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Andes to Amazon

Andes to Amazon

Traverse southern Peru from the high Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rain forest on this extraordinary service adventure. Get to know your group through community service, mountain treks, and an unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu. Say goodbye to the mountains as you travel deep into the Amazon rainforest and truly experience nature. See wildlife up close as you volunteer at an animal rehabilitation center, then journey to an ecolodge and work alongside the jungle community on conservation projects to help protect this treasure. The perfect trip for adventurers looking to experience parts of Peru on—and off—the map.

Students love visiting secluded Peruvian villages and spending time in the jungle!

2021 Departure Dates

June 22 – July 6, 2021 Sold Out Waitlist
July 13 – July 27, 2021 Sold Out Waitlist

2022 Departure Dates

June 21 – July 5, 2022 Available Enroll Now

Check under “FAQs” for details on the pre-arrival testing protocol for Peru visitors.

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Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:

Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!
Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing long shorts (think Bermuda and basketball shorts), t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and appropriate footwear.
Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.
Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security.
Extra paperwork? If you need additional forms filled out to get credit for your service hours, no problem! Bring these forms with you so they can be completed in-country.

Carry-On

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
  • Students must bring additional hand sanitizer and one disposable mask per day of the program, or three hand-washable masks
Checked Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

  • Socks (14) Including a couple longer pairs.
  • Underwear (14)
  • Shorts (1-3)
  • Loose pants/capris (2-3)
  • Jeans (1)
  • T-shirt (5-7)
  • Long sleeve shirt (5-7)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece/hoodie
  • Strappy sandals (like Tevas or Chacos)
  • Sneakers/Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Quick dry towel
  • Headlamp/flashlight

Toiletries

(travel sized in ziplock bags)

  • Shampoo (biodegradable)
  • Conditioner (biodegradable)
  • Body wash (biodegradable)
  • Face wash (biodegradable)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Oxybenzone-free sunscreen (reef-safe)
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Razor/shaving cream

Optional

  • Light sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner
Important Reminders
  • *Community Service Appropriate Attire includes T-shirts and tank tops with no visible undergarments and shorts with a 3” or more inseam.
  • Don’t forget the Big Five: Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Rain jacket, Closed-toe shoes.
  • Students must bring additional hand sanitizer and one disposable mask per day of the program, or three hand-washable masks.

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Peru
Peru
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On-Program Travel

Community service, cultural immersion, and adventure near Machu Picchu

Details:
$4,660 plus Airfare
Age 14-18
15 Days
40 Service Hours