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Cusco, Peru
13.5320° S, 71.9675° W
Machu Picchu
9th-11th Grade14 days$5195
June 11-June 24, 2019 Limited Inquire
June 26-July 9, 2019 Limited Inquire
July 11-July 24, 2019 Full Waitlist

The archeological and ecological wonders of Peru are unparalleled on the planet, and this trip features the finest. On this South American adventure, climb through cloud forests and high alpine passes to explore the iconic Machu Picchu. Travel deep into the jungle and connect with the vibrant culture of the Ccorca people. Paddle the thrilling and gorgeous Apurmiac River in a whitewater raft, and explore the bustling cultural center of Cusco. Take the road less travelled to this legendary world wonder and watch your horizons expand in the Andes.

highlights

  • Raft the deep gorges of the thrilling Apurimac River
  • Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture while earning service hours working among the Ccorca people
  • Hike the sacred Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Take a guided tour of the Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire

white water rafting

The Apurimac River features deep canyons, secluded gorges and lush scenery as it cuts deep through the mountains. Spend two days paddling class three and four rapids, gazing up at vertical cliffs, and stunning rock formations. Rated one of the world’s top five rafting experiences, your time on this waterway will be unforgettable during the day and cinematic under the Peruvian sky at night.

service

Discover the vibrant, colorful and welcoming culture of the Peruvian people living in the Ccorca district. Nestled deep in the mountains, this community will be become your home, as you connect and collaborate with families and children of the village.

trek to machu picchu

Take a 5 day expedition on the stunning Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu. Accompanied by guides and mules, you can focus on the climb and the sacred significance of this trail. Hike through cloud forests and dense jungle to spectacular views at 15,000 feet. This route is an especially immersive glimpse of Machu Picchu as you emerge to ruins of this world wonder.

rafting the apurimac river with moondance
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hanging out in machu picchu

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trip details

Cost $5195
Length 14 days
Current Grades 9th-11th
Ages 15-17
Begins Cusco, Peru
Ends Cusco, Peru
Group Size 12

dates & availability

JUNE 11-JUNE 24, 2019 Limited Inquire
JUNE 26-JULY 9, 2019 Limited Inquire
JULY 11-JULY 24, 2019 Full Waitlist
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