9 days
(Or add 3-day extension) – Estimated 5 Service Hours
Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable
From Lima to Machu Picchu, you’ll be immersed in the land and culture of Peru. Connect with local communities in the Sacred Valley and learn how they preserve history, art and their heritage. There, you’ll focus on the archaeological remains of the Inca Empire and their lasting cultural influences. While taking in the breathtaking sights from atop the mighty Andes, you’ll also spend two days working in a local community on projects that support economic sustainability, local agriculture and access to education.
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Cultural Continuity and Modernization
  • Arts and Education
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
Meet your Field Director at the airport. 

DAY 2: LIMA
Take a guided tour of Peru’s capital, once known as the City of the Kings. 
  • Visit the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery where Jude the Apostle is buried.
  • Explore the Larco Museum for a look at pre-Columbian art.
  • Take a walking tour of Miraflores—an upscale shopping district with beaches and parks.
 
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Fly to Cuzco, the unofficial capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site.
  • Learn about Peruvian pottery at the Seminario Ceramics workshop in Urubamba.
 
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Board a train for Aguas Calientes, the main gateway to Machu Picchu. 
  • Visit the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu with your local guide followed by an afternoon hike with your group.
 
DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Travel by train to Ollantaytambo, an Inca archaeological site, and take a guided tour of town. 
  • Explore the vibrant Pisac Market known for its Peruvian crafts.
 
DAYS 6-7: SERVICE PROJECT — SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Explore a community where you’ll work with locals on a service project.
  • Throughout your stay, you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities, celebrating local customs and traditions.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 8: TRAVEL TO LIMA, INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

DAY 9: ARRIVE HOME 

4-DAY TOUR EXTENSION 

DAYS 9-12: PUNO / LIMA
  • Visit the Raqhi Temple.
  • Enjoy a boat excursion on Lake Titicaca, where you’ll stop at the Taquile and Uros island to participate in a hike and meet with native communities.
  • Transfer to Lima for your return flight home.
 
Interested in learning more about this tour?
Your Service Project Themes
We work with local non-profits to better understand the needs of each community and then focus projects on those issues. Themes include: 
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Cultural Continuity and Modernization
  • Arts and Education
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
Meet your Field Director at the airport. 

DAY 2: LIMA
Take a guided tour of Peru’s capital, once known as the City of the Kings. 
  • Visit the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery where Jude the Apostle is buried.
  • Explore the Larco Museum for a look at pre-Columbian art.
  • Take a walking tour of Miraflores—an upscale shopping district with beaches and parks.
 
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Fly to Cuzco, the unofficial capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site.
  • Learn about Peruvian pottery at the Seminario Ceramics workshop in Urubamba.
 
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU
Board a train for Aguas Calientes, the main gateway to Machu Picchu. 
  • Visit the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu with your local guide followed by an afternoon hike with your group.
 
DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Travel by train to Ollantaytambo, an Inca archaeological site, and take a guided tour of town. 
  • Explore the vibrant Pisac Market known for its Peruvian crafts.
 
DAYS 6-7: SERVICE PROJECT — SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
As communities evolve so do their needs. That’s why we work closely with local non-profits to better understand each community’s issues. Since projects are determined closer to your actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 
  • Explore a community where you’ll work with locals on a service project.
  • Throughout your stay, you’ll also be immersed in cultural activities, celebrating local customs and traditions.
  • Evenings are a chance to reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
 
DAY 8: TRAVEL TO LIMA, INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

DAY 9: ARRIVE HOME 

4-DAY TOUR EXTENSION 

DAYS 9-12: PUNO / LIMA
  • Visit the Raqhi Temple.
  • Enjoy a boat excursion on Lake Titicaca, where you’ll stop at the Taquile and Uros island to participate in a hike and meet with native communities.
  • Transfer to Lima for your return flight home.
 
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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & Transportation

    Your flights—covered. Ground transportation—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays, and 10 with extension.

  • Regional Meals

    Daily breakfast and dinner, as well as lunch on days 6-7.

  • Field Director

    Your bilingual, culturally connected Field Director stays with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.

  • 5 Service Hours

    Earn up to 5 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.

  • Guided Sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from your licensed local guides while they lead you on sightseeing tours.

  • Entrances

    Gain access to local attractions, like nature hikes with your guide—we'll take care of lines and tickets.

  • 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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