2019 Colorado Academy Middle School Peru Program
|June 10, 2019 - June 20, 2019
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$3,290 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Interested travelers should enroll by November 1st
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family. If we are within 90 days of travel, only the pay in full option is possible.
Program Tuition: $3,390
Pay in Full
Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:
Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:
All prices in United States Dollars.
Peru Cultural Journey
Viva Peru! Here is a country with so much to offer a curious traveler: dazzling culture, world-famous landscapes, compelling history and friendly and hospitable people. Whether you’re strolling the cobblestone streets of Cusco, watching the sun rise from the splendor of Machu Picchu or working on a meaningful service project in a small community in and mountains of the Sacred Valley, Peru is sure to leave you wanting more.
Service Adventures can combine rural homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects which are guided by our community partners. Living in these small communities provides the opportunity to engage the language and culture from a uniquely advantageous position.
Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!
Experience the grandeur of Machu Picchu
Tour the Saqsayhuaman complex above Cusco
Navigate the region's largest market in Pisac
Explore the Sun Temple and other Incan ruins in Ollantaytambo
Visit the capital city's coastal neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco
Enjoy a photographic scavenger hunt of Cusco in the high Andes
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group.
|USA - Lima
|This evening the group will depart from the US and fly to Lima, Peru, arriving early the following morning.
|We will arrive to the airport early this morning and transfer to the hotel for breakfast, some rest, and our orientation meeting. Early this afternoon we will set sail for the Callao Islands to get a closer look at the wildlife that call these islands home. We will finish the tour with an opportuntity to swim with sea lions! If time permits, we will end the day with a tour of the temples of Huacapucllana, a set of adobe ruins in the heart of the city.
|Hostal El Patio
|Lima - Cusco
|This morning we will catch a flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Quechua empire. After settling in to our accommodations in the beautiful San Blas neighborhood, we will orient ourselves on a walking tour of the city and marvel at how Quechua, Spanish, and modern influences mold the current day Cusco.
|Our day will begin with an adventurous photographic scavenger hunt in the cobblestone streets around the central plaza of Cusco. Next, we'll tour the massive Quechua ruins of Saksaywaman. In the evening, we will enjoy a Chaufu feast, a classic Asian/Peruvian fusion with our friends from Peruvian Hearts.
|Cusco - Urubamba
|The adventures continue as we set out for Chinchero, a small town just above the Sacred Valley. We will enjoy a weaving demonstration from the women famous for this local craft, then set out through the Sacred Valley to Salineras, where thousands of salt pools cascade down the mountains, and Moray, an ancient Incan agricultural laboratory. We will end the day descending the valley in bikes (or vans) and grab dinner at the Alhambra Hacienda restaurant before making our way to our hotel in Urubamba.
|La Quinta Eco Hotel
|Today we will work hand in hand with the good people at Peruvian Hearts. The specific details about the programming for today is forthcoming, but will likely involve visits to the homes of some of our friends at Peruvian Hearts, followed by a picnic and a project in the afternoon. If time and energy permits us, we can organize a soccer game back near the hotel later this afternoon.
|La Quinta Eco Hotel
|Today we will journey through the Sacred Valley, making our first stop at an andean camelid farm. After feeding and petting our fair share of llamas and alpacas, we will head on to the town of Pisac, famous for it's bustling market of textiles and hand-woven crafts. In the afternoon we will have the option to hike the ruins above town and learn about this breathtaking archeological site before returning to our hotel.
|La Quinta Eco Hotel
|Today's the day! We will wake early and board the train to the world-famous Machu Picchu. With our local guide, we will learn about the history and significance of Machu Picchu and take time to reflect on our journey thus far. In the afternoon, we will take the train back to our hotel in Cusco.
|Ollantaytambo - Cusco
|We will spend a relaxing morning in Ollantaytambo, options include playing soccer at the local field, enjoying one of the town's quaint cafes, or sleeping in! Around midday we will drive to Cusco and participate in a chocolate making workshop upon arrival. After dinner, we will have a reflection about our journey thus far from the comforts of our hotel.
|Lima - USA
|After breakfast, we will head to the airport to fly back to Lima. In the afternoon we will explore the historic center, including the plaza mayor and the catacombs underneath the Church of San Francisco. We'll check out the impressive library in the convent as well! We'll then head over to the museo Larco to admire the vast collection of ancient peruvian tresures. If time permits, we will wrap up our experience with a visit to parque de los fuentes nearby to enjoy a spectacular watershow ahead of our international departure this evening.
|Your own bed!
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
Hostal El Patio
This beautiful bed and breakfast provides the perfect escape in the heart of Lima’s trendy, coastal neighborhood of Miraflores. Flowery terraces and the friendly staff give personality and charm to this lush, green oasis in the middle of the city. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
Situated in the hills of the San Blas neighborhood, Pension Alemana is a beautiful bed and breakfast overlooking the historic center of Cusco. Representative of the city’s history and culture, this hotel blends Quechua and Spanish colonial styles to provide a stunning setting to relax at 11,000 feet. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.
La Quinta Eco Hotel
La Quinta Eco Hotel offers modern facilities in a lush, unforgettable setting. All rooms are comfortable, clean, and have their own private bathroom. Students can enjoy the facilities on the grounds as well, including a game room, a pool, and ample green spaces. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel to keep everyone connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
I thought all in all it was a great experience and wonderful program!! My daughter speaks about her experience daily. She had a ball!!
Parent of Jaylah, traveler on 2017 Program to Costa Rica
Your Adventure Includes
In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.
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