2024 Ralston Valley Peru Service Adventure

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2024 Ralston Valley Peru Service Adventure!  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 all that Peru has to offer! 
Travel Dates: March 14, 2024 - March 23, 2024
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Program Tuition: $3,190 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Confirmed Airfare: $993

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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

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!

Experience the incredible ancient city of Machu Picchu

Tour the Saqsayhuaman complex above Cusco

Visit the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, home to the Uros people

Improve your Spanish by living with a host family

Visit the capital city's coastal neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco

Collaborate on a service project in your homestay community

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. 

March 14Denver - LimaWe will depart Denver this evening and arrive to Lima the following day. afternoon.Airplane
March 15LimaWe will arrive to Lima this afternoon and transfer to our hotel for some rest. Here we will hold an orientation meeting to discuss the upcoming trip in detail. Later we will explore the nearby parque Kennedy and our surroundings in the coastal neighborhood of Miraflores. If time permits we will also explore Barranco, and make a wish across the bridge of sighs! Tonight we will enjoy some delicious typical Peruvian cuisines. Hostal El Patio
March 16Lima - PunoThe group will fly onward to Juliaca, near the shores of Lake Titicaca . We will continue overland to Puno where the group will enjoy the unique Andean culture and rest at our new altitude. Tonight we will enjoy a lively demonstration of indigenous dances over dinner.Qalasaya Inn
March 17Puno & Lake TiticacaAfter breakfast and watching the sunrise over the lake, we will depart on bicycle taxis for our boat. We will navigate the lake to Taquile, a remote island with stunning views and unique cultural traditions, then onward to the floating islands of the Uros people, who live on islands made of floating reeds. We will return to Puno for dinner and relaxation.Qalasaya Inn
March 18Puno & CuscoToday we will leave Puno and travel over the beautiful high plains of Peru to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Quechua empire. Once in Cusco, we will take a guided walking tour and marvel at how Quechua, Spanish and modern influences have molded the current day Cusco.Pension Alemana
March 19Cusco & Host CommunityThe next few days will be spent in our homestay community and represent the heart and soul of the program. We will volunteer on meaningful service project(s) during the day while also enjoying sufficient free time to hang out with host families and fellow travelers, practice language skills and explore the surrounding area . At the end of our time in the host community we'll help organize a going away party to celebrate the time with our new friends and family.Homestay
March 20Host CommunityWork on service project, explore community, and get to know friends and family.Homestay
March 21Host Community and Aguas CalientesThis morning, we will take a beautiful two hour train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, which sits just below Machu Picchu. From here we will bus up to the famous ruins. With our local guide, we will hike around the site and learn about the history and significance of Machu Picchu and take time to reflect on our journey thus far. Afterwards the group will have the option to soak in the town's hot springs after a long day.Las Cabañas de Machu Picchu
March 22Machu Picchu and CuscoIn the morning, we will take the train back to our homestay community then take a bus to Cusco. We will then fly onward to Lima, ahead of our international connection early the following morning.Airport
March 23Lima and Departure HomeShortly after midnight we will make our way back to the Lima airport to catch our flight home.Your own bed, eventually!


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. 
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.

Hotel Qalasaya

The rooms in Hotel Qalasaya are comfortable, elegant, and well equipped with modern amenities. Rising above most of the surrounding buildings, the hotel also boasts some of the best views of Lake Titicaca. 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.


This will be the best part of your trip! Staying with a host family immerses you in the language and culture of the destination, and can lead to deep and lasting relationships with your hosts. Initially intimidating but ultimately unforgettable, there’s no better way to begin to truly understand the place you’re visiting.

Safety and Support


My daughter’s experience in Morocco was extraordinary!! I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing the stories about her adventures, but what brought me the most joy was the relationships she formed with the chaperones from her school and with Stafford and Said (Walking Tree’s Moroccan Country Directors and Program Leaders). She spoke of their characters and spirits which let me know these wonderful people went over and beyond the basics of the program. I am forever grateful for the love and care all four of you gave to her.

Parent of Jadah, traveler on Morocco Cultural Journey

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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