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Overview

 Highlights


  • Have daily interactive Spanish language lessons discussing every aspect of life in Peru
  • Immersing yourself in Peruvian culture, traditions and history
  • Returning home with an intimate insight into the ancient Inca Empire
  • The splendor of Cusco with its churches, cathedrals, plazas, markets and cultural heritage
  • Walking in the beautiful Sacred Valley to view ancient Inca salt pans
  • Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu with dramatic mountain views
  • Visit Machu Picchu on two occasions and at the best times of day
  • Lake Titicaca – Island Homestay
  • Spanish chocolate making course,

Peru offers so much variety and this 16 day itinerary combines it all. After visiting the museums of colonial Lima, we fly across the Andes to the Inca capital of Cusco. While in Cusco and the Sacred Valley we wander some of South America's best markets and discover a variety of Spanish and Inca heritage. The discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911 revealed an incredible Inca architectural masterpiece, and this startling find provides a grand finale to our trek along the Inca Trail. On the trail, our unsurpassed expertise in organising treks in the Andes comes to the fore as we ascend from the jungle to the snow capped Andean peaks to complete our spectacular approach to Machu Picchu. Travelling onto Lake Titicaca, we visit the Uros Indians who live on floating reed islands and enjoy a night in a homestay on an island before returning to Lima and onwards home. Throughout the itinerary your expert Spanish speaking Peruvian guides will educate and entertain you in Spanish which will increase your vocabulary and confidence in speaking the language. This is a Spanish language learning experience to get excited over!

Countries:

Starting Point:

Lima

Activities:

Grading:Introductory   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Lima

Day 2

Half day sight seeing tour of Lima

Day 3

Fly across the Andes to Cusco

Day 4

Tour of Cusco and the nearby ruins

Day 5

Drive and walk down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 6

Inca Trail trek commences

Day 7

Trek towards first pass

Day 8

Cross Warmihuañusca, the highest pass on the Inca Trail

Day 9

Last day of trek to Machu Picchu

Day 10

Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 11

Overland journey to Puno and Lake Titicaca

Day 12

Lake Titicaca, Uros Islands and island homestay

Day 13

Drive to Juliaca Airport, overnight flight to Lima

Day 14

Depart Lima for home


Learning outcomes for students

Joining this World Youth Adventures trip to Peru is a unique learning experience, students will come away with the following:
• extensive Spanish language tuition, also covering culture, traditions and history,
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind,
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions,
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective,
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges,
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone',
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment,
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people from the communities you travel through,
• basic bush skills obtained on a 4 day trek such as personal hygiene and general camp craft


Grading

Introductory

Introductory adventures are designed with the first time trekker in mind. They are challenging enough to make it a real adventure holiday, however the daily physical exercise is around six to eight hours and altitudes generally less than 4100m. It is important to understand that introductory adventures are not easy. There will be some long steep ascents and some rough ground to cover. Remember trekking rarely involves flat terrain. Two to three months prior to departure you should spend thirty minutes to one hour exercising, three or four times per week eg. Hard walking, jogging or cycling. To prepare for a walking holiday we recommend you take every opportunity to walk up and down stairs and/or hills, for leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. Please remember the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your holiday.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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