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Peru: Llama & Animal Service Adventure

Peru: Llama & Animal Service Adventure

Explore the culturally-rich Peruvian highlands through llama-based projects and community initiatives.

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Highlights

  • Learn about camelids, including llamas and alpacas, from a local herding community
  • Spend a day at the mystical Machu Picchu
  • Explore the picturesque Rainbow Mountain
  • Assist in mobile veterinary clinics in rural communities
  • Explore different weaving techniques and types of natural fibers

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Overview

On this program you will serve the animals that are an integral part of rural South American life. Peruvians have been relying on llamas as pack animals and since they were domesticated centuries ago. Alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas each mave a role to play, both in the culture, traditions, and rural economies of Peruvian herders. Work alongside veterinarians in a pop up clinic and help spread awareness about pet ownership as you explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Peru!

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Community Service

There are many opportunities in Peru to make a difference in the lives of its four-legged residents. Lend a hand on infrastructure improvements and get some hands-on experience with animals in need at a local facility. Work directly with veterinarians to spay and neuter domestic animals both in shelters and for low-income families through a mobile veterinary clinic.

Hands-On Learning

Find out all there is to know about llamas, alpacas, and other animals in the camelid family from local hearding communities who train and maintain the animals for use in tourism. Peru is famous for its alpaca textiles; learn about natural fibers and traditional weaving techniques. You'll also have the opportunity to participate an interactive art workshop. Taste traditional Peruvian cuisine such as rocoto relleno, papas or ceviche, the national dish.

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Adventure

Embark upon an exciting rafting adventure down the steep-walled and scenic river valley. Visit the aptly-named and picturesque Rainbow Mountain, famous for its varicolored slopes. Finally, behold the majestic Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: It is also very popular with the llamas, and you'll also see them enjoying the ruins alongside you!

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Dates & Tuition

Peru: Llama & Animal Service Adventure 21-Day Program Flagship
2020 Dates
Jun 24 - Jul 14, 2020
Jul 18 - Aug 7, 2020
Duration: 21 days
Tuition: $5,499
Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1
Community Service Hours: 45
Language Hours: N/A
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Tuition includes all in-country expenses including:
  • All educational materials
  • Lodging
  • 3 meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Professional full-time staff and experts from the USA/Europe
  • 24/7 Parent Support Hotline during the program
  • Secondary medical and travel insurance
  • All cultural activities, lectures and weekend excursions
  • Pre-departure materials and support
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