Descendents of the Incas...
Meet Quechua friends and their floating man-made grass islands. Descendents of the Incas, they created these islands by gathering floatable mud and stacking layers of reeds on top. They continuously add cut grass so they won’t sink! Their only contact with the outside world is a small floating “convenience store”. Experiencing their rich culture while totally stepping back in time is a majestic opportunity to reflect on what matters in life.
Mountains of the Sacred Valley...
In the mountains of the Sacred Valley, hike past a Quechua community to visit unknown and unexcavated Inca ruins- just how Machu Picchu looked before excavation. Discover why such sites were important to the Inca and how they are preserved and excavated today. What back home is analogous? This is a powerful setting for our nightly reflection circles!
A raucous macaw clay lick in the Amazon; tiptoeing through an immense cathedral in Lima; buying snacks with soles at the colorful local market in Cusco- how does it all fit together? Our expert guides link it all through our unique Story Approach that connects each experience through a central theme as students get hands-on in this ancient culture with such magnificent biodiversity.
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DAY 1: Owning your Experience, Lima Area
Your students will be challenged to take charge of their experience over the next 9 days in Peru, encouraged to engage in active learning and personal growth, and to have open minds to make the most of this incredible opportunity.
DAY 2: Exploring Cultural Traditions: Lima to Cusco
Today we learn about religious beliefs in Peru that had important economic, historical, and cultural influences in this country. Our local guide will share stories and traditions from his Quechua community as we connect with this vibrant culture.
Day 3 & 4: Community Service: Leaving a Positive Trace; Callipata.
Today we have the chance to give back to the community of Callipata by participating in a service project, working hand in hand with the locals to make a positive impact in the community.
Day 5: Cultural Connections; Callipata to Cusco
We have the opportunity to experience first-hand what school is like in a rural Peru town. What’s the same? What’s different?
The cultural aspects of the trip were brilliantly woven in. We had authentic moments of contact with the community we visited. Our guides did a fantastic job explaining how the Incan connection to nature, sustainability is very powerful and relevant to today’s world if we are going to survive climate change.
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