Explore a land of flourishing ancient empires and cities of gold. Immerse yourself in the lives of Quechua villagers as you teach them English. Ride the zigzag train route through hillsides of the Peruvian Andes. Arrive at the gateway to Machu Picchu with the rising sun.
Enrich the lives of others while teaching English and making improvements to a village center. Visit remote villages once inhabited by the Incas and explore the labyrinth of cobblestone streets. Discover Peru’s hidden wonders through this unique South American journey.
Exploring the Sacred Valley
We begin our Peru summer service program in Miami and travel together as a group to the Spanish colonial city of Cusco. We explore Cusco’s cobblestone streets, visiting the Inca’s Sun Temple, an ancient stone ruin overlooking the colorful rooftops of this mountainous town. We begin our journey into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, making our way through rural villages before we arrive at our service project the Clean Stove Project. Welcomed into an indigenous Quechua community, we work directly with families of the community to improve their brick and ceramic stoves. Our work helps alleviate health and environmental problems by reducing smoke in the homes and creating better air quality in the surrounding area.
Discover Machu Picchu
Upon completion of our service project, we travel through lush green cloud forests, emerging through the peeks of the Andes mountain range. We arrive at Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. One of the Seven Wonders of the World. We take in the breathtaking panoramic view of Machu Picchu’s majestic structures before riding the historic railway train back to Cusco.
Rafting the Urubamba River & Urubamba Service Project
Here we teach English classes and contribute to children’s education. Tasting typical Peruvian dishes, and learning traditional dancing with the locals also make for an unmatched cultural experiences. Our adventure ends with a thrilling day on the Río Urubamba, where steep canyon walls and giant boulders surround us, and non-stop Class III+ rapids mark our way downstream.
Cost and Session Information
July 2 – July 15
July 18 - July 31