2019 Red Mountain Peru Program
|Travel Dates:||June 1, 2019 - June 9, 2019|
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$2,590 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
|Deadline(s):||Interested travelers should enroll by January 31st|
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: $2,690
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 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 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!
Tour the Saqsayhuaman complex 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 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.
|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, 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.
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. 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.
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.
Parent of Brigid, traveler on Japan Cultural Journey
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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