About This Program

Peru is world-renowned for its ancient archaeological sites, including the famed Machu Picchu, and for its vibrant culture. We’ll begin our adventure in Cusco in the southern Andes, a startling contrast of bustling lively markets within an ancient city. Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and reflects its rich history with illuminating museums, striking architecture, and Inca ruins. For the first few days, we’ll acclimatize to the altitude of the Andes before exploring the region on mountain bikes.

Our volunteer projects will begin in the San Sebastian district with Helping Hands Cusco, a local NGO that works to improve the living standards of underprivileged children, families and community members. In our free time, we will see exquisite sunsets over the peaks of the Andes, explore Incan sites, experience Peruvian culture, and taste the delicious cuisine.

Then we’ll go to the town of Aguas Calientes to visit the magnificent Machu Picchu. Nestled in lush cloud forest and stone cliff s in the upper Amazon basin, Machu Picchu was once an important trade hub for the Incas, and its ornate stonework and more than 200 structures also suggest it was a place of ceremony. We’ll get to decide for ourselves what this archaeological site once held for Incan civilization.

Finally, we’ll return to Cusco to absorb the incredible encounters we’ve experienced in our Peruvian adventure, and celebrate with a farewell banquet.

Included in Your Program

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Cusco City Tour
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Sacred Valley Tour
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Machu Picchu Hike

 

WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:

  • Round-trip group airfare from Toronto, arranged by Blyth Academy
  • Departure taxes, fees, and surcharges
  • Group airport transfers at location
  • Transportation for moves between cities with the group
  • Accommodation
  • Financial and material donations to local community partners
  • Community service materials
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Farewell Banquet
  • Supervision
  • Pre-departure briefing and materials
  • Designated outings and activities
  • City orientation tours
  • Use of free Internet, where available*
  • Access to our Travel Journal and Vidigami
  • Regular exercise activities
  • And much more!

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM:

  • Registration fee of $195
  • Medical insurance / cancellation protection
  • Travel visas, where applicable
  • Lunch, except at select volunteer projects
  • Additional food / beverages
  • Optional Excursions

Flight Details

Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.

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Please note: flight are subject to change by the airline.

Optional Excursions

*A full list of optional excursions will be made available closer to the program date. Please take check back soon for your chance to register!

March 10 – March 18, 2019*

Travel Services
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
$2,995
Taxes & Fees$695
Supervision & Care$800
Total:$4,490**
or use your Aeroplan Points***

Itinerary

  • Cusco: 6 days
  • Aguas Calientes: 1 day
  • Machu Picchu:1 day

Accommodations

A final list of Accommodations for 2019 will be updated closer to the program date.

Testimonials

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*Subject to change

**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $695 in airline and departure taxes, local taxes and fees. Please visit blythmarchbreak.ca/explanation-of-fees for an explanation of our departure taxes, fees, and surcharges, and when these fees will be invoiced. All itineraries, excursions, and dates are subject to change.

***Please visit www.blythpoints.com for more details on funding your program through Aeroplan points.