VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN PERU
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.
Only students aged 15-19 are eligible for this community service program.
March 14th – 23rd, 2020*
Cusco ▸ 6 days
Aguas Calientes ▸ 1 day
Machu Picchu ▸ 1 day
*All dates are subject to change.
Activities included in your program
▸ Round-trip group airfare from Toronto
▸ Group airport transfers at location
▸ Transportation between cities
▸ Airline Baggage fees (one checked suitcase/person)
▸ Donations to local community partners
▸ Breakfast and dinner daily
▸ Farewell Banquet
▸ Pre-departure briefing and materials
▸ Designated outings and activities
▸ Community Service Materials
▸ City orientation tours
▸ Use of free Internet, where available*
▸ Access to Travel Journal & Vidigami
▸ Departure taxes, fees & surcharges
▸ And much more!
* Most hotels have Wi-Fi in common areas. Please note Internet access may not be available in bedrooms.
Dear Future Student
You are about to embark on an experience of a lifetime. Cherish every moment as it flies by and don’t be afraid to try new things. This program opens up your eyes to so many new things, making you more independent and creating a want to see the world for yourself. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because in the end it will pay off and you will never want to leave!
HOW WE GET THERE
Groups are required to meet at the airport 3 hours prior to departure
Group flights are on a request basis. Please contact Admissions at 1-866-960-3552.
Please note: Flights are subject to change by the airline.
|Saturday, March 14, 2020||Delta Airlines flight 5536||Depart Toronto 6:18 pm||Arrive New York, JFK 8:11 pm|
|Saturday, March 14, 2020||Latam Airlines flight 531||Depart New York, JFK 11:25 pm||Arrive Lima 6:10 am, March 15|
|Sunday, March 15, 2020||Latam Airlines flight 2065||Depart Lima 7:44 am||Arrive Cusco 9:07 am|
|Sunday, March 22, 2020||Latam Airlines flight 2000||Depart Cusco 8:03 pm||Arrive Lima 9:29 pm|
|Monday, March 23, 2020||Latam Airlines flight 530||Depart Lima 12:25 am||Arrive New York, JFK 8:55 am
|Monday, March 23, 2020||Delta Airlines flight 4985||Depart New York, JFK 3:41 pm||Arrive Toronto 5:43 pm|
(Flights, Accommodation, Meals, etc.)
|Supervision & Care||$800|
|Taxes & Fees||$695|
|CANCELLATION PROTECTION & MEDICAL INSURANCE (OPTIONAL)|
|Cancellation Protection - click for policy details.||$225|
|Medical Insurance* - click for policy details.||$45|
|Cancellation Protection & Medical Insurance Package*||$260|
Did you know you can redeem Aeroplan, TD Travel, or CIBC Aventura points to the cost of the program? Click here for more details.***
*Medical insurance is available to Canadian residents only. While Cancellation protection and Medical insurance is optional, we strongly recommend that you purchase both.
**Plus $195 registration fee. Includes group airfare arranged by Blyth Academy and an estimated $575 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.
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