Overview

This summer program gives you the chance to experience Peru’s incredible cultural, social and environmental diversity.

We immerse ourselves in Spanish, volunteer and homestay with local families, bike and trek an Inca jungle trail to Machu Picchu, explore Mediterranean-like islands at 12,000ft on Lake Titicaca, wander the ancient cobbled stones streets, plazas and markets of Cusco and Arequipa, hike into the spectacular Colca Canyon, visit mysterious Nazca, sand-board the dunes at Huacachina and head off-shore to the Ballestas Islands.

This program can be combined with the Ecuador and Galapagos Summer Program (which runs beforehand, June/July), for an incredible 2 month summer program experience in Latin America. You can combine this program with any of our other exciting Summer programs for an inspirational 8-week educational travel experience. We offer summer programs in: Australia, New Zealand & Fiji, Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia, Peru, Ecuador & Galapgaos

This educational travel summer program is suitable for high school graduates, gap year students, college students and graduates, ideally 18-24 years.

Pacific Discovery programs combine sustainable educational adventure travel, cultural immersion, experiential education, volunteer and community service projects, personal and leadership development, and tons of fun! For gap year and college students, the opportunity to combine this with optional transferable academic credit gives you an unbeatable study abroad or gap year travel experience.

Since 2001, Pacific Discovery has provided travel study programs for hundreds of students and graduates, utilizing a staff of experienced and qualified program leaders and faculty.

If you have a thirst for adventure, to explore places you've dreamed of, learning through hands-on experiences, and making friends for life, then join us!

Highlights
*One week of immersion Spanish Language - all levels catered for
*Homestay (in pairs) with local families in Cusco to enhance your language acquisition
*Volunteer with organizations in Cusco supporting orphans and disadvantaged youth, during our language week
*Explore historic Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire
*The Inca Jungle Trail - mountain biking and trekking through the jungle to spectacular Machu Pichu
*3-day white water rafting trip down the Apurimac River - the headwaters of the Amazon
*Homestay with indigenous islanders on Capachica Peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca
*Condors, camping and hiking in Canyon Del Colca (twice the depth of the Grand Canyon)
*Soak up the charms of beautiful Arequipa
*Mysterious Nazca - pre-inca cemetery and the option to fly over the Nazca lines
*Sandboarding at Huacachina
*Very personalized small group experience (compare with other programs of up to 40 students)
*Fantastic program leader supported by great local guides

Cost and Session Information

Program fee inclusions: Visa; All in-country travel and transport; All accommodation; Most meals; 2 weeks of volunteer conservation projects; Lectures from resident experts on conservation and eco-tourism; All excursions and activities as described in the itinerary (unless noted as optional); Experienced program leader/s; Online image library for your program; Alumni network; assistance with booking international flights.

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