Mega Machu Picchu Luxury Holiday Giveaway

The holiday season is approaching fast, and that means one thing here at TechCrunch: more giveaways! Sure, we’ve given away Twitter gadgets and wireless music systems, but this is definitely the best giveaway yet by a mountain peak. In fact, the winner will be climbing a mountain in Peru to the fabled Inca city of Machu Picchu. Well, you and a guest will actually be on horseback most of the way, and staying in WiFi-equipped luxury eco-lodges. But you can walk part of the way just to say you hiked the Inca trail.

This 7-day adventure for two, which is worth about $7,000, is being donated by the tour operator Mountain Lodges of Peru in conjunction with ekoVenture, a marketplace for “experience travel” (read our recent post on them). You can enter the contest here to win the trip by using the secret code “ilovetc” (and if you want to retweet this contest or share it on Facebook use the buttons above). Airfare is not included, but everything else is. Mountain Lodges of Peru is a past recipient of National Geographic’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” award so you’ll be in good hands.

Man, I wish I was eligible. The contest ends at midnight Pacific Time on December 3. Everyone who enters will get periodic Photo of the Day emails from ekoVenture, but there is an opt-out link for those who don’t want it.

It’s going to be hard to top this giveaway, but if you are a company out there with ideas (and prizes) let us know. Nothing is too good for our readers.

Update: For legal reasons, this contest is open only to U.S. residents.

Update 12/25: The winner is Meagan Donahue.