Ruben, Tour Guide on our Inca Trail Trek

What our leaders say:

“During my career I’ve been very fortunate to have visited many countries throughout the world including Costa Rica and Peru.  I can say categorically that Peru has to be my favourite.

I love the country, the people, its fascinating history, many amazing places of interest and of course the varied and delicious food. You can visit Lima the capital, take in the Inka sites above Cusco, visit the amazing lost city of Machu Picchu…  The choices are endless. Cusco is a destination dream as it’s a hub for lots of exciting adventures.  Explore the city, visit the Cathedral, take in the tempting markets or just hang out in one of the cafes around the Playa de Armas and people watch. Whatever you choose, Peru will stay in your heart as it has in mine.”

“My top tips:

  • Give yourself time to acclimatise and walk slowly.  Don’t be surprised if you are breathless.  This will steady after 24 hours.
  • Drink coca tea as it helps you adjust to the altitude Bring a selection of clothing as once in the Andes you can have 4 seasons in one day.
  • Drink water/ tea regularly
  • Wear high factor sun cream as the sun is really strong at altitude.  Don’t get caught out.
  • Fabrics and textiles are a great purchase and Peru is great for this. Silver jewellery is also a great buy.”

Teri Savage-Hirst, GAC Challenge Leader for over 24 years


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Trek Costa Rica

Trek Costa Rica

  • Trek to the top of Cerro Frio, taking in stunning views from the summit
  • Visit the mountain town of San Gerardo, a remote village known for its birdwatching and wildlife
  • Spend a day at the idyllic Manuel Antonio Beach, home to four species of monkey

Our Costa Rican adventure takes us through coffee plantations, past huge waterfalls, and through cloud forest on our way to the top of Cerro Frio at 3,492m. A tough trek awaits as we conquer mountain passes and muddy trails, but a free day to relax at the stunning Manuel Antonio Beach awaits us!

What our participants say:

“Not for the faint hearted, but if you're after an adventure that will challenge you and immerse you in diverse beauty of Costa Rica like I was, this might just be the time of your life.”

John, Costa Rica Cycle


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Cycle Cuba

Cycle Cuba

  • Explore Havana, famous for its culture, architecture and monuments
  • Visit Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reach the finish line at the Che Guevara Mausoleum

Shimmering coastlines and mountain roads await as we cycle Cuba! We’ll bike from Havana to Santa Clara on an incredible journey combining history and culture. Vintage cars, salsa and the occasional cocktail will feature along the way, along with stunning views and support from our fantastic team.

Why Cuba is special:

“The people, food, but basically the history, and thousands of beautiful places where I can enjoy nature. They are many more things in my country!”

Erik, Tour Guide on our Cuba Cycle


   Cycle Cuba and Save £75 in 2024   


Ask the Team - Anna Crampin


What's your role at GAC?

Next year I’ll have been a leader for Global Adventure Challenges for 20 years and I’m proud and and blessed to have experienced so many exciting adventures with thousands of brilliant and inspiring people over the years. 


Where have you travelled in Central & South America?  

I have traveled quite a lot through Central and Southern America.  I salsa and merengue danced my way through Mexico whilst teaching English and learning Spanish, explored ancient Mayan ruins on the Ruta Maya through Belize and Guatemala, surfed and cycled my way around Costa Rica, trekked and climbed in the high altitudes of the Cordillera Blanca, drove down the Pan American Highway, browsed the witches’ markets in Bolivia and lived in a shanty town in Lima for a summer.  

With Global Adventure Challenges I’ve shared my experience of this part of the world, and added to it, on the Inca Trail, in Costa Rica and on the Cuba Bike Ride.  


Which is your favourite trip?

Costa Rica will always have a special place in my heart because that’s where I went on my honeymoon. There’s dense rainforest, rolling cloud forest, volcanoes and palm fringed Pacific and Carribean coast lines. It’s so rich in nature and wildlife, the landscape is spectacular and it’s an outdoor adventure playground.  More impressively Costa Rica has made a firm commitment to protecting this environment.  25% of the country is now protected national reserves and even the country's main domestic airline is carbon-neutral. So you can enjoy an intense immersion in this impressive natural environment whilst leaving minimal impact.  And still find some late night latin beats! 


Any top tips?

My top tip for enjoying your adventures in Central and South America would be to learn a little Spanish. Enough to order a nice cocktail, ask for or accept a dance and connect with your local guide or say Hey! to a local.  


Terms and Conditions

  1. Registrations must be made online between Friday 1 December and Sunday 31 December 2023;
  2. Discount can only be used on selected 2024 and 2025 challenge dates indicated above;
  3. Discounts have no alternative cash value;
  4. If the cost of the registration fee is less than the discount offered, no monetary difference will be paid;
  5. All discounted registrations fees are non-refundable and subject to our standard booking conditions.
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