BOLIVIA, PERU, & ECUADOR
The Andes is the world’s longest continental mountain range, spanning 7,000 kilometers through seven South American countries. Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador are at the heart of this powerful expanse of rolling valleys, snow-capped peaks, and grassy highlands. You will reach great heights on this program, both figuratively and literally, and will also have the opportunity to step down from the mountains to explore the incredible cultural and biological diversity of the rainforest of the Amazon jungle, the fertile farms of the tropical lowlands, and the infamous islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
Explore the rainforest of the Amazon river basin by foot and canoe and tuck away in an Ecolodge in the Madidi National Forest.
Collaborate with your group and host community on a service project.
Kayak on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake.
Trek Peru’s Sacred Valley and watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.”
Experience the independence of teaching in a local school.
Improve your Spanish by helping your host mother make empanadas, visiting with your new neighbors, or teaching children how to play duck duck goose.
Discover the Galapagos Islands by land and sea as you snorkel alongside sea lions, hike the craters of the Sierra Negro and Chico volcanoes, and soak up the sun on white-sand beaches.
THE ANDES: BOLIVIA, PERU, & ECUADOR
Dates: Sep 15 – Dec 7 / Feb 21- May 15
Starting Point: La Paz, Bolivia
Ending Point: Quito, Ecuador
Group Size: 12 student maximum; 1-2 U.S. leaders; Local Staff
Language Requirement: 2 years of high school Spanish
Program Fee: $9,875
Included in Program Fee: Program leadership staff, all in-country land transport, accommodations, meals, program activities, excursions and activities including: entry fees, guides, group tours, rentals and adventure activities and part of the Service Project fees*.
International and domestic airfare, health insurance, visa and spending money are extra. Travel expenses to and from Bolivia/Ecuador are estimated to cost $1,800. Galapagos flight $300. Bolivia visa $100
*Please note as a part of our program we encourage students to fundraise for a portion of the service project.