The Amazon River, the largest river in the world. The Amazon Jungle, the largest rainforest on earth. And the Incan ruins and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, one of the seven man-made wonders of the world. Peru is full of sights that will make you wonder about your world.
What’s the best way to learn about local culture? Work side-by-side with the people who live there! Get into the fabric of local communities, meeting locals who share their worlds. And a few stories! Enjoy lively pedestrian street markets and upbeat city life that shows Peru’s modern side.
Floating islands. Ancient patterns and drawings etched on the desert floor. A daring “Creatures of the Night Walk” through the jungle. Sand boarding one of the largest dunes in the world. Adventures so awesome, it sounds like we’re making them up. Trust us, we’re not!
Peru is probably best known for the vast Amazon Rainforest and the spectacular Andes mountains. But the jewel of Peru’s crown is probably the ancient cities and archaeological sites of the Incan Empire. And there’s so much more to discover. The amazing Amazon River, the largest river in the world. Cerro Blanco, the largest dune in the world often called ‘The Everest of the Desert’. Llamas and alpacas grazing on immense plateaus and plains. Art, textiles and mouth-watering food. And layers of culture and history that shape this beautiful nation. The Incans weren’t the first to arrive. But the Incan Empire once ruled much of the western coast of South America, becoming one of the most advanced ancient American civilizations.
Whether focused on community service or adventure, you will be in awe of this spectacular and diverse country while you marvel at Machu Picchu, enjoy a ride on horseback, and even go sand boarding and dune buggying in the desert.
Rachel loved her experience and really loved the group leaders. She made really good friends, loved the trip, and enjoyed the community service experience. She loved Machu Picchu and the Amazon. You cannot find a better recommendation! Thank you for great planning and care.”
I had such an amazing time in Peru! I wouldn’t have wanted to see it any other way. I now have a new appreciation for the Spanish language and I feel like I have met some lifelong friends. I’ll never forget the experience.”