Peruvians are passionate about their ancestral heritage. Long before the Incas, the indigenous people of Peru viewed their relationship with the earth as sacred. Perhaps more than any culture on earth, Peruvians are actively striving to incorporate ancestral wisdom into modern day farming practices. Whether the crop is potatoes, corn, cacao or coffee, you will feel the weight or responsibility and honor Peruvian farmers imbue into their daily work. Many Peruvian farmers view their relationship with the land as sacred. We hope you will fall in love with the people, the artisan passion and the pure joy of Peruvian coffee and cacao.
Our Global Green School programs coordinator will meet students at the airport in Lima. They will spend four days in Peru’s beautiful capital city, then spend three days / two nights at a beautiful eco-lodge in the heart of the Amazon jungle.
- Lima city tour
- Beach walks
- Mall and shopping district
- Sunset-viewing from cliff walk
- Abundant murals and art museums
- Fly over the rain forest into Puerto Maldonado
- Boat tour on the Madres de Dios River
- Visit Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve
- Fly from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Pisac is a very safe eclectic little town where native Peruvians, hippies and expats from a wide variety of countries enjoy the beauty and simplicity Peruvian living.
- Pisac ruins are similar in scale to Machu Picchu, but with a fraction of the tourists
- Pisac artisan market is open 7 days a week
- Participate in regional sustainability initiatives
- Bi-weekly practical “travel Spanish” outings
- Weekly Peruvian cooking classes
- Weaving, pottery and chocolate making demonstrations
- Hot springs excursion
- Visit Maras salt flats and Moray crop circle terraces
- Visit historic town of Ollantaytambo
- 3 day trip to Lake Titicaca
- 4 day mule-assisted hike on the historic Inca Trail, culminating in arrival into Machu Picchu
Spend a week exploring the former capital of the Incan empire.
- City bus tour
- Learn about the nature-based religion of the Quechuan mountain people
- Alpaca wool factory tour
We welcome 16-18 year old high school students to apply for our program. A wide selection of online classes are available through our online school partners at an additional charge.