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    BACK&PACK – Cusco & the Sacred Valley, Peru

    BACK&PACK – Cusco & the Sacred Valley, Peru


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Peru
    • Program Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Semester, Quarter, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Application Fee: $250
    • Minimum Cost: $1,000 - $2,999
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    From modern-day Cusco to the ruins of Machu Picchu to the rushing rivers of the Sacred Valley, Peru is a wonderland for the active traveler. This popular adventure combines flexible, self-guided exploration with adrenaline-pumping guided adventure tours to balance independence and safety. You’ll have a chance to hike, bike, raft, and horseback ride amidst the stunning scenery of the Andes, then dive deeper into Peruvian culture through language classes and volunteer projects.


    Backed by over 15 years of experience in experiential education and the travel industry, BACK&PACK creates unique, self-guided trips for independently-minded travelers ages 18 to 30-something.

    BACK&PACK was founded by adventurous spirits with a singular focus: to make independent travel experiences more responsible, intentional, authentic, challenging, and affordable.


    BACK&PACK provides global backpackers and gap year travelers with an alternative to mainstream group travel programs.

    Our self-guided travel programs combine the fun, freedom, and flexibility of a fully independent travel (FIT) experience with the expert planning, service, and in-country support of a group, inclusive tour (GIT).

    In short, we’re the best of both worlds. Join us and gain the resources and travel support you need to succeed abroad, all at a fraction of the cost of a traditional tour.