2019 Red Mountain Peru Program
|Travel Dates:||June 1, 2019 - June 9, 2019|
|Program Tuition:|| $2,690 USD|
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Interested travelers should enroll by January 31st|
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Program Tuition: $2,690
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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.
Service Adventures combine local homestays, adventure travel, and meaningful service projects. Students will be truly immersed in our host communities allowing them the time to reflect on their complex and important role as global citizens.
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.
Tour the ruined complex of Saqsayhuaman above Cusco.
Learn new moves in a Latin dance class
Navigate the region's largest market in Pisac
Hike through the Amazon jungle
Enjoy a photographic scavenger hunt of Cusco in the high Andes
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.
|June 1||Saturday||USA & Lima||Travel, arrive Lima, settle into hotel, orientation meetings and rest||Mami Panchita|
|June 2||Sunday||Lima & Cusco||Today we will depart Lima on a domestic flight and travel to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan empire. Once in Cusco, we will settle into our lovely hotel, grab a bite and then take a guided walking tour and marvel at how Incan, Spanish and modern influences have molded the current day Cusco.||Pension Alemana|
|June 3||Monday||Cusco||Our 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 4||Tuesday||Sacred Valley||Today we will 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 continue through the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo, where we will settle in with our homestay families.||Homestay|
|June 5||Wednesday||Ollantaytambo||Today we'll devote a full today to an intercambio with the local elementary school. Details forthcoming!||Homestay|
|June 6||Thursday||Ollantaytambo||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 on bikes through the Sacred Valley to Moray, an ancient Incan agricultural laboratory and on to Salineras, where thousands of salt pools cascade down the mountains.||Homestay|
|June 7||Friday||Host Community, Machu Picchu, and Cusco||Today’s the day! We will wake early take a train to 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. We will then head back to Cusco for our final evening in country.||Pension Alemana|
|June 8||Saturday||Cusco - Lima - USA||We will depart for Lima around mid day and have an afternoon in the capital before enjoying a celebratory dinner and heading to the airport for our flight home.||Airplane|
|June 9||Sunday||USA||Arrive home mid morning||Your own bed!|
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.
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.
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.
Safety and Support
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This being my first experience with an international trip for my child I have nothing to compare it to. However I feel Walking Tree did an excellent job from conception to completion with informing me on costs, what to expect, safety concerns, and sharing the experience through their blog. While I was worried about how safe my child would be on a trip… on the other side of the world, she told me that she felt safer than school safe.
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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. We will provide full transparency in cost so that families pay what the flight costs and nothing more. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.
Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere 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 funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, shade-grown, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!
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.