2022 St Mary’s Academy Peru Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2022 St Mary's Academy Peru Program!  You are currently on the Pre-Enrollment page, the purpose of which is to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. If you enroll, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for Peru!!
Travel Dates: June 1, 2022 - June 10, 2022
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Program Tuition: $2,790 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $750
Deadline(s): Enroll with the promo code "letsgo2022" and save $100!

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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: $2,790

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Peru Service Adventure

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

Service Adventures

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.

Program Highlights

Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Contribute to a local community by working on a service project

Tour the Saqsayhuaman complex above Cusco

Navigate the region's largest market in Pisac

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

Sandboard down giant sand dunes in Chilca

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

The Itinerary

We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers and given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

1USA - Lima, PeruToday the group will travel from the USA to Lima, Peru. After arrival, the group will settle into their hotel and rest after a long journey.Hotel Mami Panchita
2Lima - CuscoToday we will fly to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Quechua empire. Once in Cusco, we will take a guided walking tour of the historic center and marvel at how Quechua, Spanish and modern influences have molded current day Cusco. Afterwards we will enjoy a traditional Cusqueñan meal and rest at our hotel to acclimitize to our new environment. Pension Alemana
3CuscoOur day will begin with an adventurous photographic scavenger hunt in the cobblestone streets around the central plaza of Cusco. Next, we will practice our moves in a Latin dance class before touring the famous Quechua ruins of Saqsayhuaman. In the evening, we will meet the Peruvian Heart scholars- young women who have been sponsored to study and live in the Cusco area. We will share a meal and get to know one another ahead of our programming with them over the coming days.Pension Alemana
4Cusco - Pisac - UrubambaThe adventures continue as we head out to an Andean Camelid farm to feed the llamas and alpacas there and learn about the significant roles these animals have played throughout Andean life. Afterwards, we'll make our way to the town of Pisac, home to the largest regional market. We will exercise our Spanish language skills to negotiate good prices on world class crafts in this colorful market! In the afternoon, we'll jump into our collaborative programming with Peruvian Hearts, more details about these activities are forthcoming.La Quinta Eco Hotel
5UrubambaWe will work hand in hand with the good people at Peruvian Hearts. More details about the programming for today are forthcoming.La Quinta Eco Hotel
6Sared ValleyToday we'll check out Chinchero, a small town just above the Sacred Valley, where we will enjoy a weaving demonstration from the women famous for these local textiles. We will then make our way to Salineras, where thousands of salt pools cascade down the mountains, and explore Moray, an ancient Quechua agricultural laboratory. From there we will descend the Sacred Valley in bikes (or vans) and return to Urubamba.La Quinta Eco Hotel
7UrubambaToday we will again spend time in service with either Peruvian Hearts or a local school in Urubamba. More details about the programming for today are forthcoming.Hatun Inti Classic
8Machu PicchuToday's the day! We will wake up early and embark on a two hour train ride, admiring the changing landscape as we descend to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we'll make our way up to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. With our local guide, we will hike all around this breathtaking site to learn about the history and significance of this mysterious citadel set high in the Andes. If we have the energy, we can also explore other lesser-known parts of Machu Picchu such as the sun gate or Inca Bridge. Afterwards, we will make our way back to Urubamba to spend the night.La Quinta Eco Hotel
9Urubamba - Lima - USAToday we will begin the long journey home, but not before we get to try our hand in a chocolate making workshop. We will participate in a fun, interactive class on how to make our own delicious chocolates in Cusco before heading to the airport to catch our domestic connection to Lima. If time permits, we will leave the airport ahead of our international connection for a magic water show at Parque de la Reserva or a final meal in country overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ¡Hasta luego!Airplane
10USAToday we will arrive home.Home


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.  We vet and inspect the accommodations to ensure they uphold the ethos of our programs, are great values for our travelers and nice places to rest after enriching days of travel.  

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
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. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

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. 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


Lovett’s trip to Morocco was a once in a lifetime trip for a lot of our students. It was great to hear how the students raved about the trip to their parents upon return. Overall a wonderful trip that the students and staff loved!

Group Organizer on Morocco Service Adventure

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

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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