Overview

Discover the rich and diverse landscapes of Peru. From the dense and vibrant jungles of the Amazon, to the magnificent mountains of the Andes, Peru is bound to leave you breathless. 

Rustic Pathways has been traveling to Peru since 2008 to offer diverse adventure and community service opportunities. Scale glaciated Andean peaks, explore ancient Incan ruins of Cusco, enter the depths of the Amazon Rainforest, and work alongside locals in welcoming communities. Practice Spanish with locals, or pick up some words of the local indigenous dialects that are spoken throughout the country. Marvel at the sight of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, and work with direct descendants of the Incan Empire on service projects.

Andes to Amazon -- a two-week adventure service program that emphasizes educational and environmental service throughout the Amazon and the Andean foothills.

Off the Map: Peru -- a two-week long backroads adventure through rural Peru. Travel the Amazon, hike through the Andes, visit Machu Picchu, and provide some valuable infrastuctural service along the way.

Sacred Valley Service -- a two-week service-heavy adventure program near Machu Picchu. Raft, bike, hike, and camp in the Andean foothills while providing community health service to local villages.

Sacred Valley Service (Spring Break) -- a one-week service-heavy adventure program near Machu Picchu. Raft, bike, hike, and camp in the Andean foothills while providing community health service to local villages.

Lake Titicaca Service Adventure -- a two-week adventure service program through southern Peru and the areas surrounding beautiful Lake Titicaca. Trek through Colca Canyon to bubblingn hotsprings, visit Machu Picchu, and boat to untouched floating reed villages in the middle of the vast lake.

Peru by Backpack --  For our super adventurous students who want to sharpen their backpacking skills, get ready for one of our most independent student programs! Create, plan, and embark on your own journey through the Andes, into Machu Picchu, and into all the unknown treasures Peru has to offer.

Critical Issues: The Andes Women's Education Initiative -- Over the next two weeks, you’ll visit a dormitory that provides access to secondary education for girls, a home and vocational training center for young mothers, and a women’s textile weaving cooperative, and throughout the journey you’ll learn how nonprofits operate and the challenges that they address. 

For more information about our programs in Peru, visit http://rusticpathways.com/programs/countries/peru/

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