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Overview

 Highlights


  • Returning home with an intimate insight into the ancient Inca Empire
  • Visit Lima and the famous Larco Herrera Museum
  • Discover the Amazon in the company of naturalist experts
  • The splendor of Cusco with its churches, cathedrals, plazas, markets and cultural heritage
  • Community Project at a remote Andean school
  • 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
  • 3 hearty meals a day on trek prepared by our cooks
  • Lake Titicaca – Island Homestay

Peru offers so much variety and this itinerary combines it all. After exploring Lima's colonial architecture and the famous Larco Herrera Museum, we fly across the Andes to our Amazon jungle lodge and with our naturalist guides explore this remarkable environment. 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. In the Sacred Valley we will spend a day at the remote village of Huiloq where we'll work alongside staff and students to refurbish the school's classrooms. 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 before returning to Lima. This is an educational adventure to get excited over!

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Lima

Day 2

Fly across the Andes to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon jungle

Day 3

At Lodge

Day 4

Fly to Cusco

Day 5

Tour of Cusco and the nearby ruins

Day 6

Drive and walk down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 7

Huiloq Community Project

Day 8

Inca Trail trek commences

Day 9

Trek towards first pass

Day 10

Cross Warmihuañusca, the highest pass on the Inca Trail

Day 11

Last day of trek to Machu Picchu

Day 12

Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 13

Overland journey to Puno and Lake Titicaca

Day 14

Lake Titicaca, Uros Islands and island homestay

Day 15

Drive to Juliaca Airport, flight to Santiago via Lima

Day 16

Depart for home


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Industry Innovation And Infrastructure:  Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• 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 local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


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.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Expeditions Schools is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


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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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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