Programs in Peru

Programs in Peru

Teacher-Led Trips in Peru

Students who join us in Peru, where we’ve been operating since 2008, have the opportunity to scale glaciated Andean peaks, explore ancient Inca ruins, enter the depths of the Amazon Jungle, and work alongside villagers in rural communities. Students partner with local organizations to understand some of the area’s most significant challenges, which include access to clean water and education for girls. Outside of service, Peru offers students a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, and more.

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An exploration of Inca culture from Machu Picchu to the Amazon.

$3,050 plus Airfare
10 Days
25 Service Hours

A meaningful service experience in the rural Peruvian Andes.

$2,750 plus Airfare
10 Days
8 Service Hours

For me, Peru is much more than a stamp in my passport. It’s being welcomed like family into Quechua communities. It’s being overwhelmed by incredible vistas in the Sacred Valley. And it’s trekking deep into the Amazon and truly learning about the power of nature. Tourists will come to see Machu Picchu, but travelers fall in love with the raw beauty, rich culture, and endless adventures Peru has to offer. – Kelly Moynihan | Peru Country Director

Quote by: More than a decade of Program Leader experience, fluency in Spanish, and commitment to community service make Kelly a natural fit to lead our Peru operations. Kelly previously worked in Costa Rica after joining Rustic in 2008. Originally from New Jersey, Kelly earned a degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.

Alex Ball

Peru Country Manager

A graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in international relations, Alex has led programs since 2006 in Costa Rica and Peru. Alex is fluent in Spanish, a veteran program leader, and truly devoted to the Peruvian culture and global humanitarian work. Alex is the founder of a nonprofit educational dormitory that aims to provide school access for Peruvian girls from indigenous communities. Alex’s commitment to the rights of the indigenous people and his altruistic spirit allow the Peru community service projects to constantly improve and grow.

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Aaron Alvarez

Peru Country Manager

Our resident cusqueño, Aaron graduated from San An­to­nio Abad University with a degree in tourism. After traveling extensively through Peru and South America, Aaron began working with Rustic in 2012 and brings his strong work ethic and willingness to help to the team. After a long day in the office, you can find Aaron at a live music show or at a futból match with friends. Aaron and his wife, Carolina, recently gave birth to baby Joaquin! Aaron is tech savvy, a movie buff, and never leaves his infectious smile behind.

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Kelci Pike

Peru Program Leader

A program leader for Rustic since 2009, Kelci is an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about sustainable ser­vice projects and travel. She is a graduate of Brandeis University with a double major in sociology and international/global studies. Kelci is a favorite program leader by students for her energy and positive spirit. She is fluent in Spanish, an avid mountain biker, and a loved member on Team Peru. When Kelci is not working for Rustic, she works as a social worker and snowboarding instructor in Taos, New Mexico.