Immense, rugged, colorful, vibrant and mystic. No one word or idea can embody a land so diverse in geography, culture and history. Peru is the destination for adventure. Whether tracking a wild boar in the Amazon Basin, dancing to salsa music in Lima, watching wheat sway in the shadow of the mighty Andes, or spying a rainbow forming above the ruins at Machu Picchu, Peru will take your breath away.
The contrasts of Peru permeate every part of the country. Despite its beauty, there are large discrepancies among socioeconomic classes and wide differences in standards of living throughout the country. Travel with us to Peru and explore this unique country, combining meaningful service with an unforgettable adventure.
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Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure! Each customized itinerary is unique, but these are just a few of the activities which may be available during your program.
Immerse yourself in the local language and culture by staying with a host family
Tour the incredible ancient city of Machu Picchu
Tour the ruined complex of Saqsayhuaman above Cusco.
Navigate the floating islands of the Uros people on the waters of Lake Titicaca
Learn new moves in a Latin dance class
Navigate the region's largest market in Pisac
Sandboard down giant sand dunes in Chilca
Hike through the Amazon jungle
Explore the Sun Temple and other Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo
Explore the capital city's coastal neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco.
Canoe through Lake Sandoval in the Amazon
Enjoy a photographic scavenger hunt of Cusco in the high Andes
Our daughter is planning a high school junior year as an exchange student abroad, and your program was partly a ‘test the waters” of her being abroad. It was a tremendous success, thank you!