2024 Graland Country Day Peru Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Graland Country Day Peru Program!  The Pre-Enrollment page is meant 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 the adventure of a lifetime in Peru! 
Travel Dates: June 1, 2024 - June 9, 2024
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $2,590 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $850

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $2,590

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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:

$149.29

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Peru Cultural Journey

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.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

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

Experience the incredible ancient city of Machu Picchu

Tour the Saqsayhuaman complex above Cusco

Learn new moves in a Latin dance class

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

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, 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. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
June 1USA - Lima, PeruToday the group will travel from the USA to Lima, Peru. After arrival, the group will settle into our hotel in the beautiful coastal neighborhood of Miraflores for the evening and have an orientation meeting where we will discuss the upcoming trip in detail.Hostal El Patio
June 2Lima - CuscoToday we will leave Lima and travel to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Once in Cusco, we will pause to acclimatize to our new altitude before taking a guided walking tour and marvel how Incan, Spanish and modern influences mold current day Cusco.Pension Alemana
June 3CuscoOur day will begin with an adventurous photographic scavenger hunt in the cobblestone streets around the central plaza of Cusco. Next, we will take a guided hike around the ruins of Saqsayhuaman above the city and take in the panoramic views of the valley. We can bus or hike back to down to the San Blas neighborhood, where we will practice our moves in a Latin dance class! In the evening, we will enjoy local and international food and the comforts of our quaint hotel.Pension Alemana
June 4Cusco - OllantaytamboToday we will depart Cusco for Ollantaytambo, one of the few remaining towns in the region preserving its original Incan design. Along the way we will visit an Awanakancha, or weaving house, and learn about the traditional Andean weaving process. Afterwards, we will tour the famous archeological sites of Moray and Salineras, learning how the Incans pioneered an agricultural laboratory and harvested the impressive salt pools. After settling into our hotel in Ollantaytambo, our community we'll set out to explore town and learn more about the details of our service work. Hotel Sol
June 5OllantaytamboOur service days will be spent in our homestay community, which represents the heart and soul of our program. We will volunteer on meaningful service project(s) during the day while also enjoying sufficient free time to interact with our host community and fellow travelers, practice our language skills and explore the surrounding area.Hotel Sol
June 6OllantaytamboToday we will work on our service project(s) and spend time with community members. Evening activities will vary.Hotel Sol
June 7Machu Picchu - CuscoToday's the day! We will wake early and either hike or bus to the famous ruins at Machu Picchu. With our local guide, we will learn about the history and significance of the site and take time to reflect on our journey thus far. In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cusco to enjoy our final evening in country.Pension Alemana
June 8Cusco - Lima - USAThis morning we will say adios to Cusco and begin our journey back to the USA. We will take an afternoon flight from Cusco to Lima, then from there explore a few of the cooler neighborhoods in Lima before catching our overnight flight back to the USA. Airplane
June 9USAArrive homeYour own bed!

Accommodations


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. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
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.

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.

Hotel Sol

Hotel Sol offers brand new rooms in the historic Quechua village of Ollantaytambo. Conveniently located by the main plaza and only a short walk from the train station, the cozy, modern accommodations and friendly staff make Hotel Sol one of the best options in town. 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
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

I was comfortable that the trip my daughter was on was safe, educational, interesting and fun. She made life long friends with her host sister. An exceptional life learning experience.

Carolyn
Parent of Alicia, Traveler on 2018 Program to Chile

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

 

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