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An Explorer's Paradise

Destination Overview

If your school is looking for a superb blend of culture and adventure… then this destination will be the one for you and your students!

Brimming with picturesque scenery, wonderful wildlife, colonial cities, deserts and waterfalls with the “I can” inspiration of Cusco and Machu Picchu, you’ll be amazed!

Machu Picchu is a challenging trek on the steep trails climbing up to 4,200m in fantastic and diverse mountainous country, but we can assure once your students get a glimpse of the legendary Lost City, you’ll all be lost for words. This is an once in a lifetime expedition!

Quick Facts


Grade – moderate

Altitude – -34m – 6,768m

Visa – No visa required. Passport needs to be valid for entire duration of stay.


Capital – Lima

Official Language – Spanish

Population – 30.3 million

Climate – Subtropical with very little rainfall.

Religion – Predominantly Catholic

Currency – Peruvian Nuevo Sol

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Location + Itinerary

Peru is an extremely diverse country, with 11 ecological regions and 84 of the world’s 117 different types of “life zone”. It has a huge variety of scenery thanks to its geography, which also provides it with a wide range of natural resources.

The country has 3 main regions according to the traditional method of dividing the country by altitude: coast, mountains and jungle. Peru is versatile and its geography proves it to be the perfect place for adventure. A warm desert coast, an imposing mountain range and a lush jungle invite you to enjoy all kinds of extreme experiences and adventures including hiking in the mountains, sandboarding on coastal dunes and canoeing in rivers or trekking the Inca Trail.

To trek in Peru is to walk through beautiful Andean landscapes with stunning views of mountains and lagoons. One can journey along the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of ancient roads that connected the Inca Empire; experience the culture of the communities; hike along the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Áncash or find more than one route to Machu Picchu in Cuzco. Almost all the mountain ranges, including valleys, plains and hills, offer trekking routes with higher or lower degrees of difficulty. Only some of these trails have been ‘discovered’ as commercial trekking routes.

The rest remain unexplored, awaiting lovers of these magical Andean paths, with their extraordinary network of pre-Hispanic paths and over 12,000 lagoons, with the deepest canyons on earth, glaciers and snowy peaks, forests and waterfalls, beautiful towns and, above all, the most hospitable people that one could imagine.

Day 1 - Depart the UK and fly overnight to Lima.
Day 2 - Arrive in Lima and then fly to Cusco. Once in Cusco there will be time to relax and acclimatise.
Day 3 - The entire day is given to exploring the attractions of Cusco with your guides. The vast Fortress of Sacsayhuaman will be your first stop and then the inner city will be done on foot.
Day 4 - Drive to Sacred Valley, the heartland of the Inca Empire. You will have a visit to a village called Pisac and then to the ruined Fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Days 5-9 - This will be the project phase and will be decided nearer the time. Typical community projects consist of manual work, construction work etc. There will also be opportunities to play sport with locals and take part in their everyday life routines.
Days 10-13 - The next four days are when the Salkantay Trail takes place. You will get panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay Mountains and the Valley of Apurimac River. There will be support staff and guides with us and the highest point will be 4600m.
Day 14 - This is an early start and we will go to Machu Picchu, you will get a guided tour and free time to explore the Citadel.
Day 15 - After returning to Cusco the previous day we will now take a train to Lake Titicaca - the highest navigable lake in the world.
Day 16 - A boat will take you to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians. We will stay the night in a small village either Luquina or Llachon.
Day 17 - We will transfer to Juliaca airport and fly back to Lima and then get our connection flight back to the UK.
Day 18 - Arrive back in the UK.

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