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Educational & Volunteering

Experiential learning in Peru

Our Educational Mission

We see it as part of our social and environmental responsibility and sustainability mission to promote and encourage deeper learning and understanding of Peru and Peruvian culture, including social, economic and environmental issues.

We believe that learning about these issues in Peru goes beyond Peru and teaches visitors about society, the world and life as a whole. We see it as our mission to send visitors home with a life changing experience.

Because this educational mission is very important to us, we also offer experiences that focus on this even stronger than our regular tours.

Educational Experiences

Educational experiences focus on one or more issues, for instance indigenous, socio-economic, or environmental issues, and visit several places and people where we can learn about different aspects of those issues.

Different than during our other tours, we’ll also talk to several experts (because of their professional/educational experience or life experience).

The educational experiences go much deeper into these issues than our regular tours and can take from one day to a multiple-week program.

These experiences can be organized for school or student groups but also for adults in smaller groups.

Our team is highly educated and has experience in research and academics related to these issues and can therefore also easily connect it to other contexts outside of Peru.

A Few Educational Experiences Organized In The Past

For a group of Chinese students, we annually organize a research trip of about one week in Lima and the Amazon. Past subjects have been: Amazon conservation, women empowerment, fair trade.

For a group of adult learners, we have organized several times an educational experience to Lima and Cusco area where we explored several contemporary issues: socio-economic and environmental issues, social-environmental conflicts and gender issues. But we combined it with some of Peru’s archeological and historical highlights as well as several local encounters with cultural exchange.

For a group of students of sustainable tourism from the US, we have organized a several-day program with examples and good practices of responsible tourism.

A Few Volunteering Experiences Organized In The Past

For a group of US high school students, we organized a 3-day experience in a human settlement of Pamplona Alta (where we run our Authentic Lima Experiences). They helped paint a stairway, helped out with some light construction work (with a professional of course) of the local soup kitchen (for which the group had paid the materials) and did some activities with the afterschool program of Jugando Aprendo.

For a lady from the US, we organized a 3-week combination of tourism and volunteering experiences in Lima (with Jugando Aprendo), and in the Iquitos and Cusco areas.

A group of Canadian students did a combination of volunteering work in Pamplona Alta and surfing classes for one week in Lima and another week in a small village in the Andes helping to install solar panels that their visit had paid for.

Volunteering Experiences

We believe it is very important to give back to the community you visit. One way a visitor can do this is by donating his or her time in a responsible and sustainable way. The volunteering experiences vary from half a day to 2 weeks or even several months and they are both for individuals as for larger groups.

We look for the best option for your particular background and interests. Part of the fee is used for materials or other expenses of running the activities of the project.

Interested?

Please send an email to [email protected] with your questions or requests.