9 days
Peru – Estimated 5 Service Hours
Familiarize yourself with life in Peru, the third largest country in South America, through hands-on service projects and authentic interactions with locals. Every day you’ll build your confidence in Spanish through morning language lessons and in conversations with people from the area. As you work together with locals on a series of small community-based service projects, you’ll be immersed in the culture, expanding your fluency, and experiencing life as the Peruvians do. And, you’ll return home with a better understanding of what meaningful service means to you in an interconnected world.
DAYS 1-2: ARRIVE IN LIMA | CUZCO
Meet your Program Director at the airport. After you arrive at your accommodations, settle in and meet your group for an orientation and safety overview. 
  • Fly to Cuzco
  • Take a guided tour of Sacsayhuamán, archaeological park and historic capital of the Inca Empire.
  • After lunch, take part in a language lesson led by your local Program Director.
  • Participate in a market challenge.
  • Tonight you will reflect on events as a group, consider relevant global issues, and hone your Spanish skills.
 
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY
  • Participate in a traditional Peruvian weaving demonstration as you make your way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Learn about Peruvian pottery at the Seminario Ceramics workshop in Urubamba.
 
DAYS 4-5: SERVICE COMMUNITY 
As communities evolve, so do their needs. We’ll work closely with area non-profits and community members to better understand local challenges, while mixing in language lessons to foster authentic interactions with people in the community. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Each morning, you’ll take part in a language lesson led by your local Program Director.
  • Spend afternoons putting your language skills to use during your service project with locals. Past projects have included planting community gardens and building pathways.
  • Take part in cultural activities like cooking classes and learning how Peruvian farms operate to further your interaction with locals.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues and to continue practicing your Spanish.
 
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU
  • In the morning, travel by train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Visit Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca” and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Board your evening train to Ollantaytambo.
  • Stop for a photo at Mirador de Cuzco.
  • Transfer to the Sacred Valley.
  • This evening, join with your group to reflect on today’s events and continue practicing your Spanish.
 
DAY 7: CUZCO
  • Participate in a morning Spanish lesson with your local Program Director.
  • Transfer to Pisac Market to peruse traditional Andean handicrafts during free time.
  • Enjoy lunch before returning to Cuzco.
  • Stop for a photo at Mirador de Cuzco.
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt.
  • Tonight you will reflect on events as a group, consider relevant global issues, and continue to practice your Spanish.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME
  • Fly to Lima
  • Participate in a chocolate museum visit and workshop.
  • Enjoy a final bit of free time and a reflection session before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.
 

DAY 9: ARRIVE HOME

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DAYS 1-2: ARRIVE IN LIMA | CUZCO
Meet your Program Director at the airport. After you arrive at your accommodations, settle in and meet your group for an orientation and safety overview. 
  • Fly to Cuzco
  • Take a guided tour of Sacsayhuamán, archaeological park and historic capital of the Inca Empire.
  • After lunch, take part in a language lesson led by your local Program Director.
  • Participate in a market challenge.
  • Tonight you will reflect on events as a group, consider relevant global issues, and hone your Spanish skills.
 
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY
  • Participate in a traditional Peruvian weaving demonstration as you make your way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Learn about Peruvian pottery at the Seminario Ceramics workshop in Urubamba.
 
DAYS 4-5: SERVICE COMMUNITY 
As communities evolve, so do their needs. We’ll work closely with area non-profits and community members to better understand local challenges, while mixing in language lessons to foster authentic interactions with people in the community. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Each morning, you’ll take part in a language lesson led by your local Program Director.
  • Spend afternoons putting your language skills to use during your service project with locals. Past projects have included planting community gardens and building pathways.
  • Take part in cultural activities like cooking classes and learning how Peruvian farms operate to further your interaction with locals.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues and to continue practicing your Spanish.
 
DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU
  • In the morning, travel by train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Visit Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Inca” and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Board your evening train to Ollantaytambo.
  • Stop for a photo at Mirador de Cuzco.
  • Transfer to the Sacred Valley.
  • This evening, join with your group to reflect on today’s events and continue practicing your Spanish.
 
DAY 7: CUZCO
  • Participate in a morning Spanish lesson with your local Program Director.
  • Transfer to Pisac Market to peruse traditional Andean handicrafts during free time.
  • Enjoy lunch before returning to Cuzco.
  • Stop for a photo at Mirador de Cuzco.
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt.
  • Tonight you will reflect on events as a group, consider relevant global issues, and continue to practice your Spanish.
 
DAY 8: DEPART FOR HOME
  • Fly to Lima
  • Participate in a chocolate museum visit and workshop.
  • Enjoy a final bit of free time and a reflection session before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.
 

DAY 9: ARRIVE HOME

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Get round-trip flights on major carriers, and travel on the ground with air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation.

  • Hotels

    Enjoy a 7-night stay in hotels.

  • Regional Meals

    Traditional breakfasts, and lunches on days 2-5 & 7, and dinners bring local flavors to life as part of your trip experience.

  • Program Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Program Director is by your side 24/7, building your connection to the land, people and culture.

  • 12 Service Hours

    Earn up to 12 service hours that count towards academic credit and the presidential award.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Participate in volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issue activities.

  • Experiential Learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through cultural activities and daily interactions with locals, like a cooking class with locals or a community scavenger hunt.

  • Language Lessons

    Each language lesson provides cultural context and relevant vocabulary for your immersive activities.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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