2019 New West Charter Peru Service Adventure

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2019 New West Charter Peru Service Adventure! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: June 11, 2019 - June 24, 2019
Group Organizer(s):
WTT/SSA Contact:
Program Tuition: $3,365 - or - $3,197 with discount if paid in full

Tuition Calculator

Our admissions team makes the payment process simple, offering multiple payment options and easy monthly payment plans.

Program Tuition: $3,365

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a 5% discount off your program tuition! Your program tuition with this discount would be:

$3,196.75

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment, then we set up an automatic monthly payment plan. If you apply today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$576.85

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Director upon enrollment.

Peru Service Adventure

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.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the possible featured experiences of your coming adventure!

Contribute to a local community by working on a service project

Improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in a homestay community

Tour the incredible ancient city of Machu Picchu

Tour the walled complex of Saksaywaman

Learn new moves in a Latin dance class

Navigate the region's largest market in Pisac

Explore the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo

Explore the capital city with a guided walking tour of historic Miraflores

Enjoy a photographic scavenger hunt of Cusco in the high Andes

The Itinerary


We work hard to create engaging, educational, and truly immersive itineraries for our travelers. However, we also know that travel can be unpredictable, so we always design our experiences to be flexible enough to allow for adjustments based on group interests, unexpected opportunities, and any weather or safety concerns that may arise during your program. Should changes to the itinerary occur, we will notify travelers and families as quickly as possible. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
June 11USA - LimaToday the group will travel from the USA to Lima, Peru. We will be arriving just after midnight the following morning.Airplane
June 12Lima - CuscoWe will catch our early morning connection to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan empire. Once in Cusco, we will settle into our hotel and rest after a long travel day. Later we will hold an orientation meeting before taking a guided walking tour and marvel how Incan, Spanish and modern influences mold the current day Cusco.Pension Alemana
June 13CuscoOur day will begin with an adventurous photographic scavenger hunt in the cobblestone streets around the central plaza of Cusco. Next, we will take Latin dance classes and tour the famous Incan ruins of Saksaywaman. In the evening, we will enjoy local and international food and the comforts of our quaint hotel.Pension Alemana
June 14Cusco - Homestay CommunityToday we will depart Cusco and arrive at our homestay community. We will meet our families in the central plaza and after a short introduction, we will settle in with our new hosts. In the afternoon, we will have a walking orientation of the community and get ready for first day of service.Homestay
June 15Homestay CommunityThese days will be spent in our homestay community and represent the heart and soul of the program. Students will volunteer on meaningful service project(s) during the day while also enjoying sufficient free time to interact with their host families and fellow travelers, practice their language skills and explore the surrounding area.Homestay
June 16Homestay CommunityToday, we will work on our service project and spend time with our host families. Evening activities will vary.Homestay
June 17Sacred ValleyThe 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 on bikes (or vans) through the Sacred Valley to Moray, an ancient Incan agricultural laboratory and Salineras, thousands of salt pools cascading down the mountains.Homestay
June 18Homestay CommunityToday, we will continue working on our service project and spending time with host families. Evening activities will vary.Homestay
June 19Pisac - OllantaytamboWe will leave our homestay village early and set out through the Sacred Valley to the town of Pisac, home to the largest regional market. Our students will explore the colorful market and use their Spanish to get good deals on world class crafts. In the afternoon, we will explore the famous Incan ruins at Ollantaytambo, where Incan warriors staged a heroic stand against the Spanish.Homestay
June 20Homestay CommunityToday, we will work on our service project and spend time with our host families. Evening activities will vary.Homestay
June 21Homestay CommunityToday, we will work on our service project and spend time with our host families. Evening activities will vary.Homestay
June 22Homestay CommunityThis morning we will make our way to Ollantaytambo's train station to take the beautiful two-hour ride to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. We will relax in the afternoon in anticipation of the big day tomorrow.Homestay
June 23Machu PicchuToday’s the day! We will wake early and make our way to Ollantaytambo's train station to take the beautiful ride to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu. From there we will bus up to the famous ruins. 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 homestay community for our last night with families.Homestay
June 24Cusco - Lima - USAThis morning we will say goodbye to our host families and begin our journey back to the USA. We will catch an early flight from Cusco to Lima, then from there catch make our international connection back to the USA.Your own bed...eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for our travelers, teachers, staff, Program Leaders and Country Directors, we follow strict guidelines when deciding on lodging, making reservations, and assigning program participants to rooms.

Travelers will always be grouped in rooms and/or sleeping areas by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their Walking Tree group. Group Organizers and Program Leaders will be roomed separately from each other and from other students. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three star or equivalent hotels that are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 
Below are a few examples of our partner hotels. Although these are our preferred providers, they are subject to change based on availability. Your final itinerary will provide complete information on your accommodations in the cities you will be visiting.
Pension Alemana

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.

Mami Panchita

Mami Panchita is a family owned and operated colonial style guest house in San Miguel. Conveniently located between the airport and the attractions of the coastal neighborhoods, this hostel offers a cozy retreat from the bustle of the Peruvian capital that students will surely enjoy.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Our daughter was sick the last two days of the trip. WT and her teachers kept us very well informed. You had a clear plan in place to get her home safely and to the doctor if necessary. The fact that you had a hotel room waiting for her in Lima, upon return from Cusco, was quite impressive. She was able to rest the entire day before travel back to the US. Thank you.

Kathryn
Parent of Isabella, traveler on 2017 program to Peru

Program Tuition Includes

Program Tuition Excludes: Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.

Our travelers are provided with fundraising opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling bird-friendly, fair trade coffee from our host countries. There is no limit to the amount you can raise, so get started now by selling coffee or referring your friends to earn credit toward your program!

FUNDRAISING CENTER              REFERRAL BONUS

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Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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