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PERU

ABOUT COUNTRY

PERU

Most known for being home of the lost city of the Incas, Peru is much more than just Machu Picchu. One of the most diverse countries on earth, Peru’s rich culture, cuisine and geography guarantee the perfect experience for any type of traveler. Dry coastal deserts, high Andean glaciers and lush Amazon jungle are separated by hundreds of distinct micro-climates each with communities and cultures uniquely adapted to thrive. Each region has its own typical foods, vibrant dress and boisterous customs. There are more than 70 languages spoken in Peru, each carrying the knowledge and traditions of their pre-colonial roots.  

Peru’s aggressive terrain and complex history provide the ideal setting for programs focused on cultural exchange, heart-pounding adventure and impactful community service. Our programs take advantage of lifelong community relationships based on trust and inclusivity, and focus sustainability, equity, and mutual gain. Rural communities nestled deep in the Andean mountains welcome students to learn about their history and culture while working alongside locals to improve essential infrastructure. We customize programs to have the perfect balance between service and adventure, ensuring that travelers can marvel at the beauty of Peru while having the opportunity to live its reality.     

Our local team has decades of experience managing student travel programs across Peru, achieving  consistently high client satisfaction. 
 

COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Gaze

Gaze at the bight night sky from the warmth of your sleeping bag

Join

Join small communities and organizations as they work to provide clean drinking water and equal access to education to all of their youth

Marvel

Marvel and the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World

Trek

Trek past glaciated peaks and through remote mountain villages as you push your physical limits. End your days soaking sore muscles in natural hot springs

Learn

Learn from ancient cultures and understand the challenges of post-colonial Peru

Enjoy

Enjoy the flavors and smells of world-renowned Peruvian delicacies. From the fresh bread from the oven in your host-family’s home to the international fusion restaurants of Cusco and Lima, everything you eat in Peru will be your new favorite food

 

ITINERARIES

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Community Service in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

08 DAYS

  • Learn about Cusco and Sacred Valley

  • Explore Market and local artisans

  • Community Service and Learning about Quechua Culture

  • Explore the Living Incan Town

  • Experience Machu Picchu

  • Roam around ancient Inca capital of Cusco

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From the Andes to the Amazon

09 DAYS

  • Learn about Cusco and Sacred Valley

  • Community Service and Learning about Quechua Culture

  • Experience Machu Picchu

  • Explore the Living Incan Town

  • Visit the Heart of Amazon and Service issues with Local

  • Visit Puerto Maldonando and Lima

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Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Service

10 DAYS

  • Learn about Cusco and Sacred Valley

  • Experience Machu Picchu

  • Explore the Living Incan Town

  • Travel and Community Service at Perka Norte

  • Explore Taquile and Floating Islands

  • Visit Puno

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Hike and Climb Peru with Sacred Valley Service

08 DAYS

  • Learn about Cusco and Sacred Valley

  • The Sacred Valley Project

  • Hike to Rural Communities

  • Experience Machu Pichhu

  • Climb Via Ferrata and Zipline